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May 18, 2022

Buying Guide: Mesa/Boogie Rectifier Series Amplifiers

Your ticket to modern rock tone




One of the guitar world's most popular amps since its inception in the early '90s, the Mesa/Boogie Rectifier quickly found its way into the rigs of some of the biggest rock, metal, and punk artists -- meaning, if you like heavy music, you've definitely heard a Recto. Boasting non-stop production since their release, Rectifiers are still the go-to choice for high-gain connoisseurs. From the iconic Dual and Triple Rectos, to the more recently released Badlander, Rectifiers perform to the highest degree, no matter your style.

Which Rectifier amp is right for you? Check out our Buying Guide to discover your flavor of super-saturated nirvana.
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Dual/Triple Rectifier

Dual/Triple Rectifier
The OG Rectos on the block. With their unmistakable diamond-plated grills and snarling overdriven tones, the Dual and Triple Rectifier amps ushered in a new era of modern rock guitar in the 1990s. And with their multi-channel capability and tank-like construction, these amps are still employed by top touring artists the world over.

- Three channels with multiple voicings each:
• Channel 1 = Clean or Pushed
• Channels 2 & 3 = Raw, Vintage High Gain, or Modern High Gain

- Multi-Watt Channel Assignable Variable Power:
• Dual Rectifier: 100 or 50 watts
• Triple Rectifier: 150 or 50 watts

Tube Complement:
• Dual Rectifier: - Rectifier Tubes: 2x Mesa 5U4
- Preamp Tubes: 5x Mesa 12AX7
- Power Amp Tubes: 4x Mesa 6L6 (or EL-34)
• Triple Rectifier:
- Rectifier Tubes: 3x Mesa 5U4
- Preamp Tubes: 5x Mesa 12AX7
- Power Amp Tubes: 6x Mesa 6L6 (or EL-34)

- Bias Select to accommodate either EL-34 or 6L6 power tubes

Badlander

Badlander
Mesa/Boogie invites you to experience the unforgiving and punishing tone of the Badlands. This supercharged Recto offers players two identical channels with which to fine-tune some impeccable tone. Perfect for any gig, the Badlander also shines in the studio thanks to Cab Clone IR technology and multiple power settings.

- Two identical channels
• Channels 1 & 2 voicings = Clean, Crunch, Crush

- Multi-Watt Channel Assignable Variable Power:
• Badlander 50: 50 or 20 Watts
• Badlander 100: 100, 50 or 20 Watts

- Tube Complement:
• Badlander 50:
- Preamp Tubes: 5x Mesa 12AX7
- Power Amp Tubes: 2x Mesa EL-34
• Badlander 100:
- Preamp Tubes: 5x Mesa 12AX7
- Power Amp Tubes: 4x Mesa EL-34

- Bias Select to accommodate either EL-34 or 6L6 power tubes
- DI output with Cab Clone IR technology
- Headphone output

Mini Rectifier

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Mesa/Boogie miniaturizes one of their most famous amplifiers without sacrificing a drop of tone. Powered by a pair of EL84s, the Mini Rectifier brings that tube's distinctive chime and high-end sizzle to the Rectifier family. Choose 25 or 10 watts on either of the amp's two channels to completely customize your sound.

- Two channels with two modes each
• Channel 1 voicings = Clean or Pushed
• Channel 2 voicings = Vintage or Modern

- Multi-Watt Channel Assignable Variable Power:
• 25 or 10 Watts

- Tube Complement:
• Preamp Tubes: 5x Mesa 12AX7
• Power Amp Tubes: 2x Mesa EL84

- Fixed bias

Recto-Verb

Recto-Verb
Similar yet totally different. As the more feature-packed version of the small but mighty Mini Rectifier, the Recto-Verb is a powerful stylistic chameleon. Along with their EL84 power tubes, these amps are also loaded with a beautiful, tube-powered spring reverb that'll add the perfect touch of atmosphere to your sound.

- Two channels with two modes each
• Channel 1 voicings = Clean or Pushed
• Channel 2 voicings = Vintage or Modern

- Multi-Watt Channel Assignable Variable Power:
• 25 or 10 Watts

- Tube Complement:
• Preamp Tubes: 6x Mesa 12AX7
• Power Amp Tubes: 2x Mesa EL84

- Fixed bias
- Spring reverb