Bad Cat Lynx Guitar Amplifier Head (50 Watts)

With plenty of gain on tap for any style of heavy music and an on-board noise gate, the Bad Cat Lynx is perfect for any guitarist looking for brutal tone.

What makes a great modern high gain amp? This is what was contemplated when Bad Cat set about redesigning the Lynx. Modern high gain players need tight low frequency that punches and reacts quickly to staccato palm muting. They need high frequencies that cut without being harsh or grainy. They need effective midrange shaping with complexity and articulation. They need crushing gain without the noise. The result is the Bad Cat Lynx.

The Lynx has two distinct channels. Channel 1 is classic high gain which covers gritty and crunchy cleans to 80's thrash metal tones. Channel 2 is an ultra-modern high gain voice that has a massive sonic footprint yet remains articulate and revealing. Further, it has been reengineered with a Lo/Hi switch to access a type of gain stage architecture not yet found in any other amplifier from Bad Cat. The Lynx is loaded with percussive, heavy, tight saturation and incredible string to-string note articulation. Lastly, a highly effective, uniquely designed noise gate (patent applied for) is included along with a buffered active effects loop to run all of your pedals transparently.
From the beginning, the Lynx was designed to be special and unlike anything else.


- Independent Gain and Volume per Channel
- 50 Watts
- Lo / Hi Gain Channels with two button footswitch pedal included
- Independent Gain and Volume per Channel, Shared Bass, Mid, Treble
- Built-In Adjustable Noise Gate and Buffered FX Loop
- Multiple Resistance Output Options

- Manufacturer: Designed and Built in Costa Mesa, California
- Transformers: Custom Hand-wound Bad Cat
- Power: 50 Watts
- Power Tubes: 2 (two) EL34 Power Tubes
- Preamp Tubes: 4 12AX7 Tubes
- Number of Channels: 2 Channels
- Channel Switch: Lo / Hi Gain Switch
- Footswitch: Two Button - Channel and Lo/Hi Switches
- Controls: Gain and Volume per Channel, Shared Bass Mid - Treble, Global Master Volume and Presence,
- Outputs: Individual Speaker - 4, 8, 16, 2x4, 2x8 ohms, Line out
- Cabinet Material : Baltic Birch
- Dimensions: 20.75" Width x 10.375" Depth x 10" Height
- Weight: 31 Lbs
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 36 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 25 x 15 x 15 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BCP-2206-HD-120V
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Shipping Weight: 36 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 25 x 15 x 15 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BCP-2206-HD-120V

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Phone: (714) 630-0101

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted November 11, 2023 by a customer from

"One of the best bang for your buck hard rock/metal amps out today!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I got this amp a 4 months ago and have played it at home and done full band practice with itI doesn't have a ton bells and whistles like a lot of amps one finds todayTwo channels with high and low gain modes on each, really giving you four different tonesThe low modes are a mid gain Marshall type crunchThe high gain modes are their own thing, a mix of Marshall and Bogner... Well sort ofI can't really describe it, but it's GOOD!Shared EQ with separate gain and volume knobs for channels one and twoThere is a sensitive presence knob and a very sensitive built-in noise gate as wellVery wide eq range with tons of saturationHowever, CLARITY is the name of the game with this ampI totally love the sound I can get, it gives me everything I want in mid & high gain tonesThere really isn't actually that much difference in the sound of the channelsWith channel one being a bit more classic rock/metal sounding Transparent fx loop (unfortunately it isn't foot switchable like the modes and channels are)Seems to be built very well - Made in USA!Cuts through the mix with a very loud 50 watts - you'll be heard with this beastSmall enough to fit on a vertical 2x12 but can easily power a 4x12... or two!Loves Vintage 30s & Eminence DV-77s - sounds good with G12T-75s and WGS Vet 30s tooAll tube, 50 watts, 2 channels and US made for under 2K - WOW!
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