Mesa Boogie Single Rectifier Solo Head
Mesa Boogie Single Rectifier Solo Head

Single Rectifier Solo Head, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Mesa Boogie in the Single Rectifier series.

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iamqman 07/19/2011

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

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 50 watt version and hence the name single rectifer. Dual Rect you get 100 watt and Triple Rect you get 150. So here you get the same great features and tone but just a 50 watt version.


Single Rectifier 50™
"Series 2" FEATURES

Handbuilt in Petaluma, California

50 Watts, Class A/B Power / 2x6L6, 5x12AX7

Bias Select Switch (6L6/EL34)

Fixed Bias for Consistent, Maintenance Free Performance

2 Channels, 5 Modes (Channel 1=Clean or Pushed, Channel 2=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)

Footswitchable Solo Level Control - Patent 6,724,897

Parallel FX Loop w/Mix Control

Slave Out

2 Button Footswitch (Channel & Solo)

Slip Cover


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.


At new these amps come in at around $1450, 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.