mesa mini rectifier

gabsonuro

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Im thinking of picking up a mini recto in addition to my h&k tubemeister 18. I plan to use the hk for cleans and the mesa for the dirt. I will be playing the mesa through and h&k 1x12 wit a celestion v30. For you mini recto owners, how has your mini performed?
i will mostly be using this in my room, not really gigging.
i have the choice between a brand new mini recto or this used 04' dual recto.... or a used marshall under 1000.
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Love my Mini Rectifier. Pretty versatile tones out of it too. Mine replaced a wonderful Mesa Rectoverb and I have no regrets. I now have an amp that sounds as good and is much easier to transport if needed.
 

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Mine is plugs in to a 4x10 80's Marshall cab and sounds great! lately i have been using an EQ in the loop just to get some more colors out of it, works like a charm!

This maps shines when mic'ed.
 

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Love it!!! And the cleans are good too so no real reason to run that second amp unless you just want to. This amp literally does every tone I want/need. I gig and rehearse with a Mesa Lone Star Special and really just bought the Mini for home use. I like it so much that I am selling the LSS to fund a second cabinet, one for home and one for rehearsal/gigging. Then I'll just carry the head back and forth. This is the most killer tube amp I've owned of the 16 I've been through so far.

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I agree that the Mini Recto is a super powerful lunchbox. I changed some tubes on mine for a little bit of tweaking but it's a great head.

I has all the features (wattage, effects loop, EQ-per channel, VOLUME!, etc) and is built to last... plus it's super light! Much lighter than a Night Train, for example.
 

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It's versatile and has a modern voice compared to many of the lunchbox amps out there these days (as expected). Just note that it's loud as hell for the power ratings with a steep taper to the volume knobs even on the lower wattage settings. This was the first thing that struck me when I was messing with it and every one I've played has been like that. IMO, it certainly blows the H&K out of the water, though, as I A/Bed them through the same cab at one point. Don't remember all the specifics, just remember not being too impressed with anything I heard from the H&K in comparison.
 

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Loving mine!

Sounds killer with a 2x12 rectifier cab. The Mini Recto and the TA15 are like good and evil.

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Loving mine!

Sounds killer with a 2x12 rectifier cab. The Mini Recto and the TA15 are like good and evil.

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Completely agree. Two fine amps to deliver any tones you want. I don't have a 2x12, but have my TA-15 working through this Custom 1x12 Mini Rectifier Cab and a 1x12 TA Cab. The Mini Rectifier plays though a 1x12 widebody Mesa cab and still sounds awesome.

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