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  • Thinking of getting a BadCat Mini II, any other recommendations?

    I have a great amp that I'm happy with for playing live and rehearsing but need a great amp for home. I live in a NYC apartment so most amps are just way too loud.

    I'm going to go try a BadCat Mini II (if they have it in stocK...) today and hope that I can get great tone at a lower volume.

    For small amps I currently have a Supro Super that I like to record with but it is pretty bright and a bit limited in what it does (but it does it well).

    I've considered getting a tweed champ but think I'd be in the same boat as the Supro.

    Any other recommendations for a great (apartment volume) amp? I'm NOT interested in POD's, or any other modeling amps. Price is no object either. If it sounds great and I can use it at home it will be worth the money.

    Thanks

  • #2
    The Dr. Z Mini-Z might be nice as well.


    http://www.drzamps.com/miniz.html
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    • #3
      My MiniCat pumps about 110dB, so still pretty loud, I Hotplate it for true 'bedroom' levels.

      Chuck
      CHAO AB ORDO

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      • #4
        crate v15 , peavey classic 30

        I liked em both better than the mini

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        • #5
          A crate or a peavey better than a BadCat? I'm very suspicious... Money can't buy you love but it usually gets you tone.

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          • #6
            The 6W Cornford.
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            • #7
              So I tried the BadCat Mini today. I was underwhelmed. It sounded good and the bass and treble control worked really well. It had a wide range of sounds but it didn't blow me away. I already have a Supro Super and it just wasn't that different. It could do more than my Supro can do but not enough to open my wallet.

              Unfortunely they didn't have a Mini II (similar amp but with a 12" speaker instead of a 10"). I'll want to try that out when I get a chance.

              The amp that DID blow me away was a Carr Mercury. Holy f*ck what a great amp. It has 4 attenuator settings down to 1/10 watt. Great tones and incredibly low volumes. But it is $2000.

              SO I'm going to keep looking for a bit.

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              • #8
                kalamazoo model 1. don`t waste your money.

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                • #9
                  better yet if you live in nyc in an apt get a line 6 and don`t worry about it just play

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bcjames
                    The 6W Cornford.


                    Oooo Ooooo Oiiii!
                    I go with this suggestion! Killer sounding amp!

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                    • #11
                      like i said , " if you live in an apt. in n.y.c." do yourself a favor and buy a line 6. then you can play guitar or learn to play guitar without bothering your neighbors or wasting your money

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by chuckgp
                        My MiniCat pumps about 110dB, so still pretty loud, I Hotplate it for true 'bedroom' levels.

                        Chuck


                        that`s about the stupidist thing i have read here. a 5 watt amp is not doing 110 db`s for starters. maybe you have sensitive ears like my wife. a hotplate on a 5 watt amp. i have heard it all now evidently. i bet you hang out at the gearpage.net with that other **************************** scott. dude buy yourself a line6 for your apt, if you have a need for a band amp then get a 50 watt etc etc of your choice ya know. that bad cat thingy is a ****************ing ripoff. see my post above for the kalamazoo but you`ll need an od or dist. because there is no master. you can get these amps for $125/ same tube configuration/ put a weber or celestion it with a boost whatever it is up to you. these screwballs on here will lead you to nowhere and wasted mula. take care

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SHAW


                          that`s about the stupidist thing i have read here. a 5 watt amp is not doing 110 db`s for starters. maybe you have sensitive ears like my wife. a hotplate on a 5 watt amp. i have heard it all now evidently. i bet you hang out at the gearpage.net with that other **************************** scott. dude buy yourself a line6 for your apt, if you have a need for a band amp then get a 50 watt etc etc of your choice ya know. that bad cat thingy is a ****************ing ripoff. see my post above for the kalamazoo but you`ll need an od or dist. because there is no master. you can get these amps for $125/ same tube configuration/ put a weber or celestion it with a boost whatever it is up to you. these screwballs on here will lead you to nowhere and wasted mula. take care


                          It must by my stupid, over-sensitive dB meter that I measure all my amps with, right ****************************?

                          I must have REALLY got ripped off on that BadCat X-Treme Tone pedal I foolishly use with my overpriced MiniCat, the most ****************ing awesome sounding amp I've ever had,

                          right ****************head??

                          It really sucked when I got the amp fixed free by the company
                          and got personal, one to one support from the owner,

                          right, you mongolian idiot?

                          You hangout at that queerpage.net in that other **************************** Scott's ****************************, who's really your wife,

                          right, Line6 instead of balls in this lifetime?

                          Thanks a lot, now I can sell all that **************** and get it together finally.

                          Chuck
                          CHAO AB ORDO

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by MBET
                            A crate or a peavey better than a BadCat? I'm very suspicious... Money can't buy you love but it usually gets you tone.


                            Believe it or not, I thought they sounded better also. I was really underwhelmed with the Badcat mini too. Then again, none of these low wattage amps ever did much for me.

                            My first amp was a little Kalamazoo and it kicked ass for a little thing. Always sounded like it was ready to blow up, which it eventually did- but it was good while it lasted!
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                            • #15
                              A good friend of mine and guitar luthier who plays in a metal band called JERK (anyone?) sold two rectos to get this BADCAT combo and he cannot stop raving about the tone. Everytime I see him I get an ear bashing about how amazing this thing sounds.

                              He did turn it into a head, but I would definately get one as you will never find a tone quite like it.

                              Tim

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