Can a Badcat Cub II sound like this clip?

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  1. Shark Sandwich

    Shark Sandwich Member

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTA0CV6ULtU

    it's Audley Freed playing a Matchless Lightning. His tone is awesome.

    I know the Cub was based on the Lightning, but with some added features. Anyway, I have a line on used Cub IIR at a great price and was wondering if it could cop this same tone as the Lightning.
     
  2. Kelsey

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    I think it can, since it is very flexible and touch sensitive. His touch is wonderful.
     
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    I sure think it would . Bad Cat's are great amps.

    On the other hand, why not get a new (or used) Lightning?
     
  5. ScioBro

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    I have 2 Lightnings...I tried a CubIIR at a store and couldn't bond with it.
    Granted, I didn't have my guit with me.

    I've heard that the original Cub was closer to the Lightning.

    I think the CubII has more controls than a Lightning, and I probably could've "dialed it in", given enough time....just to be fair to the Bad Cat.

    1 Lightning combo
    1 Lightning head
    1 Lightning clone

    on ebay right now
     
  6. drgonzoguitar

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    Good grief, I forgot how great Audley Freed is! Just a choice player! I say go with the Lightning
     
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    go with the lightning. i just bought one and it's one of the best amps i've ever heard. i have the large 1x12 combo and it's perfect for me.
     
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    Have to say - I wasn't blown away with the Cub II's distortion...
     
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    Last year I tried out a Lightning Reverb and Bad Cat Cub iir side by side. The Lightning was simple to use and sounded good at almost any setting. The Cub iir required a lot of tweaking and still did not get the same great tones I was getting out of the Lightning. The Cub iir has many knob and switches but they just were not adding many useful tones.
     

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