#1
My heart is set on getting a Rectifier head, and since the Road King is out of my price range (I plan on buying new) it's down to these 2. I will be sending it into a Rectifier 4x12 cab. I'm mainly a rhythm player, and I play modern rock, post grunge, metal, pop-punk, and alternative.

I'm in love with the Dual Rectifier's Channel 3 Modern, and I think the clean channel is decent.

I've heard a Roadster's Channel 1 Tweed sound like a Fender Reverb (think intro to Higher by Creed), which is a sound I wasn't able to reach on a Dual Rect. though it's possible I just didn't do enough tweaking. But this was some time ago, and I don't remember how the distortion channels sounded compared to the standard Dual Rectifier.

Since they use the same tubes, in theory should I be able to get a Roadster's distortion channels to sound exactly like a standard Dual Rectifier?
#2
The Roadster is only a little more than the Dual Recto and it sound a lot better IMO.

Most of the tones you're going are characterized by the Dual Recto... but I think you'd benefit from the Roadster.
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#3
The roadster is the recto with more channels/versatility.
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Since they use the same tubes, in theory should I be able to get a Roadster's distortion channels to sound exactly like a standard Dual Rectifier?

Not necessarily, lots of amps use the same tubes but completely different setups like in the preamp tube biasing can make a lot of difference as can the design of the tone stack. But I'm sure with some tweaking you could manage to get something quite similar or at least satisfying.
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#5
Roadster is a significantly better amp, definitely go for that over the Dual.
#6
I'd grab the roadster if I were you. Seems more versitle, and refined than the duel rectifier I played on, and it can cover those genres without boost
#7
two channel recto, preferably one without a detachable power cable. if not, thats fine.
it will be cheaper and sound better.
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