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Mesa Boogie Badlander 50 Head  From Mesa Boogie

Mesa's Rec series gets a modern upgrade with the Badlander featuring CabClone IR!

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Manufacturer's Description from Mesa Boogie

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.

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Forty-five years and thousands of satisfied customers later, MESA/Boogie® Ltd. hand-builds the fifth generational offspring of that pivotal amplifier (and many more) now known around the globe as the MARK I Boogie®; the world’s first high gain, high power, compact 1x12 amplifier. That revolutionary little combo is the “missing link” in amp design... the pivotal nexus between Vintage and Modern guitar amplifiers. When it comes to amplified guitar, there’s really just two epochs… before Boogie, and after Boogie.


Model: Badlander 50

Build Location: Petaluma, CA

Wattage: 50 or 20 Watt Selectable

Amp Type: Tube

Chassis Material: Aluminum

Preamp Tubes: 5 x 12AX7

Power Amp: 2 x EL-34 (or 6L6)

Power Amp Details: 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

Rectifier Type: Silicon Diodes

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

Convection or Fan Cooling: Convection

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

Instrument Input Options: 2x 1/4"

Effects Loop: Fully Buffered Series Tube FX Loop

Footswitchable Functions: Two Channels

Tuner Output / Mute: 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)

Height: 9 5/8"

Width: 22 3/4"

Depth: 10 3/8"

Weight: 36 lbs

Footswitch: Included - 1 Button Footswitch (Ch. 1/2)

Cover: Included - Fitted Slip Cover

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