Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier - Blacked Out Special Edition
The 100 watt Dual Rectifier has become a staple of modern music and guitar tone thanks to its distinct yet versatile sound. Its iconic diamond face plate turns black in this custom special edition! This head is unmistakable in both stages and studios around the world - and has been modeled in countless software programs, modelling amps, and rack units.
Now is your chance to own the piece of gear that everyone copies; but never quite imitates.
The Dual Rectifier features a 3 channel design, all featuring multi-watt switches (50 vs 100 watts).
The lower wattage positions on the switches use only 2 of the 4 6L6 power tubes, giving you a quicker breakup at a lower volume, perfect for jamming at home while still getting the most tube warmth.
The higher wattage uses all 4 tubes in the power section which give you maximum headroom and minimal breakup.
The Dual Rectifier also features a main output control to provide unity volume control on all 3 channels. This knob is also paired with a Solo knob, which can bump up the previously determined unity volume, to an even higher (or lower) value. This feature is foot-switchable so the player can kick on the "boost" when extra decibels are required for things like guitar solos, lead parts, or bad sound engineers.
The Dual Rec also allows each channel to have its own style of rectification. The player can choose between tube or diode tracking.
The diode rectification gives you more low end, more head room, and more defined notes.
The tube rectifier gives you less headroom (great for blues), quicker breakup, and is an overall sweeter sound, with a looser feel.
The Dual Rec ALSO features an assignable series effects loop. This offers seamless interfacing of almost all styles of processors.
The back panel features a tuner out, for silent foot switchable tuning, perfect for live shows.
Furthermore, this amp head also features a switch: bold/spongy.
Bold gives high output and the most articulate sound.
Spongy acts like a variac and drops the internal voltage on the channels, giving more sag and thus more vintage tone.
POLISHED DIAMOND PLATE, BLACK TAURUS OR JUTE FRONT PANEL
Multi-Watt™, Channel Assignable Power Amp (Patent 7,602,927) allows you to assign either 2 or all 4 Power Tubes to each Channel for Power Ratings of 50 or 100 Watts of Class A/B Power via independent 50/100 Watt Power Switches / 4x6L6 (or 4xEL-34), 5x12AX7, 2x5U4