This is Ceriatone's tribute to the Bad Cat Hot Cat 30 amplifier. The Ceriatone Stray Cat is an amazing tone machine, going from clean and sweet to gritty and growling to a crazy gain/crunch that is absolutely sonic! It is powered by 2 x EL34s, 3 x 12AX7s for tone, a phase inverter and a GZ34 Tube Rectifier and a Solid State Rectifier. Like all Ceriatone amplifiers, the Stray Cat is still hand made, point to point wired with meticulous attention to detail.

All configurations come with pre-wired circuit board!  This is the reproduction of the "original" Hot Cat 30, not the two later versions.

Note: Due to constantly fluctuating shipping costs to Canada and Mexico, shipping to CA and MX may be slightly higher and will be invoiced separately for the difference. Prices shown include shipping to USA only. By purchasing a kit or amp you agree to these terms

Head Dimension : 21 x 10.5 x 11.35 inches / Actual Weight : 21kg

Two Channels: Clean / Gain
30 Watts / 15 Class A
½ Power Switch
Outputs:  EL34 x 2
Preamps: 12AX7 x 3
Phase Inverter: 12AX7
Rectifiers: GZ34 x 1 + SS Rectifier
Impedance: 4/8/16 Ω

Stray Cat 30 Configuration Options:

  • Chassis I - $910
    (Fully working chassis. Tubes not included. Cabinet not included.)
  • Chassis II - $1,058.50
    (Fully working chassis. Tubes included. Cabinet not included.)
  • Amp Head I - $1,166
    (Fully working chassis installed in a head cabinet. Tubes not included.)
  • Amp Head II - $1,314.50
    (Fully working chassis installed in a head cabinet. Tubes included.)

Main photo is for illustrative purposes only and advertised base pricing is for Chassis I w/o tubes. Photos may include options that are not included if you order the standard version of the amp or don't order all options available. We also may not offer all options available and/or shown in main illustrative photos. Photos are of products assembled by Ceriatone. We no longer sell kits. Black Tolex is standard on all amps unless otherwise stated in product description.

Ceriatone amps are custom made, 100% hand-built, point-to-point hand-wired amplifiers using the highest quality components and custom wound transformers. Each amp is thoroughly tested and burned in before it is shipped to you. Even with long lead times (due to a large number of guitarists ordering Ceriatone amps and the Covid-19 pandemic), Ceriatone will take no shortcuts or change their build standards in the production of their hand-built amps. Lead times listed are approximate.

Current lead times are listed on the main page at and are approximate.

Pricing shown on includes the shipping cost to the USA only. We only ship to the USA, Canada and Mexico. Shipping to Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands will have additional shipping. We'll invoice the difference in shipping and it is due at the time the order is placed. Paypal is our payment processor and you do not need a Paypal account to check out.

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Stray Cat 30

  • $910.00

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