View Full Version : Bad Cat: Lynx VS Hot Cat
08-29-2010, 03:10 PM
Has anyone compared to lynx and the hot cat on the gain channels? If so can you describe the differences?
09-09-2010, 01:17 PM
I've owned two Hot Cat's -- a regular 30 and a 30R. I've owned my Lynx for over a 1 and a half now.
Hot Cat -- clean channel is great. Very big sounding, on the brighter side, Fender vibe going on. Gain channel is quite unique. Lots of gain, very toothy, lots of hair, saturated. It can be dialed in smoother but always seems to have a "grit" to the tone that you either love or hate. It's definitely in your face.
Lynx -- Clean channel is great as well. Big and bold but overall it's rounder to my ears. It's very similar to my Shiva for cleans. Gain channel is squarely in the modded Marshall camp. When compared to the Hot Cat it's more open, not as saturated or gritty,....ballsy. Good crunch to high gain Marshall-esque goodness.
For the record I like both amps a lot but they're definitely different,...mostly on the gain side. The only reason I got rid of the Hot Cat 30R was because I was offered a trade for a great vintage drum kit that I couldn't pass up.
My Lynx 50 is my #1 with the original hard rock band I play in.
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