Mesa Boogie Recto Badlander 50 Guitar Amplifier 1x12 Combo


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Mesa/Boogie Rectifiers are renowned for their tight, muscular lows, hard-hitting mids, and sweet, singing highs. Mesa’s newest Recto, the Badlander, includes a streamlined feature set, baked-in cutting-edge technology, and — most importantly — 50 watts of fire-breathing Rectifier tone. This guitar combo amplifier comes loaded with a 12-inch Celestion Creamback 65 speaker, which yields brawny low-end grunt, warm lower mids, crunchy upper mids, and sweet highs. Three selectable modes enable you to configure each channel for an array of sounds, while a 2-way power reduction switch makes achieving cranked-up tones at bedroom levels easy. This Recto supplies you with the usual EQ controls, plus a Bold/Variac switch for further fine-tuning your sound. You also get a built-in CabClone IR, a serial effects loop, a headphone output, and a 1-button footswitch. So what are you waiting for? Plug into the Mesa Rectifier Badlander and experience its pure legendary power!

2 channels, 3 selectable modes: plenty of tones

Like previous Recto iterations, the Rectifier Badlander is renowned for its high-gain metal tones. That said, thanks to two channels with three selectable modes, it can do much, much more. Each channel includes 3-mode Channel Cloning, with Clean, Crunch, and Crush modes, plus independent Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, and Master controls. It doesn’t matter what sound you’re aiming for — sparkling clean, throaty crunch, or gut-punching high gain — the Badlander can achieve it. On top of that, this amp's touch sensitivity is incredible.

A bundle of features supplies maximum tone shaping

The Mesa Rectifier Badlander is loaded with a variety of tone-shaping features. A 2-way power reduction switch toggles the amp between an easy-clipping 20 watts and a club-friendly 50 watts. A Bias switch enables you to swap the Badlander’s original EL34 power tubes for a set of muscular 6L6s. You also get a Bold/Variac switch, allowing you to dial in a spongy, quick-to-saturate quality or a bold sound with maximum power and lots of clean headroom. Got pedals? Who doesn’t? That’s why this Recto includes a fully buffered, tube-driven, series effects loop for your pedalboard and other external processing.

Built-in CabClone IR offers top-shelf cabinet simulations

Parked in front of a live audience or DI’d into your DAW, the Recto Badlander enables you to dispense with microphones and all the complications that come with them, by virtue of its built-in CabClone IR. This reactive load box and IR cabinet simulator includes eight dynamic- and ribbon-mic’d cabinet impulse responses, plus it gives you the ability to upload third-party IRs. With the Badlander, you’ll benefit from limitless cab combinations for unprecedented tone crafting. Take it onstage to dial up cranked amp tones at venue-appropriate volumes. Use it in the studio to get perfect-sounding guitar recordings. Or, plug into the Recto’s headphones output for silent practice sessions that sound like a mic’d amp.


  • 50W guitar combo amplifier with streamlined features, cutting-edge tech, and fire-breathing Recto sound
  • 12-inch Celestion Creamback 65 speaker yields brawny low-end grunt, warm lower mids, crunchy upper mids, and sweet highs
  • 2 channels with 3 selectable modes supply a versatile array of tones
  • Independent Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, and Master controls per channel
  • 2-way power reduction switch makes achieving cranked-up tones at bedroom levels easy
  • Bias switch enables you to swap the original EL34 power tubes for a set of muscular 6L6s
  • Bold/Variac switch for fine-tuning your tone
  • Fully buffered, tube-driven, series effects loop for your pedalboard and other external processing
  • Fixed bias for consistent, maintenance-free performance
  • Built-in CabClone IR with third-party IR support offers limitless cab combinations
  • 1-button footswitch for channel switching
  • Slipcover included

SKU: 1.BD5.BBB.C65

Why buy from Melody Music Shop, LLC

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Melody Music Shop strives to maintain a diverse, high quality inventory along with exceptional customer service. We carry a wide range of instruments and accessories, including new and used guitars, band and orchestral instruments, pianos, amps, sound systems, and so much more!

With certified technicians on staff and a century + of experience between them all, you can rest assured any instrument you purchase from Melody Music Shop LLC is in the best condition possible! Our ENTIRE STORE is maintained at 50% humidity year round per manufacturer's stringent requirements. All items will be packaged carefully to ensure their safe arrival. Guitars will have their string tension lowered and packaged to manufacture specs or better. Melody Music Shop LLC guarantees quality products, fast shipping, and top-notch customer service!

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Layaway is an option!

  • Layaway items require an initial down payment of 25%.
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  • A payment of 25% (or more) is due on the 30th, 60th, and 90th day from the layaway start date (although payments may be made before the scheduled due date).
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Items purchased from our store will ship out within 1 business day of receiving payment. FedEx Ground or Home Delivery, fully insured, will be used for shipping instruments and large items. Items over $200 will require a signature. Accessories and other small items will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail.



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- We carry most items in inventory so we can ship your items without delay.

Most purchases leave our warehouse within 2 business-days of receipt of your order. Orders received on Friday, Saturday & Sunday will ship out Monday. (Our shipping department is closed on weekends & major US holidays.)

- Some of our items are shipped directly from the supplier. These items may require longer shipping times. Large orders, or orders which include items shipped directly from our suppliers, will arrive in multiple boxes.

- If you live within the continental US you will have the following options and associated shipping & handling costs at checkout:

  • Orders up to $50 – $7.99
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- If a package is not able to be delivered by for any reason and returned to us, the customer will be responsible for the original shipping cost, plus the cost of returned shipping, as well as shipping costs to be resent if you desire.

Orders to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and APO addresses (AA & AP) are shipped the best way based on weight, package size, and location. Please refer below for International Shipping information.

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- If you received the wrong product, or if it arrives defective or damaged in transit, please contact us within 2 days of receipt so we can assist you to resolve the problem.  All damages incurred during shipment will be the responsibility of the shipping company which delivered the item (Fedex, USPS, or UPS).

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We proudly ship to countries outside the United States of America: International orders are shipped the best way based on weight, package size, and location.

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Due to customs processing, some packages may be delayed delivery.

NOTE: Depending on the shipping that has been chosen, there may or may not be tracking available once your packaged leaves the US. Once the USPS verifies (via tracking/scanning information that is available at that the package has left the country, we cannot be held responsible for any missing packages. If there is an issue It is the responsibility of the customer to provide the customer care team with solid, specific information from your countries postal service regarding an order for a refund to be issued. Please keep in mind that international orders may take a bit longer to be received by the customer as we have no control over customs. The buyer assumes all risk and responsibility when placing international orders.

Return Policy

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If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, we’re here to help.


- You have 14 calendar days to return an item from the date you received it.

- To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it.

- Your item must be in the original packaging with all original contents.

- Your item needs to have the receipt or proof of purchase.

*Please note:
- Special orders and layaways are non-cancellable / non-refundable.


If you need a different item including size or style and you are interested in returning an item in exchange for something else on the site, contact us and we’ll be glad to help you exchange your purchase or issue a store credit.


Once we receive your item, we will inspect it and notify you that we have received your returned item. We will notify you on the status of your refund after inspecting the item.

- A restocking fee may be assessed if an item is not returned in it's originally sold condition.  If the customer wishes to return an item they received because they do not like the item (i.e. sound, feel, look), the customer is responsible for shipping costs to and from and those costs will be deducted from the refund amount.   

- If your return is approved, we will initiate a refund to your credit card (or original method of payment).

- You will receive the credit within a certain amount of days, depending on your payment method issuer’s policies.

- Kazoos, harmonicas, and microphones are non-returnable / non-refundable

Shipping costs:

- You will be responsible for paying the shipping costs to and from for returning an item that is not to your liking (see above). Shipping costs are non­refundable.

Vendor: Mesa/Boogie
SKU: 1.BD5.BBB.C65
UPC: 809404066557

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