Bad Cat Bad Cat Amplifier Company was founded in 2000 in Corona, California USA.

Dating Bad Cat Amplifiers by Serial Number

“The first two numbers of the serial is the year of manufacture. The following numbers are the sequence, meaning that number amp that year.” [Source: James, Bad Cat email 5/2/2007]

For example if your serial number starts with 25 your amplifier was built in 2005 or if its 11 than your amplifier was built in 2011. The numbers following the first two refers to the number of amplifiers built in that year. For example your serial number is 2278, your amplifier was built in 2002 and it was the 78th amp built that year.

General Bad Cat information

Bad Cat at wikipedia

About Bad Cat from internet archive 2002

Bad Cat Amplifier Catalogs

2004 Bad Cat amp catalog

2009 Bad Cat amp catalog

2013 Bad Cat amps catalog

Bad Cat schematics

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Badcat amplifer control panel and logo