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Bad Cat Custom Shop Cub RT 30

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Tallhorses, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. Tallhorses

    Tallhorses Member

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    Just ordered a Bad Cat Custom Shop Cub 30 RT from Willies! I'm totally psyched! I've been a huge Cub fan for years and owned a couple...but now that I'm playing bigger rooms my Top Hat CR and Cub 15 r don't quite have the umph!!! It's still light (for a Bad Cat...65lbs) and fit's into my current road case! Schwing!!! Anybody have one or played one?
     
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    Did you get 112 or 210? I own the 210 and that's all I've ever heard. I've always wondered what the 112 would sound like.
     
  3. Tallhorses

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    It's the 1 x 12. I think it will sound a little beefier? I've owned the 2 x 10 ver of the Cub 15 and I just sold the 1 x 12 version. That was the main difference between the two...
     
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    Here is it is!!!!!!!!!

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    wsaraceni Supporting Member

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    nice amp. i had a cub II 15 watt head (no reverb) and it was one of the best sounding amps ive ever played through.
     
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    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    so is this like the 12AX7 channel on the Black Cat, but with tremolo?
     
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    wsaraceni Supporting Member

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    totally different than the black cat if you ask me. i like the cub a lot more.
     
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    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    howso?
     
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    wsaraceni Supporting Member

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    the black cat is more like the dc-30. i felt that the cub has a more open sound. it also had a swrily quality to it that is hard to describe and i havent heard it in other amps since. i think that the cub is a more complex sounding as well.
     
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    if you don't mind me asking, how much did that run you?
     
  12. Tallhorses

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    The difference is 2 more EL84's and bigger transformers.... The tremolo tube is a 12AX7 located in the chasis. Same layout as the cub...

    It sounds just like the cub 15 with a bit more headroom and volume...

    Guitar player review...
    http://www.guitarplayer.com/story.asp?sectioncode=6&storycode=11227

    chasis pic from GP...


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  13. Tallhorses

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    Well I gigged with the amp for the first time last night. Couple of comments...

    The extra power does add more headroom which was exactly what I was looking for. That said it'll breakup when pushed, especially with a Timmy or Klon. Last night the chain went like this...Timmy4Deja Vibe4Fulltone Supra Trem. The tube trem is pretty good. The Supra Trem is a bit more versatile so I will probably continue to use that. It's a bout 15lbs heavier than the cub so it's really in tremcat weight range. All in all I love the Cub tone and the size it sweet for clubs.
     
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    how does the Cub like the OCD? I'm on the fence about picking one up for my Hot Cat.
     
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    I think it would like the clean channel for light compressed OD. That's what I use it for on the cub. I basically keep the master out and use pedals into it clean. My pedal setup varies from night to night. Lately I'm using the Timmy more for a clean... slightly gritty boost. I'm not a big fan of the OCD's drive past 11 oclock (or Timmy's for that matter). I also find that the OCD is not a good pedal for HB's unless you're looking for a ton of gain. IMHO it sounds better with single coils. Which is about all I use it for lately.
     

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