Mesa/Boogie has unveiled the Badlander, the latest addition to its Rectifier series of guitar amps.
Available as 50- and 100-watt heads, or a 50W combo, the Badlander features two fully independent channels – each with three-mode channel cloning – EL34 power tubes, 12AX7 preamp tubes, and a Bias switch that allows users to switch between EL34s or 6L6s.
There are three new modes – Crunch, Clean, and Crush – and Multi-Watt power scaling, providing 100, 50 or 20 watts of power on the Badlander 100, and 50 or 20 watts of power on the Badlander 50.
New to the Rectifier series is a CabClone IR, which allows players to record direct with or without a cab. Also aboard are eight Mesa factory-loaded cabinets, and the ability to add third-party impulse responses by USB connection. The Badlander's onboard reactive load allows for silent recording, while different IRs can be assigned to each channel.
The Mesa/Boogie Rectifier Badlander 100W and 50W amp heads will be available later this year for $2,299 and $1,999, respectively.
For more info on the amp, stop by mesaboogie.com (opens in new tab).
Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.
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