Mesa/Boogie Rectifier Traditional 4x12" - 240-watt 4x12" Straight Extension Cabinet - Black Taurus

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Mesa Boogie Rectifier Traditional 4x12" 240 Watt Guitar Speaker Cabinet w/ Celestion Vintage 30s - Black Taurus

Rectifier Cabinets

Rectifier cabinets are Mesa's most popular cabinet and have become an icon in rock music and the gold standard for 2x12s and 4x12s, to which all others are compared. Used on more hit recordings, live stages, and by artists renowned for great tone.

Cabinetry plays a major and sometimes overlooked role in achieving the ultimate sound you are searching for. While your amp offers controls for fine-tuning your sound, no amp will sound its best without an equally good (or better) sounding cabinet. That’s why it’s so important to choose a cabinet that will not only suit your playing style but also enhance it and the other equipment you're using.

The Rectifier Cabinet Series is designed and constructed using the best materials, speakers, and craftsmanship you can own. Their most popular cabinet line also offers the widest array of configurations, sizes, and styling, assuring that you can find a Rectifier Cabinet to fulfill the needs of any tone, feel, or footprint you’re looking for.

4x12 Recto Traditional Straight Cabinet

When it comes to 4x12 cabinets, Mesa offers a choice of two distinct and different sounding/sized quad boxes: their legendary oversized Rectifier STANDARD and TRADITIONAL Cabinets.

RECTIFIER TRADITIONAL 4x12 CABINETS are three inches shorter than the oversized Standard Rectifier 4x12 (width and depth dimensions are the same). This slight size difference produces a tighter and more focused low-end response, though still delivering massive 4x12 punch and authority. Compared to Standard Recto 4x12s, the Traditional 4x12 provides more balance between lows, mids, and highs and a greater emphasis on attack. The midrange is more pronounced, and this cabinet is often preferred for styles that require tight tracking and articulate response.

Straight cabinet designs also provide for a small increase of interior cabinet space, which yields slightly more bass and low-end resonance compared to Slants.Some players prefer the STRAIGHT-style cabinets with all speakers attached to a one-piece baffle and all facing the same direction, effectively “coupled” for maximum punch and frontal projection. Other players prefer SLANT-style Recto 4x12 Cabinets, which offer a “monitor” effect due to the top speakers sloping up toward your ears. This can be a benefit when playing live. Regardless of Slant or Straight, if you are playing a Recto 4x12, your tone has authority, clarity, and detail that only MESA Traditional or Standard 4x12 Rectifier Cabinets deliver.

You simply won’t find a better cabinet. ALL MESA ENCLOSURES are made using the finest Void-free, Marine Grade Baltic Birch. Super strong rabbet corners are glued and nailed. Speaker baffles are fitted with superior dado joint construction and braced. Grilles are wrapped around a separate grille board, not the baffle board. Grille material is made of strong twisted jute dipped in a special coating that filters the top end for a sweeter response.


General Information

• Product Name, Format & Orientation (if applicable): 4x12 Recto Traditional Straight Cabinet
• Product Series: Rectifier Cabinet Series
• Build Location: Made In Petaluma, CA, with the World's Finest Materials
• Cabinet Material: Marine Grade, Baltic Birch
• Standard Finish: Black Taurus, Black Jute Grille, Black Handle & Corners
• Custom Finish Options: See Custom Finish Gallery

Features & Specifications

• Style/Type: Closed Back (sealed)
• Speaker(s) & Mounting Position: Celestion Vintage 30s / Rear Mounted
• Wattage: 240 Watts
• Mono or Mono + Stereo Input: Mono + Stereo Inputs
• Cabinet Impedance: 8 Ohm Mono / 4 Ohm Stereo
• Transport Assistance: Included - Track-Loc™ Removable Casters
• Additional Features: Paralleled Mono Output