#1
Hi
I was shopping for a new amp and had decided on a Hughes & Kettner Grandmeister 36 Head and a HK 2x12 cab with V30's.
I was about to order this from Sweetwater until I discovered Mesa made the Mini Rectifier and the the matching 1x12 Cabinet with a V30. Now I am somewhat perplexed as to what I should do. Based on you tube, I really liked the HK and its sound and features, but a mesa boogie..well I am stumped. Any helpful information I can include: I like playing rock and metal mostly, but still enjoy a lil clean sound every now and then. This would be just for the house, never gig, and it does need to be volume friendly. I have a Les Paul Futura for rock/classic rock and a Ibanez RGIT20FE with active EMG's that I like to do drop D riffing on. My budget is $1500 to $1800 US. I would love anyone's input on which to get, thank you
it is very much appreciated.
#2
I'd get the Mini Rectifier purely based on my personal preference, I wasn't very fond of the H&K amps I tried.
Also, I think it would suit your needs just fine.
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#3
I'd take the Mini recto over the H&K any day. But did you see the new Mesa MarkV 25 watt? that has versatility in spades from the looks of it
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#4
I have not looked into the Mark V 25/10 but I am now..TY as I am open to other suggestions
#5
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I have not looked into the Mark V 25/10 but I am now..TY as I am open to other suggestions

You can also look at some used Krank Jr series they are either 20 or 50 waters I have a 1980 Jr, but you might be better off with a Rev Jr or a K-stein Jr. Look for the Pro versions i8f you want foot switchable channels and eq for the cleans
www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-KRANK-REV-JR-HEAD-SNAKESKIN-109969882-i3675729.gc

www.revolutionamps.com has some mini heads also. These are very similar to the Krank Jr series (made by the same amp designer)
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Last edited by Robbgnarly at Sep 21, 2014,
#6
I am not a fan of mini recto's.
They sound to me like a failed imitation of the bigger recto's.

They still have that characteristic sound, though it lacks smoothness and oomph.

If you like the mesa sound, I'd get a tremoverb or a rectoverb or a used 2ch recto + an orange PPC212, either open or closed back, or a mesa recto 2x12.
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I am not a fan of mini recto's.
They sound to me like a failed imitation of the bigger recto's.

They still have that characteristic sound, though it lacks smoothness and oomph.

If you like the mesa sound, I'd get a tremoverb or a rectoverb or a used 2ch recto + an orange PPC212, either open or closed back, or a mesa recto 2x12.


At least in the UK you could get a bigger Recto for the price of one of those used
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#8
^ that's because Mesa's cost a shit ton of money in europe and the 3ch recto's are more common nowadays.

In the US they are so cheaper it hurts.

Though here at least you can find acceptable used deals, say €700 for a rectoverb combo.
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#9
Well I did not plan on this but wow!! the Mark V 25/10 looks and sounds great..i think I will pre-order one tomorrow!!!
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#10
you guys just blew my mind.

the mesa mark v is one of my dream amps but its just too much of everything. this is amazing. i must buy this at some point.

yeah buy this one for sure.
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#11
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you guys just blew my mind.

the mesa mark v is one of my dream amps but its just too much of everything. this is amazing. i must buy this at some point.

yeah buy this one for sure.

Same here, that Mark V:25 sure seems fantastic.
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#12
Well, I decided I could not wait till the Mark V 25 ships in mid October, so I went ahead and bought a Mesa mini Rectifier 25 and a 1x12 slant cabinet for it..and pre-ordered the Mark V 25 as well.. 2 years of 0 percent financing..what was I supposed to do?
#13
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Well, I decided I could not wait till the Mark V 25 ships in mid October, so I went ahead and bought a Mesa mini Rectifier 25 and a 1x12 slant cabinet for it..and pre-ordered the Mark V 25 as well.. 2 years of 0 percent financing..what was I supposed to do?

Nice, but I'd get a 2x12 cab over the 1x12. Because if it is a stereo cab you could run both heads at once and blend them to get a nasty, beefy sound.

But either way you should be happy as hell
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Last edited by Robbgnarly at Sep 23, 2014,
#14
Make sure you give us good reviews of both! I found that Mesa Mark V 25 today as well. Would love to hear how it performs, especially the Mark IIC+ mode. . . .
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#15
Quote by scopenut
Well, I decided I could not wait till the Mark V 25 ships in mid October, so I went ahead and bought a Mesa mini Rectifier 25 and a 1x12 slant cabinet for it..and pre-ordered the Mark V 25 as well.. 2 years of 0 percent financing..what was I supposed to do?

Awesome acquisitions. I'll be looking forward for your NAD threads!

Also, I agree with Robb -- blending the two amps through a 2x12" stereo cab would be a great idea.
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#16
I think I will get the Mesa 2 x 12 Vertical cabinet, altho I already have the 1 x 12 slant cab coming for the mini rect. Yes I will post it up when I start getting stuff in
#17
Got the Mesa mini rectifier in late last nite, fedex delivered at 11:45pm, too late to play with it
Wife ran a marathon this morning and now she is napping, just starting to play with the clean channel on 10 watts.. Must say very impressed with the build quality so far in the head and the 1x12 cabinet. When she gets up later I will move on to the metal side and see what I think then.