Mesa’s Legendary Amp Head Gets Even Better!
Plug into a Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier 3-channel tube amplifier head and you’re in for the kind of massive tone you’ve only dreamed of – until now! This all-tube, 100-watt firebreather one-ups its predecessors, adding a third channel to an already legendary amp. Now you can dial in that great chunky rhythm tones to make your tonal palette complete. As always, the Dual Rectifier is capable of the most mammoth metal tones out there, but now its even more versatile. Experience the pure power of a legend for yourself – play through a Dual Rectifier!
It all started in the early ’70s when Boogie introduced the groundbreaking Mark Series. Since the early ’70s. These amps became famous for their gobs of overdrive and liquid sustain, making them sing through solos. When all this thick gain was combined with Mesa’s onboard 5-band graphic EQ, lethal crunch was the result, and it propelled both players and Mesa into the spotlight for the last two decades. Not content to rest on their laurels (or anyone else’s), the folks at Mesa sought a combination of the Boogie’s creamy tone and a huge low end that could track faster and stay tight even under the most extreme settings. Their quest for the best of both worlds resulted in the benchmark Dual and Triple Rectifier heads. Years later, the patented Dual Rectifier series amplifiers continue to blow away crowds and players alike.
The 90s brought new amps to Mesa’s lineup that were built to appeal to low-gain playing styles, and these amps definitely found their share devotees. Yet with appearances on hundreds of hit recordings and thousands of loyal players singing (and playing) their praises, the Dual and Triple heads remain the mainstays of the Rectifier phenomenon.
How could Mesa possibly improve on such an amazing amp? They added another channel! These 3-channel monsters unleash all the punishing gain found in the original Recto’s two channels – and add a powerful third channel dedicated to rhythm sounds. The high-gain lead channels now each have an additional mode dubbed RAW that provdes gain levels below that of the original vintage mode. RAW’s touch-sensitive response lets you explore the heavier side of blues on up to classic rock, revealing the soulful nature of this amazing tube-rectified power section. Multi-Watt mode also lets you switch each channel from 100-watt mode to 50-watt mode, giving you access to a whole different sound and dynamic performance.
Modern players want to get the most out of their amps onstage and in the studio, and Mesa certainly delivers. With three versatile channels, eight incredible modes, the new solo control feature, a programmable/footswitchable serial effects loop, and a stage-ready 6-button foot controller, the Dual and Triple Rectifier heads are purebred, gain-wielding beasts destined for the same iconic status earned by their predecessors.
Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier 3-channel, 100-watt/50-watt Tube Amplifier Head Features at a Glance:
- Multi-Watt modes (100-watt or 50-watt) and Class A/B power
- 4 x 6L6, 5 x 12AX7, and 2 x 5U4 tube complements
- Fixed bias for consistent, maintenance free performance
- 3 fully independent channels with 8 modes
- Independent gain, treble, mid, bass, presence, and master controls per channel
- Output level control (over all channels when activated)
- Footswitchable solo level control (over all channels when activated)
- Bold/spongy variac switch
- Assignable serial effects loop with send and mix level controls
- Slave out with level control
- External switching jacks for channels 1, 2, 3, solo, and effects loop
- 6-button footswitch (channel 1, channel 2, channel 3, solo, and effects loop)
- Handbuilt in Petaluma, California
- Slipcover included
- The Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier tube amp head packs a ton of monster tone into a 3-channel package that’s ready to take over any stage!
- Type Tube
- Number of Channels 3
- Total Power 100W/50W
- EQ 3-band
- Number of Tubes 11
- Preamp Tubes 5 x 12AX7
- Power Tubes 4 x 6L6, 2 x 5U4 (Rectifier)
- Inputs 1 x Instrument
- Outputs 5 x Speaker, 1 x Slave
- Effects Loop Yes
- Footswitch I/O 6-button footswitch included
- Height 10″
- Width 25.5″
- Depth 9.87″