Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier Head - Black
Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier Head - Black

Triple Rectifier Head - Black, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Mesa Boogie in the Triple Rectifier series.

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iamqman 02/07/2011

Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier Head - Black : Recensione di iamqman (content in English)

"A beats of an amp!"

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This is a beast of an amp! This is basically the same amp as the Dual Rectifier but has an extra 50 watts of power making it a total of 150 watts. Plenty of power to play any gig in any setting? This changes the tone only by a hair. And I am really only splitting hairs here but since you have more wattage you will get the tone to be a little more airy. However, this is only slightly and will not be noticeable on its own ad you would only hear it if you A/B-ed them together.

Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectifier 3-channel, 150-watt Tube Amplifier Head Features at a Glance:

* MULTI-WATT 50-watt/150-watt, Class A/B power
* Tube complement: 6 x 6L6, 5 x 12AX7, 3 x 5U4
* Bias Select switch (6L6/EL34)
* Fixed bias for consistent, maintenance free performance
* 3 fully independent channels with 8 modes (Channel 1=Clean or Pushed, Channel 2= Raw, Vintage High Gain or Modern High Gain, Channel 3=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, when activated)
* Footswitchable Solo Level control (over all channels, when activated)
* Selectable Dual Rectifier switch
* Bold/Spongy "Variac" switch
* Assignable parallel effects loop with Send and Mix Level controls
* Slave Out with level control
* External switching jacks for channels 1, 2, 3, Solo, and effects loop
* 5-button footswitch (Channel 1, Channel 2, Channel 3, solo and effects loop)
* Handbuilt in Petaluma, California
* Slipcover included


Type Tube
Number of Channels 3
Power 150W Class AB`
No Effects
No Reverb
EQ Bass, Mid, Treble
No Amp Modeling
Number of Tubes 14
Preamp Tubes 5 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 6 x 6L6, 3 x 5U4 (Rectifier)
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 5 x Speaker, 1 x Slave
Footswitch I/O
Effects Loop


I love the sound of a Recto. One is a staple tone in modern rock music. Nothing really sounds like a recto and a recto has that saturation that is immediately noticeable when compared to an JCM800. My personal favorite setting is the high gain channel on the modern mode. To me that is where this amp come alive and does what it was built to do. Don't get me wrong the clean are fantastic but this thing was made to get up and gallop like a American muscle car.

It is a very forgiving amp as well when switched to the spongy mode. It gives a very forgiving sag that makes you want to play fast. Switch it to the bold mode and the amp becomes tighter and more focused. Good for dropped tunings and more modern music that need the speed while remaining tight.

I used this with a Les Paul exclusively and a Recto 4x12 cab with V30's in it. The cab was slant cab and i ran some delays and such in the loop. matching this amp up with a recto cab is essential. I don't fell it can do what it was created to do with a Marshall 4x12. The speakers to me make a difference as well. For me you really need the V30's with this amp.


The recto is an amp any guitar player would own. So many records and professionals have used this amp for their main tone. Much like the Mark series and the Roadster and Road King this is a heavy modern rock amp. It can do some bluesy stuff too so it does not hold anything back. Given the chance to pick one up on the used market I definitely would pull the trigger. I think this is a great buy with the options and features that exist with it.

At new you can find these amps for right around $1999. A great price for an amp that will be steady for its user for years to come. These amps are built like tanks.