Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier 100-watt Tube Head - "Blacked Out"

100-watt, 3-channel Tube Amplifier Head with Selectable Dual Rectifier Switch, 50-/100-watt switches per Channel, FX Loop, and 6-button Footswitch - Blackout Special Edition
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Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier 100-watt Tube Head -
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Turn Heads with This Truly Amazing Tube Amp Head!

The world-famous Dual Rectifier with an ultra-cool, ultra-distinctive look! This handbuilt Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier Head Black Panel amp head is a special edition of the popular Dual Rectifier. It features a black Taurus front panel with blacked out vents, plates, and knobs. Talk about stealth! Three independent channels (each with its own 50-/100-watt switch) give you all the tones you'll ever need onstage or in the studio.

Plug into a Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier 3-channel tube amplifier head and you're in for the kind of massive tone you've only dreamed of - until now! This all-tube, 100-watt firebreather one-ups its predecessors, adding a third channel to an already legendary amp. Now you can dial in that great chunky rhythm tones to make your tonal palette complete. As always, the Dual Rectifier is capable of the most mammoth metal tones out there, but now its even more versatile. Experience the pure power of a legend for yourself - play through a Dual Rectifier!

It all started in the early '70s, when Boogie introduced the groundbreaking Mark series. These amps became famous for their gobs of overdrive and liquid sustain, making them sing through solos. When all this thick gain was combined with Mesa's onboard 5-band graphic EQ, lethal crunch was the result, and it propelled both players and Mesa into the spotlight for the last two decades. Not content to rest on their laurels (or anyone else's), the folks at Mesa sought a combination of the Boogie's creamy tone and a huge low end that could track faster and stay tight even under the most extreme settings. Their quest for the best of both worlds resulted in the benchmark Dual and Triple Rectifier heads. Years later, the patented Dual Rectifier series amplifiers continue to blow away crowds and players alike.

The 1990s brought new amps to Mesa's lineup that were built to appeal to lower-gain playing styles, and these amps definitely found their share of devotees. Yet with appearances on hundreds of hit recordings and thousands of loyal players singing (and playing) their praises, the Dual and Triple heads remain the mainstays of the Rectifier phenomenon.

How could Mesa possibly improve on such an amazing amp? They added another channel! These 3-channel monsters unleash all the punishing gain found in the original Recto's two channels - and add a powerful third channel dedicated to rhythm sounds. The high gain lead channels now each have an additional mode dubbed RAW that provides gain levels below that of the original vintage mode. RAW's touch-sensitive response lets you explore the heavier side of blues on up to classic rock, revealing the soulful nature of this amazing tube-rectified power section.

Mesa/Boogie's Warranty: The Best in the Business!

Your new Mesa/Boogie amp is protected by Mesa/Boogie's transferable warranty: five years on the electronics, three years for speakers, and six months for tubes.

Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier Head Black Panel 3-channel, 100-watt Tube Amplifier Head Features at a Glance:
  • Blackout cosmetics
  • 100 watts of Class A/B power
  • 4 x 6L6, 5 x 12AX7, and 2 x 5U4 tube complements
  • Bias select switch (6L6/EL34)
  • Fixed bias for consistent, maintenance free performance
  • 3 fully independent channels with 8 modes
  • Independent gain, treble, mid, bass, presence, and master controls per channel
  • Output level control
  • Footswitchable solo level control
  • Selectable Dual Rectifier 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
  • 6-button footswitch (channel 1, channel 2, channel 3, solo, and effects loop)
  • Handbuilt in Petaluma, California
  • Slipcover included
  • Important Notice for International Customers: Mesa/Boogie products sold by Sweetwater are intended for use within the United States. We are unable to ship any Mesa/Boogie products outside of the US.
The Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier Head Black Panel tube amp head packs a ton of monster tone into a 3-channel package that's ready to take over any stage!

Additional Media

Dual Rectifier 100 Watt Head User Manual
Guitar Amp Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 3
Total Power 100W/50W
EQ 3-band
Preamp Tubes 5 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 4 x 6L6, 2 x 5U4 (Rectifier)
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 5 x Speaker, 1 x Slave
Effects Loop Yes
Footswitch I/O 6-button footswitch included
Height 10"
Width 25.2"
Depth 9.87"
Manufacturer Part Number 2.DR.117D.V01.DP2.H02.C01+

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Excellent Amp

Great build quality that you can see and feel, very flexible tone, nice features. The tones aren't as "loose" as a Marshall and not as "tight" as a Diezel. You can get anything from crystal clean to more distortion than you can use right from the amp. The tone and presence controls have a wide range to them and make it easy to dial in "your" sound. I have zero complaints about this amp.
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