#1
how much do you think i could get a used mesa single rectofier head for?
should i save a little more and get the dual recto?
what exactly is an attenuetor (sp?).. and can i "undo" it when i dont need it.

any suggestions or comments are welcome.
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#2
thd hotplate runs for about 300 if i remember right.

edit: oops i thought you asked how much they run for.
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#3
I have no idea about the Mesa.. sorry.. but an attenuator is basically a volume suppressor. You can put one on a huge stack, and get all the tone and gain, but not the volume. Well, it controls the volume level. Lowers it, attenuates it. Basically, you can turn a huge amp into a practice type amp so you don't blow out your neighbors(or microphones, if recording).
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#4
Single Rectos run four about $1,200-1,300 brand new. Used ones may get as low as $850 or $900 though.

And also, you need a cab for the haed as well. Might want to put that into the equation.
Some of the best cabs that work well with Mesas are Marshall 1960s and Mesa Standard/Oversized Recto cabs.
#5
Dunno about the prices of Recto's, but to decide dual or single you need to consider the differences: Single is 50 watts, Dual is 100 watts. Single has a solid state rectifier, Dual has switchable transistor/tube rectifier circuit.

The attenuator basically converts the electrical energy (audio signal) flowing to the speaker into heat before it gets there, meaning that the movement of the speaker is reduced, and therefore the volume is also reduced. This can be "reversed" if you decide you don't like it, as it just connects between your amp and your speaker
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#6
Used single could run anywhere from 800 to 1000. And yeah an attenuator just supresses the volume so you can get full saturation at lower volumes. But they can kill your tone. If you get one get a THD Hotplate.
#7
yea ive heard thats the best...would it be worth it to save up some more for the dual recto?
im in the process of saving up...by the end of the summer ill have about 1200 USD for working.
i plan to work after the summer too, but i dont know if ican.
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#8
Get the dual recto
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Quote by kjlee2112
I have no idea about the Mesa.. sorry.. but an attenuator is basically a volume suppressor. You can put one on a huge stack, and get all the tone and gain, but not the volume. Well, it controls the volume level. Lowers it, attenuates it. Basically, you can turn a huge amp into a practice type amp so you don't blow out your neighbors(or microphones, if recording).


Or else an alternate (and cheaper) solution for those wanting to lower the volume of their amps and still have the great sounding tone.......

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=394774
#10
okay...whats the price difference?
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#12
okay...and i guess i would get a mesa cab?
how much do they run.
id rather get a used one, just cause new speakers.
and could i use my combo amps and extenstion speakers with the dual recto., as well as the cab?
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Quote by xsynysterx06
okay...and i guess i would get a mesa cab?
how much do they run.
id rather get a used one, just cause new speakers.
and could i use my combo amps and extenstion speakers with the dual recto., as well as the cab?


How old are you? Do you plan on gigging at the Civic Center anytime soon? Do you REALLY need a 100w halfstack?

I would recommend looking into a Rectoverb Combo. Its pretty much a Mesa Single Rec with Reverb and an EXCELLENT clean channel. Also, because its a 1x12 combo, you can actually pick it up and move it. 50 tube watts is MORE than enough to play with a full band. I gig with my 50 watt combo all the time now.

If you are making the transition from SS to a tube amp keep in mind that a 100 watt solid state amp and a 100 watt tube amp are NOWHERE in the same class level. A 50 watt tube amp can overpower a 100 watt solid state amp.

Mesa cab's are WAY overpriced.
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#14
i do not plan on gigging the civic center anytime soon.
and i dont need a 100 watt halfstack.
thats why i looked at the 50w single rect.
im most likely gonna be with a band by the end of the summer.
i was looking for the near future.
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Quote by xsynysterx06
okay...and i guess i would get a mesa cab?
how much do they run.
id rather get a used one, just cause new speakers.
and could i use my combo amps and extenstion speakers with the dual recto., as well as the cab?


Standard Recto cab is $899 new.

As far as using a your combo as an extention...I wouldnt do that. It would throw off the tone of the Mesa cab...plus adding 2 more speakers isnt going to make a huge difference to the sound, probly just make it worse.
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Quote by xsynysterx06
i do not plan on gigging the civic center anytime soon.
and i dont need a 100 watt halfstack.
thats why i looked at the 50w single rect.
im most likely gonna be with a band by the end of the summer.
i was looking for the near future.

A Rectoverb, a tremoverb or a Maverick is enough for you, and if you need more volume get a cab

EDIT: look for the F series on ebay too; I saw an F-30 go for a dollar last month
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EDIT: look for the F series on ebay too; I saw an F-30 go for a dollar last month

what???

for real? did the seller actually comply with the auction?
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I'm serious.... I was soooooooooooo pissed off (no joke)

EDIT: TS, the point is, if you don't have enough for a Recto, you can also get a very nice amp, if you know what to do
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#20
It would never go for a dollar...maybe it started out at a dollar but it that's impossible.
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#21
Quote by xsynysterx06
i do not plan on gigging the civic center anytime soon.
and i dont need a 100 watt halfstack.
thats why i looked at the 50w single rect.
im most likely gonna be with a band by the end of the summer.
i was looking for the near future.


Good choice. Also check out the Mesa F-50 and Rectoverb Combo. I own(ed) both and have a F-50 for sale. (Check my sig) They are both more than you are going to need.

Quote by aznrockerdude
A Rectoverb, a tremoverb or a Maverick is enough for you, and if you need more volume get a cab

EDIT: look for the F series on ebay too; I saw an F-30 go for a dollar last month

Actually a Tremoverb is a Dual Rec. Its 100 watts. Thats going to be too much for someone who isnt gigging out at large venues. A tremoverb is a big amp for someone who is purchasing their first Mesa.......

Also, I highly doubt an F-30 SOLD for 1.00. A LOT of times, the $1 is the original bid and then a seller stops the auction and cancells all the bids and it appears as the auction ended for 1.00. That would never happen..... but if it actually did and you have the eBay link, I would love to see it.
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