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Bad Cat Bobcat 20 1x12 20W Tube Guitar Combo Amp With Reverb
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The Bad Cat Bobcat 20 is a 20W 1x12" combo featuring a single 6SL7 preamp tube feeding into a push-pull dual 6V6 power section. The front panel offer...Click To Read More About This Product
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A middle-power tone monster that'll devour your studio or rehearsal sessions.
The Bad Cat Bobcat 20 is a 20W 1x12" 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, 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, which bypasses the tone stack for a thicker more midrange heavy tone. The Rip circuit is footswitchable. Spring reverb and a passive series effects loop round out this combo.
Made in USA
Power: 20W (tube)
Tubes: one 6SL7 (preamp); two 6V6 (power amp)
Speakers: 1x12" Bad Cat Celestion
Controls: gain, tone, reverb, master, rip switch, boost switch
FX: built-in reverb
Dimensions: 20.5" x 17.5" x 10.5"
Weight: 40 lb.
Made in the U.S.A.
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- Excellent Sound
- Good Warmth
- Difficult To Use
- Amateur Recording
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Comments about Bad Cat Bobcat 20 1x12 20W Tube Guitar Combo Amp With Reverb:
You would think that a master volume amp with a vintage 30 speaker and "boost" and "rip" switches would have plenty of gain on tap. But you would be wrong. The Bobcat is primarily a magnificent sounding clean amp, especially with single coils. You can get some crunch with humbuckers, but it is more edgy than smooth, and that's not really a tone I'm looking for. I use a Stratocaster with my Bobcat. With all the knobs except reverb close to noon, I get a really nice clean sound. Not as bright and, in my opinion, nicer than what you would get from a Fender. The "boost" switch acts more like a "fat" switch with my guitar, adding a little midrange to beef up the tone. If I then engage the "rip" switch, I get a bluesy, transparent, hair around the edges, overdrive that I like. I may try a different speaker or substitute tubes, but I'm very happy with the sound as is.
Like all good clean amps, the Bobcat also works great with pedals. It has a spring reverb tank in the back, plus the usual effects loop. And the logo lights up when you turn the amp on. Plus, did I mention, the amp is hand-wired, point to point, and made in the USA? For the price, these amps are a steal!!!