The 150W Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier amp head is a machine of mayhem, unleashing all the punishing gain found in the original Rectos' 2 channels and adding a powerful third channel dedicated to rhyth... Read More
The 150W Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier amp head is a machine of mayhem, unleashing all the punishing gain found in the original Rectos' 2 channels and adding a powerful third channel dedicated to rhythm sounds. The high-gain lead channel now has an additional mode dubbed Raw that travels the region of gain below that of the original Vintage mode. With its touch-sensitive response, Raw lets you explore the heavier side of blues on up to classic rock, revealing the soulful nature of this amazing tube-rectified power section.
With these 3 versatile channels, 8 incredible modes, the Solo Control feature, a programmable/footswitchable Effects Loop, and a stage-ready 5-button foot controller, the Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier amp head is a purebred, gain-wielding beast.
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Triple Rectifiers are great amps! They are more versatile than what people give them credit for. It can be a bit tricky to fine tune the sound but once you get the idea of the interactive eq it's pretty easy to dial in your sound quickly. I have the two channel head and it's a beast! I actually have my gain around 10 o clock as oppose to the typical 1 o clock setting. I also have my mids dime to get the amp to cut through the mix with ease. The TR actually has very good cleans if you dial it right. It can sound pretty bland at first, if it's tweaked well? It will sound good especially in a live situation. I've compare it to many amps I've owned in the past, this amp has not only been very reliable but always sounded great live. There's a reason why these amps have been around in so many years and platinum recordings and why bands love using them. They may not have the same impact as it did during the 90's til mid 2000's but rest assure. This sound or amp isn't ever going to go away. Who cares what people say about how it sounds like every other amp. If you like it? And you gel with the sound. This amp is for you!
if you have the money totally go with this amp it has extremely crisp cleans and tight, chunky, and super heavy distortion. but make sure you have a good cable the cheap ones give you feed back (I use monsters but there are other great alternatives as well)
I've owned this head for about 5 years now, and it has lived up to every expectation I have had except for one. The only thing this head really isn't very great at is a good CLEAN tone. I know a lot of players using this head are playing metal, but I play all types of rock, including blues and alternative. I hate to call the head a "one trick pony," but it sort of is in my opinion. I'm still giving the head 5 stars because, for what it's meant to do, it does it VERY VERY well. I wouldn't give this head up for the world and will be using it as part of my "rig" for years to come. If this head ever dies on me and cannot be repaired, I will undoubtedly buy another. The way I got around my dislike of the heads clean tone is the addition of a Music Man HD130. I run both of those heads into my Mesa 4x12 Recto Cab with a Radial Headbone pedal. Sounds awesome. Problem solved. If you're not going to use clean tones much, you'll love it. If you DO intend on using clean (and are very picky about your tone) be prepared to buy some extra equipment to get a better sound. Reliability is great too. KEEP SPARE TUBES ON-HAND. You should do this with any tube head. Tubes cost about $300 any time you change ALL of them. That's just the sacrifice you have to make for great tone. haha Like I said, I have owned the head for about 5 years and just ordered my 3rd set of new tubes. With that said, if I had to do over again I would STRONGLY consider buying the Dual-Rectifier instead. I play some fairly small venues, and some fairly large venues, and this thing is WAY more power than I've ever needed for any of them. The master volume knob isn't numbered, but let's pretend it were, I'm only turning this thing up to between 1 and 3 out of 10. Using it at 3 would be for a pretty large gig. Like I said though, amazing head. As soon as you play through one you won't be able to sleep at night until you go back to the store and buy it. haha
Okay lets start off with saying the amp is beautiful... but the clean tone is muddy. I bought this amp because of the hype, bad move. The OD/Distortion channels/modes were okay but I couldn't use them for what I needed(medium gain metal tone). I later bought a used Mesa Heartbreaker head along with a Blackstar HT-Dual and am very happy. I'd rather save $300 and buy the Blackstar Series One 100, great bright cleans and orgasmic distortions!! I'll be staying away from the 'Recifier' Mesa's.
Ive owned my Mesa for a few years now, i play in a metal Deathmetal band and do a fair amount of traveling, i have nothing but good things to say about the triple, it has verry good distortion, it is verry durable and has never let me down. Im plaaying it through two rectifier 4x12 cabniets 1 slant and 1 strait, and has what i would call verry good range ans far as the abillity to dial your tone in in relation to your tuning, that being said as with anything else in life there can be drawbacks and concerns, 1. im not a fan of the original preamp mesa tubes i felt they were to "dark" sounding for my tuning . 2. the clean channel is "dry". and 3. i have found out the hard way that a 150w tube amp is sometimes to much amp for most venues obviously depending on the size of the venue in question, ex) your standard bar or club. i have found that the volume that you wish to obtain to get the saturation you want usuially has sound guys flailing theyre arms in disapproval. if i were to purchase again i would opt for the dual for that reason. being able to heat the preamp tubes hotter without hitting that huge gain in overall volume (without modding) would make the amp alot easier to gig, but overall i love the amp its definately a tank and will melt your face off if your not careful,.. hope this helps someone out respect the tubes
This amp really is the greatest amp ever. It is the most powerful tube head I have ever come across and is just a complete tonal giant. With four channels and three way switches on each channel, it is the single most versatile head I have ever played. My favorite thing about this amp is that it is a metal beast! I never thought I would say this about any amp, but this amp almost has too much gain. I've seen it pitted against Peavey 6505+ heads and the like, and it just obliterates them all! It has the best tonal quality of all it's sounds. If you are a serious musician, and have the money for this, you will never need another amp in your entire life!
I really like this amp. I had about 3 different heads. This is the best. Some people mentioned it being too harsh or fuzzy. Not true. It all depends on the volume you play. Sounds good with absolute any mids or trebs settings. I had those almost all way up and then scooped one or the other. Also play according to manufacturer recommendations (manual). Able to pull amazing sounds like CD quality. Again, it all depends on the volume applied. I mostly use the 50W setting at home. Bold or spongy, Silicone or Variac, doesn't matter it's all GREAT.
This is the greatest amp on the face of the earth! The tone is unbelievable and this thing is LOUD. You can get literally any type of tone out of this amp, from the brightest and most crystal cleans, to the most disgustingly heavy distortion from any amp. It has the amazing pallet of a Marshall JVM410 but with twice the balls and power!
I played this beast at a bands house who im am friends with, His was set up for Modern Metal. It has SO much gain on the modern settings that it almost passes up the Peavey 5150 (aka 6505) series. It is Uber Loud, and VERY versatile, it had a very clear Clean channel, and a classic rock sound. So from weak tone, to balls out metal, this is it. 3 days after i played on it they played a House of Blues without running through the PA and everyone had ringing ears, good job Mesa!!!
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