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08-01-2007, 07:10 PM
I have been searching for a Mesa Single Rectifier amp and have noticed there is a Series One and a Series Two? Is there any major difference in the two? Thanks~
08-01-2007, 07:29 PM
There are many amp lines that Mesa makes that use a single rectifier.
Rectifier Series: Solo 50, Rectoverb
Stilletto Series: Ace
Lone Star Series: Lone Star Special has a single recto, The Lonestar Classic also has a single rectifier, but goes to silicon when you select the 100 watt setting.
Hope that helps.....:BEER
08-01-2007, 07:32 PM
BTW I'm not sure what the differences are in the Series I and Series II in the Recto's, but from Stage I to Stage II in the Stilletto series had increased the gain and changed the transformer specs on the Stage II.
08-01-2007, 08:40 PM
Channel two has 2 modes: Vintage and Modern
Channel 2 has 3 modes: Raw, Vintage and Modern
Plus there's a bias switch in the back to switch between 6L6 and EL34 power tubes.
Other than that, they're the same amp. Some say the Series 1 sounds better. I had a series 1 and liked it a lot, but I have never played or heard a series 2.
08-02-2007, 12:21 PM
Series 2 Rect-o-verb owner here. From what I recall, the Series 1 had some sort of issue switching between channels and Series 2 fixed the issue. If anything, the preference for Single Recs seems to be the Series 2 versions.
Another thing to note - both the Series 1 and Series 2 are still the original 2-channel Recto design, which is generally preferred by Dual Rec and Triple Rec players.
08-02-2007, 09:29 PM
How well does a THD Hot Plate work with the Mesa Single Rectifier?
08-02-2007, 11:32 PM
also series 1 rectoverbs have 6l6 ..series 2 have 6l6 or el34..theres a switch on the back for the players choice of power tubes.only on the series 2
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