Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier Roadster 100-watt 2x12" Tube Combo Amp - Black with Black Grille

100-watt 4-channel All-tube 2x12" Guitar Combo Amplifier with 12 Modes, Half-power Switch, Reverb, Voltage Control, Switchable Rectifier, and 8-button Footswitch - Black
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Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier Roadster 100-watt 2x12
Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier Roadster 100-watt 2x12

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Dial in All of Your Dream Tube Tones with One Great Amp!

The Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier 2 x 12" 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, then this amp's for you. The 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 Roadster.

Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier 2 x 12" Roadster 100-watt Tube Combo Amplifier at a Glance:
  • Plenty of tonal options in an easy-to-use format
  • Dial in your favorite clean tones, or choose big, bombastic Boogie sounds
  • Choose between 50-watt or 100-watt power
  • Dial in the amp response that suits you
  • Dedicated reverbs add air to any or all of these tones
Plenty of tonal options in an easy-to-use format

Mesa amps are renowned by touring pros and enthusiasts alike for their range of features, and the 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 one and two, 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 three and four 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 silicone 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's Warranty: The Best in the Business!

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

Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier 2x12 Roadster 100-watt Tube Combo Amplifier Features:
  • Handbuilt in Petaluma, California
  • Multi-Watt channel-assignable power amp
  • 50 or 100 watts with power switch
  • Class A/B operation
  • 4 x 6L6, 6 x 12AX7, and 2 x 5U4 tube complements
  • Bias select switch (6L6/EL34)
  • Fixed bias for consistent, maintenance-free performance
  • 4 fully independent channels with 12 Modes: channel 1 - clean, fat or tweed; channel 2 - clean, fat or Brit; channels 3 and 4 - raw, vintage high-gain, or modern high-gain
  • Each channel features independent gain, treble, mid, bass, presence, all-tube long-spring reverb, channel-assignable Dual Rectification with Recto Tracking (diode or tube tracking), all-tube effects loop with send level control (over all channels when activated)
  • Output level control (over all channels when activated)
  • Footswitchable solo level control (over all channels when activated)
  • Bold/spongy variac switch
  • True hard-bypass switch that removes effects loops and output level and solo level controls from signal path
  • Slave out with level control
  • 8-button footswitch (channel 1, channel 2, channel 3, channel 4, reverb, FX loop, and solo)
  • V30 speakers
  • 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 2 x 12" Roadster produces a ton of great Boogie tones, from crystalline to massive!

Additional Media

Dual Rectifier Roadster Series User Manual
Guitar Amp Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 4
Total Power 100W
Speaker Size 2 x 12"
Reverb Yes
EQ 3-band
Preamp Tubes 6 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 4 x 6L6, 2 x 5U4 (Rectifier)
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 4 x Speaker, 1 x Slave
Footswitch I/O Yes
Effects Loop Yes
Height 21.5"
Width 26.75"
Depth 12.75"
Weight 100 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 1.RS2.BB.F

Customer Reviews

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This thing is so great! I was really hesitant to pull the trigger because of the price but I'm so glad I did. The versatility is amazing. The quality is amazing top to bottom and the sound is unbelievable. After messing with settings for countless hours I've dialed in my favorites and can honestly say it is the best amp I've ever played. Comes with ultra durable casters that make it a breeze to move around even though it weighs a ton. Couldn't be happier.

Best Amp I've Ever Owned

This amp is amazing. You can literally make it sound like any other amp - Fender, Vox, Marshall, classic or modern Mesa/Boogie, it's all there. And unlike amp simulators, it's all from a real tube amp. The range of tones is unbelievable. Once you understand the settings, which are not too complicated, you can get any sound you're looking for. I would strongly recommend anyone considering an expensive amp modeler to try one of these instead. The only drawback is that it's heavy and harder to transport. But the tone and versatility are unmatched.

The Last Amp You'll Need

I've played too many amps over the course of my career. Some, I'd like to forget, and there are others that served their purpose, but still fell short in some manner. The primary reason for my purchase was to plug into an amp that was ready-to-roll. It seems that I spend more time diagnosing and fixing amp issues, rather than actually playing through them. I researched this amp for a while before I pulled the trigger on it. It's expensive, but the saying is true: "you get what you pay for." This is a 4 channel amp, with 3 different voicings on each channel. Right out of the box, there are an overwhelming number of tone choices at your disposal. Each channel can independently be switched from either 50-to-100 watts (depending on how much headroom you want for your style). In terms of build, this amp is solid (and heavy). It weighs in at approximately 100lbs, but not only does it have a LEATHER (not rubber) handle on the top of the chassis, it also has two hand-holds on the side of the cab, as well. It comes with removable casters that slide into grooves on the bottom of the cabinet. It's the attention to detail that really struck me about this Mesa. This is my first and undoubtedly will be the last amp I'll need. I'm, unfortunately, accustomed to buying pricey midrange amps only to have rubber handles that break during cartage to rehearsals. Again, this is rock-solid.I've only begun to dig into the tones on the Roadster, but in running through some of the settings fairly quickly, I have to admit I was almost dumbfounded when I discovered this amp really delivers an incredible tweed tone. In my research on this amp, I knew it was good for blues, rock, metal, etc, but plug a Tele into this with a little compression and you can get some serious country tones out of this, too. Tone is subjective, but you'll find the one you want (and love) in this Mesa.
Music background: Professional

Massa amp

This amp is on a league of its own I got it about 4months ago I have about 15 amps but this amp when you turn it on it just goes right thru you it's clean with the tc g system there is nothing better out there I would tell everyone buy it you will never be disappointed I no it cost a lot but well worth it I give it a 10,star....stevenmeinster
Music background: old school rock


I've had this amp for 6 years now. I loved it the first day I got it and I've never looked back. I have many styles of guitars and I can get what I want out of any of them. I told my wife if I ever sell this amp to have my head examined because I'm clearly not thinking straight. I think this will be a keeper until the very end. I highly suggest this one.
See also: Combo Amps, Mesa/Boogie, Mesa/Boogie Guitar Combo Amps