Mesa Boogie Badlander 50 1×12″ Guitar Combo Amplifier

SKU: 8600052


Delivering a sonic and weight profile that’s a bit more trim, the Rectifier® Badlander™ 50 holds its own while adding a distinct tonal character to the Badlander Series.

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Two identical channels feature the same three new dynamic and duplicated modes as the 100-watt model. Repeating CLEAN, CRUNCH, and CRUSH functions provide amplification, shaping power, and immersive personality. Suitable for most ensembles and almost any recording environment.

In the Badlander 50, a 2-channel preamp is connected with two different perfect power displacements to enhance everything from clean to clipped to intensely saturated sounds. The 50 watt setting provides strong authority and maximum headroom, while the 20 watt setting locates the power tubes re-wired for Triode operation, increasing the clipping potential, with mid-scooped harmonies that and bring the signature EL34 tone to life.

Unique sound profile with destructive character

Sometimes less is more. If that's what you believe in, Badlander 50 is the perfect solution. Physical factors definitely come into play, as the weight is significantly lower. Some folks believe that low wattage amplifiers have unique advantages. This is often described as the feeling of the top end moving more freely and quickly through the circuit. While that may be a bit of an oversimplification, the 50-watt version of the Badlander exhibits this trait with its bouncy, easy-to-play characteristics.

CabClone IR with 8 Mesa Virtual IR Cabinets On Board

The Badlander 50 is a turntable dream come true. Featuring Mesa's first built-in CabClone™ IR, it delivers seamless DI with channel-specific IR assignment of eight virtual Cabinets and reactive loading for great sound and feel. The combination of new sounds and a 50's clip-friendly power range; the most versatile and recordable Recto ever invented, even in "silent mode" when you can't use your favorite cabinet!

CabClone IR offers new flexibility, portability and convenience you could only dream of before. Instant access to 8 true MESA cabinets mic’d in a Pro Environment and library storage for more. For those that want to go straight to silent, to recording in the booth, or to practicing with headphones on stage. Now you can. For consistent sound from venue to venue, with or without speaker cabinets, there's nothing better than this.

MESA Virtual Cabinet IR

The built-in, channel-assignable CabClone IR Virtual Cabinet Simulator & Reactive Amp Load comes preloaded with the following 8 Authentic MESA Virtual Cabinet IRs including:

  • 4x12 Rectifier Standard (closed back)
  • 4x12 Rectifier Traditional (closed back)
  • 2x12 Rectifier Horizontal (closed back)
  • 1x12 Rectifier (closed back)
  • 1x12 Thiele (closed back, front-ported)
  • 2x12 Lone Star (open back)
  • 1x12 Lone Star 23 (open back)
  • 1x12 California Tweed 23 (open back)




  • Build Location: Hand-Wired In Petaluma, CA with the World's Finest Materials
  • Cabinet Material: Marine Grade, Baltic Birch
  • Wattage: 50 or 20 Watt Selectable (Global)
  • Power Tube Type 2x Mesa EL-34 (or 6L6)
  • Channels & Modes 2 Channels / 3 Mode Channel Cloning™
  • Mode Voicings / Styles: Ch. 1 = Clean, Crunch or Crush (Channel Cloning™) Ch. 2 = Clean, Crunch or Crush (Channel Cloning™) Graphic EQ / Reverb / FX / Solo FX Loop
  • Footswitchable Functions: Ch. 1/2
  • Speaker(s) & Impedance: 1 - 8 Ohm Celestion Creamback 65 / Total Load = 8 Ohms



Amplifier Details

  • Amp Type: Tube
  • Chassis Material: Aluminum
  • Rectifier Type: Silicon Diodes
  • Variac Power Switch: Full/Variac Power Switch
  • Preamp Tubes: 5x Mesa 12AX7
  • Power Amp Tubes: 2x Mesa EL-34 (or 6L6)
  • Bias Switch for Alternate Power Tubes Types: Bias Select for EL-34 or 6L6
  • Wattage(s) Quick Reference: 50 or 20 Watt Selectable (Global)
  • Power Amp Details (Class & Wattage): Class A/B Power with selectable, global 20/50 Power Switch - Provides two power options: Choose 2 power tubes wired in Triode, producing 20 Watts of small block-power or 2 power tubes wired in Pentode, producing 50 Watts of big-block power and punch
  • Convection or Fan Cooling: Convection
  • Number of Footswitchable Channels (or Modes): Two Channels
  • Number of Style Modes: Three
  • Number of Style Modes Per Channel: Three
  • Effects Loop & Bypass Options: Fully Buffered Series Tube FX Loop
  • Speaker Outputs: One 8 Ohm and Two 4 Ohm
  • Cabinet Simulation - Direct Live/Recording Output: Built-in, channel assignable, MESA CabClone™ IR Cab Simulator featuring 8 MESA Cabinet IRs, USB Connection for IR transfers, Internal Amp Load for cabinet-free use, IR Balanced XLR Direct Output, Headphone Output, IR Output Level Control & Ground/Lift Switch

Types of Style Modes Per Channel

  • Ch. 1 = Clean, Crunch or Crush (Channel Cloning™)
  • Ch. 2 = Clean, Crunch or Crush (Channel Cloning™)

Channel Controls

Each Channel features Independent 3-Position Style Mode Switch, Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Master and 8-Position CabClone IR Select (back-panel)


Footswitch Included - 1 Button Footswitch (Ch. 1/2)
Slip Cover Included - Fitted Slip Cover


Additional information

Weight 32 kg
Dimensions 67 × 46 × 82 cm

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