Cub IV 30R Handwired
Bad Cat raises the bar yet again and offers an update on the classic Cub circuit. The all-new Cub IV features a switchable 12AX7 or EF86 pre-amp valve in the first position. This new feature is drastically different sonically in gain structure, and character from any previous Cub models.
We have added a selectable Fat gain boost on the tone stack. This feature can be used as a classic gain boost. Combine this with the EF86 pre-amp and now you’re in territory previously unavailable from older Bad Cat Cub models.
All new for the Cub IV we have added a 5-way depth control which unlike the previous Cub models, is active and always live. You can select the bypass capacitor and shape the over-all low frequencies. This is especially useful when playing through a bridge position pickup on a tele or Strat style guitar. You can dial in amazing full and tight lows and create sounds unavailable until now.
A two-button foot switch is included. Button one controls the selection of the EF86 or 12AX7 pre-amp, the second button offers the ability to punch in the added gain on the tone stack.
With the foot switch you can go from chiming clean to crunch, and all the way to the wide open.
PATENTED K MASTER®
Gain up the power amp section while leaving the pre-amp sparkling clean? Yes. Imagine getting a full 30 watts of clean headroom out of a 30-watt amp. Turn down the master volume to
bedroom low all while maintaining your tone intact. Not only is this possible it’s also useful for guitar players.
Power amp gain is different than pre-amp gain. It feels, sounds, and even looks different. Master volume has always been misnamed. It should have been called master attenuation.
Until now master volumes were unable to do anything, but attenuate. The drive to the power section was always dependent on the drive coming from the pre-amp.
Now Bad Cat has figured out a way to separate the pre-amp from the power amp gain and calling it the K Master®. Before this you couldn't drive the power amp hard without pushing the
pre-amp into saturation. The K Master® patent pending technology has allowed us to re-invent the concept of the master volume. Bad Cat is now offering the K Master® in the Cub IV Series.
30-Watt Cathode Bias (4 x EL84)
Single Channel with 2 Gain Modes (12ax7 or EF86)
Fat Switch Gain Boost (Footswitchable)
Proprietary Bad Cat Celestion Speaker
Impedance: 4, 8, 16 ohms
Available Configuration: Head Shell, 1x12 Combo
Cabinet Material: 13-Ply Baltic Birch
Spring Reverb Tank, 12AX7 Driven
GZ34 Rectifier Tube
Patented K Master®
Serial Effects loop
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