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OK - I think I've finally come to accept the fact that I really want a Mesa Recto. I've thought about saving a few bucks by trying some other options to get the same vibe, but I've come to the conclusion that if I want that feel, I may as well go with the original.

Ideally, the the Dual Rec would be the ticket, but I don't think I'm gonn ahave that kind of coin to spend, especially since we don't have a Mesa dealer in NL anymore (that I'm aware of). So, I'm thinking the Solo 50 would be the best option for me. But, I have a few questions so I'm looking for opinions.

First and foremost, does the Solo 50 have that same sort of vibe that makes me drool every time I listen to all those metal bands that use Rectos? I'd be looking for a tones similar to Godsmack, COC, classic Metallica, Overkill, et al.

Second, the Solo 50 hass a solid state rectifier. I would expect that would be a little tighter than a lot of the Recto tones we usually hear, but fundamentally the same feel. Would that be a safe stetement?

Third, anyone have any idea what dealers I should check with? I think I have a quote from Steve's from about 2 years ago, but that's pretty much useless at this point. I won't have the cash until the summer so it's not an immediate requirement.

Fourth (and finally), anyone have an idea of the street price for a Solo 50 in Canada? Or a Dual Rec (just for kicks). I was playing through a triple in Calgary last spring at a shop (can't remember the name of the place...near the Pontiac dealership on the main drag through town...kind of on a parallel back street). It was awesome, but also insanely priced. The Jackson USA Select KV that I was playing through it was pretty nice too... :D

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The dual and triples are switchable between tube and solid state rectifiers, and I believe Mesa has fixed dealer pricing.
 

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Yeah - you're right about the duals & triples having switchable rectifiers. And I'm pretty sure about the dealer fixed pricing also. But that's not much help if you don't know what the Canadian prices are to start with! :)
 

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Im in the same boat as you and im looking to trade my twin in on a recto. im not a pro but i have done quite a bit of research... i highly doubt you will hear the difference between the SS and the tube so that shouldnt be a concern. The singles are retailing between $1650 and $1750 from what ive seen. used, id like to find a single for a grand or a dual for 1500..and a triple....who ever needs 150 watts of tube power anyway.
 

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That's about what I expected. I don't know if I'd really want the "sag" with the tube rectifiers anyway.

Looks like the prices haven't changed a whole lot in 2 years. I was quoted about $1550 for a Solo 50 at Steve's back then, and around $1650 or the Rect-o-verb.

And I agree - 150 watts is crazy. Heck - my 100w Laney will peel paint on demand. Thank god for Hot Plates...
 

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oooooooo get the Recto get the recto! lol
And, you are right about that Laney...my god what a loud amp! How is the Hot Plate treatin' ya with the Laney?

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DaveEEE said:
oooooooo get the Recto get the recto! lol
And, you are right about that Laney...my god what a loud amp! How is the Hot Plate treatin' ya with the Laney?

Dave
It's on the list dude...but you know how my list is. Changes from day to day. I never seem to get anywhere with it though! I wish we still had a dealer locally, but at the rate Musicstop is going they'll have them again eventually. They're snapping up a lot of new brands lately. I was talking to Rick yesterday & he tells me they have some ESP's coming in very soon. I'll have to take a few for a spin. They dropped the price on that Jap Jackson Rhoades with the flame top too. Tempting.

The Hot Plate works great with the Laney. It's nice to have that cranked tone & still be able to walk after... They have another one at Traders for $650. Looks like it's been modded though. Either that or they revised the chassis at some point.

Where have you been hiding anyway man? Haven't heard from you in a while...

Kirb
 
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