Bad Cat Black Cat Guitar Combo Amplifier (20 Watts, 1x12")

Unleash wickedly electrifying tone with the Black Cat. This 20-watt combo features a set of EL84 power tubes and a custom made 12" Celestion Speaker.

The Black Cat could've started with an "American" channel and a "British" channel, offering "classic" tones that remind you of your childhood guitar heroes, but you've already heard that line and you've already played that amp. The Black Cat is different. Sure, it shares some things in common with its forebears, like vacuum tubes, custom transformers, familiar controls and premium Celestion speakers, but what's under the hood is uniquely Bad Cat.

Watch as Justin takes a deep dive into the Black Cat in this episode of zZounds Live:

The heart and soul of the Black Cat is the immediate feeling of connection you get with it. It's always lively and toneful, never feeling choked or constrained. Driven by a 20W power amp featuring a cathode bias pair of EL84s, it's remarkably loud with enough headroom to play with a live drummer yet has an effective master volume control allowing for playing at home with no loss of tone.

Channel one has a blooming clean and a sparkling, punchy, tight crunch with those all-important shades in between. Channel two picks up right where the clean finishes. An addictive crunch soon gives way to a thick hard rock snarl that you likely wouldn't expect from this amp. The unique two band EQ circuit and powerful cut control makes finding and shaping your own sound ridiculously easy and for added texture and atmosphere there is a lush custom-tuned reverb and adjustable bias tremolo too.

How does it handle pedals? Impeccably, both at the input and in the read more transparent, fully buffered effects loop, Plug in your favorite pedals from any decade with zero drama. And on the subject of pedals, don't you hate it when you buy a new amp and the footswitch is so huge that you need to get a new board just to accommodate it? That's why the Black Cat's all metal 2-button footswitch for channel and tremolo switching is so compact.

A full complement of speaker outs means the amp can handle any cabinet combination and it features a line out as-well, so you can connect it to an IR loader or a Wet/Dry rig.
From the beginning, the Black Cat was special. It has already captured the imagination of players and magazine reviewers around the world, including the editors at Premier Guitar Magazine, who liked it so much that they honored it with their Premier Gear award in March of 2023.

And, of course, the Black Cat is engineered and built in Costa Mesa, CA.


- Designed and Built in Costa Mesa, California
- Custom Hand-wound Bad Cat Transformers
- Independent Gain and Volume per Channel
- Shared Bass, Treble, Cut
- Studio Quality Reverb
- Bias-Modulated Tremolo
- Buffered FX Loop
- Individual Speaker Outputs (4, 8, 16, 2x4, 2x8 ohms)
- Line Out
- Baltic Birch Cabinet
- 3-year Limited Warranty
- Two Button Footswitch Included
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- Watts: 20 Watts
- Power Tubes: 2 EL84 Power Tubes
- Tubes: 3 12AX7 Tubes
- Channels: 2 Channels
- Speaker: Custom UK Made 12" Celestion Bad Cat speaker
- Foot Switchable: Channel Select and Tremolo
- Dimensions: 23.75" Width x 10.375" Depth x 19" Height
- Combo Weight: 48 lbs
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 57 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 28 x 25 x 15 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BCP-2207-K112-120V

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: (714) 630-0101


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