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The Badger 30 is more than simply a more powerful version of the extremely popular Badger 18. Featuring EL34 power tubes, a 12" Celestion Vintage 30 speaker, a larger output transformer and a tweaked preamp voicing to better match the tubes and the tranny, the Badger 30 not only has more power and headroom than the Badger 18, it has more aggressive and pronounced midrange that is punchier with a tighter and more focused lows.
Although called the Badger 30, this handsome little beast puts out 38 watts and has enough power to cut through a dense stage mix and handle medium-sized clubs and similar size venues such as a church. In fact, the Badger amps have become very popular with church worship bands and the Badger 30 is perfect for those large services with an audience of 300 to as many as a thousand.
Whatever size the venue, the Badger 30 has the headroom and the power to be heard loud and clear while retaining the high quality tonal characteristics that has made the Badger 18 amp the choice of such seasoned pros as Mike Landau, Peter Thorn, Walter Becker, Boz Scaggs, John Shanks and many others.
Try the Badger 30 if you need more power but still want to retain the lively feel and lush tonal characteristics of a smaller cathode-biased all-tube amp. You will find that the Badger 30 is the perfect bridge between a low power amp like our Badger 18 and the powerful 50 and 100 watt amplifiers.
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