The Bad Cat Stella was an amp custom built for touring artist, James Duke, and was so good that Badcat wanted to offer it to everyone. The Stella is a simple single channel preamp based on the EF86 side of the Wild Cat. It has a 40 watt, EL34 based power section, running in class A. In excellent, condition. Never gigged with. Everything works great and sounds amazing.Learn More
The control panel consist of the classic Bad Cat preamp: volume, five-way selector, bass, treble, cut and a master volume that can be switched out of the circuit. The Stella offers an EF86 front end for all of the sweet grind and chime that you have come to know as the classic Bad Cat sound. Combine this with the full force of the two EL34's running in class A and you have a pure single channel amp capable of going from sweet ringing chime, to full force roar with a change in pick attack.
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The Classic Pro R is the 6V6/6L6 powered amplifier Bad Cat enthusiasts have been begging them to build for years. This blackface beauty is the latest addition to the USA Player Series.Learn More
This Classic Pro is expertly hand-built by the Bad Cat team in their Southern California shop using the same components and materials as their point-to-point Legacy Series amps.
Incorporating Bad Cat’s patented K Master circuit the amplifier offers big headroom, beautiful string to string note definition, incredible smooth break-up and rich harmonics. The American style punch and sparkle is here and yet they don’t comprise the Bad Cat signature sound.
$1,599.00 Click for priceThe Bobcat 20 is small combo featuring a single 6SL7 preamp tube feeding into a push-pull dual 6V6 power section. The front panel offers simple controls of gain, tone, boost tone, reverb and master volume. There are two small toggle switches on the front panel that engage the Rip Circuit for higher gain and a boost circuit. The boost circuit bypasses the tone control for a thicker more midrange heavy tone. The Boost is foot switchable. Spring reverb and a passive series effects loop round out this combo. Learn More
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Bad Cat raises the bar and offers an update on the classic Cub circuit. The all new Cub III features a switchable A or B valve in the first position pre-amp. You can select between 12AX7 or EF86 pre-amp tube by a toggle or foot switch. This new feature is drastically different sonically in gain structure, and character from any previous Cub models.
They have added a selectable gain on the bass and treble tone stack to run hotter, or choose to stay in standard Cub mode. This feature can be used as a classic gain boost. Combine this with the EF86 pre-amp and now you’re in territory previously unavailable from older Bad Cat Cub models.
They have refined the reverb circuit to get a deeper, fuller and more plate-like reverb. A two button foot switch is included. Button one controls the selection of the EF86 or 12AX7 pre-amp. The second button offers the ability to punch in the added gain on the tone stack. With the foot switch you can go from chiming clean to crunch, and all the way to the wide open.
Patent Pending K Master:
Gain up the power amp section while leaving the pre-amp sparkling clean? Yes. Imagine getting a full 15 watts of clean headroom out of a 15 watt amp, or a full 30 out of a 30. Turn down the master volume to bedroom low all while maintaining your tone intact. Not only is this possible it’s also useful for guitar players.
Power amp gain is different than pre-amp gain. It feels, sounds and even looks different. Master volume has always been misnamed. It should have been called master attenuation. Until now master volumes were unable to do anything, but attenuate. The drive to the power section was always dependent on the drive coming from the pre-amp.
Now Bad Cat has figured out a way to separate the pre-amp from the power amp gain, and calling it the K Master®. Before this you couldn't drive the power amp hard without pushing the pre-amp into saturation. The K Master® patent pending technology has allowed us to re-invent the concept of the master volume. Bad Cat is now offering the K Master® in the Cub III Series.Learn More