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#1
I was thinking about getting the Mesa Dual Rectifier with the 2x12 cab. I dont need anything big as for im only 13 and only play for fun and in a band. I would like to know what you guys think about this amp. From what I've saw from posts and so forth that they're awesome but I searched and came up empty handed. I play every type of metal exept nu-metal. I would like to know if this amp has good gain for lead also and how much it is (Just the head or cab by itself) in Canadian. My birthdays comming up in 2 weeks so yeah.
#2
Dude, that Dual Rectifier and 2x12 will be all you ever need. As for Canadian price I don't know. Check ebay and just google and exchange rate thing. You can check mesa's site for prices too or the local store or musiciansfriend.
#3
your lookng at well over a $1000 for the head alone
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#6
^ Emphasis on the well over. I reckon it'll be quite a bit more than $1000 Canadian.
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#7
Unless you get an attenuator, which will be another $300, a Dual Recto is bigtime overkill and will be completely useless to you. Check out the Rectoverb, which is a single recto in a 1x12 package.
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#8
well, the dual recto head goes for around $1500 new, doesn't it? and that's american dollars. canadian are worth a little less, right (they were last time i checked, but that was a while ago...). So yeah, between $1500 and $1800, probably. for the head.
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Unless you get an attenuator, which will be another $300, a Dual Recto is bigtime overkill and will be completely useless to you. Check out the Rectoverb, which is a single recto in a 1x12 package.


I agree, the Rect o verb is a nice amp.
#10
Go for it. If you die due to popping off your ear drums. I will take your amp
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#11
Hell yeah! its awesome. however, you would be much better off with the single recto and a 2x12. the 50 watt is f**king loud as hell. and you said you're geared twards metal, so you basicly only need the silicone diode. and you said you dont really need that much so, as opposed to going for a dual rec with a 2x12, try a single rec with a 4x12.
#12
drop-dead666, don't just base your decision on reviews, go and try a load of amps like that out, see what you actually want.
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#13
is it just me that laughed my arse off when he said "i dont need anything big"?

on a serious note, a dual rec for home practice is BIG overkill, unless u use an anntentuator (sp?) and even then its LOUD
#14
13... Sigh...

In any case, the recto new in Canada is around $2000 bucks. However, if you love to play metal, and want a really sweet lead tone(which a DR won't provide you with as well), I'd say get a Mark IV. Its better suited towards old school thrash and real metal than a Dual Recto anyways, IMO. A used Mark III would be a great choice too, if you don't mind shared EQ's for clean and dirty, its actually more agressive sounding.
#15
^^ How much does the Mark IV Run new for?
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#16
$1699 I believe. Used, they are 950-1200 depending on the seller and condition.
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In any case, the recto new in Canada is around $2000 bucks. However, if you love to play metal, and want a really sweet lead tone(which a DR won't provide you with as well), I'd say get a Mark IV. Its better suited towards old school thrash and real metal than a Dual Recto anyways, IMO. A used Mark III would be a great choice too, if you don't mind shared EQ's for clean and dirty, its actually more agressive sounding.


yeah, i was gonna put in that a recto wasn't really a lead amp, but i was too lazy to edit, lol.

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$1699 I believe. Used, they are 950-1200 depending on the seller and condition.

Looking at mesa price list its $1799-1899 for a new one. used 700-1200/
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#19
Mesa Price Lists are a couple 100 over arent they? I wouldnt mind getting one for 1 grand.
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#20
I have a SpiderII 212 right now and I crank it when I play because really, my parents dont give jack****. I also play in a band and for school talent shows and that, I want something so that I dont buy anything for a while. I also got around 1100 bucks to blow and my parents would probrably pay the rest. I dont really play lead but I play it more often than rhythm. As for "your only 13!" I dont care, probrably when you were 13 you would've wanted one but couldnt afford it or couldnt save money, well guess what I did.
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Looking at mesa price list its $1799-1899 for a new one. used 700-1200/

Good luck getting one for 700 dude.. Hahaha. 900 is about the lowest you will see them go for.
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ya know electrik, it's strange, but it seems like the price went up on a lot of the used Mesa stuff. I bought my Mark for $800, and at the time, it was just a good deal compared to how much the completed items had gone for. I went to look at them recently for a friend, and like you said, I didn't see any that went below $900. I also just recently sold a couple Mesa preamps I wasn't using, and the going rate "now" for each, was a couple hundred more than I spent on them.
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#23
Yeah, they all went up in price about 6 months ago. I remember when Mark IIC+s were all around 1400, and Mark IVs were easily had for 900.
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Good luck getting one for 700 dude.. Hahaha. 900 is about the lowest you will see them go for.

Its feasable. My friend got a combo for 700 last summer.
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I have a SpiderII 212 right now and I crank it when I play because really, my parents dont give jack****. I also play in a band and for school talent shows and that, I want something so that I dont buy anything for a while. I also got around 1100 bucks to blow and my parents would probrably pay the rest. I dont really play lead but I play it more often than rhythm. As for "your only 13!" I dont care, probrably when you were 13 you would've wanted one but couldnt afford it or couldnt save money, well guess what I did.


Relax there turbo.

Still...a Recto is still a pretty hefty amp for ya. Im thinkin I agree with the Rectoverb combo.
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Its feasable. My friend got a combo for 700 last summer.

The market has changed from last summer, unfortunately. You'll be hard pressed tofind a deal like that now.
#27
^yeah. Every now and then some still sell at 700 but its much more rare than last year.
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#30
LOL not too fond of using used gear. Sorry, I had my laugh, soon enough you'll understand why that was funny. And yea Single Rec/Rect-o-Verb is more than enough. Although I think the Rect-o-Verb comes in a combo which might be worth a look into, or a Mark IV combo, but they're much more expensive "new".
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#31
You know normally I would go into the whole thing about how the sensible thing to do would be to get the single Rec because that is still more than you will ever need. But I remember what it was like to be dead set on a Recto so yeah if you can afford it get the Dual, it will give youa boner every time you plug in. And then you can brag about owning one. But yeah a 4X12 cab would be much more brag worthy. So splurge on it and go ahead and get yourself an attenuator so you can enjoy those saturted tubes outside of a stadium.
#32
haha im 14 and my 65 watt SS gets my d*** hard. i cant imagine have a dual recto.

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#34
I'm very tempted to make a thread about the loudness issue.

I don't get it.

What if you want the tone of a Mesa, or a Marshall, or some other great half stack, BUT You only want it for practice or band practice? What the hell do you do? Do you just HAVE to settle for a smaller amp that sounds like crap compared to a Mesa?!
#35
a dual recto is to loud. you know how loud your spider is cranked. times that by about 3, and thats with the recto at about half volume. no offence but wake up. the dual recto isn't a practice at home amp. its a concert amp.
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I'm very tempted to make a thread about the loudness issue.

I don't get it.

What if you want the tone of a Mesa, or a Marshall, or some other great half stack, BUT You only want it for practice or band practice? What the hell do you do? Do you just HAVE to settle for a smaller amp that sounds like crap compared to a Mesa?!

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#37
Calm down, just because a 13 year old is gonna' get a Mesa, dont be jelous. Just tell me if its good or not.
#38
i dont understand why a 13 year old would ever need 1/8 of that power.

dude you should just get a combo, if youre 13 in a "fun band" you dont even need a half stack.
#39
Well then do you know any amps that are at least 120 watts and have amazing distortion and a decent clean sound, I play A LOT of Metallica so thats why I wanted a Mesa.
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