#1
Quick question (maybe not a quick answer): A "rectifier" changes AC current to DC current, how does this relate to Mesa Boogie Rectifier amps, thus creating the "rectifier sound" so enjoyed by the users of such amps?
#2
a rectifier has a very subtle effect on the sound because the signal never really touches the rectifier- it changes the circuit that the signal is applied onto. a tube rectifier vs a SS rectifier is by no means better or worse but tube recs have that slightly spongier squashier sound because the tube sucks up voltage from the power tubes meaning it doesnt have that Sharp tightass attack (or as much at least) as a SS rectifier does, it kind of blossoms.

edit: actually i dont know if that first part is too accurate, i cant remember if it comes before or after the circuit; but the last part, which is why people care whether or not it's tube, is.
#3
The tube rectifier gives the tone more "sag". It creates that very loose tone that rectos are known for.
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#5
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Thats why you should get a OD pedal for a Mesa Rectifier to boost it.



Yeah, well fortunately the Road King isn't as saggy like a recto solo head. Because that thing is about as tight as goatse.
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#7
The "rectifier" series became known as such because the original design had two rectifiers and was called the dual rectifier. Then came the single and triple rectifier (all of them have about the same amount of sag in the tube rectified setting- two power tubes per rectifier tube), so they're just called the "rectifier" series now, even though all amps have rectifiers. The "rectifier sound" doesn't refer to the electrical device so much as the amps.