Mesa/Boogie Recto-Verb 25 - 25-watt 1x12" Tube Combo - Black with Cream & Black Grille

25/10-watt 2-channel All-tube 1x12" Guitar Combo Amplifier with Tube-driven Spring Reverb, and Tube-driven FX Loop - Black
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Mesa/Boogie Recto-Verb 25 - 25-watt 1x12
Mesa/Boogie Recto-Verb 25 - 25-watt 1x12

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Mesa/Boogie Recto-Verb 25 - 25-watt 1x12" Tube Combo - Black with Cream & Black Grille
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This Versatile Combo Packs Sweet-sounding Spring Reverb

Awesome tube tone is yours with the Mesa/Boogie Recto-Verb Twenty-Five guitar combo amp. Two independent channels give you incredible sonic flexibility. Thanks to Mesa/Boogie's patented Multi-Watt Channel Assignable Power Amp, you can switch between 25-watt and 10-watt operation for each channel. Use the Recto-Verb Twenty-Five's 10-watt mode for lush, liquid tone and smooth feel, and the 25-watt setting for incredible power, punch, and clarity. And with a sweet sounding, tube-driven spring reverb onboard, iconic tone is one strum away with the Mesa/Boogie Recto-Verb Twenty-Five.

Mesa/Boogie Recto-Verb Twenty-Five Tube Combo Amplifier at a Glance:
  • Dyna-Watt technology gives you tonal versatility with 10-watt or 25-watt operation
  • Built-in spring reverb for classic electric guitar tones
  • Built in the USA to rock hard - and reliably
Dyna-Watt technology gives you tonal versatility with 10-watt or 25-watt operation

With the Mesa/Boogie Recto-Verb Twenty-Five set to 10-watt operation, you get the cranked-tube-amp sound at lower volume levels. It feels pleasantly liquid yet responsive with lush harmonics. In 25-watt mode, the Recto-Verb Twenty-Five packs all the punch, power, and clarity you'd expect from a modern Mesa/Boogie amp. And thanks to Mesa/Boogie's patented Multi-Watt Channel Assignable Power Amp, you can set each channel to whatever wattage you prefer.

Built-in spring reverb for classic electric guitar tones

There's an incredibly sweet tube-driven spring reverb in the Recto-Verb Twenty-Five, and that's not even the best part. Each channel has its own reverb level, so you're not restricted to the same reverb setting for both channels.

Built in the USA to rock hard - and reliably

Mesa/Boogie has been hand-building some of the most sought after guitar gear in Petaluma, California since the late '60s. Early fans of Mesa/Boogie gear include Carlos Santana and Keith Richards, guitarists whose tones have been chased by countless musicians for years. When you plug into the Recto-Verb Twenty-Five, you're tapping into decades of innovation. Especially if you're a regularly gigging musician, you'll appreciate the top-notch sound and construction you get in the Recto-Verb Twenty-Five.

Mesa/Boogie Recto-Verb Twenty-Five Tube Combo Amplifier Features:
  • All-tube guitar combo amp with switchable 25-watt or 10-watt operation
  • 2 independent channels, each with their own tone controls, wattage switch, and reverb amount
  • 1 x 12" Fillmore 75 speaker
  • Tube-driven spring reverb for classic amp tones
  • 1-button footswitch for channel switching is included
  • Handmade in the USA
You can create practically any tone you want with the Mesa/Boogie Recto-Verb Twenty-Five!

Additional Media

Guitar Amp Buying Guide
Recto-Verb Series User Manual

Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Total Power 25W/10W
Speaker Size 1 x 12"
Reverb Yes
EQ 3-band (Presence)
Preamp Tubes 6 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x EL84
Footswitch I/O Yes
Effects Loop Yes
Height 17"
Width 19"
Depth 11"
Weight 41 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 1.RV25.BK.G

Customer Reviews

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Mesa Recto-Verb 25

Bought this amp from Sweetwater a little over a year ago and am still loving it more every time I play through it! Over the years I've had Marshalls, Fenders, an older Mesa half stack, even a couple of Peaveys. All were good amps, but with signature tones they were particularly good at. This small, quite portable, amp has all those tones plus many more at the touch of a knob. Personally, I don't care for the inorganic feel of a computerized modeling amp. Maybe I'm just showing my age. The cleans are beyond all but hand wired Fenders. The high gain settings will melt your face (not really my thing but there if you want). My personal favorite tone is a very strong overdive grind that doesn't have distortion that blurs the definition of the single notes that produce a power chord that sounds like an alcohol fueled drag car at redline. Some analogy, huh? Anyway, I am now considering buying a second one as I cannot bear the thought of being without it now should something happen to the one I have. Buy it! You won't regret it!

Wow! Better than expected

I have a small place, but a need for big sound on the weekends etc. This little guy delivers and is really the finest amp I've ever owned. From sweet to overdriven cleans. From mellow vintage OD to bone crunching crunch. A lot in between and excellent acoustics in a really small package. It runs quiet and reverb on back sounds amazing. they pack it all in. I've owned other brands, I think I found the amp for me! Sure, it's expensive, but you get what you pay for and then some. Love the down-home, small business packaging and instructions. Best instruction manual I've ever received for ANY piece of gear. Show that the company cares, that is a plus considering the reputations of other major big-box music brands.. Support the USA and buy this hand made beauty!

Bad A** Little Combo

The feature set is perfect for me. Everything I want and nothing I don't.It's a very expressive and musical amp - the four available voicings coupled with the two power settings can cover a lot of territory. The tube driven serial effects loop and spring reverb sound great.It's also a really cool looking amp (the pictures don't do it justice), and it's smaller than a standard mesa combo, so it sits nicely around the house (the wife doesn't mind it staying in the living room - big plus for me).In terms of the sound, it's hard to cover all that in text, but I really dig all four of the voicings. I can dial in good tones for jazz, blues, rock, metal, etc.It sounds sweet as a combo, and if you want to get your metal on plug it into a mesa 4x12 cab and bring on the sonic assault!!!It is 25/10 watts of mesa tube power and it can get really loud! Like any good tube amp it really shines when you open the throttle.Mesa is a great company with top quality products and the best service in the industry. Five year transferable warranty means no worries whatsoever.I'm very happy with this amp and would buy it again in a heartbeat.
Music background: 20+ years playing electric guitar

A great club amp

This amp covers all of my needs, from clubs to small area jobs (
Music background: Pro guitarist, 50 yrs

Smokin' Combo

This amp is pure tube heaven! The clean channel is sweet and Fender-y, the lead channel is very rich, with all the gain you would ever need for any situation. I play all styles from Jeff Beck to George Benson, and this amp can handle all needed textures with ease... The reverb is beautiful and spacious. Best thing is it only weighs 40 pounds. This amp is loud!! Easily as loud as any fender deluxe amp, even at the 10 watt setting. There is plenty of clean headroom, especially at the 25 watt setting. I've played them all, and this amp is absolute stellar in all respects. It is a beautifully built piece of gear and the 5 year warranty is great to have as well. Kudos to Randall for this one... Light, powerful tube tone macheen!
Music background: Pro player

Sweetwater Advice

Don Carr

The latest addition to Mesa/Boogie's famed Rectifier series of amplifiers, the Rect-O-Verb Twenty-Five, has the trademark Recto voice, along with many others, in a compact, straight-forward format. Ripe with features and options, the controls are surprisingly simple. Don't let the size deceive you; the Recto-Verb Twenty-Five is a flame-throwing monster! This amp has two discrete, distinctly different channels and each channel has two voices that completely alter the gain, tone, and feel of the amp. In Channel 1, Clean mode starts with big, airy, glassy clean sounds on the lower end of the gain knob's spectrum and nudges into light break-up with the gain control maxed. Pushed mode starts there and runs the gamut from chimey grit to stout overdrive — the various colors of rhythm guitar. Also an excellent blues lead voice, Pushed mode is both touch and volume-knob sensitive. With the master volume control between 10 and 12 o'clock, I had huge fun coaxing a wide, expressive, dynamic range from Pushed mode with picking dynamics and by riding the guitar's volume knob. Channel 2 makes this amp worthy of its Rectifier name; huge, high-gain distortion tones from two distinct voices. The Modern side is pure Recto with a tight, aggressive attack, massive low-end, and high-mid bump that stays percussive no matter how much gain you dial in. The Vintage side is spongier and looser, with nice sag on the attack that adds a liquid feel. Vintage mode begged me to play both long, singing lead lines and fast flurries. Boogie uses two EL84 power tubes and Multi-Watt Channel Assignable Power switches on each channel that allow for either 25-watt or 10-watt operation. More than just a wattage change, each power setting adds its own character to each of the four modes. 25-watt operation is wired in Class A/B pentode and has a bold attack, increased definition, clean headroom, and an open top-end. Switch to 10 watts and the Class A/B triode softens the attack for a sweeter, rounder sound. 10 watts breaks up quicker at lower volumes, which is more apparent on both of Channel 1's modes. The long-tank spring reverb and effects loop are both tube-driven, really adding to the rich sonic detail of the Recto-Verb Twenty-Five. The reverb has a clean, even, long tail that sounds great no matter where you set it. Even at higher settings it's never boingy and doesn't cloud your tone. I have used this amp in a variety of scenarios over the course of a few months and it shines no matter what the context. The compact size allowed me to use it in a duo setting, playing mellower pop and country songs to a smaller crowd. Having independent reverb controls for each channel was invaluable here; I could really get the Channel 1's Clean mode nice and wet and give a lower gain setting on Channel 2's Vintage mode a "golden halo." Conversely, I used the Recto-Verb Twenty-Five to drive a 2x12 cabinet and played a show with Altitudes and Attitudes, a hard-rock band featuring Frank Bello of Anthrax and Dave Ellefson of Megadeth. The tight, loud 25 watts came in really handy, as did the rich saturation and mammoth sustain. In the studio paired with my PRS 513, a plethora of tones from classic rock to chicken pickin' were easily dialed in. In the 1x12 combo configuration, Boogie's Fillmore 75 speaker is well matched to complement the Recto-Verb's large sonic vocabulary but it sounds great with other speakers as well. Speaking of, the Recto-Verb Twenty-Five is available in a head-only configuration as well. I love how this amp's versatility and size bring a new personality to the already stellar Mesa/Boogie Rectifier family.
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