Hot Cat 30R Player Series

Hot Cat 30R Player Series

from 1,499.00

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  • 30-Watt, 2 EL34 power tubes

  • Military grade PCB construction.

  • Hand-wound, output transformers.

  • Class A, Cathode biased, Plug and play power tube swaps

  • Proprietary Bad Cat UK Celestion Speaker in combos

  • 2-Channels, foot switchable

  • Effects Loop

  • Patented K Master volume circuit on each channel

  • Digital reverb

In 2001 Bad Cat innovation led to the design of the Hot Cat 30, the worlds first Class A, high gain amplifier. Less than a year later the amp received the Guitar Player Magazine Editor's Pick Award. In 2004, Guitar Player Magazine recognized the amp as one of the ten best combo amps ever made. The honor was presented at the Summer NAMM Nashville show.

Now the engineers at Bad Cat are bringing the Hot Cat 30R into our USA Player Series. Not content with just transferring the hand-wired legacy design over to a PCB format. Out engineering team set out to redefine the amp design and make sonic improvement as well as increase the versatility of the clean channel.

The Hot Cat 30R is a two channel amp with two EL34’s being driven in Class A cathode bias to produce 30 watts of power.

Channel one is a simple Volume, Bass, Treble, Reverb, and K Master. The cleans on this amp are clear and sparkling and ring out with a clarity that comes from our custom hand-wound transformers. Channel one will go from crystal clear sparkle to rich complex overdrive and all stops in between. The patented K Master circuit provide extraordinary clean headroom and rich high gain saturation at whisper volumes.

Channel two has a simple layout of Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble , Reverb, and K-Master. A global presence knob that cuts across both channels to smooth out any high transients. The gain is soaked in rich harmonics with astounding string-to-string note definition even in high gain settings. There is a reason this amplifier is the choice of countless touring professional.


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Custom Options

When you are dropping that hard earned coin on a new amplifier, we know that you want to be making an investment that will last a lifetime. With thousands of different color and option combos you have full control over what you amp will look like. We believe you should be getting the amp of your dreams. Even if it is fluorescent green and tweed. Yes you can choose that. Wouldn't be our first choice, but hey. We aren't the ones buying the amp.  

Take a look at the variety of tolex, grill cloth, handle and corner options. Then select whether you want a head or combo then select add to cart. Before taking you to the cart to checkout you will be able to select all of the options you want to see in your amp. If at any point you have questions in this process, please don't hesitate to reach out. We would be happy to discuss ideas and options. Oh and we love talking tone too!

Tolex

Each tolex option below is available for use on both the cabinet and valence/face plate. You can have a matching cabinet and front face plate or mix and match tolex to give your amp or cabinet a one off look.

Grillcloth & Piping Options

Handle & Corner Options


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