From Bad Cat:
Bad Cat proprietary K Master circuit the exact same incredible K Master circuit found on our legacy series amps. The K Master allows for any tone at any volume.
The USA Player Series Cub amps feature the ability to switch between a 12AX7 and an EF86 in the V1 preamp position. The 12AX7 is cleaner with more midrange and more traditional in its voicing. The EF86 is more aggressive and dynamic. The picking dynamic on this preamp setting is without parallel.
Start with the bass, treble and cut at noon and adjust. The treble back behind noon will impart a rich midrange, push it past noon and feel any unwanted low end flub disappear.
Passive effects loop
Reverb is standard
High quality birch ply cabinets.
Hand built in Irvine, California just like our legacy amps
Same components and hand-wound on paper bobbin transformers found in our hand-wired legacy amps.
Combos have the same UK made Celestion Bad Cat proprietary speakers
The temptation when designing an amplifier, especially if PCB is the best construction method for your project, is to offer every feature under the sun. Six rows of pots and switches, multiple channels and modes etc. The problem with that approach is that every component that your signal travels through has a benefit and a cost. The benefits are the particular function the component adds but cost is in signal degradation.
At Bad Cat, we believe we can achieve versatility in other ways. We design amplifiers with short, clean signal paths. As a result, Bad Cat amps have a trademark transparency and clarity. The USA Player Series is no exception. The amp is designed with simplicity, functionality and amazing tone in mind. We kept the signal as simple as possible. Versatility is achieved through the design and the ability to utilize different preamp tubes, interactive tone stack, and the K Master.
What is the difference between the USA Player Series and the Cub Legacy amps?
Both amps are hand built at our headquarters in Irvine, California. Both amps essentially use the same components, transformers and chassis. The Legacy amps are built using point- to-point solder connections. The USA Player Series amps are constructed with military grade printed circuit boards. Still constructed by hand, the PCB construction offers repeatability and the ability to isolate grounding planes for reduced noise. From the players perspective, this can make an amp feel a little more forgiving. If done correctly the attack will compress a little easier, even in clean settings, which will smooth out variations in picking attack.
15 Watts Class A
2 EL84 Power Tubes
1 12AX7-EF86 Pre-Amp Channel
Solid State Rectified
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* Korg and Mesa/Boogie products are only available for shipment within the USA.
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We're so sure you'll enjoy shopping with us that if for any reason, you're not completely satisfied with any item you receive from Matt's Music, simply call us within 14 days of the time you receive your merchandise for either a full in-store credit, or exchange - all entirely up to you. Items must be in brand new, factory fresh, resalable condition with all original packing materials, warranty cards and owners manuals, and show no signs of wear or abuse. All returns are subject to inspection. Special order items that are not normally stocked are non returnable. Ask if your purchase qualifies before you buy. Credit/exchange is for merchandise only and does not include any shipping charges. No refunds are issued in any case. Layaways are good for 60 days and layaway deposits are non refundable.
Early Order Cancellation
All deposits are non refundable. Lots of our products are special orders and in many cases your order has to be built for you at the factory. This is what makes a lot of our products special. Once your order is started, it's being put together just for you. For this reason we ask that you don't cancel your order after you place it with us. If for some reason you absolutely have to cancel your order with us, we will assess you a 25% cancellation charge. This amount is equal to 25% of your total order amount. Ask us before you place your order to see if what you're purchasing is considered a special order.
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