Mesa Boogie Recto 4x12 Standard Slant
Mesa Boogie Recto 4x12 Standard Slant

Recto 4x12 Standard Slant, 4x12 Guitar Cabinet from Mesa Boogie in the Rectifier cabinet series.

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severinsteel 05/20/2011

Mesa Boogie Recto 4x12 Standard Slant : severinsteel のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

"My favorite 4x12 cab"

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The Mesa 4x12 cab is one of the best cabs out there. Once you get to Mesa territory, there isn't really anything better, but just different. These cabs are known for their super tight feel and excellent bass response.

I think the key to the great sound from the cab are the speakers; Celestion Vintage 30's. These are great sounding speakers for most any genre. Some people complain that they have too much midrange, but I think they are perfect. If you are looking for a looser sounding cab, I would go with a Marshall 1960AV or BV which also has V30 speakers.

To be honest, I don't really have anything negative to say about the sound. If you like vintage 30 speakers, this is one of the best cabs available on the market today. I should add, that this cabinet has very similar dimensions to the Marshal 1960, but a little larger. The difference between the two being the Mesa Boogie cab is built like a tank. There is no space between the baffle and the cabinet which really gives it its super tight full sound. If anything, this cabinet is a little overbuilt. Absolutely reliable, hands down.

I took mine apart (like I do everything to see what is going on behind the scenes) and I was quite amazed. Boogie uses an extremely thick gauge of wire which translates to better tone. The center post was positioned exactly in the center of the cabinet. There are rubber gaskets every place where there is a cutout in the cab. For example around the cutout for the handles, jack plate, and even where the back is screwed in. This helps to reduce vibration and also to make sure this baby is sealed. All birch ply construction, huge removable casters, super thick metal handles; excellent quality all around.

What thing do you like most/least about it?
I like the sound it produces most, and its weight least; this thing is heavy!

Did you try many other models before getting this one?
Yep, I've owned several Marshalls, an Avatar, a Port City, and a Soldano. This is my favorite of the bunch.

What is your opinion about the value for the price?
Well, you can snag them used for pretty cheap generally. The new price is a little expensive, but I would say worth it, used or new.

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?...
I absolutely would buy this cab again. I feel really comfortable with it; it has become part of my sound.

Precision and quality of the sound?
This thing sounds killer. It is as good as anything out there, and really it is the standard of hard rock/ metal.