Mesa Boogie Single Rectifier Solo Head
The reputation of the Mesa Rectifier guitar amp is one of great tone, and maximum gain. How can anyone not like these amps? The Single Rectifier guitar amp has the same gain channels and options as the Dual Rectifier and the Triple Rectifier, without the rectifier tracking options. It cranks out 50 watts of wall shaking power through two 6L6 power tubes, and the pre amp runs off 5 12AX7 tubes. It’s got all the usual Mesa Boogie features like a parallel FX loop with mix control, two master volume controls (a standard master, and a footswitchable “Solo” volume) and the awesome fixed bias option making re-tubing the amp a breeze. The distortion is the unique Mesa slightly compressed, yet completely saturated tone with endless sustain. To get a pure clean sound, you’ll have to work with the amp quite a bit to get the two channels master volumes at near levels. The clean channel breaks up very quickly as one should expect from a 50 watt power section, but the grit applied sounds awesome. The Mesa Boogie Single Rectifier is a great sounding amp if you’re only looking for a couple great sounds, and seems to be perfect for studio situations or heavy effects users (like myself) who aren’t relying on the guitar amplifier for all the tones you’ll need.
After 2 years, still my workhorse amp. I love it.