MESA/Boogie Badlander 50 Amp Head - Black Taurus Finish
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MESA/Boogie Badlander 50 Amp Head - Black Taurus Finish

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*Clearance Sale Item: May be new Sealed Box, Open Box or Display Model. Item is considered new and comes with full manufacture warranty. All Clearance Sale Items are subject to a 7-day return policy.

Mesa Boogie Badlander 50 Head

TIGHTER, MEANER AND EVEN LEANER

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. Even more aggressive sounding, yet with an inviting, effortless feel, it’s buffed and ready to go places where less output power is the call.

Two identical Channels feature the same 3 new dynamic and duplicated Modes as its 100-Watt counterpart. CLEAN, CRUNCH and CRUSH repeated supply the gain, shaping power and an urgent personality to navigate most ensemble and virtually any recording environments.

Here in the Badlander 50, the 2-Channei preamp hooks up with two different and perfect power displacements that enhance everything from clean to clipped to wildly saturated. The 50 Watt setting delivers bold authority and the highest headroom while the 20-watt setting finds the power tubes re-wired for Triode operation that unveils greater clipping potential and a mid-scooped, harmonic-laden response that reveals trademark EL34 Tone.

A UNIQUE SONIC PROFILE WITH CRUSHING CHARACTER

Sometimes less is more, and if that’s your mantra, the Badlander 50 is a perfect fit. Weighing-in at considerably less, there are physical considerations at play for sure. Yet the Middleweight contender in the Badlander Family has its own story to tell when it comes to defiant attitude and a rebellious nature. Some feel there is a unique benefit to lower wattage amplifiers, often described as a sense that top end travels more freely and quickly through the circuit. While perhaps a bit over-simplified, truth be told the Badlander in 50 Watt form does display that characteristic along with it’s bouncy, easy to play nature.

CABCLONE IR WITH 8 MESA VIRTUAL IR CABINETS ON BOARD

The Badlander 50 is also the recordists dream realized. It features our first onboard CabClone™ IR and it delivers seamless DI with Channel Specific IR Assignment of the 8 virtual Cabinets and a Reactive Load that sounds and feels great. Together with the new sounds and the 50’s clip-friendly power range, the most versatile and recordable Recto ever is created, even in “silent mode” when you can’t use your favorite cabinet!

The CabClone IR delivers newfound flexibility, portability and previously only dreamed of convenience. You now have the ability to go direct silently or with your cab, for recording, stage or headphone practicing with instant access to 8 real MESA cabinets mic’d in a Pro Environment and library storage for more. It really doesn’t get any better in terms of having consistent tone from venue to venue, with or without a speaker cabinet, your choice.

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

  • 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)

Designed as an open system, The CabCLone IR is compatible with select Third-Party IRs and a simple USB connection allows open access to download, store and use your favorite IRs of choice with capacity for extra library storage. USB 2.0 A to B connection cable (not included) is required for managing IR file directory.

MULTI-WATT™- 50 OR 20 WATTS AT THE SWITCH

The Badlander 50 features our patented Multi-Watt™ Power Switch that offers two wattage settings; A FULL power 50 watts running both EL34s and a HALF power setting reconfigured for Triode wiring producing 20 Watts of clip-able sweetness that also runs the pair of output tubes. Each has its own set of benefits and character and together they provide almost limitless possibilities when you consider the pairings with the available preamp Modes, their gain structures and dial-able sounds.

EVOLUTION OF RECTO TONE

If you’re into big, menacing Tone, but don’t need the power or the weight of a classic 100-Watt-er, we invite you to check out what 50 years designing and building high performance Tube Amps can serve up in the 50 watt range . From Clean and Crunch on to Modern Era Heavy, experience the Badlander 50 and our latest evolution of Recto tone. It’s a Rectifier at its core, but not the Recto you know.

Experience the new Badlander 50 in combo, head and rackmount formats at your authorized local MESA® dealer.

Bananas do not warranty tubes in transit. We offer tube removal and individual bubble wrap service for $45 per customer request (for standard amps, more complex amps that take more time may be a higher fee). Customers buying any tube product and having it shipped should understand and realize that Bananas cannot be responsible for damaged tubes from transit.

*Clearance Sale Item: May be new Sealed Box, Open Box or Display Model. Item is considered new and comes with full manufacture warranty. All Clearance Sale Items are subject to a 7-day return policy.

Mesa Boogie Badlander 50 Head

TIGHTER, MEANER AND EVEN LEANER

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. Even more aggressive sounding, yet with an inviting, effortless feel, it’s buffed and ready to go places where less output power is the call.

Two identical Channels feature the same 3 new dynamic and duplicated Modes as its 100-Watt counterpart. CLEAN, CRUNCH and CRUSH repeated supply the gain, shaping power and an urgent personality to navigate most ensemble and virtually any recording environments.

Here in the Badlander 50, the 2-Channei preamp hooks up with two different and perfect power displacements that enhance everything from clean to clipped to wildly saturated. The 50 Watt setting delivers bold authority and the highest headroom while the 20-watt setting finds the power tubes re-wired for Triode operation that unveils greater clipping potential and a mid-scooped, harmonic-laden response that reveals trademark EL34 Tone.

A UNIQUE SONIC PROFILE WITH CRUSHING CHARACTER

Sometimes less is more, and if that’s your mantra, the Badlander 50 is a perfect fit. Weighing-in at considerably less, there are physical considerations at play for sure. Yet the Middleweight contender in the Badlander Family has its own story to tell when it comes to defiant attitude and a rebellious nature. Some feel there is a unique benefit to lower wattage amplifiers, often described as a sense that top end travels more freely and quickly through the circuit. While perhaps a bit over-simplified, truth be told the Badlander in 50 Watt form does display that characteristic along with it’s bouncy, easy to play nature.

CABCLONE IR WITH 8 MESA VIRTUAL IR CABINETS ON BOARD

The Badlander 50 is also the recordists dream realized. It features our first onboard CabClone™ IR and it delivers seamless DI with Channel Specific IR Assignment of the 8 virtual Cabinets and a Reactive Load that sounds and feels great. Together with the new sounds and the 50’s clip-friendly power range, the most versatile and recordable Recto ever is created, even in “silent mode” when you can’t use your favorite cabinet!

The CabClone IR delivers newfound flexibility, portability and previously only dreamed of convenience. You now have the ability to go direct silently or with your cab, for recording, stage or headphone practicing with instant access to 8 real MESA cabinets mic’d in a Pro Environment and library storage for more. It really doesn’t get any better in terms of having consistent tone from venue to venue, with or without a speaker cabinet, your choice.

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

  • 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)

Designed as an open system, The CabCLone IR is compatible with select Third-Party IRs and a simple USB connection allows open access to download, store and use your favorite IRs of choice with capacity for extra library storage. USB 2.0 A to B connection cable (not included) is required for managing IR file directory.

MULTI-WATT™- 50 OR 20 WATTS AT THE SWITCH

The Badlander 50 features our patented Multi-Watt™ Power Switch that offers two wattage settings; A FULL power 50 watts running both EL34s and a HALF power setting reconfigured for Triode wiring producing 20 Watts of clip-able sweetness that also runs the pair of output tubes. Each has its own set of benefits and character and together they provide almost limitless possibilities when you consider the pairings with the available preamp Modes, their gain structures and dial-able sounds.

EVOLUTION OF RECTO TONE

If you’re into big, menacing Tone, but don’t need the power or the weight of a classic 100-Watt-er, we invite you to check out what 50 years designing and building high performance Tube Amps can serve up in the 50 watt range . From Clean and Crunch on to Modern Era Heavy, experience the Badlander 50 and our latest evolution of Recto tone. It’s a Rectifier at its core, but not the Recto you know.

Experience the new Badlander 50 in combo, head and rackmount formats at your authorized local MESA® dealer.

Bananas do not warranty tubes in transit. We offer tube removal and individual bubble wrap service for $45 per customer request (for standard amps, more complex amps that take more time may be a higher fee). Customers buying any tube product and having it shipped should understand and realize that Bananas cannot be responsible for damaged tubes from transit.

Returns

  • Any New item (other than as noted below) purchased from Bananas at Large may be returned within 14 days of the invoice date, for a full refund, exchange or credit.
  • All Pre-Owned products may be returned in 48 hours.
  • All Clearance, “additional mark down”, additionally discounted, “blow out”, “door buster” or otherwise identified as on sale may be returned within 7 days unless otherwise specified.

For online orders, the above return policy begins on the day the items were delivered. We must receive an active tracking number within the specified time.

Bananas must be notified within 24 hours of receiving delivery of any issues that pertain to damage during shipping, missing product or incorrect product.

See our full Return Policy for all of the pertinent details.

Shipping

We understand that when you make an order, you want your gear as quickly as possible and we'll do our best to make that happen! Most of the items we sell will ship quickly and be at your door fast. In most cases, orders ship within 1-3 business days. Shipping and delivery dates are not guaranteed unless otherwise specified. 

Most orders $100 and over qualify for FREE shipping within the Continental United States. Some exclusions may apply.

Ensure Secure Deliveries with Signature Confirmation

Want more security? Request Signature Required for your online order. This service is available upon request. We apply Signature Required on all online orders over $200. Please submit in writing if for any reason you do not want this additional service. Your request must be emailed to us prior to shipping, info@bananas.com.

  • Service available upon request.
  • Signature Required applied to all online orders over $200.
  • Limited availability to APO/FPO/DPO locations and certain Freely Associated States.
  • Use with any service except Standard Mail® and Adult Signature Services.

See our full Shipping Policy for further details.

Buy online, pick up in store

Order online and pick up at any store location FREE of charge. Avoid online shipping charges and shipping time, and in most cases get your order faster. Enjoy the in store pickup convenience and security of knowing that your can easily return the product if it does not suit your needs within our return policy.

I'm interested! What do I need to do?

  1. Place your order on bananas.com and choose In-Store Pickup for your preferred location at checkout.
  2. We'll contact you by email or phone when it's ready for pick up. Need it sooner? Just give us a call and we'll do our best to arrange that: 888-900-1959
  3. Bring a copy of your valid government-issued ID such as a Driver's License and a digital or print copy of the order confirmation to your local store.
  4. You have (2 options): Curbside Contactless Pickup or Pick up in Store.
    1. Curbside Contactless Pickup: When you arrive at the store location, call us and we will bring your order out to verify your ID, place in your vehicle and you're ready to go!
    2. Pick up In Store: Come into the store, show your ID, and pick up your order.

How does it work?

After you place your order online, the selected store receives your order. Then the merchandise is selected from the store's current inventory and prepared for pick up. If the items are located at another store, there may be a longer wait time as we need to transfer it to the pickup location of your choice. This is all part of our free service. We'll contact you when it's ready and notify you if anything changes. Once your order is ready, you can choose to come into the store to pick up your order OR call us when you arrive and we will provide Contactless Curbside Pickup at your vehicle.

Most orders are ready within 24 hours; however, please allow for extra processing time depending on the item, size of order, and store location. If you need to pick up your order sooner, please give us a call at either location.

See our full Shipping Policy for further details.

Local delivery to your doorstep

Bananas is here to help you support your local economy, shop local, get your musical dreams faster.

FAST: Get Same Day Delivery starting at $35*.

Making your online shopping a little easier. We offer an easy “Order Online, Deliver to your Doorstep”.

This service is currently available for these towns within California: Santa Rosa, San Rafael, San Anselmo, Fairfax, Larkspur, Greenbrae, Corte Madera, Novato, Sausalito, Belvedere/Tiburon, Ross, Kentfield, and Mill Valley. Shipping rates are shown at checkout. Got questions?... Contact us!

*Get same day delivery for in-stock orders received and processed by 2pm, otherwise will deliver the following business day. Delivery fee is based on weight, delivery location and courier fees. Any amounts over $35 - You will be notified to approve before delivery. This is a convenience option only. Deliveries are by a 3rd party delivery service and will deliver to doorstep only. By accepting this delivery process you hereby indemnify Bananas At Large Inc of all responsibility as Bananas At Large is not the delivery agent and assumes no liability on lost or stolen products.

By choosing this option you understand and agree to the following terms:

  • Some restrictions apply. For in-stock & available items only.
  • You are requesting Bananas at Large to contract on your behalf with a 3rd party service.
  • Bananas At Large guarantees the product to be delivered to your doorstep, with photo proof of delivery.
  • Bananas cannot and is not responsible for the package safety or security once it is delivered to your doorstep.
  • You understand and accept the risk and responsibility of your package once it is delivered.
  • Large items, overweight items may incur additional charges.
  • Certain delivery zones and homes with access issues may incur additional charges or may not qualify for delivery.
  • If the last inventory unit is located at either our Santa Rosa or San Rafael store locations, there may be a delivery delay that may take an additional business day to have it transferred to the store closest to you.

FREE: Free Local Delivery in 1-3 Days.

Free 1-3 day local delivery available for orders over $199*Contact us for details.

If you aren’t in a rush to receive your items and want free delivery, choose the Free Local Delivery option at checkout. Your order will be processed and delivered within 2-3 business days. 

*Applies to full price items only. Can't be combined with any other deals or promotions including Bananas Rewards.

This service is currently available for these towns within California: Santa Rosa, San Rafael, San Anselmo, Fairfax, Larkspur, Greenbrae, Corte Madera, Novato, Sausalito, Belvedere/Tiburon, Ross, Kentfield, and Mill Valley. Shipping rates are shown at checkout. Got questions?... Contact us!

By choosing this option you understand and agree to the following terms:

  • Some restrictions apply. For in-stock & available items only.
  • You are requesting Bananas at Large to contract on your behalf with a 3rd party service.
  • Bananas At Large guarantees the product to be delivered to your doorstep, with photo proof of delivery.
  • Bananas cannot and is not responsible for the package safety or security once it is delivered to your doorstep.
  • You understand and accept the risk and responsibility of your package once it is delivered.
  • Large items, overweight items may incur additional charges.
  • Certain delivery zones and homes with access issues may incur additional charges or may not qualify for delivery.
  • If the last inventory unit is located at either our Santa Rosa or San Rafael store locations, there may be a delivery delay that may take an additional business day to have it transferred to the store closest to you.

See our full Shipping Policy for further details.

    Local pickup only

    Some products are available for local pickup only. If you’d like this item shipped, please call us at 1 (888) 900-1959 or text us at (415) 457-7600 to discuss shipping options. 

    Shipping items with tubes

    Bananas does not warranty tubes in transit. We offer tube removal and individual bubble wrap service for $45 per customer request (for standard amps, more complex amps that take more time may be a higher fee). Customers buying any tube product and having it shipped should understand and realize that Bananas cannot be responsible for damaged tubes from transit. This applies to all new and used products. Certain manufactures offer a tube warranty on their new products as a courtesy, and that is available thru the manufacturer warranty process for all new products where it applies.

    Play now, Pay later!

    Make music more affordable with these easy payment plans. It only takes a few minutes to apply or just choose any financing option at checkout.

    Bananas at Large offers these financing options: Affirm, PayTomorrow, Acima Credit, Synchrony and more! 

    Click here for details.

    CPS Extended Warranty

    Warranty Information

    PROTECT YOUR PRODUCT WITH AN EXTENDED WARRANTY

    • Full Coverage from Date of Purchase
    • 100% Parts and Labor Coverage
    • Includes Accidental Damage
    • Includes Free Shipping
    • Up to 5 Years of Total Coverage

    Bananas has partnered with Consumer Priority Service (CPS) to offer extended warranties for your instruments. Simply add the CPS extended warranty by selecting the option on our product pages.

    Warranty FAQ

    DO I NEED AN EXTENDED WARRANTY?

    Most manufacturers limit their warranty periods to keep their product costs competitive. It should come as no surprise that most problems occur after the manufacturer’s warranty is over. If you are like most consumers, you don't want to deal with the inevitable problems surrounding repairs. Who do you call for service? Are they reliable? Is a handyman capable of performing a long lasting, reliable repair on your instrument?

    Ranked #1 Extended Warranty

    CPS provides top notch warranty protection for your purchases to ensure life and longevity. This means that they care about you and your product long after your purchase has been made. This warranty offers reliable, hassle-free, comprehensive parts and labor protection for your product.

    You Need to Prepare for These Issues Today

    Bananas is an Authorized Consumer Priority Service Dealer. This means that they care about you and your products long after the purchase date. You can easily extend your manufacturer's warranty for a possible total of 5 years from the date of purchase.

    CPS Warranties Offer Reliable Protection for Your Product

    By purchasing a CPS accidental damage plan, you’re guaranteed years of worry free operation from your new product.

    Is a CPS Warranty just an extension of the existing manufacturer’s warranty?

    Actually, it’s an upgrade to your existing manufacturer’s warranty. A CPS Warranty offers benefits that aren’t offered by manufacturers like accidental damage & free shipping to and from the repair facility.

    What’s the difference between a Replacement Plan and Repair Plan?

    A Replacement Plan is available for products under $150. If the product fails, you will receive a replacement through Bananas.

    A Repair Plan is for products over $150 and offers free repair coverage for your product any time during the life of your warranty. If we can’t fix it, we’ll replace it!

    How am I covered?

    For the Replacement Plan, your coverage provides for a one-time replacement of the covered product.

    For the Repair Plan, you are covered for a period of up to five years (depending on which plan you purchase). Benefits include parts and labor for required repairs on your product.

    When does my warranty coverage start?

    Coverage begins on the 31st calendar day from when you purchased your product.

    Can I transfer the Protection Plan to a new owner?

    Yes! CPS Warranties are transferable between owners.

    What if I Need to Return my Product?

    If you return your product, Bananas returns the money you paid for the product protection plan. Depending on how much time has passed since your purchase, CPS may issue a prorated refund.

    Is my product covered if it’s stolen or if I lose it?

    Unfortunately the CPS Warranty does not cover lost or stolen products.

    Is there a service fee?

    Zero dollar service fee for the Replacement Plans and the Repair Plans.

    HOW DO I FILE A CLAIM?

    https://www.cpscentral.com/how-to-file-a-claim

     

    Warning: Some of the products purchased at Bananas At Large can expose you to chemicals, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm. For more information go to http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.