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Mesa Boogie 2009 Dual Rectifier Roadster Amp Head - Used  From Mesa Boogie

The Dual Rectifier Roadster - everything we've come to love about the Rectifier series with more added features!


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Mesa Boogie has been at the forefront of amplification since their initial conception, and products like the Dual Rectifier Roadster are prime examples of why. The Rectifier series by Mesa Boogie has made a name for itself by quakin' the foundation, an absolutely killer rock amp capable of searing lead tones, thunderous rhythms and gain so thick and wooly you could knit a sweater. The Roadster is an improved upon version of the original Dual Rectifier - offering 4 channels with 3 voicings on each channel, onboard reverb capable of subtle to soaking wet, and power options to ensure you can nail any tone you need at any level - bedroom, stage or studio. Aside from the expected incredible high-gain options this amp gives you, it also has a particularly nice clean sound. Being able to switch between fat, crunch, and clean on the first channel assures you can get any amount of warmth, bite, brightness, or whatever it is your heart desires in a clean tone. There's not much more to be said about an amp as powerful as this one, able to execute many styles wonderfully. We certainly recommend this amp for the heavier player, ready to rock on and not afraid to make a little noise while doing so.

Condition: Very Good, Comes with Cover and Footswitch, used in a smoke-free home studio by the previous owner. 

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Manufacturer's Description from Mesa Boogie



It’s been nineteen years, two generations of guitarists and several musical trend-cycles since the Dual Rectifier® first unleashed its crushing wall of gain on radio. In that time many have mimicked, modeled, dissected and plagiarized it, but it remains firmly planted at the center of hard-core… a Rock icon.

A decade ago the Recto® underwent a massive facelift that greatly expanded its versatility and took what was a 2 Channel amp aimed squarely at high gain only – to a 3 Channel amp capable of roaming any style confidently.

On the eve of its 20th Birthday, with still the widest, deepest footprint in heavy music and now a long list of chart topping devotees outside the world of heavy, the Recto has been re-worked, re-tuned and refined again.

Now with our patented Multi-Watt™ Channel Selectable Power, an Improved Effects Loop, Channel Assignable Rectifier Choices with RECTIFIER TRACKING™, a TUNER OUT jack with SILENT TUNE feature and an all new Footswitch, the new Dual and Triple are more menacing than ever.
But what’s really got us excited isn’t all the new features you can see on the Front and Rear Panel. Those are great and really useful, but we’re jacked on the NEW TONE!

We’ve unearthed a lot of secrets in the last two decades and we’ve used them all in this new rendering. Improved CLEAN and PUSHED in Channel 1 – a more soulful, earthiness in RAW, thicker layers of harmonics and more liquid gain in VINTAGE and tighter gut-punching attack in MODERN in Channels 2 and 3.

Play the new Dual and Triple Rectifiers® at a Dealer near you and feel for yourself the incredible sonic power of these modern day classics… now even better than the originals.


Our Multi-Watt feature allows you to choose either 50 or 100 watt power for each preamp Channel. This simple to use feature expands the potential of each Channel mode exponentially by enabling you to lower the power-clip threshold or tighten things up as needed. The two power choices also offer different personalities; 50 watts with its brighter, elastic bounce or 100 watts of tight-tracking low-end girth and mid punch authority.

Channels 1 & 2 each offer 3 Mode choices - two of which are repeated for added flexibility when configuring your footswitching map.

Throughout two lower gain Channels, 1 and 2, you’ll discover every classic clean sound in the pairs of CLEAN and FAT modes. Once you’ve dialed in your ultimate clean sound, you can duplicate it in the other Channel and modify it for single note applications, a more pushed version or decide to switch to another mode for a radically different sound. Meanwhile, dedicated American Blues and English Rock sounds reside in the easily clippable mid-gain realms of TWEED and BRIT. These dynamic and incredibly expressive modes would make an amazing amplifier all by themselves as they roam the zone between clean and clipped with authentic finesse.


Take the keys to the world of high gain…both retro and future. These time-tested, hit-making sounds appear in the entire Rectifier® family of amplifiers. In the Roadster, they’re duplicated in Channels 3 and 4. The RAW, VINTAGE and MODERN modes cover the entire range of gain from a sweet clip, through liquid voice up to a crushing wall of tight grind and are duplicated in both Channels. This again allows you to either find a favorite sound and dedicate the channels to slight differences or, configure them for wildly different styles.

Channels 3 and 4 contain all the high-gain glory of the iconic Dual Rectifier® Solo Head.

The Channels’ duplicated modes are a powerful feature - making the Roadster not just an amp for your current style or band but rather, a lifelong companion to your music…offering limitless configurations, keeping pace with your growth as your playing evolves.


We’ve taken our All-Tube circuit from the widely acclaimed Lone Star™ and the result is lush, ambient Reverb that blooms with sweetness as it bathes each note in old school glory. And because the Roadsters’ modes offer such a wide range of gain levels and sound styles, each Channel is fitted with a dedicated REVERB mix control located on the Rear Panel so Reverb can be optimized for each sound.

Each of the four Channels has a corresponding Channel strip on the Rear Panel for controlling the REVERB, RECTIFICATION, POWER and the status of the EFFECTS LOOP


In the Roadster, you'll also find the power shaping magic of our patented Recto-Tracking™ feature. Each channel features the ability to choose between the saggy bounce of the 5U4 Rectifier Tubes or the tight, bold authority of the Silicon Diodes. Selecting RECTO TRACKING brings on-line one 5U4 when in 50 watts and two 5U4s when 100 watts is selected.


The Roadster’s Series Effects Loop features a Hard Bypass that removes two tubes and all associated Loop Circuitry from the signal path including the SEND LEVEL, OUTPUT and SOLO controls plus the TUNER OUT for the shortest, most direct signal path. BIAS SELECT reconfigures the bias circuit and allows you to swap the stock compliment of 6L6’s for a quartet of EL 34 type power tubes creating a brighter, Euro-style power character and classic Brit clip-ability.


External Switch Jacks provide the interface to control the Channels, LOOP, REVERB and SOLO via an external master switching system.

External Switch Jacks provide the interface to control the Channels, LOOP, REVERB and SOLO via an external master switching system. Standard latching tip-to-ground logic triggers the Roadster’s channels and features and lets you build one-button programs from your master switcher that control your amp and processing. TUNER OUT JACK provides a silent tuning feature for live applications when the foot controller is connected.


Mesa Boogie

About Manufacturer

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.


Wattage Multi-Watt™ 50 or 100 (Channel Assignable)

Power Tube Type 4x Mesa 6L6 (or EL-34)

Channels & Modes 4 Channels / 12 Modes

Mode Voicings / Styles Ch. 1 = Clean, Fat or Tweed

Ch. 2 = Clean, Fat or Brit

Ch. 3 = Raw, Vintage High Gain or Modern High Gain

Ch. 4 = Raw, Vintage High Gain or Modern High Gain

Reverb / FX / Solo Reverb, FX Loop, Solo

Footswitchable Functions Ch. 1, 2, 3, 4, Reverb, Tuner Mute, FX Loop & Solo

Speaker(s) & Impedance n/a

Weight 48 Lbs.

Dimensions 9 7/8" H x 25 5/8" W x 11 3/4" D

Available Formats Head & 2x12 Combo