All user reviews for the Mesa Boogie Rect-O-Verb 1x12 Combo
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iamqman's review"Huge sounding amp!"
Mesa/Boogie Rect-O-Verb 1x12" Tube Combo Amplifier Features:
Standard Finish:Black Taurus, Black Chassis, and Polished Diamond Plate
1x12" 3/4-Back Combo Amplifier
Handbuilt in Petaluma, California
50 Watts, Class A/B Power / 2x6L6, 5x12AX7
Bias Select Switch (6L6/EL34)
Fixed Bias for Consistent, Maintenance-free Performance
2 Channels, 5 Modes (Channel 1=Clean or Pushed, Channel 2=Raw, Vintage High Gain or Modern High Gain)
Independent Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Reverb and Master Controls per Channel
Output Level Control (over all channels)
Footswitchable Solo Level Control
Parallel FX Loop w/Mix Control
3-button Footswitch (Channel, Solo, and Reverb)
Includes a Slip Cover
Number of Channels 2
Power 50W Class AB
Speakers 1 x 12" C90
EQ Treble, Mid, Bass
No Amp Modeling
Preamp Tubes 5 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x 6L6
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 3 x Speaker, 1 x Slave
Is has five voicings for the two channels. So you can basically get just about any kind of tone you want from this amp. The gain and saturation is what i personally love about Mesa Boogies. They have such a unique and classic preamp gain structure that really sizzles.
Plus the clean channels are so well constructed and voiced that it makes you feel like you are playing some vintage Fender amp rather than a high gain monster amp.
The tone on this amp is huge in every way possible. The clean with its two voicings and the gain channel with its raw vintage and modern voicings. There is a huge package of tone waiting to be discovered in this amp. It is simple as well with just the one speaker and a simple body construction, it ca basically go anywhere with you. In addition you have speaker out puts in case you want to crank a 4x12 cabinet with it.
At these amps come in at around $1600, which isn't bad for a hand made solid build amp. With the nice touch of reverb it takes the standard Dual Rects and adds to it.
CautionHot's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I love it!"
The configuration is it simple? Yes and no .. Yes, because the amp is easy to learn, but not because the EQ is really special .. Not as passive equalization where one adds removes frequencies .. There is a set .. Remove sharp increase means mediums! It is not easy but when you have the sound mind that we want to happen there!
I play everything with this amp .. Even if I bought a real amp hi gain. I used my Bugera for vintage sounds (led zep, black sabbath) and duplex sound for saturated etc. ..
The clean sound is very good, very musical and with the neck pickup gives a clear very hot and crystalline. The notes are heard clearly.
The crunch-distortion: I used the position "vintage" sound for English (for sounds like UFO, Iron Maiden, ..) and mode for the Modern metal work (Metallica and others).
I play with a ltd ec-1000, RR24 jackson and ibanez grg170.
I love the solo option that brings a special dynamic .. In short it swells sound.
Amps I've tried lots and lots of Mesa (mini front, triple, ..) and I must say that I love this amp. This is the sound I was looking for (sound a bit similar to that of Metallica) and frankly I'm served. What I like most about this amp is that it is a sound. This is THE sound Rectifier. Difficult to imitate and even though we heard that the front in the 90s and 2000 I love that sound. I paid € 900 ... This is an amount that is obvious, but it is the amp of a lifetime. I would do this choice without hesitation .. A 50 watt tube amp, exploitable at home .. What more? The amp is quality, HP also (a Celestion C90) all in a big wooden box with a total weight of 37kg?
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2 channels with 2 modes per channel.
Each channel has its own gain settings, a 3-band EQ, a knob presence, reverb, a master ... + knob a "solo" in the pedal activated (provides), which serves as a boost.
Rugged construction, and especially ... Very very very heavy. Do not expect more than a few meters if only you wear it!
Usage is fairly intuitive, simple and clear. But the settings are very sensitive, so it takes quite tampering before finding the sound that suits you. Under these conditions the available settings for each channel is an advantage, since you can find a different personality for each channel (eg a crystal clean with lots of treble and a distortion greasy and dirty, low to midrange and bass) .
In short if you know what you want to find quickly, otherwise you will take time and a lot of testing to find the sound that suits you.
The manual is in English, but I found one in French on the net. It is very clear, and explains the role of each knob, and interactions between them.
Here it is sure that the rectoverb moved. Its power, its quality and soundscapes are indisputable. Perfect for American music (rock, metal, blues, why not country). Can also be quite correct for that jazz (with the guitar but adequate), or jazz-rock, although its clean channel a little lacking in personality, they are quite cold, but perfectly meets your guitar. It depends on what tastes.
Against distortion by the tear, the two modes (a modern and vintage) are excellent and typed (without any more than "style" of the amp eats the personality of your guitar).
I used it for 6 months, but ultimately little. I not often play in groups and use in the apartment is impossible. Also whenever he had to leave to go play somewhere, it was a struggle given its weight (I live over a 4th floor without elevator).
I bought lai € 800 in 2011 in an individual who parted reluctantly as it moved in a country where standards of voltage are not the same. So I jumped at the chance (since this amp was used at best to 1200 € at the time).
I also play with a Variax 700, I change so often its more times within the same song ... With practice, I realized that the only amps that are consistent with the use I have of this guitar, it is the amp models that can change the preset has each change in guitar for the ITS used for each guitar ... Whereas with a traditional amp (especially rectoverb, with his sensitive settings), as soon as I switch on my Variax guitar, you must re-adjust the pots ... not practice in full song!
All in all an excellent product, but expensive move, perfect for a rock guitarist who can leave his local snooze.
But we must remember to practice before acquiring it, otherwise it could dispose of it quickly.
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jipav's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
I used with the three guitars: Gibson Les Paul Custom, an esp Kirk Hammett (changes in micro seymour HS6 and sh2 split with the ball ...), and finally an ibanez universe that I've also quip e Seymour (always HS6 and sh2) and two volumes with split ... (no tone, it is useless!: D)
all this and much runic, it sounds serious!
the amp is truly excellent, both for clean sounds, and for saturated. sound distortion is really enormous, and the clear sound with the reverb is beautiful (the guitars are for qqchose even when ....)
I have the last 3 years, after having had a single head for 1 year (with baffle marshall 1960) and a dual three-channel (two years) who breaks all the time silent and sounded really worse than the single, and a triple ....
and many of these amps, the sound that I've prfr is the combo, because the hp is better quality that a baffle marshall ... the single and triple heads had also sound crazy, but not emphasized by the speaker unfortunately ...
d love to see a head with a single or triple mesa cabinet (or other, as long as that s not a cardboard baffle marshall ...), it must be the madness!
because c is true that when you push the combo for recording, the sound is not very prcis n as given that the cabinet is open ... ca drool a little difficult to have a sound that is cut short when the strings are locked between two agreements ....
by playing against in my apartment with a reasonable volume, c is the big, big shot!
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