Exciting news from our friends at Mesa Boogie, Recto Evolution in the form of the all new Badlander!
This is the latest offering in a long line of Iconic Rectifiers that carries all the tradition of higher performance, high gain but with a tighter low end and more aggressive mid character. All new preamp and power section featuring El-34, this is not your 90’s Recto, however it does pay homage to Heavy sounds and far more.
Recto fans for yeas have been begging for an amp that would deliver a tighter more percussive low end with cutting mid range and less high end sizzle. Lets face it, Duals and Triples are fantastic but they have loads of subsonic low end, scooped mid range and a shimmering top end. In no way is that bad, obviously, the Rectos have ruled the rock world for decades. The Recto line started in the early 90s and no one would have thought that the Rectifier amps would take off and become as successful as they did. Players loved the huge blooming sound that just one note would produce, but loved most was the feel, that lovely feel. Rectos were fantastic feeling amps, forgiving to the player, it felt immediately like your favorite pair of jeans.
The Badlander is now on the scene, not to replace, but to fill a void in the series that a lot of players such as my self have always wanted out their Rectos. Tighter more aggressive low end with mid range cut and a softer sweeter top end while retaining that iconic rectifier feel. Super easy to dial in with true channel cloning, this amp gives the player every thing they need and does not clutter the features with things they do not, Fully integrated CabClone I.R. with the ability to select a cabinet for each channel is a great feature for todays gigging and recording guitarist. You can also load up your own I.R. files, take all your favorite cabs with you when you leave to house without any of the weight! And these are only some of the unique features, check out our video for a more in-depth look and some sounds from this beast!
Available in three formats, 100 watt head, 50 watt head or 50 watt 1x12 combo.
Here is a quick specs on the 100 head, same for the 50 only two EL34 as opposed to four. The 1x12 combo is loaded with a Celestion Creamback 65.
Amp Type: Tube
Chassis Material: Aluminum
Power Amp Tubes: 4x Mesa EL34 (or 6L6/Bias Select)
Preamp Tubes: 5x 12AX7
Rectifier Type: Silicon Diodes
Variac Power Switch: Power Switch
Bias Switch for Alternate Power Tubes: 6L6 or EL-34
Bias: Maintenance Free Fixed Bias
Wattages: 100/50/20 watt - Global
Channels: Two Channels, Fully Independent, Footswitchable Channels, each with 3 Mode Channel Cloning and CabClone IR Controls
Style Modes: Three
Modes Per Channel: Clean, Crunch & Crush
Cabclone: Built-in, Channel Assignable CabClone IR (Cabinet Simulator & Reactive Amp Load) features:
Preset 1 = 4x12 Rectifier Standard (closed back) Preset 5 = 1x12 Thiele (closed back, front ported)
Preset 2 = 4x12 Rectifier Traditional (closed back) Preset 6 = 2x12 Lone Star (open back)
Preset 3 = 2x12 Rectifier Horizontal (closed back) Preset 7 = 1x12 Lone Star 23 (open back)
Preset 4 = 1x12 Rectifier (closed back) Preset 8 = 1x12 California Tweed 23 (open back)
Open System, Third-Party IR Compatibility via USB connection allows open access to download, store and use your favorite IRs of choice (USB 2.0 A to B connection cable (not included) is required for managing IR file directory)
Extra “Cabinet Library” Space for storing additional IR favorites, beyond the 8 factory-loaded Presets, for native access via any USB computer connection
IR Controls: Level, Balanced XLR Direct Output (Contolled by the level control) Headphone Output Jack, Ground Lift Switch
Effects Loop; Fully Buffered FX Loop
Switching Jack Options: Channel, 1- Button Footswitch (Channel 1/2)
Speaker Outputs: 16, 8 , 4
Demensions: 9 5/8" x 22 3/4" x 10 3/8"
Weight: 41 lbs