What did you use (guitar, pickups, amps)?
Is tone preserved? (seemed like it but phone audio so...)
How quiet can it get?
How loud does it get?
Any issues with setup usage?
General thoughts, takeaways, etc?
Anyone have any additional questions?
More people must have them now, where's all the reviews and clips ?
I just hooked mine up this afternoon. Not DOA, works perfectly, almost one of the first ten made. The instructions are not too good, took a few minutes to figure out how to twist the knobs. The reamp is good, especially for getting better clean volume out of your low wattage amp. The attenuator is really good, I don't really know how well it is going to translate to a video. I'm looking for my Zoom Q3 to post a vid.
I did. It added the efx loop I'd been missing for EJ tone. Slapped in my old BB chip EHX MMD and a Jacques Meistersinger. I was able to crank it without ear protection for the first time and all of the punchy harmonic goodness came through.You must (pleez pleez) play my old Duophonic through it!
Not to beat a dead horse but any new people get to try theirs out? The last piece of info I need to know is whether you can get the BC to tame a 22w-45w down to bedroom-esq levels and still get a nice naturally distorted tone. Allstar mentioned 100w can get close but I am want to make sure before I start buying stuff.
On a side note it sounded like you could run the BC into a computer without a speaker so I guess you could use headphones anyway right.
I didn't specifically dial it down to "bedroom level" which I interpret as a loud-ish TV. The 22w amp I did use is probably more like 35, and I only trimmed it about 40% with little, if any, degradation.
Yes, you can run it as a dummy load, but then you would have to eq the output to emulate a speaker.
it's ok man, we know you too love downtown abbey...
I do the same thing, go in the other room and use headphones with the amplug or play rocksmith with headphones on.... for my wife it's vampire diaries instead of grey's anatomy... ugh
that said I think a 15-30 watt amp is perfect for these... hell, you can almost use a regular attenuator on those smaller amps...
why haven't I bought one of these? the amp I NEED this for can't use it... my 64 tremolux is 4 ohm only... these are 8 only
Maybe I am spoiled but I can get my 100w Mustang 3 down to normal conversation levels but then again it is solid state. When Downton Abbey or Greys Anatomy comes on I put my headphones on to not disturb the girlfriend but without having to leave the room. The sound at the lowest levels loses fullness but that is due to the lack of the speak movement. I just want to know if I can obtain the same volume spectrum with the Bad Cat.
The current plan would be to get a Phaez (SIBLY 22w/Corona25) in a cabinet 2x10 with 50w Jensen Falcons. With the BC loop I can have reverb and tremelo that I would have had with a DRRI but in a easier to transport unit that can go from some unknown level of quiet to 100w or even headphones.
I just need someone to tell me you can me that you can tame 20-30 watts down to apartment level with the BC.
you are probably right, redking... for the price of one of these I'd try a modeling amp or just a smaller tube amp (like I did with the HT5) to get down to bedroom volume, which to me is about TV volume or so... if you need lower then that, just get an amplug...
but if you have a small amp, and need bigger, I think this would be great...
a better solution than buying that big, second amp...
but I don't think I could pull the $300 trigger on this(not that it's a bad price) to bring my fender down that far... it has to be dimed to get the edge of breakup tone, or I can use a pedal...
this did get me to think though... many amps do have a speaker emulated line out... the HT 5 has a 1/4" plug, and the kustom has XLR out... a small mixer could do almost the same thing, except no effects loop.... amplified PA speaker for going up in volume. or whisper quiet. probably be about the same dough, maybe less if you find a deal on CL.
but no doubt this is a sweet option! gig with your 1w amp without mic'ing it