Mesa Boogie Roadster 2x12 Combo

Mesa Boogie Roadster 2x12 Combo

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Roadster 2x12 Combo, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Mesa Boogie in the Roadster series.

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Mesa Boogie Roadster 2x12 Combo tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Mesa Boogie
  • Model: Roadster 2x12 Combo
  • Series: Roadster
  • Category: Tube Combo Guitar Amps
  • Added in our database on: 06/13/2006

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Mesa Boogie Roadster 2x12 Combo user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 6 reviews )
 4 reviews67 %
 2 reviews33 %

iamqman's review"Quality reigns!"

Mesa Boogie Roadster 2x12 Combo
One of the most impressive amps that Mesa has put out in recent years. The very first time I plugged into this amp I immediately knew that it was special. The versatility of this amp is astonishing! The clean and dirty channels are not over done or under performing.

I have to say that the clean are very impressive on this amp. And the ability to get a warmer or brighter tone with the clean fat and treed options.


Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier 2x12 Roadster 100-watt Tube Combo Amplifier

* Handbuilt in Petaluma, California
* Multi-Watt, channel-assignable power amp
* 50/100 watts
* Independent 50/100-watt power switches
* Class A/B operation
* Tube complement: 4 x 6L6, 6 x 12AX7, 2 x 5U4
* Bias Select switch (6L6/EL34)
* Fixed bias for consistent, maintenance-free performance
* Four fully independent channels with 12 Modes: Channel 1 - Clean, Fat or Tweed; Channel 2 - Clean, Fat or Brit; Channels 3 & 4 - Raw, Vintage High Gain, or Modern High Gain
* Each channel features independent gain, treble, mid, bass, presence, all-tube long-spring reverb, channel-assignable Dual Rectification with Recto Tracking (diode or tube tracking), all-tube effects loop with Send Level control (over all channels when activated)
* Output Level control (over all channels when activated)
* Footswitchable Solo Level Control (over all channels when activated)
* Bold/Spongy "Variac" switch
* True "Hard" Bypass switch that removes effects loops and Output Level and Solo Level controls from signal path
* Slave Out w/Level Control
* Fan cooled (combo only)
* External switching jacks for channels 1, 2, 3, 4, Solo, Reverb, FX Loop, and 100-watt functionality
* Eight-button footswitch (Channel 1, Channel 2, Channel 3, Channel 4, Reverb, FX Loop, and Solo)
* V30 speakers
* Casters
* Slip cover included


I love the clean tones of this amp but this amp lives on channel four. THe modern switch on channel four is very fun to play around with. Plug in a Gibson Les Paul or another humbucking style pickup guitar and you'll be rocking pretty good. You couldn't pull me away from this amp. I never got to try a Strat with this or another single coil guitar but I really didn't need to to. I was sold immediately just with the clean channel itself.


At new these amps come in at around $2300, which isn't a bad price for the performance that this amp offers. The footswitch allows you to turn the effects lop on and off which is real nice. So nothing comes between your guitar and amp when playing on the fly for a gig.

I would recommend this amp to any Mesa fan who loves the sound of a Recto but wants some more features and four channels. It would be good for an engineer to have this on hand in a studio because of the tonal versatility that is has.

hocusspocusss's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mesa Boogie Roadster 2x12 Combo
All-tube amp, you can not complete.
4 channels

Each channel has a 3 position switch for different styles of sounds.
Channel 1: Clean - Fat - Tweed
Channel 2: Clean - Fat - Brit
Channel 3 and 4: Raw - Vintage - Modern

Can be set individually for each channel:
1) 50 or 100W
2) or double diode
3) Loop or not
4) Reverb

Other settings osnt classic Gain - Treble - Mid - Bass - Presence - Master.

Namely there are two volume levels, the normal and the boost, which can of course adjust.

Finally two modes: Bold and Spongy.

There is a foot switch 7, Channel 1 - 2 - 3 and 4, Reverb, Loop, Boost


Complete configuration. You can not ask for much more.
The question is there is there no too?
The settings are the mesa that is, we must spend time.
Each intervention on a knob changes the sound, surprisingly.
The EQ should be handled with tact. Alter the low treble and vice versa.

It gets a good sound?
Clearly yes. Easily ... yes, now the sound you want you will take time.
The big advantage is the range of adjustment. the drawback, it is far from a VOX AC30 with 3 buttons that run behind.

At first provide a little more time on the amp on the guitar.


I play in a group of compo pop rock and I wished for a wide range of sounds.
The four channels make it easy. you have to go wider on the rack preamp with presets (this is what I finally do).

I played a PRS Custom 24, the cleans are majestic, the effective crunches and outright demonic powerchords.

As for solos, I was not happy with my sound, but again I did not have enough lingered on the set.


I used 4 months and then switch to a different config.
I liked this amp comprehensive, well finished with a big sound.

However the weight is worthy of a 2 body more than a combo. small shrimp refrain ... Thank you all the same to the wheels really valuable.

I tried a variety of amp, Marshall JCM2000 TSL 100W 2 Body, Fender Pro Tube Series, Vox AC30, Orange Rockverb, Brunetti, ENGL, Genz Benz (has nothing to do) and some others ...

I like his personal mesa is typed, it sounds, ca respects the sound of scratching. in short, everything to please me.

Engl is too flashy for me and the others are less versatile.
Value, it's expensive, it is very expensive but I think it's an amp that is kept (yes I know that has not been my case).

All I can say is that the scratch to buy the rest of my ass every time that the branch ...!!!

GuillaumeF's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mesa Boogie Roadster 2x12 Combo
Everything is said in the previous opinion


The configuration is quite complex with many parameters and options, but we get immediately the sound.


It is perfect for my style (hard-rock-punk-blues). I play Gibson (Les Paul Custom Florentine, Firebird, Lucille) and Fender (Stratocaster model Rory Gallagher). Super clean and crunch sounds. The lead is very MESA - sublime. I love it.


I bought this shortly after he tried everything in combo from 50 to 100 W while lamp. This is the most versatile. The price is very high but it is an amp for life.

revlam's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mesa Boogie Roadster 2x12 Combo
See the opinion of "hocusspocusss"

Trs amp complete!


- The configuration is it simple?
And that is not only chose this amp. Left to pay the price as buying an amp that I would not go round in 2 hours. And then there is the APRS tab MESA knob with ultra-sensitive and interdpendant.

- Gets it easy to sound good?
All mid each channel rings. APRS You might not be YOUR sound 2mn.
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ..
Originally in English but in French provided free by the black box. Trs full anyway, always with the little note of humor MESA

It will not be the maximum for the manual in English!


- Is it your style of music?
I play everything from clean to saturated all styles: blues, pop, rock, hard rock and some metal. Frankly ila cracks in all styles. The lcean are superb nothing to do with the dual recto. The cleans are those of the lonestar. The CH2 can get a good crunch to the bluesy distos AC / DC! With a little reverb it gets quickly out of the 70's riff! The CH3 can go to the big metal distortion with a grain less fat than CH4 I think. It is also less sharp. I used to rock songs or style for a Joan Jett Finally CH4 make happy all the way metals bearded ogre! It dismantles all in its path, ca whistles, it's sharp but heavy. One of the best metal distortion I've heard.

- With what (s) guitar (s) / low (s) or effect (s) do you play?
I played with a custom exca Vigier, a Fender American Deluxe and ending for with my guitar made by luthier do. I would put this day reception dernire if I find things wrong! Otherwise I would be a branch Rocktron Multivalve buttocks. The loop is of good quality and reactive.

- What kind of sound you get and with what rglages ("crystalline", "bold ",....)?
As mentioned above, all records are easily covered with a lot of talent!

- What are the sounds you prfrez, you dtest?
Nothing is throw on this amp. The mode of CH1 & CH2 Fat is good but it is true that I use less because I do not see their usefulness. They are in Excellent clean rhythm but it's pretty rare for me so this kind of plan.

Frankly 10/10!


- How long have you use it?
It'll be 3 months! Before j'tait a Laboga Mr Hector

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
- Sound!
- Versatility
- The possibility of infinite voicing
- The possibility of routing and control of the amp
- The quality of manufacture
- The full pdalier

The least
- The APRS plop I purchased the amp when switchage channel, ashamed for this range! I did however not anymore.
- The monster needs a guitar to sound excelente, it is capricious.
- Weight ...

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
All that the silent march in the same range: Diezel, Bogner, VHT, ENGL, and Egnater RIVERA. None had so many possibilties that the Roadster and versatility as research. This is the holy grail of guitar amplification!

- How do you report qualitprix?
It's expensive even trs expensive ... the box I could not help but wonder if the good c'tait RULING. Finally I do not regratte and I can not find the flight saw the price possibilté. It is in the middle, not too expensive or a great deal.

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
A little my little!

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