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Mesa Boogie 2x12 Horizontal Rectifier Cabinet

 
Load up with a 2x12 Horizontal Rectifier for huge sound. This speaker cabinet monster sports 120-watt performance, V30 speakers, and a closed-back design ' all adding up to massive punch. A marine-grade birch cabinet and vinyl covering keep the Mesa/Boogie 2x12 Horizontal Rectifier rugged for the big tours, while its Trak-Loc removable casters keep your back pain-free...


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Great cab that takes up little size featured

Sound As of now, I play a Schecter C-1 Elite, fitted with a DiMarzio SD in the bridge and PAF Pro in the neck. I play all types of music from metal to rock to blues to jazz. I have found that this thing sounds pretty huge (as already stated). I've heard people knocking this cab saying that it has a scooped sound, but I can't hear it. I've run it through a Peavey 5150, Jet City JCA20h, and Randall modular unit (Deluxe, Top Boost, SL+, and Ultra modules). This cab kills it with the 5150 and Randal MTS Modular unit. To me, the Jet City lacks a bit of low end, but it may just be in need of a tube change. The 2x12 cab is one of the best I have heard. I have matched it up with a Randall 2x12 MTS cab and they sound virtually the same, with the Mesa have a bit clearer highs. They produce huge low end. I am planning on switching the Vintage 30's out for some different speakers (WGS, EV, or Mesa c90s) because I think the Vintage 30's are a little too shrill to me. Size wise, the Mesa 2x12 is one of the smallest cabs in hight but one of the loudest and best sounding 2x12's out there. And it can get LOUD! It cuts extremely well in a live setting and sounds great doing it. I'm only giving it a 4.5 because I haven't tested many other 2x12 cabs with it and because I am a hard sell when it comes to giving 5's :)


Reliability I could depend on it and do depend on it every week at gigs.


Customer Support Never dealt with 'em.


Liked about it 1. Sound
2. Quality materials used
3. How well it cuts


Didn't like 1. Mine didn't have casters on it (65 lbs, it's pretty heavy for a 2x12) so I had to install some
2. Vintage 30's will probably go. Not my favorite speaker.


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4.5

By GroovyTubes
Aug 23, 2011
 
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The sound of a 4x12 in a 2x12 featured

Sound I play high gain of various distortion types, and this cab as well as the 4x12 rectifier are the meanest cabs I have ever heard in terms of mids and bass, and yet sounds very defined treble at high distortion. This cab has almost the same dark resonance as it's bigger 4x12 brother, and hence likewise alot more mean mid overtones than even many other 4x12s. I use ALOT of processing and yet this thing has overtones that compliment every type of tone processing perfectly. Even though I am not usually a vintage 30 user, I have heard that the speakers in Mesa cabs are not chinese made, but don't quote me. All i know is that this rectifier cab series with it's vintage 30s sounds much more modern than marshall cabs with GT-75s, and even Marshall Mode 4s with G K100 speakers (both speakers of which are supposed to be the modern sounding ones - wierd). Mesa cabs seem to sound awesome with Marshall Heads, or any head for that matter. I also use an Ibanez Thermion Head and after using that head with this cab, it was so fat and allowed the natural quality of the amp to cut through. With my Kerry King head it allows the defined razor sharp quality to cut through without getting shrill. This is absolutely perfect for putting mics up againt as you will not have to EQ out much shrillness at all like other cabs.


Reliability Mine is fairly new, and this seems too solid to ever see a problem.


Customer Support No need.


Liked about it Tight defined yet smooth distortion qualities pleasant to the ear. And with the top handle, it is easier to carry than the Mesa 4x12 if you are going up stairs. Sound has deep yet tight sounding resonance. This cab is so good that I am keeping the Mesa logo on mine, even though I payed for it myself.


Didn't like I wished for a mean looking metal grill on top of the cloth one to match it's sound characteristics.


Overall satisfaction:
 
5.0

By FarBeyond
Nov 25, 2009
 
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A 2x12 cab that can hang with a 4x12 cab featured

Sound My main guitar/ amp setup is a Gibson Les Paul with 490R/ 498T humbuckers through an Egnater Mod 50 with the Bassman and SL2 modules. I play metal and jazz styles. I purchased this cab so I could have a more portable cabinet for practice and smaller gigs. My first experience with this cabinet is when a friend of mine brought his over to jam. I was plugged into my Boogie Mark 3 (which is a loud amp) and a Marshall 1960B 4x12 with vintage 30's. He had a Boogie Single Rectifier at the time. When is fired up his amp and started playing some riffs I was blown away by how huge the cab sounded. It was unbelievable. I actually felt underpowered with my Boogie and Marshall 4x12. Right then and there, I decided I would someday pick one of these up. Anyway, I have since purchased one and absolutely love it. Like most Boogie cabs, it can really deliver the goods in any type of music since it is a really tight and full sounding cab. Andy Summers of the Police actually used these for the recent Police tour. Because it is a 2x12, you can really crank your amp and push the speakers and not be ear splitting loud. Unless your fellow bandmates are running Boogie 4x12's, this cab should be able to hang with a full band. Like I said before, this cabinet has a surprising amount of low end for its size. The Celestion vintage 30 speakers are an excellent choice. Just a great sounding cab all around.


Reliability Just like all Boogie cabs, this one is built like a tank! All solid birch ply, impeccable craftsmanship, and excellent materials make this cab very reliable. There is no need to gig without a second cab unless you just need crazy volume. I have never heard of a Mesa Boogie cab breaking down on the gig.


Customer Support Never had to deal with them.


Liked about it Excellent tone
Very very very well made
Slick looks (and lots of custom choices)


Didn't like Expensive
Somewhat heavy for a 2x12
Speakers very low to the ground (but that is the deal with horizontal 2x12's)


Overall satisfaction:
 
5.0

By Severinsteelsmit
Nov 09, 2009
 
Last updated: December 09, 2009
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One of the finest choices you could make for your tone !

Sound I play mostly ESP EMG equipped guitars. But for my clean stuff I'm using fenders. I have found most guitar players are grouped into 2 categories. The fender group or the Marshall. With mesa's being actually glorified fender amps. And Engl, Soldano and the like Marshall clones. Any of these amps do what they're supposed to do, which is amplify sound. However this is where cabinet choice becomes important. My JVM410H 4 channel Marshall (head) to my ear sounds terrible through a standard Marshall 4X12. Try the mesa cabs ! A huge audible difference. I have 2 of the mesa 2X12's stacked under my roadster. And when I want that EL34 British tone just a little darker and not as middy, I run my Marshall through one. I also love the ease of transport. The 2X12's can be a little bulky but nothing compared to a 4X12 ! Vintage 30's and rock just seem like a perfect match.

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Reliability Tough, durable, dependable, first class cabs. I see them used for 450.00 all the time. A great investment that holds its value. My 2 have never let me down in 3 years of gigging.


Customer Support Haven't had to deal with mesa unless I was buying new tubes !


Liked about it Like ? Love ! the easy transport, tone and quality.


Didn't like At guitar center in Atlanta I was told even if their mesa products are used, they couldn't sell below retail. That's a bunch of BS. If this is actually true, buy else where ! Cant believe mesa would have a policy like that. New is new, and used should sell for less.


Overall satisfaction:
 
5.0

By 7stringer
Jan 15, 2011
 
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212 the number of the beast

Sound Mainly I play this with a Ibanez RGA121 w/duncans through a dual rectifier head and it sounds amazing. It can handle any genre, you can crank it up and shred some metal or even tone it down for some jazzy blues. The thing that is so amazing about this cab is that it is actually louder than my old 412! this beast has some kick, at even the loudest gigs this thing has been more than loud enough for me.


Reliability This thing is built tough, I have ran it in to so many doors going into gigs and it still works fine. If I'm going to a gig this is the only amp I will ever bring.


Liked about it 1 Loud: SOOOO LOOUUUUDDD!!!
2 Reliable: no need for more amps
3 Portability: sound of a 412 in a 212 so dont worry about space.


Didn't like 1 Expensive: $$$$$$
2 Heavy: weighs 61 lbs!!!
3 The handle: why just why, its is so hard to hold


Overall satisfaction:
 
4.0

By AbeFreshwater
Aug 19, 2010
 
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