The Badlander Series arose from Mesa's legendary Dual Rectifiers and feedback from players who used them over decades requesting tighter low end, refined top end, and less mid scoop. The Badlander 25 head delivers that recipe in a small package and power range that adds a raw character all its own. For the guitarist leaning rock who likes some British influence with their American-voiced gain, the 25's appeal is obvious.
The Badlander 25 1x12 head delivers the Rectifier-inspired voice and performance of the Badlander 100 and 50, offering a fiery-sounding, ultra-portable low-power option for those not needing big horsepower. The same simple 2 channel format, each containing Clean, Crunch, and Crush modes repeated, fits perfectly within this small EL84- powered version, with a fierceness and harmonic complexity all its own.
Key features and options included on the bigger models remain intact, with only the power section, transformers, and chassis getting a make-over. Tonally speaking, choosing a favorite between the 3 models isn't easy, as each has its own character and application, but the 25 wins hands down for attitude and ease of transport.
Like all Badlanders, the Badlander 25 head packs Mesa's CabClone IR Direct Interface making recording and cabless live capture easy. The same collection of Rectifier Closed-Back and Boogie Open-Back Cabinets from Mesa's standalone CabClone IR are included and provide a wide array of sounds and responses. For guitarists seeking tube tone and huge sounding gain from a compact head that's easy to take with you, the Rectifier Badlander 25 head rules!
-Power Output: 25 Watts
-Tubes: EL84 (2), 12AX7 (5)
-Controls (per channel): Master, Presence, Bass, Mid, Treble, Gain
-Dimensions: 18.5" x 10" x 8.5"
-Weight: 19 lbs
-Hand-Wired in Petaluma, California USA
-25/10-Watt Global Power Switch (Class A/B)
-Fixed Bias for consistent, maintenance-free performance
-2 Fully Independent, Footswitchable Channels, each with 3 Modes
-8-Position CabClone IR Select (back-panel) Controls
-Built-in, Channel Assignable CabClone IR (Cabinet Simulator & Reactive Amp Load)
-Open System, Third-Party IR Compatibility via USB connection
-IR Level Control
-IR Balanced XLR Direct Output (Controlled by the Level Control)
-Fully Buffered, Tube Driven, Series FX Loop
-1 Button Footswitch (Channel 1/2)