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Bad Cat Black Cat 20W Valve Amp Head

Black Cat. Historic heart, modern spirit!



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SKU: BCP-2207-HD-240V

Product Description

Here's what Bad Cat say about the Player Series II Black Cat 20W Head

The lineage of the Black Cat goes all the way back to the original boutique amplifier designed and hand-crafted in Southern California. It was overbuilt and overspec’d, made to be the sonic successor to one of the most legendary and coveted amps from the early 1960s.

Now Bad Cat has gone back to the drawing board. The inspiration for the new Black Cat was to deliver on the original promise. We set out to capture all that is magical about the original designs but utilizing modern engineering and manufacturing advances to fit the needs of the modern player.

The new Black Cat features two unique channels with bias-modulated tremolo and studio quality reverb. Channel 1, a more traditional Black Cat sound, is bright and clear without being harsh. Highly responsive and complex in midrange character, it delivers the sound you know and expect from this amplifier design. Channel 2 has all of the complexity and chime of channel one but with plenty of gain on tap, while preserving our
signature string-to-string note definition.

The new Black Cat is subtle and beautiful - an achievement in timeless tone.


  • 20W - 2x EL84 in cathode-biased class AB configuration
  • 2 channels - Clean and Overdrive
  • Channel-dedicated VOLUME and MASTER controls
  • Global TREBLE, BASS, and CUT controls
  • Bias-modulated tremolo with INTENSITY and SPEED controls
  • Studio quality reverb
  • Buffered effects loop
  • Line-level output
  • 3x 12AX7 preamplifier tubes
  • Silicon diode rectifier
  • Custom hand-wound Bad Cat transformers
  • 2x 4Ω, 2x 8Ω, 1x 16Ω speaker outputs
  • Baltic birch ply cabinet
  • Factory finish: black vinyl, gold grille, gold piping
  • Backlit logo plate
  • Compact footswitch included - channel selection and tremolo
  • Padded slip cover with embroidered logo included
  • Dimensions: W 23.75” × H 10.00” × D 10.25”
  • Weight: 31.00lb
  • 5 years non-transferable warranty on amplifier and cabinet, 3 years on speakers, and 6 months on tubes
  • Hand-built in Costa Mesa, CA USA

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Andertons Music Company's Registered Office: 58-59 Woodbridge Road, Guildford, GU1 4RF. Andertons Music Company acts as a credit broker and not a lender and only offers credit products from Secure Trust Bank PLC trading as V12 Retail Finance. Not all products offered by Secure Trust Bank PLC are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Andertons Music Company is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, firm registration number 716155. Credit provided subject to age and status.