Badger 35™ is an innovative mid-wattage amp designed to deliver classic tones at any volume. With it's quad el-84 power section the badger 35 summons a wide range of british tones ranging from west london to dartford. From warm complex cleans, to classic British high gain, and everything in between - Badger 35 delivers. Need that same high gain tone at lower volumes? No problem, Badger 35 offers power scaling to easily dial in real power tube crunch all the way down to 1 watt.
Power Scaling emulates the tonal response of a high wattage amp on 10, at manageable volumes. Power controls the voltage that feeds the output section and in turn, the wattage. As you lower the voltage of the power section you are reducing the amount of signal it can handle before clipping the output section. To compensate for this we use the "Drive" control so you can easily scale down to 4 watts without losing tone & feel.
Feeds the input to the power section. With Power at 10 it acts as a master volume. As a rule of thumb, when you turn down the Power always set the Drive control within 2 numbers of the Power setting. If you set the drive lower than the power it will sound brighter, like a "master volume" amp.
Controls the amount of preamp gain by controlling 2 cascading gain stages simultaneously to drive the input stage.
Bass, Middle and Treble tone controls for each channel are post-gain and passive cut-style. We recommend starting around 5 and dialing to taste. As you increase Gain and/or Drive we recommend dialing back the Bass to retain clarity and definition in the low-end.
The Badger tube compliment consists of 4xEL84 power tubes and 3x12AX preamp tubes.
TUBE-BUFFERED EFFECTS LOOP
Designed to perform equally well with pedals and line-level rack gear. For best results ensure that the effects unit is set to unity gain.
Includes two speaker outputs in parallel and a 3-way selector switch for 4Ω, 8Ω & 16Ω.