Australian Guitar - - Feature -

From its be­gin­nings in 1970, Mesa/Boo­gie was beloved for its small-but-pow­er­ful Mark se­ries amps; in 1989, how­ever, the com­pany de­cided to take its game to a new au­di­ence. The re­sult was the Rec­ti­fier range of big­ger and beefier Dual and Triple Rec­ti­fier amps. Since then, the Dual Rec­ti­fier has be­come one of the most pop­u­lar rock amps on the planet.

De­signed by Mesa founder Ran­dall Smith, the amp uses sil­i­cone diodes that give it a gain level and feel­ing all its own. The amp proved espe­cially pop­u­lar with metal and hard-rock­ing groups such as Liv­ing Colour, Me­tal­lica, Tool, Korn, Soundgar­den and Foo Fighters. In 2009, Mesa re­vamped the Dual with a third, ded­i­cated clean chan­nel, mak­ing the ven­er­a­ble work­horse more ver­sa­tile than ever.

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