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Mesa Boogie Badlander 50w 1x12" Guitar Combo

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$4,795.00
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50 Watts of Fire-breathing Recto Tone

Mesa Boogie Rectifiers are renowned for their tight, muscular lows, hard-hitting mids, and sweet, singing highs. Mesa’s newest Recto, the Badlander, includes a streamlined feature set, baked-in cutting-edge technology, and — most importantly — 50 watts of fire-breathing Rectifier tone. This guitar combo amplifier comes loaded with a 12-inch Celestion Creamback 65 speaker, which yields brawny low-end grunt, warm lower mids, crunchy upper mids, and sweet highs. Three selectable modes enable you to configure each channel for an array of sounds, while a 2-way power reduction switch makes achieving cranked-up tones at bedroom levels easy. This Recto supplies you with the usual EQ controls, plus a Bold/Variac switch for further fine-tuning your sound. You also get a built-in CabClone IR, a serial effects loop, a headphone output, and a 1-button footswitch. So what are you waiting for? Plug into the Mesa Rectifier Badlander and experience its pure legendary power!

2 channels, 3 selectable modes: plenty of tones

Like previous Recto iterations, the Rectifier Badlander is renowned for its high-gain metal tones. That said, thanks to two channels with three selectable modes, it can do much, much more. Each channel includes 3-mode Channel Cloning, with Clean, Crunch, and Crush modes, plus independent Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, and Master controls. It doesn’t matter what sound you’re aiming for — sparkling clean, throaty crunch, or gut-punching high gain — the Badlander can achieve it. On top of that, this amp's touch sensitivity is incredible. At Guitar World, we’ve found that no matter where you set this Recto’s Gain knob, your instrument’s tone and character shines through brilliantly.


A bundle of features supplies maximum tone shaping

The Mesa Rectifier Badlander is loaded with a variety of tone-shaping features. A 2-way power reduction switch toggles the amp between an easy-clipping 20 watts and a club-friendly 50 watts. A Bias switch enables you to swap the Badlander’s original EL34 power tubes for a set of muscular 6L6s. You also get a Bold/Variac switch, allowing you to dial in a spongy, quick-to-saturate quality or a bold sound with maximum power and lots of clean headroom. Got pedals? Who doesn’t? That’s why this Recto includes a fully buffered, tube-driven, series effects loop for your pedalboard and other external processing.

Built-in CabClone IR offers top-shelf cabinet simulations

Parked in front of a live audience or DI’d into your DAW, the Recto Badlander enables you to dispense with microphones and all the complications that come with them, by virtue of its built-in CabClone IR. This reactive load box and IR cabinet simulator includes eight dynamic- and ribbon-mic’d cabinet impulse responses, plus it gives you the ability to upload third-party IRs. With the Badlander, you’ll benefit from limitless cab combinations for unprecedented tone crafting. Take it onstage to dial up cranked amp tones at venue-appropriate volumes. Use it in the studio to get perfect-sounding guitar recordings. Or, plug into the Recto’s headphones output for silent practice sessions that sound like a mic’d amp.

Mesa/Boogie Rectifier Badlander Combo Features:

  • 50W guitar combo amplifier with streamlined features, cutting-edge tech, and fire-breathing Recto sound
  • 12-inch Celestion Creamback 65 speaker yields brawny low-end grunt, warm lower mids, crunchy upper mids, and sweet highs
  • 2 channels with 3 selectable modes supply a versatile array of tones
  • Independent Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, and Master controls per channel
  • 2-way power reduction switch makes achieving cranked-up tones at bedroom levels easy
  • Bias switch enables you to swap the original EL34 power tubes for a set of muscular 6L6s
  • Bold/Variac switch for fine-tuning your tone
  • Fully buffered, tube-driven, series effects loop for your pedalboard and other external processing
  • Fixed bias for consistent, maintenance-free performance
  • Built-in CabClone IR with third-party IR support offers limitless cab combinations
  • 1-button footswitch for channel switching
  • Slipcover included