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Mesa Boogie Badlander 50 Head

Delivering a sonic and weight profile that’s a bit more trim, the Rectifier® Badlander™ 50 holds its own while adding a distinct tonal character to the Badlander Series. Even more aggressive sounding, yet with an inviting, effortless feel, it’s buffed and ready to go places where less output power is the call.

Two identical Channels feature the same 3 new dynamic and duplicated Modes as its 100-Watt counterpart. CLEAN, CRUNCH and CRUSH repeated supply the gain, shaping power and an urgent personality to navigate most ensemble and virtually any recording environments.

Here in the Badlander 50, the 2-Channei preamp hooks up with two different and perfect power displacements that enhance everything from clean to clipped to wildly saturated. The 50 Watt setting delivers bold authority and the highest headroom while the 20-watt setting finds the power tubes re-wired for Triode operation that unveils greater clipping potential and a mid-scooped, harmonic-laden response that reveals trademark EL34 Tone.

 

The Badlander 50 is also the recordists dream realized. It features our first onboard CabClone™ IR and it delivers seamless DI with Channel Specific IR Assignment of the 8 virtual Cabinets and a Reactive Load that sounds and feels great. Together with the new sounds and the 50’s clip-friendly power range, the most versatile and recordable Recto ever is created, even in “silent mode” when you can’t use your favorite cabinet!

The CabClone IR delivers newfound flexibility, portability and previously only dreamed of convenience. You now have the ability to go direct silently or with your cab, for recording, stage or headphone practicing with instant access to 8 real MESA cabinets mic’d in a Pro Environment and library storage for more. It really doesn’t get any better in terms of having consistent tone from venue to venue, with or without a speaker cabinet, your choice.

 

Build Location Hand-Wired In Petaluma, CA with the World's Finest Materials
Wattage 50 or 20 Watt Selectable (Global)
Power Tube Type 2x Mesa EL-34 (or 6L6)
Channels & Modes 2 Channels / 3 Mode Channel Cloning™
Mode Voicings / Styles Ch. 1 = Clean, Crunch or Crush (Channel Cloning™)
Ch. 2 = Clean, Crunch or Crush (Channel Cloning™)
Graphic EQ / Reverb / FX / Solo FX Loop
Footswitchable Functions Ch. 1/2
Speaker(s) & Impedance n/a
Weight 36 Lbs.
Dimensions 9 5/8" H x 22 3/4" W x 10 3/8" D
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