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Mesa/Boogie Badlander 100 Tube Guitar Amp Head Black

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MESA/Boogie Tube Head With Multi-Watt Power Switch

The MESA/Boogie Badlander 100 guitar tube head gives you classic Rectifier tone but with a little extra attitude. With a Multi-Watt Power Switch, versatile controls and a CabClone IR featuring eight virtual cabinets, how that EL34 tube tone is shaped is all up to you. Three wattage settings give you the flexibility to take this powerful tube head anywhere, whether it’s your bedroom, in the studio or on stage. Two identical channels offer Clean, Crunch and Crush for all the gain and shaping power you’ll need. The onboard CabClone (MESA/Boogie’s first) also lets you tap into eight additional virtual cabinets. Fatter and fuller in the lower mids than the 50-watt Badlander, the MESA/Boogie Badlander 100 gives you an extra push to cut through the mix. Now available at Musician’s Friend, this tight and bright tube head is ready to rock.

Pick your power setting

The MESA/Boogie Badlander head gives you the ability to easily choose your wattage. Depending on your needs and the environment, you can turn down to a light 20 watts or to half power at 50 watts. Or, crank the Badlander 100 wide open for the full body-rocking capacity of four EL34 tubes.

Explore eight legendary MESA/Boogie cabs

With MESA/Boogie’s first-ever CabClone IR onboard, the Badlander 100 is like having a whole line of amps at your fingertips. Eight authentic Mesa Boogie virtual cabinets are included. Channel Specific IR Assignment lets you switch sounds quickly and a Library Storage provides room for adding additional custom virtual cabinets.

Enhanced Recto Tone

Regardless of the setting you fall in love with, the MESA/Boogie 100-watt Badlander delivers. This amp head is the result of over half a century of sonic design and innovation for a tone that you can feel as well as hear. Ideal for hard rock and heavy metal, the Badlander 100 provides the balance, sensitivity and control needed to craft truly epic riffs and melodies.

Two channels, endless sonic combinations

You’ll find Clean, Crunch and Crush settings on both of the Badlander 100 tube head’s channels. With further tone-shaping controls available for each and an FX Loop for super clean signal chains, you’ll enjoy experimenting with different sounds just as much as playing your favorites.

Classic Recto Tone in an Upgraded Tube Head

While it may be a bit brighter, tighter and fuller the Mesa Boogie Badlander 100 guitar tube head still provides the Recto tone guitarists around the world prefer. The built-in, channel assignable CabClone IR virtual cabinet simulator gives you access to eight of Mesa Boogie’s best cabinets with even more sounds to add to your repertoire. At the end of the day, it’s your playing that matters. But the Badlander 100 gives you the aggression, the sound options and the control to push your skills to their limits.


Multi-Watt Power Switch
Eight Virtual Cabinets
Big, Classic Rectifier Tone
Two Identical Channels, Four EL34s

Explore the soundscapes of Mesa Boogie with the Badlander 100.


Badlander 100 Tube Guitar Amp Head Specifications:

  • Wattage: 20/50/100W 
  • Type: Head
  • Tube or Solid State: Tube/valve
  • Number of Preamp Tubes: 5
  • Preamp Tube Type: 12AX7/ECC83
  • Number of Power Tubes: 4
  • Power Tube Type: EL34
  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Footswitchable: Yes
  • Number of Inputs: 2
  • Channel 1: Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass 
  • Channel 2: Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass 
  • Master Volume: Yes
  • Mid-Shift: Not applicable
  • Resonance: Not applicable
  • Presence: Yes
  • Contour: Not applicable
  • Reverb: Not applicable
  • Voicing Control: Not applicable
  • Boost: Not applicable
  • Other: CabClone IR Select 
  • MIDI Control: Not applicable
  • Footswitch: Yes (included)
  • Effects Loop: Not applicable
  • Footswitchable: Not applicable
  • Reverb: Not applicable
  • Tremolo: Not applicable
  • Delay: Not applicable
  • Echo: Not applicable
  • Flanger: Not applicable
  • Phaser: Not applicable
  • Modulation: Not applicable
  • Chorus: Not applicable
Misc. Features
  • Headphone Output: Yes, 1/4"
  • Direct Output: Yes (XLR)
  • AUX Input: Not applicable
  • External Speaker Output: Not applicable
  • USB Connectivity: Yes
  • Built-In Tuner: Not applicable
  • Height: 9.625" 
  • Width: 22.75" 
  • Depth: 10.375" 
  • Weight: 41 lb 
  • Country of Origin: USA

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