Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier 2 x 12 RoadsterItem ID: Roadster212
4-channel, 100-watt Combo Amplifier with 12 Modes, Half-power Switch, Reverb, Voltage Control, Switchable Rectifier, and 8-button Footswitch
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Dial in All of Your Dream Tube Tones with One Great Amp!The Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier 2x12 Roadster combo amplifier puts four independent channels of stunning tube tone at your command! If you love the flexibility of a multi-channel amp but prefer to dial in your tones quickly and intuitively, this amp's for you. The Dual Rectifier 2x12 Roadster gives you crystalline clean tones, authentic grit, authoritative crunch, and even liquid-sustain-type lead tones — and you can use its four channels (plus multiple Modes for each channel) to obtain your favorite sounds and switch among them with ease. A great-sounding long-spring reverb, a switchable Dual Rectifier function on each channel, variable voltage, and 50- or 100-watt operation are also featured on the Dual Rectifier 2x12 Roadster.
Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier 2x12 Roadster 100-watt Tube Combo Amplifier at a Glance:
Plenty of tonal options from an easy-to-use format
Mesa amps are renowned by touring pros and enthusiasts alike for their range of features, and the Dual Rectifier Roadster is no exception. This all-tube thoroughbred shares a class with only one other amplifier — its brother, the mighty Road King. In fact, the Roadster is a Road King without Progressive Linkage selectable power-tube section and other rear panel features. While those features are outstanding and useful, some players prefer a more streamlined approach. The Roadster now offers the plug-and-play-minded guitarist a way to enjoy a myriad of footswitchable preamp choices without having to deal with a complex power section.
Dial in your favorite clean tones, or choose big, bombastic Boogie sounds
While navigating the lower-gain territory of channels 1 and 2, you'll enjoy an array of classic and contemporary clean tones. Clean and Fat modes add even more options. Once you've dialed in your ultimate clean sound, you can duplicate it in the other channel and modify it for single note applications, a more pushed version or decide to switch to another mode for a radically different sound. Meanwhile, dedicated American blues and English rock sounds reside in the easily clippable mid-gain realms of Tweed and Brit. These dynamic and incredibly expressive modes would make an amazing amplifier all by themselves, giving you a palette of tones that run from clean to crunchy.
Channels 3 and 4 contain all the mind-altering iconic sounds of the legendary Dual Rectifier Solo Head and hand you the keys to the world of high gain — both retro and future. The Raw, Vintage, and Modern modes cover the entire range of gain from a sweet clip to a liquid voice up to a crushing wall of tight grind and are duplicated in both channels. This functionality allows you to either find a favorite sound and dedicate the channels to slight differences, or configure them for wildly different styles. The channels' duplicated modes are a powerful feature, making the Roadster not just an amp for your current style or band but a true lifelong companion to your music. This amp offers limitless configurations, keeping pace with your growth as your playing evolves.
Choose between 50-watt or 100-watt power
The Roadster also features Mesa's Multi-Watt channel-assignable power feature, allowing you to choose either 50- or 100-watt power for each channel. This simple-to-use feature expands the potential of each channel mode exponentially by enabling you to lower the power-clip threshold or tighten things up as needed. The two power choices also offer different personalities: 50 watts gives you brighter, elastic bounce; 100 watts means tight-tracking low-end girth and mid punch authority.
Dial in the amp response that suits you
This amp doesn't just stop with a huge array of tweakable tones, however. Mesa applied the same attention to detail to the Roadster's response and dynamics. A switchable Rectifier feature allows you to tune the power supply for the feeling that best suits your style — tube for a vintage-inspired sag, or silicon diodes for tight tracking punch and authority.
Bold/Spongy Power located on the main AC power switch provides a reduced line voltage setting for additional power sag and enhanced top end harmonic content. Its front panel location allows for on-the-fly selection of incoming line voltage with the full 117 volts for headroom and authority, or a reduced voltage setting (like a built-in Variac) for a vintage-inspired "brown" vibe.
Dedicated reverbs add "air" to any or all of these great tones
Reverb is paramount in an amplifier this versatile — and the Roadster gets the best! Mesa used the all-tube circuit from their acclaimed Lone Star amp, giving the Roadster a lush, ambient reverb that blooms with added dimension. And because the Roadster's modes offer such a wide range of gain levels and sound styles, each channel is fitted with a dedicated reverb mix control located on the rear panel so reverb can be optimized for each sound.
Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier 2x12 Roadster 100-watt Tube Combo Amplifier
The Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier 2x12 Roadster produces a ton of great Boogie tones, from crystalline to massive!
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Reviewsbased on 5 reviews
Dual Rec Roadster
by Johnny B. from Kingman Az.All Around goodness. Mesa Boogie coupled with Sweetwater is like the ultimate combo. Recieved this amp and I just have to say, WOW. This tone-machine does it all. Leppard, Bon Jovi, Ac/Dc and all thin... read more [+]gs 80's, are easily tuned in with little effort. This baby has power. I was skeptical at first given all I could find were reviews/samples on Youtube that had horrible sounds via laptop/camera mics and repetitive grinding noises. When real melody is feed into this thing it sings. A little pricey, but worth every penny. Sweetwater's customer service was also surprising. I had the impression that my sales associate, Bob Furlong, would practically bend over backwards for me. This is the most professional company in retail. Sweetwater 4 LIFE! close [-]
February 15, 2012
Music Background: 80's rock guitar genre for 12 years.
My only problem........
by Todd Jones from Hampton Roads, Vais that I didn't buy a Mesa amp sooner. Pristine clean to super thick lead tone and everything in between. Top notch quality made right here at home. If you can play guitar you wont have any trouble d... read more [+]ialing in great sounds. One of my very best purchases ever. You wont regret owning a Roadster! close [-]
November 10, 2010
Music Background: pro musician, hobbyist recording
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier 2 x 12 Roadster Combo
by Ted from FloridaI got this bad boy from Sweetwater and I can tell you it is WELL worth the money.I used to have a Triple Rectifier half stack and I just couldnt dial in a tone for some reason.Every time I do a gig I ... read more [+]get tons of compliments on my tone,even from non guitar players!!! I only use it on the 50 watt setting and thats more than enough for most gigs.The only negative about this amp is the weight at 103 lbs!! But it comes with casters,and has handles on both sides of the amp.Do yourself a favor and get this amp,you wont regret it!! close [-]
August 1, 2010
Music Background: Hobbyist/Semi Pro if I practiced more:)
MESA ROADSTER ROCKS
by Jonathan Mark from Chattanooga, TN . USAOne of the finest combo amps available today. Everything from sweet clean to smokin' saturation. Great construction, plenty of tonal options from an easy-to-use format, dial in your favorite clean ton... read more [+]es, or choose big Boogie sounds. Choose between 50 or 100 watt power options. Dial in the amp response that suits you. A bit heavy, but I would still have her if she were twice the weight... I think. Highly recommended.
May 15, 2010
Music Background: Masters Berklee, Pro Studio & Live Musician
mesa boogie roadster combo
by Gautho from new OrleansReally nice! Performs its best at higher volumes. ...unfortunately, I'm not playing with a group at the moment. ...just jamming in my house. ...so I'm unable to utilize its full potential. Overall....... read more [+].it thrives better at higher volumes! A little disappointing at lower volumes. ....BUT....I'll be ready to kick butt once I'm onstage! ! close [-]
March 1, 2013
Music Background: Extremest
Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier 2 x 12 Roadster
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