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Default What's the difference? - 10-31-2008, 07:04 AM

I've noticed in some pics of the Mesa DR head the badge sometimes say's "Solo Head" or "100watt Head" at the bottom of it. I can't remember what it say's on the one I got on lay away, but what's the difference?


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Default Re: What's the difference? - 10-31-2008, 04:58 PM

Probably just the stamp. "Solo" sounds more appealing.

I can't find an image of a "100-watt" to compare.




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Default Re: What's the difference? - 10-31-2008, 09:36 PM

That's kinda what I thought too, but you can never tell.


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Default Re: What's the difference? - 10-31-2008, 11:28 PM

Are you getting the 3-channel?


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Default Re: What's the difference? - 11-01-2008, 06:17 AM

Yeah, it's a 3ch. 5 button footswitch, dust cover, everything. I can't wait till it's paid off man.


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Default Re: What's the difference? - 11-01-2008, 12:48 PM

You're in for a ride, buddy, because the Recto are HUGE sounding amplifiers. And the 3-channels have nice cleans, imo.

There's so many buttons and switches on the 3-channel Rectos bro, that you'll be spending a lot of time tweaking to get 'your sound' plus many more.

...another amazing thing about the Recto is that we think 'hard rock and metal' when we think 'Recto', yet lots of different style of artists use the Mesa Boogie Rectifier. They are a wonderful amp. 99.9% of the negative rap you might read about the Recto is user error.

Rectos are a bit harder to tweak than other amps.

I got a 3-channel Recto off a guy in Detroit once, I met him half way to do the exchange, and we were standing at the parking lot of McDonalds parking lot and he was telling me how he likes to set the eq on the amp. He goes on to explain that he literally turns the treble completely to 0.

I was a bit unsure about his claims. So when I got home with the Recto, I plugged it in (kept his settings) and played on it and he was right, turning the treble to 0 or nearly to 0 and boosted the mids did sound good for a mid-gain rock sound. I was impressed with that and that's when I realized that Recto's, despite how we think an eq should be set, really are an eccentric amp to tweak.

So that's my soap box of the day...

Turn those knobs and flick those switches, you'll discover many different breeds of tone.


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Default Re: What's the difference? - 11-01-2008, 08:39 PM

SWEET! Now I really can't wait. This head and the guitar(BC Rich Beast) I got on lay away, plus the Randall XL cab are my Xmas gift from my wife. Her gift from me... I have to close in the front porch and turn it into a Gohanzan room(we're Buddhists). Can't say I'm looking forward to that. But I'll pay my dues to get my sweet reward.


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