Bad Cat Cub 40R - Player's Series... any reports?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by ruger9, Sep 13, 2019 at 6:14 AM.

  1. ruger9

    ruger9 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Looking to pull the trigger on one of my bucket list amps- a Bad Cat. While I dig the AC30 "thing", (and owned a Genz Benz Black Pearl- awesome amp- which is like a hot-rodded AC30... actually, I always called it the "poor man's Bad Cat" lol), I'm really more of a thicker, low-mids, Marshally guy... and the Cub 40R (with EL34s) seems to be the right one for me. (the only other amp I was considering was a Mesa Lonestar, to give you an idea... but that's a newer crush, the Bad Cat has been a quest for a long time)

    Anyway, I've read nothing but stellar reports here and elsewhere, and while I'm sure I won't really get any negatives on this amp, just want to be reassured I'm not making a "mistake" since I'm looking for more of a thicker-sounding rock amp, than a high mids jangler, lol. I get my drive from my amps, and I use a pedal for more. Think old-school Keith Urban, he's the one that got me onto Bad Cats in the first place.

    Going with the Player's series for the lighter weight (tube/spring reverb not necessary for this amp, for me), and because I've read John's (Bad Cat owner) comments about a few tone tweaks that were made to the Players, and how it's his personal favorite.

    I DO use a clean channel, occasionally, with the band.... like maybe 2 songs per night... should I be giving the Hot Cat 30R consideration?

    I play a tele with "vintage hot" pickups most of the time, but also have a P90 tele and an HSS strat... looking to get an HH tele or maybe a DGT in the future...
     
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  2. ruger9

    ruger9 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welp, guess I'm gonna' find out...

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    KC Friend of Leo's

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    I’ve had the 15 watt version for a few months now and I dig it. You should be able to clean / dirty it up with the footswitched boost.
     
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