BadCatAmps

Black Cat Amplifier

$1,899

Available Now Through Bad Cat Dealers

Black Cat

Historic Heart, Modern Spirit

The lineage of the Black Cat goes all the way back to the original boutique amplifier designed and hand-crafted in Southern California. It was overbuilt and overspec’d, made to be the sonic successor to one of the most legendary and coveted amps from the early 1960s. Now Bad Cat has gone back to the drawing board. The inspiration for the new Black Cat was to deliver on the original promise. We set out to capture all that is magical about the original designs but utilizing modern engineering and manufacturing advances to fit the needs of the modern player.

The new Black Cat features two unique channels with bias-modulated tremolo and studio quality reverb. Channel 1, a more traditional Black Cat sound, is bright and clear without being harsh. Highly responsive and complex in midrange character, it delivers the sound you know and expect from this amplifier design. Channel 2 has all of the complexity and chime of channel one but with plenty of gain on tap, while preserving our signature string-to-string note definition. The new Black Cat is subtle and beautiful - an achievement in timeless tone.

Click below to watch Phil McKnight's walk-through of the new Black Cat:

Head Specs:

  • Designed and Built in Southern California
  • Custom Hand-wound Bad Cat Transformers
  • 20 Watts
  • 2 x EL84 Power Tubes
  • 3 x 12AX7 Tubes
  • Single Channel
  • Clean / Overdrive Gain Selector Switch
  • Two Switchable Master Volumes
  • Studio Quality Reverb
  • Buffered FX Loop
  • Two Button Footswitch: Clean / OD and Master One / Two
  • Individual Speaker Outputs (4, 8, 16, 2x4, 2x8 ohms)
  • Line Out
  • Baltic Birch Cabinet
  • 5-year Limited Warranty
  • 20.75” Width x 10.375” Depth x 10” Height (Head Dimensions)
  • 31 lbs Head Weight
  • Two Button Footswitch Included

    Combo Specs:

    • Designed and Built in Southern California
    • Custom Hand-wound Bad Cat Transformers
    • 20 Watts
    • 2 x EL84 Power Tubes
    • 3 x 12AX7 Tubes
    • Single Channel
    • Clean / Overdrive Gain Selector Switch
    • 2 Switchable Master Volumes
    • Studio Quality Reverb
    • Buffered FX Loop
    • Custom UK 12” Celestion speaker
    • Two Button Footswitch: Clean / OD and Master One / Two
    • Individual Speaker Outputs (4, 8, 16, 2x4, 2x8 ohms)
    • Line Out
    • Baltic Birch Cabinet
    • 5-year Limited Warranty
    • 23.75” Width x 10.375” Depth x 19” Height (Combo Dimensions)
    • 48 lbs Combo Weight
    • Two Button Footswitch Included

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