Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier 3 Channels Reborn Head
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Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier 3 Channels Reborn Head

Dual Rectifier 3 Channels Reborn Head, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Mesa Boogie in the Dual Rectifier series.

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iamqman 09/30/2011

Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier 3 Channels Reborn Head : iamqman のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

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Simply one of the most used and iconic high gain amplifiers in the world. Mesa Boogie first introduced the Dual Rectifier back in the early 90's. Since then millions of people have played these amps on stage or in the recording studio.

This amp has a fantastic looking front grille on the amp head. Instead of the diamond plate or black tolex or cloth Mesa Boogie has upgraded it to a wheat brown color. It looks extremely sharp. You get the same great features and exact tone of the black standard but with a bit of cosmetic versatility.

These amps have a bit an unique tonal character to them that no other amplifier have ever done. They have a chewy fat distortion tone that seems almost as intense as the metal case to which houses this amp. This is a bad ass amp that will kick you in the teeth quite easily. This is the same as the metal grill front but just in a black cloth front. Same great tone and features as any other recto.

UTILIZATION

Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier 3-channel, 100-watt/50-watt Tube Amplifier Head Features:

* MULTI-WATT 100W/50W (switchable by channel), Class A/B power
* Tube complement: 4 x 6L6, 5 x 12AX7, 2 x 5U4
* Bias Select switch (6L6/EL34)
* Fixed bias for consistent, maintenance free performance
* 3 fully independent channels with 8 modes (Channel 1=Clean or Pushed, Channel 2= Raw, Vintage High Gain or Modern High Gain, Channel 3=Raw, Vintage High Gain or Modern High Gain
* 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)
* Selectable Dual Rectifier switch
* Bold/Spongy "Variac" switch
* Assignable parallel 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
* 5-button footswitch (Channel 1, Channel 2, Channel 3, solo and effects loop)
* Handbuilt in Petaluma, California
* Slipcover included

SOUNDS

This amp is just awesome! I would say perfect but no amp is perfect. But for what this amp does and has done successfully now for decades is rock. This is a rockers amp to say the least. You won't play trash like Coldplay with this kind of amp. This is an amp for the person who needs the distortion channel to be so over the top and fat.

I prefer to play all Mesa Boogies with a Gibson Les Paul or another guitar with a humbucker installed. That way I don't lose any of that fat chewy tone that is characteristic in this amp. Any guitar will certainly but there is just something that connects with a Mesa Boogie and a Gibson Les Paul.

OVERALL OPINION

At new these amps come in at around $1899, which is a great price for an amp that will probably out live you. These amps are virtually indestructible. They are build with such standards and quality that it would take a lot of abuse to dismantle this amp.

I would recommend any person who need a great sounding high gain amplifier to check out this amp. It may not be your cup of tea but I guaranty that the first strum of the chord and you will be hooked.