It’s been more than 25 years, two generations of guitarists and several musical trend-cycles since the Dual Rectifier® first unleashed its crushing wall of gain on radio. In that time many have mimicked, modeled, dissected and plagiarized it, but ...
At 3:03 of Mark Tremonti's gear rundown, he talks about his amps. "When I'm playing rhythm guitar, I'm playing through this, down the middle..." From the article http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/Rig_Rundown_Creeds_Mark_Tremonti: "Tremonti uses a multi-amp setup anchored by his Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier, which runs through the two inside Mesa/Boogie 4x12 cabinets for rhythm and lead work."more
This itam can be seen multiple times in the video, like for example in 0:11, im not sure if its a dual, a triple or single rectifier but for me it looks closest to a dual rectifier. I've spotted this amp in multiple occasions during the Toxicity tour, but im not sure if he used it during the recording of any SOAD albummore
At 8:08 in this video Devin Townsend of [Vai](https://equipboard.com/band/vai), [Front Line Assembly](https://equipboard.com/band/front-line-assembly), [The Wild Hearts](https://equipboard.com/band/the-wildhearts), and [Strapping Young Lad](https://equipboard.com/band/strapping-young-lad), talks about the amplifiers he uses. mentioning Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier for the rhythm sounds. [Premier Guitar:](https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/29047-devin-townsends-heavy-empathy) > At the end of it, I had this combination of a Dual Rectifier with a Tube Screamer in front, and then the EVH 5150 III. I had a Bogner, a Soldano, this LAA Custom, Marshalls, and blah, blah, blah. I got a wicked big sound, then tracked the whole album. But I tracked it with a DI.more
"For instance, in a song like “It’s My Life,” the tones are amongst the heaviest I’ve ever gotten. I wanted people to react when the first chord hit them. It’s a combination of my ’60 Les Paul doubled through the new 100-watt Marshall JCM 2000 Dual Super Lead head and a Mesa/Boogie Rectifier head through a 4×12 and a talk box." (https://www.vintageguitar.com/2911/richie-sambora/)more
Again, from the Tone King video explaining his amps and effects. The fact that it's a Dual Rectifier instead of a Triple can be determined by the spacing of the knobs; this one is clearly a Dual Rectifier which is used, atypically for a Rectifier, on a clean setting to reinforce the bottom end of his sound. This is used in conjunction with the Diezel VH4 or The Diezel Herbert (running in a heavy, distorted mode) depending on the venue and the desires of the house engineer.more
In this rig rundown, Michael Angelo Batio mentions his use of Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifiers. At 12:48, "Now some amps can't handle that kind of mid range, like a Boogie Dual Rectifier. It's very hard for me to get my tone because they just don't have that kind of mid presence...but those Boogies I use for rhythms."more
According to an article on Guitarthai, in addition to his own signature ESP Eclipse lineup, Sugizo also used an ESP Horizon, Fender Jaguars, Fender Stratocasters, Fender Telecasters, Gibson ES175, a Gibson Les Paul Custom, a Richenbacker 330, and electric violins made by Kranz. He also used Diezel VH4 head, a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier head, a Mesa Boogie 4x12 cabinet, a TC Electronic TC 2290 Rackmount Dynamic Digital Delay, Decimator ProRack G power conditioner, a script Phase 90, a Boss CE-2 Chorus pedal, a Boss OD-1 pedal, a Providence Final Booster, a Digitech Whammy II, an Eventide Pitchfactor, an Eventide TimeFactor, an Eventide ModFactor, a TC Electronic G System, a Boss PS-5 Super Shifter, a Blackstar HT-DIST Distortion pedal, and a Providence Stampede Overdrive.more
I'm sure a lot of people who read this are guitar players maybe and they might want to know if you can give them a quick run down on the gear you use such as the types of guitars you prefer, pick ups, amps and maybe even effects? Mostly we prefer stuff like **the Mesa Boogie stuff. Dual Rectifiers** and I have a 5150 amp. Then we have, I have Jackson guitars and Les Pauls and I use EMG pick ups.more
Interview: **And what do you use live?** > I have a Dual Rectifier and a VHT Pitbull. That’s in my rack, and when I’m travelling with my rack I do a left and right split on stage and in the PA, so it’s true stereo. A lot of guitar players never get that. I always tell them, first piece of advice, get two heads and a splitter. And I’ve even used a delay between the two in the past, and it really opens up the whole of the middle for the vocals and the kick and snare and bass. If you sit out front and listen to a true stereo guitar with two stereo heads, it’s huge. It’s way bigger than one mic. But a lot of the times when I’m on the road I’ll just use two Dual Rectifiers split, two full stacks. And it’s a lot of work to lug that stuff around, but either way, the Dual Rectifier, I would say, is my signature sound. I’ve been playing Boogies since our first recording on Epitaph, and that’s just the old school Dual Rectifier, one of the best amps I’ve ever heard in my life. It’s a very versatile amp, and durable. Y’know, it’s funny. I saved up and thought “I want to sound like Metallica,” so I went out and got a Mesa Boogie Studio 22 preamp and the Strategy 400 watt all tube stereo power amp, which was just insane. It cost me a lot of money. It cost $3500 bucks or something. I saved up all summer. And not to say that I’m that guy, but I’m pretty sure I turned the whole punk scene onto those Boogies. NOFX used it on their album, Bad Religion used it on their album, Down By Law used it on their album. After I recorded with it, Brett [Gurewitz, Bad Religion guitarist & Epitaph founder] was like, “Can I borrow it?” Then Eric Melvin from NOFX came down and he was really into it and he would up buying a Mark III. In the meantime I was trying to get sponsored by Boogie. I was like, “Hey look, you’ve got to hook up some punk bands.” And they were like, “Punk bands can’t afford our stuff. It’s too high end.” And I was like, “No, I’ve already got three bands that have bought it from you. Why don’t you give us some free stuff?” And they don’t give anybody free stuff. Maybe Metallica, I don’t know. But they’re one of those amp companies that really keeps it tight. And it’s hilarious because I look back on it and there was an article in a magazine entitled Boogie Man, and I just want to call them up and tell the old guy, “You know how many punk guys are using Rectifiers now? You owe me steak dinners for life!”more
In [this interview](http://www.musicplayers.com/features/bands_general/2011/0611_NealMorse.php) for Music Players. Neal Morse talks about a Gibson he borrowed from a friend, saying, "I borrowed that and, man, I just fell in love with the way it played and the tone. And I put it through a [Mesa/Boogie] Rectifier and also an Orange amp. And it was just like, wow, that thing sang."more
My live rig with Bush is a monster. My guitar runs through volume pedal, then a Jerry Cantrell wah, into the front of a Fractal AXFX XL II+, it splits out of the FX loop into a Voodoo amps modded Marshall JMP-1with a gold Marshall EL34 100/100 and into a first revision Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier. Both amp signals send to 2 separate Rivera silent sister iso cabinets loaded with Eminence EJ1250’s. Each speaker has 2 microphones, and modded Sure Sm 57, and a Sennheiser 421.more
Says he's used them for 10-12 years and grew up wanting to play Mesa. [Guitar.com interview with Martin done back in 2010:](https://guitar.com/features/interview-billy-martin-serendipitous-life/) > I use a Dual Rectifier. I have one Dual Rectifier head through four Dual Rectifier cabinets. I also use two Bad Cat combos. Im not sure exactly which models the Bad Cats are, but theyre two different ones, and I use one for clean and one for dirty. They had sent them to me at the beginning of the tour and said I could check them out. I mix the one Bad Cat with the Mesa/Boogie for my heavy sound, and I use just one Bad Cat combo by itself for the clean sound.more
Has PRS been good to you? Tell me all about your rig. PRS has been wonderful to me, I couldn't have asked for better treatment. I'm from MD so I (drop) by the factory a lot and hang with everyone, its really a great company that makes the best guitars in my opinion. I play singlecut's. I love the way they sound and play. My rig just consists of a bunch of singlecuts, a couple hollowbodies and some other PRS stuff for backup. I've got a few SE's in my rig as well. **For amp's I'm using Mesa Boogie dual rectifier's** and 4X12 cabs. I also use Line 6 stuff for effects.more
I know Chris used a PRS CE24 back in the day, and I think I read that he played into a Mesa Boogie. But any insight I could get on achieving his tone, even if I don't have the right gear for it, would be great. I'm a *huge* Rollins Band fan, especially of the 1994-1997 era with Weight and Come in and Burn. Thanks guys! :Dmore
"My go-to amp for metal is the Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier. I think no matter what room you play it has a more natural mid range than most typical amps available for rental overseas. When the tubes are new, yet broken in, this amp is just punishing. It breaks up nicely and is percussive enough to get the job done. The external switching features really gel with the GCX, which we will get into later."more
"In the studio, we tended to use amp distortion rather than pedals, so for cleans we had a Fender Bassman and then for drives we stacked some Dual Rectifiers with the Marshall with the gain whacked right up. The main amp we used though was a Bogner (I forget which model), but that sounded great."more
At 0:52 of this video from the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, Ben's amp can be seen stage right next to the Ampeg bass rig. He is using the Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Amp Head. This one is the 100 Watt version and not the 150 Watt head. You can tell by the position of the "3 Channel" light's position being right in between the pots. He runs this amp through a Marshall amp of some kind.more
Both Guitarist use Mesa Dual Recrifier
It’s been more than 25 years, two generations of guitarists and several musical trend-cycles since the Dual Rectifier® first unleashed its crushing wall of gain on radio. In that time many have mimicked, modeled, dissected and plagiarized it, but it remains firmly planted at the center of heavy music; a Rock icon. Over a decade ago the Recto® underwent a massive facelift that greatly expanded its versatility and took what was a 2 Channel amp aimed squarely at high gain only – to a 3 Channel amp capable of roaming any style confidently. While still leaving the widest, deepest footprint in heavy music, the Dual Rectifier has become the amp of choice for a long list of chart topping devotees outside the world of heavy.
Just got the multiwatt Dual Rec. Amazing amp but I would replace the stock valves as they are quite brittle sounding. Replacing mine with Harma 12ax7 preamp valves and Harma 6L6GC Mesa Select power stage valves.
My dual rectifier is a reborn model from 2011. The reborn is the best model rectifier i have had/tried. Nothing more to say than if you dont know this amp then try it
Many many pros use this one. Great 3 channel head. Green, orange and red L.E.D.'s. Thick round spongy tube tone.
As I don't like doing sessions with the KH Randall I got this out as I seem to be doing heavy stuff at the moment and Boogie gave me a lot of knobs to play with on this one and i'm liking that
this is like a triple rectifier with less output section options... see my review of the triple if you want to know how I feel about this over-featured, over-gainy paper-weight....
You could use a dual rec to amplify your guitar if you didn't have an amp that actually sounds good. I will say this though, if you are the indecisive sort and you don't have a strong idea what you want your guitar to sound like, mesa's dual and triple rectifier amps give you about a million knobs and switches to dicker with instead of actually playing guitar. That's kinda my feeling about most mesa stuff after the MK III...
I use this on top of my gigging amp. Absolutely love it.
Vast amounts of settings - allowing you to get your preferred tonage.
Perfect for any level (apart from price - my uncle gave me his)