Mesa/Boogie Recto-Verb 25 - 25-watt Tube Head - Black with Cream & Black Grille

2-channel, All-tube 10/25-watt Guitar Amplifier Head with Tube-driven Spring Reverb, Tube-driven FX Loop, and 1-button Footswitch
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All-tube Tone Plus Sweet-sounding Spring Reverb

Awesome tube tone is yours with the Mesa/Boogie Recto-Verb Twenty-Five guitar amp head. Two independent channels give you incredible sonic flexibility. Thanks to Mesa'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 Amplifier Head 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 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 handbuilding some of the most sought after guitar gear in Petaluma, California since the late '60s. Early fans of Mesa gear include Carlos Santana and Keith Richards - guitarists whose tones have been chased by countless musicians ever since. 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 Amplifier Head Features:
  • All-tube guitar amplifier head with switchable 10-watt or 25-watt operation
  • 2 independent channels, each with their own tone controls, wattage switch, and reverb amount
  • Tube-driven spring reverb for classic amp tones
  • 1-button footswitch for channel switching is included
  • Handmade in the USA
  • 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.
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
Reverb Yes
EQ 3-band with Presence
Preamp Tubes 6 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x EL84
Effects Loop Yes
Footswitch I/O Yes
Manufacturer Part Number 2.RV25.BK

Customer Reviews

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Such an amazing sounding, versatile amp. Perfect in every way.

This is my first Mesa Boogie amp and I have to say that I am blown away. I didn't realize what I was actually missing but I've finally found an amp that captures every tone I love. From vintage to modern, this can do it all with ease. Don't be fooled with these EL84 tubes; there is more than enough bottom end to satisfy anyone. I did not use reverb much in the past, but I'm starting to incorporate it into my music because it sounds so good in this amp. Make sure to read the manual if you are not used to dialing in Mesas; they give you suggested ranges for each section of the EQ and they all sound amazing. The option to dial in virtually any tone coupled with the fact that it is light and extremely portable, makes it the perfect amp in my opinion. I'm still amazed at how good the clean tone is on this amp. Just buy this and never look back.

Great Amp

Made in hand. 5 Stars. Very satisfied with the quality and sound of this little amp. Here is a little history of my amp experience; 80's Gorilla 1X12, 90's Peavy 1x12 solid state, Marshall DSL40cst, Marshall JVM210h with 1960 cab, and now the Rectoverb 25 with a 1960 cab. Of course the Recto25 blows away everything in my experience but the JVM. The JVM210 is my dad's and to me paired with the 1960 cab is just the perfect combo. I'm sure there are plenty of other heads and cabinets that sound just as good if not better but from my experience, that combo satisfies my taste. So i wanted something that was a little quieter but sounded just as good. The JVM sounds its best cranked and that's something I don't need for practice and solo jamming. First of all, the clean channel on the Recto is simply perfect. Plenty of bass and clarity coming out of the 1960 cab. Probably one of the best cleans I've ever heard. I've had to tweak an tweak the overdrive channel to get almost to the sound I want. I probably just have picky ears. I guess I'm searching for the sound of the JVM's highest gain channel. I've gotten the Recto's overdrive channel to a suitable sound for now. I also use a MXR Super Badass Distortion and have gotten a really nice distortion comparable to the JVM. Overall I couldn't be happier with this amp. It takes pedals very nicely and the build quality is exceptional. I'm now forever a Mesa/Boogie user.

Awesome Tone

I had a Rivera Doce Clubster that I absolutely loved. It was my dream amp, with a clean channel to die for. But I was never sold on the drive channel and used a pedalboard for that. When it died on me I started looking at the Mesa Express but had to wait a while. I never even considered the Dual Rectifier, but wound up getting it instead, and boy am I glad! Everytime I play through it I feel like it's Christmas morning! It is the apple of my eye! I have a Badcat head, Acoustic head, Crate Vintage Club 30 combo, and a Peavey Bandit as well. I had to let the Rivera go to get the Mesa, and I have to say both channels sound great! I love the black with cream grille and one button footswitch you can use with any guitar cord. The reverb is very nice and the overdrive is truly the best I've heard! Long story short, I feel my Dual Rectifier is the best sounding amp I've ever had and it pleases me every day to have it in my arsenal!
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Thid thing is a beast! Im completely blown away. A big thanks to Steven Chamoun and sweetwater they always deliver the best service. After having several different tube amps the last few years and never being satisfied. Steven recommended i give this one a try and it is a keeper. Now as far as the amp goes if you try to set it like you would a brittish flavored amp you probably wont be happy. Take your time and even check some of the example settings and you will get amazing tones especially on the cleans..i cant say enough about this amp or Sweetwater.. buy it!


This is an incredible amp! I've always wanted a Mesa since I was a kid and this sucker delivers! The cleans (clean/pushed) go from fairly sparkly to fat and thick to a bit of hair. The dirty (modern/vintage) will get you classic rock to all out barking metal. Take your time to dial it in, Mesa's don't work like other the manual. Oh yeah, the reverb is the best I've ever heard!Big thanks to Aaron for all his help and patience with me! Sweetwater customer service is INSANELY good...but with complete confidence.
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