Suhr Badger 18 Head 18-Watt EL-84 1x12" Matching Cabinet
The result? In the Winter of 2006, the first Badger amplifier was born and the rest is history. Since itÕs debut, players, artists, and producers alike have made the Suhr Badger their go to amplifier for an endless variety of recording and performance applications.
Now ten years later, we are proud to bring to you the next evolution of the Badger. The new Badger series is appointed in an elegant more refined look, and an expanded feature set to bring you the most sophisticated and versatile Badger amplifier to date.
The newly designed preamp section includes a high-voltage cascaded MOSFET Boost (footswitchable) to offer a broader range of cleaner and overdriven tones with increased dynamic range, transparency and tactile responsiveness.
The Suhr Badger is a single channel amp that dynamically interacts with your guitarÕs volume control and responds to your playing style. The cathode biased power section lends itself to dynamic, spongey tones and requires no bias adjustment when replacing power tubes.
The 2017 Badger features an optimized Power Control to reduce unnatural sound artifacts at lower settings
POWER: 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 ÒDriveÓ control so you can easily scale down to 1 watt without losing tone & feel.
DRIVE: 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 Òmaster volumeÓ amp.
Badger 18 Features:
- Output: 18 Watts RMS
- Preamp Tubes: 3x 12AX7
- Power Tubes: 2x EL84
- Rectifier: 5Y3GT Tube Rectifier
- Effects Loop: Tube driven, buffered, series effects loop
- Panel Controls: On/Off, Standby, Power, Drive, Bass, Middle, Treble
- Speaker Outputs: Dual speaker outputs: Selectable between 4½, 8½ & 16½ impedance
- Included Accessories: Slip Cover, Footswitch
- Dimensions: 20.5" (W) x 8.25 (D) x 9.25 (H)
- Includes matching 1x12" Suhr Cabinet with Veteran 30 speaker