Bad Cat Lil 40 Amplifier Head  From Bad Cat

40 Watt, 2 EL34! 
Tone, Half

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What We Think

Tiny Amp for big sound!

Manufacturer's Description from Bad Cat

The Lil 40 is a tiny 40 watt tube amplifier of channel switching, duel EL-34 power! Channel one is similar to the Bad cat clean sound you have become familiar with in amplifiers such as the Cub II and the Black Cat. Channel two is a whole new breed! Simply put, channel two of the Lil40 will blow you away. You will not believe how ferocious this Cat is, regardless of its tiny size.

We started with hand wound power and output transformers and made the amp as small as we could with the transformers taking up the whole height of the cabinet. This point-to-point design is in a class by itself! The Lil 40 is a great live or studio amp covering all ranges of sounds and tones.

Bad Cat Amps

About Manufacturer

Bad Cat Amplifiers emulate classic vintage tones with craftsmanship, quality and options that surpass most vintage and re-issued amplifiers. Sound Pure carries a variety of amps from the Bad Cat brand and can always obtain the model you want or special order custom creations.

ALL TUBE, pure CLASS A with tube rectification, hand built, hand wired, Teflon coated wiring, post-to-post only with no circuit boards, neatly tucked and tied harnessing, over spec hand wound transformers, highest quality components, shock mounted tubes with protective shields, best available matched tube sets, industrial grade plated and welded steel chassis, chickenhead knobs, heavy duty power cord, backlit Bad Cat logo, Bad Cat proprietary Celestion speakers, heavy vinyl covering, 13-ply birch cabinet, pro handle and corners. Tones Beyond the Limits of the Ordinary.



40/20 Class A


Speaker Description

Bad Cat Proprietary Celestion


Available Configuration:
Head Shell or 1x12" Combo

Cabinet Material:
13' Ply Baltic Birch


Power Tubes:
2 EL34

Pre-Amp Channel 1:

Pre-Amp Channel 2:

Rectifier Tube


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