BadCat HotCat 30R

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  1. teddy boy

    teddy boy Member

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    Gents,

    Im getting really intrigued now about the possibility of using a two-amp rig with a Cub II and a Hot Cat 30R. Ihave a few question I wish you could help me with.


    1. What is the channel switching like? How could I incorporate that into my two-amp setup? Will it work?

    2. What is the tube-buffered fx-loop like? Anybody use it with delay? Will the repeats stay clean?

    Cheers!!
     
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    1. With the 30R it's like any regular channel switcher. The non R version requires an A/B/Y type setup. I use a Voodoo Labs amp switcher works great.
    2. Can't comment. The 15/30R I owned had a problem with the loop.
     
  4. teddy boy

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    Cheers Jeffh!

    Still looking for an answer to Q2. Could anybody provide a comment?
     
  5. BluePowder

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    Sorry to hog on with questions, I too am very interested in this amp.

    The sheer amount of gain avaible on tap makes me gas for it even more.

    Has anyone compared this amp to say a Suhr Badger?

    I'm looking for a sub 50 watt tube amp, head for home and the occassional gig use, great gain would definitely be a good plus.
     
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    BluePowder,

    Yeah, I'm thinking about getting one for just lead purposes. Use the Cub II for rhythm. I must say the clean channel does intrigue me too...

    So... fx-loop... anybody? Yes? No?
     
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    I've got a Hot Cat 30R head but, I can't help with either of your questions. I've never used it as a channel switcher. I just set up one channel and go. I hate to say that I've actually never blended the channels either - which you can do with the included footswitch! I've got to get on that one of these days. I also don't use effects with this amp, so I can't help there either! But, that said - it's an AMAZING amp!
     
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    Sickbou79,

    Can you do me a favour? Please???

    Stick a delay in the loop and let RIP!!! Tell me what you like.

    Cheers!!
     

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