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THE HOTTEST OF ALL CATS: The HOT CAT 30 WATT is available in a 1x12” Combo and as a stand alone Head. With one input labeled CLEAN and one input labeled HI-GAIN, the single channel HOT CAT can replicate 2 channel performance play by using an A/B or A/B/V foot pedal switch. The concept and function of the HOT CAT is new, unique, and unlike any model ever designed by Mark Sampson. The HOT CAT offers a wide range of sounds from CLEAN to controllable and unusually fat HI-GAIN. Additional features, included only on the HOT CAT, extend useful versatility to both its intelligent front end and potent power section.

THE NEW HI-GAIN CLASS A STANDARD: The 12AX7 based preamp affords some overdrive loading if desired via the CLEAN input tap as well as sweep control of the clearly emphasized overdrive employed with the alternate HI-GAIN input tap. Control knobs include: CLEAN VOL. GAIN, EDGE, LEVEL, BASS, TREBLE, BRILLIANCE, MASTER VOL. Overdrive and general tone character can range from smooth to a controllable edge with more punch. Sound is shaped both with panel controls and via selecting eithertube rectification or the included solid state rectifier circuit with the latter SS position favoring a harder edge, less compression, and more sustain. In brief, (a) the degree of overdrive content (b) overdrive edge (c) compression and (d) attack / decay envelope are easy to tailor to taste. Finally, even the rectifier tube circuit will accept 3 different types of tubes; each exhibiting slightly different response characteristics. The power section uses dual EL34 tubes to support continuous, very thick overdrive speaker power and a strong reserve of clean headroom. In contrast to other Class A models to date, as regards extraordinary sound possibilities, the HOT CAT runs appreciably ahead of the pack.

Brand: Bad Cat

Model: Hot Cat 30

Watt: 30

Rectifier: Selectable Solid State or Tube Rectifier


Back panel: Output Impedance Selector (4, 8, 16 ohms), 2 Speaker Outs, Tube or Solid State Rectifier Switch

Class type: A

Number of Channels: 2 (Foot switchable with optional A/B or A/B/Y box)

Master volume: Yes

Power Tubes: EL34

Number of Power tubes: 2

Preamp Tubes: 12AX7

Circuit Type: P-T-P

Cabinet Type: Head, 1X12 Combo

Speakers: Celestion Vintage 30

Cab Color: Black, Charcoal Sparkle, Black with White Front, Black with Charcoal Sparkle Front

Sales Price: Call us for our best price on NOS 1X12 combo and used heads.