selling my long-beloved mesa boogie tremoverb in the dual-rectifier series. these are out of production amps from the late-90s/early-naughties that have a great range from crisp fender chimey cleans to gritty blues tones to all out thick nu-metal sounds.
my opinion is that they're better studio amps than gigging amp.
these are black sheep of the dual-rectos line since they seem to be voiced by default toward thick cleans with tremendous headroom rather than compressed distorted mayhem. Currently loaded with v30s.
Features: 2 channels with channel cloning, bass/mid/high/presence controls,
reverb (decent but a bit bright...it takes some high/presence eq fidgeting),
tremolo (also decent but a bit dark...balancing reverb & trem is key),
preamp out (so you can bypass the speakers for studio use), etc.
Multiple outputs to drive an assortment of external cabs (requires 16ohms regardless), 6 12ax7 preamp/reverb/loop/tremolo tubes, 4 6L6 or EL34 power amp stage (switch selectable), requires no biasing for changing power amp or rectifier tubes as long as they're matched, 2 5U4G-series tubes -or- silicone diode for the rectifier. It's very heavy...i think about 80lbs, but it has casters and side-handles.
I currently have half the power/recto tubes pulled to run it at 50w but its still much louder than i need. i can't play above 'bedroom' level through the power section on without feedback from my hollowbodies.
The tubes are a bit old and crackle a bit while they're warming up. With 6 preamp stage tubes, it could be one of those or it could be a power amp tube. It goes away after about 10minutes of idling/standby or 2 minutes of use. A few small tolex blemishes, and some chipped paint+rust on the handles.
i would buy another if i need it. but for the time being, its just not being used much other than as a preamp and is taking up space in my studio space. i'm not under pressure to sell it.
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