Item #: MES2BD5RM

Mesa/Boogie Rectifier Badlander 50 Rackmount Tube Head 50/20 Watts

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The Rectifier® Badlander™ 50 rackmount tube head delivers 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.

A Unique Sonic Profile with Crushing Character.
Sometimes less is more, and if that’s your mantra, the Badlander 50 is a perfect fit. Weighing-in at considerably less, there are physical considerations at play for sure. Yet the Middleweight contender in the Badlander Family has its own story to tell when it comes to defiant attitude and a rebellious nature. Some feel there is a unique benefit to lower wattage amplifiers, often described as a sense that top end travels more freely and quickly through the circuit. While perhaps a bit over-simplified, truth be told the Badlander in 50 Watt form does display that characteristic along with it’s bouncy, easy to play nature.

Includes 1 Button Footswitch (Ch. 1/2) and fitted slip cover.
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Phone:  707-778-6565 Warranty:  Limited Five (5) years for amplifiers and cabinets. Speakers used within your MESA amplifier or cabinet are warranted for three (3) years, while all included light bulbs, vacuum tubes, batteries, cables, and accessories are warranted for six (6) months; Limited One-Year Pedal, Signal Management Products and CabClone Warranty

Product Specifications

MESA/Boogie Rectifier Badlander 50 Rackmount Tube Head Specifications
  • 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: 31 Lbs.
  • Dimensions: 7" H x 19" W x 10 1/4" D
  • Available Formats: Head, Rackmount & 1x12 Combo
  • Amp Type: Tube
  • Chassis Material: Aluminum
  • Rectifier Type: Silicon Diodes
  • Rectifier Tubes: n/a
  • Variac Power Switch: Full/Variac Power Switch
  • Preamp Tubes: 5x Mesa 12AX7
  • Power Amp Tubes: 2x Mesa EL-34 (or 6L6)
  • Bias Switch for Alternate Power Tubes Types: Bias Select for EL-34 or 6L6
  • Maintenance Free Fixed Bias: Yes
  • Wattage(s) Quick Reference: 50 or 20 Watt Selectable (Global)
  • Built-In Power Amp Attenuation: n/a
  • Power Amp Details (Class & Wattage): Class A/B Power with selectable, global 20/50 Power Switch - Provides two power options: Choose 2 power tubes wired in Triode, producing 20 Watts of small block-power or 2 power tubes wired in Pentode, producing 50 Watts of big-block power and punch "
  • Convection or Fan Cooling: Convection
  • Number of Footswitchable Channels (or Modes): Two Channels
  • Number of Style Modes: Three
  • Number of Style Modes Per Channel: Three
  • Types of Style Modes Per Channel:
    • Ch. 1 = Clean, Crunch or Crush (Channel Cloning™)
    • Ch. 2 = Clean, Crunch or Crush (Channel Cloning™)
  • Channel Controls: Each Channel features Independent 3-Position Style Mode Switch, Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Master and 8-Position CabClone IR Select (back-panel) Controls
  • Graphic EQ and/or Contour: n/a
  • Reverb / Effects & Bypass Options: n/a
  • Effects Loop & Bypass Options: Fully Buffered Series Tube FX Loop
  • Global Output Level Control: n/a
  • Global Solo Level Control & Bypassable Options: n/a
  • True-Bypass Options: n/a
  • Tuner Output: n/a
  • External Switching Jack Options and/or Midi: n/a
  • Speaker Outputs: One 8 Ohm and Two 4 Ohm
  • Cabinet Simulation - Direct Live/Recording Output: Built-in, channel assignable, MESA CabClone™ IR Cab Simulator featuring 8 MESA Cabinet IRs, USB Connection for IR transfers, Internal Amp Load for cabinet-free use, IR Balanced XLR Direct Output, Headphone Output, IR Output Level Control & Ground/Lift Switch
  • Headphone Output: Yes (see Cabinet Simulation for more information)
  • Slave Output: n/a

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