Suhr Badger 18
In addition to an updated
look, the 2018 Badger has a newly designed preamp that features a high-voltage
cascaded MOSFET boost and optimized Power Scaling circuit.
The Suhr Badger is an
innovative amp designed to deliver classic tones at any volume. Badger 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
delivers. Need that same high gain tone at lower volumes? No problem, Badger
offers power scaling to easily dial in real power tube crunch all the way down
to 1 watt.
Driven by a cathode biased
power section, Badger delivers a variety of warm, sparkling cleans and rich,
dynamic overdrive tones. Whether playing a large stage, small club or your home
studio Badger's Power Scaling feature provides added flexibility. This makes it
easy to dial in your ideal tone at any volume – from loud and cranked, all the
way down to one watt.
Badger now includes a
high-voltage cascaded MOSFET Boost (footswitchable) to offer a broader range of
cleaner and overdriven tones with increased dynamic range, transparency and
– CATHODE BIASED
The Suhr Badger is a single channel amp that dynamically interacts
with your guitar's 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 2018 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
"Drive” control so you can easily scale down to 1 watt without losing tone
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 "master volume” amp
GAIN: Controls the amount of preamp gain
by controlling 2 cascading gain stages simultaneously to drive the input stage.
TONE CONTROLS: 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
EFFECTS LOOP: Every Suhr Badger includes a buffered all tube
effects loop that works equally well with pedals or line level rack gear.