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Mesa Boogie

MESA/Boogie Badlander 100 Rackmount Head


Mesa Boogie

MESA/Boogie Badlander 100 Rackmount Head


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  • A Tighter, Meaner Recto®

    The Rectifier® Badlander™ 100 is a tighter, meaner, more aggressive Recto tuned for the times and raises the bar for Rock tones. Experienced players know there’s nothing like the gut punch, girth and headroom of a 100-Watt head and at the top of the Badlander Family stands the Badlander 100 underscoring that principle.

    Two identical channels feature 3 new super-dynamic and duplicated Modes. CLEAN, CRUNCH and CRUSH repeated supply all the gain, shaping power and raw personality you’ll need to navigate any Band or Session environment. The easy to pilot 2-Channel preamp is harnessed with three different and perfect power displacements, each delivering addictive EL34 performance.



    The Badlander 100 features our patented Multi-Watt™ Power Switch that offers three wattage settings; A FULL power of 100 watts running the full quartet of EL34s, a HALF power setting cranking 50 Watts that puts two ELs to their best use, and a reconfigured Triode wired option producing 20 Watts of clip-able sweetness that also runs a pair of output tubes. Each has its own set of benefits and character and together they provide almost limitless possibilities when you consider the pairings with the available preamp Modes, their gain structures and dial-able sounds.

    Compared to its 50-Watt sibling, the 100s lower Mids are fatter, fuller sounding and a bit more prominent in the mix, filling in all the cracks to create a balanced, wide, wall of expressive goodness, regardless of where the Mode Switch or GAIN controls are set. You feel the sound in your chest and in your bones and that helps you play with a sense of connectedness and assuredness. It supports you with a feeling of inspiring confidence that allows you to play your best anywhere, anytime.



    The Badlander 100 is the recordist's 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, the most versatile and recordable Recto ever is created, even when used 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 a consistent tone from venue to venue, with or without a speaker cabinet, your choice.


    The built-in, channel assignable CabClone IR Virtual Cabinet Simulator & Reactive Amp Load comes preloaded with the following 8 Authentic MESA Virtual Cabinet IRs including:
    4x12 Rectifier Standard (closed back)
    4x12 Rectifier Traditional (closed back)
    2x12 Rectifier Horizontal (closed back)
    1x12 Rectifier (closed back)
    1x12 Thiele (closed-back, front-ported)
    2x12 Lone Star (open back)
    1x12 Lone Star 23 (open back)
    1x12 California Tweed 23 (open back)




    If you’re into big, menacing Tone, we invite you to check out what 51 years of designing and building high-performance Tube Amps can serve up. From a distinct new Recto Clean to Crunch and powering on to the realm of Modern Era Heavy, experience the Badlander 100 and our latest evolution of Recto tone. It’s a Rectifier at its core, but not the Recto you’ve come to know.


    Tonally, the Badlander 100 delivers stunning clean headroom, tight-tracking Gain sounds that have girth, depth and punch in a wide, 3-D footprint. All 3 of its Modes deliver a serious big-bore Tone with instant authority through this dynamic power section that leaves you with reserves enough to handle any crowd. Yet big power has never been just about volume, it’s about Tone, feel and vibe as well. The Badlander 100’s power section delivers truckloads of volume if and when you need it, but it’s the balance, touch sensitivity and dynamic control of this mighty engine that makes the Badlander 100 stand out.


  • Features

      • Hand-crafted in Petaluma, California with the World’s finest materials
      • All-Tube Amplifier: 4xEL34 Power Tubes / 5x12AX7 Preamp Tubes
      • Class A/B Power with selectable, global 20/50/100 Power Switch - Provides three power options: 20-Watt mode utilizes 2 tubes operating in Class A/B Triode for lush harmonics and a sweet, liquid feel at lower volumes. 50-Watt mode utilizes 2 power tube - 100-Watt mode utilizes 4 power tubes. Both 50 and 100-Watt power modes operate in Class A/B Pentode for maximum power, punch and clarity.
      • Bias Select Switch (6L6/EL34)
      • Fixed Bias for Consistent, Maintenance-Free Performance
      • Full Power/Variac Power Switch
      • 2 Fully Independent, Footswitchable Channels, each with 3 Mode Channel Cloning and CabClone IR Controls:
        • Channel 1 & 2 Feature: Channel Cloned Clean, Crunch & Crush Modes, with Independent Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Master and 8-Position CabClone IR select (back-panel) controls 
      • Built-in, Channel Assignable CabClone IR (Cabinet Simulator & Reactive Amp Load) features:
        • Preloaded with 8 authentic MESA "Live" (Dynamic & Ribbon mic'd ) cabinet IRs
        • Open system, third-party IR compatibility via USB connection allows open access to download, store and use your favorite IRs (USB 2.0 A to B connection cable required for managing IR file directory - cable not included)
        • Extra "Cabinet Library" space for storing additional IR favorites, beyond the 8 factory presets, for native access via any USB computer connection
        • IR Level control
        • IR Balanced XLR Direct Output (controlled by Level control)
        • Headphone Output jack (controlled by Level control)
        • Ground Lift switch
      • Fully Buffered, Tube-Driven, Series FX Loop
      • All Aluminum Chassis
      • Single-button footswitch for switching between Channels 1 & 2.
      • Slip Cover


        • Format: Rackmount Head (Head also available)
        • Standard Finish: Black Rackmount Kit with Black Diamond Plate & Black Chassis
        • Dimensions: 7" H x 19" W x 10 1/4" D 
        • Weight: 36 lbs.
      • Notes

              • This item qualifies for FREE UPS GROUND SHIPPING within the 48 contiguous United States.
              • MESA/Boogie products sold by MESA/Boogie Hollywood are intended for use within the United States. We are unable to ship any MESA/Boogie products outside of the US.

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