Bogie Dual Recto 3CH EL34 - Giant Pack (142 profiles)
Seeking to recreate the sound of a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier 3 Channels loaded with EL34 tubes
The version we are gonna reviewing is the first 3 channel 100 watt version, but modded with EL-34 in the power amp.
Nice metal “diamond plate” in the front of the amp, six metal knobs and 3 knobs for each channel. Solo and output knobs to adjust the master volume and the level of the solo volume.
With the EL-34’s in the power amp the head have a darker sound, rock oriented but with the same bite of the classic recto sound.
The third channel obviously is the most distorted of the 3: real rich sound with great attitude for soloing in the modern mode.
In our opinion the El-34’s give little flabby bass tones to the whole sound, but this is easy to fix that “problem” boosting the head with your favorite Overdrive pedal.
The second channel is the better one in our opinion. Sweet and sustained gain and tone that remember the famous Dual Rectifier 2 channel version.
This channel perfectly works in each one of the 3 mode, going from big distorted recto sound in the modern mode to the MkI oriented smooth tone of Raw/Vintage tones.
The first channel provides a real nice and playable clean tone. Full of harmonics and well textured you we be never annoyed to play it.
What can we say about one of the most important amps in the history?
It’ s just amazing, and this EL-34 version gives you the possibility to explore new horizons in the Recto world.
Let’s take a look the our pack, born to give to every Kemper user a new sight on the Dual Rectifier world.
Using EL-34 in the final stage of the amp we had a darker sound than our beloved 6L6 version. All the profiling session was more rock oriented, even if you can easily find big metal tones on it as well.
The GIANT PACK is composed:
- 104 Studio profiles (a wide choice of settings, multimic settings included)
- 22 Choptones custom profiles
- 16 Direct profiles
Profiled with :
- Mesa Boogie 4x12 loaded with Celestion V30
- Mesa Boogie 4x12 loaded with Celestion C90
- Mesa Boogie 2x12 loaded with Celestion V30
- EVH 5150III 4x12 loaded with Celestion G12EVH
- Randall 4x12 loaded with Celestion V30
- Marshall 1960 4x12 loaded with Celestion G12T75
- Engl 4x12 loaded with Celestion V60
- Hughes&Kettner 4x12 loaded with Celestion G12M
- Shure SM57
- Shure SM7
- Heil PR30
- Royer R121
- Sennheiser MD421
- Sennheiser MD409
- Beyerdynamic M160
- AKG C414
- Electrovoice RE20
- Neumann U87
- Mesa Boogie Grid Slammer
Low tuned modern metal context, everything played with an Ibanez RGIR 7 string model, emg pickups equipped.
N 5: Third channel, modern mode boosted with Mesa Grid Slammer OD pedal, Mesa Boogie 4x12 standard cabinet loaded with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers, Sennheiser MD421 + Royer R121 for microphoning.
N 8: Third channel, modern mode boosted with Mesa Grid Slammer OD pedal, EVH 5150III 4x12 standard cabinet loaded with Celestion G12EVH speakers, Shure SM57 for microphoning.
N 50: Second channel, modern mode boosted with Mesa Grid Slammer OD pedal, Mesa Boogie 4x12 standard cabinet loaded with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers, Shure SM7 for microphoning.
90’s rock oriented tone, performed with an Ibanez SC620 with stock pickups.
N24/24EQLD: Third channel, vintage mode boosted with Mesa Boogie Grid Slammer OD pedal, Mesa standard 4x12 cabinet loaded with Celestion Vintage30 speakers, 2x Shure SM57 for micronhoning.
N104: First channel, clean mode, Marshall 1960 4x12 loaded with Celestion G12T75 speakers, Shure SM57 + Sennheiser MD421 for microphoning.
Rock riffs performed with an amazing Peavey Wolfgang Ct ’96, distorted rhythm tones. The solo was performed with Dunlop JH-1 Wah pedal.
N4EQ: Third channel, modern mode boosted with Mesa Boogie Grid Slammer OD pedal, Mesa Boogie 4x12 Standard cabinet equipped with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers, Shure SM57 + Royer R121 for microphoning.
N10EQ: Third channel, modern mode boosted with Mesa Boogie Grid Slammer OD pedal, 5150 EVHIII cabinet equipped with Celestion G12EVH speakers, Shure SM7 for microphoning.