The Bad Cat Cougar 50 combo is a 50W Class AB valve amp partnered with a Celestion Vintage 30 12″ speaker. Clean, Lead and Global controls allow you to tweak your tone. It also features footswitchable channels and reverb for more options.
Bad Cat Amplifiers was founded in 2000 with the purpose of building fine guitar tube amps that could rival the classics from the golden age.
Superior build techniques and no compromise in features or materials has earned them seven Guitar Player Editor’s Pick Awards. This one is USA designed and built to USA specs in Bad Cat’s new plant in China. The American built 30 watt combo is US$2649 = A$3549
Power switch with jewel pilot light
Volume, Tone and Master controls
Three 12AX7 preamp tubes
Two EL34 power tubes
Effects send and return patch point
Celestion Vintage 30 12″ speaker
Plywood cabinet construction
This is a great sounding amp. The clean channel is excellent. You could just use that with a few pedals and be happy. But the second “gain” channel is a killer – everything from a little crunch to burning shred – your choice. Big saturated tone at your fingertips. Reverb is sweet too.
This amp has been used but not abused. Its owner loves the sound & flexibility, but he’s not playing live much any more so it’s time to move it on. It has a few battle scars which are simply cosmetic and not unexpected for an amp that has been regularly gigged.
The photos are of the actual amp, and it’s in our showroom in northern Sydney, waiting to be test driven. The footswitch is missing but easily replaceable at little cost. The amp was serviced & given new tubes only last October – all working well & and sounding good.
If you want a big sound from a well made all valve amp with lots of options, this is a fine choice.