Mesa/Boogie Badlander 25 Guitar Amplifier Head (25 Watts)

Grab a Badlander 25 head and finally get down with your bad self. Dual EL-84 power tubes lend rich character ranging from crystal clean to dirty and mean.

Badlanders arose from Mesa/Boogie's legendary Dual Rectifiers and feedback from players who used them over decades requesting; "Tighter low end, refined top end, and less mid scoop delivered with MESA gain that feels great and sounds huge." The Badlander 25 Head delivers that recipe in a small package and power range that adds a raw character all its own. For the guitarist leaning rock who likes some Brit influence with their American-voiced gain, the 25's appeal is obvious, with many such tones that sound huge through cabinetry while also providing stunning direct performance without live speakers.

The Badlander 25 Head delivers the Rectifier-inspired voice and performance of the Badlander 100 and 50, offering a fiery-sounding, ultra-portable low-power option for those not needing big horsepower. The same simple 2 channel format, each containing Clean, Crunch, and Crush modes repeated, fits perfectly within this small EL84-powered rendering with a fierceness and harmonic complexity all its own.

Key features and options included on the bigger models remain intact, with only the power section, transformers, and chassis getting a make-over. Tonally speaking, choosing a favorite between the 3 models isn't easy, as each has its own character and application, but the 25 wins hands down for attitude and ease of transport.

Like all Badlanders, the Badlander 25 Head packs Mesa/Boogie's CabClone IR Direct Interface making recording and cab-less live capture easy. The same collection read more of Rectifier Closed-Back and Boogie Open-Back Cabinets from the standalone CabClone IR are included and provide a wide array of sounds and responses. For guitarists seeking tube tone and huge sounding gain through cabs or direct, from a package that fits in an overnight bag, the Rectifier Badlander 25 Head rules.
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-Product Name & Format: Badlander 25 Head
-Product Series: Rectifier Series
-Build Location: Built in Petaluma, CA, with the World's Finest Materials
-Wattage: 25 or 10 Watt Selectable (Global)
-Power Tube Type: 2x Mesa EL-84
-Channels & Modes: 2 Channels / 3 Mode Channel Cloning
-Mode Voicings/Styles:
* Ch. 1 = Clean, Crunch, or Crush (Channel Cloning)
* Ch. 2 = Clean, Crunch, or Crush (Channel Cloning)
-Graphic EQ / Reverb / FX / Solo: FX Loop
-Footswitchable Functions: Ch. 1/2
-Speaker(s) & Impedance: n/a
-Weight: 19 lb. / 8.62 kg.
-Dimensions: 8 1/2" H x 18 3/8" W x 10" D / 21.59 cm H x 46.67 cm W x 25.40 cm D
-Available Formats: Head & 1x12 Combo
-Amp Type: Tube
-Chassis Material: Aluminum
-Rectifier Type: Silicon Diodes
-Rectifier Tube(s): n/a
-Variac Power Switch: n/a
-Preamp Tubes: 5x 12AX7
-Power Amp Tubes: 2x EL-84
-Bias Switch for Alternate Power Tube Types: n/a
-Maintenance Free Fixed Bias: Yes
-Wattage(S) Quick Reference (See Power Amp Details For More Info): 25 or 10 Watt Selectable (Global)
-Built-In Power Amp Attenuation: n/a
-Power Amp Details (Class & Wattage): Class A/B Power with global 25/10 Power Switch - Provides two power options: Choose from 2 power tubes operating in Class A/B Triode for lush harmonics and a sweet, liquid feel at lower volumes, producing 10 Watts or 2 tubes operating in Mesa's proprietary Dyna-Watt Class A/B Pentode for maximum power, punch, and clarity, producing 25 Watts
-Convection or Fan Cooling: Convection
-Number of Footswitchable Channels (Or Modes): Two Channels
-Number of Style Modes: Three
-Number of Style Modes Per Channel: Three (Channel Cloning)
-Types of Style Modes Per Channel:
* Ch. 1 = Clean, Crunch or Crush (Channel Cloning)
* Ch. 2 = Clean, Crunch or Crush (Channel Cloning)
-Channel Controls: Each Channel features Independent, 3-Position Style Mode Switch, Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Master, and 8-Position CabClone(TM) IR Select (back-panel) Controls
-Graphic EQ and/or Contour: n/a
-Reverb / Effects & Bypass Options: n/a
-Effects Loop & Bypass Options: Tube-Driven, Series FX Loop
-Global Output Level Control: n/a
-Global Solo Level Control: n/a
-True-Bypass Options: n/a
-Tuner Output: n/a
-External Switching Jack Options and/or Midi: n/a
-Speaker Outputs: One 8 Ohm and Two 4 Ohm
-Cabinet Simulation - Direct Live/Recording Output: Built-in, channel assignable, MESA CabClone IR Cab Simulator featuring 8 MESA Cabinet IRs, USB Connection for IR transfers, Internal Amp Load for cabinet-free use, IR Balanced XLR Direct Output, Headphone Output, IR Output Level Control, & Ground/Lift Switch
-Internal Amp Load (For Speaker-Less Performance): Yes (see Cabinet Simulation for more information)
-Headphone Output: Yes (see Cabinet Simulation for more information)
-Slave Output: n/a
-Extra Features: n/a
-Footswitch: Included - 1 Button Footswitch (Ch. 1/2)
-Slipcover: Included - Fitted Slipcover
-Cabinet Material: Marine Grade, Baltic Birch
-Standard Finish Options (no extra cost): Black Bronco Vinyl, Black Diamond Plate Front Panel, Silver Piping
-Custom Finish Options: See Custom Finish Gallery
-Speaker(s) & Impedance: n/a
-Casters: n/a
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black Bronco
Shipping Weight: 24.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 15 x 11 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2.BD25.3.A
Warehouse Resealed, Black Bronco
Shipping Weight: 24.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 15 x 11 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2.BD25.3.A

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 707-789-3348

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