The Bad Cat Wild Cat tube combo is bold and aggressive with plenty of grunt and punch. Glassy highs ride over the top of the complex mids. The Wild Cat shares a lineage with the Black Cat preamp secti... Click To Read More About This Product
The Bad Cat Wild Cat tube combo is bold and aggressive with plenty of grunt and punch. Glassy highs ride over the top of the complex mids. The Wild Cat shares a lineage with the Black Cat preamp section but that's where the similarities end. Two foot switchable channels. Channel one is 12AX7 based with a standard bass and treble tone stack. This channel is warm with punchy tight mids and lows. It produces thick and richly complex tones with just the right amount of high-end glass sitting on top. Great for chunky rhythms or 70's style crunch tones. Engage the master volume for stage friendly drive. Each channel has its own master that can be switched in or out.
Channel two is where this amp really steps into its own. The EF86 preamp pushed into either a five-way tone selector or a bass and treble tone stack gives this amp a great flexibility in tone shaping. The five-way selector is a five-tone capacitor bank, that is switchable in five different values. Five different levels of low and mid control, gives you the ability to bypass the tone stack and essentially plug into the output power section. There is a three dimensional hi-fi feel to the sound. The mids are moved slightly forward and the highs become more transparent and clear. The amp sits in your hands more like an instrument.
Switch over to the bass and treble tone stack for a sweeter more scooped type of tone. Beautiful cleans, clear with lots of shimmer. Engage the master volume for channel two and push into aggressive rock territory. Single note lines drip in harmonics, notes bloom and sing. Dual reverb controls and half power switch round out the features.