The new 3-channel, 50-watt, EL-34 powered Triple Crown™ TC-50™ from MESA Engineering® captures the essence of Rock with the ability to inspire new genres in a way only MESA® can. Emanating from the “other side of MESA” that spawned Rock’s iconic Dual Rectifier®, this new platform features a bold set of new circuits unlike anything else in our line.
From bubbly, sparkling clean sounds, rarely heard in this type of amp, to an amazingly tight and aggressive wall of Rock Crunch, to one of our most vocal, harmonically rich and gain-laden high-gain channels ever, the Triple Crown is aimed at Rock’s high-gain throne! Experience a new generation of Rock Royalty – The Triple Crown TC-50!
YOUR CHOICE OF PUNCH. EL34, 6L6, OR 6V6 POWER
Need versatility? The TC-50 features our handy BIAS SWITCH allowing you to swap the stock compliment of EL34s with the fatter, rounder sounding 6L6. For those who want a warmer, rounder response and more easily attainable power clip, 6V6s can also be used in the EL34 setting with a direct swap over, creating a “Half-Power” scenario that exudes a more bubbly, vintage voice and creamier top end harmonic content.
The legendary lush all-tube Reverb drenches the TC-50’s three Channels with a beautiful 3-D halo and provides you with assignable choices on where to use it for the best results. Additional features include MIDI for true connectivity and a number of ways to access the amazing sounds and pro features in the TC-50. A STORE toggle switch allows simple one-touch writing of your footswitchable functions to any of 256 MIDI Program Numbers. There is also a MIDI Channel mini Rotary Selector for syncing of the MIDI Channel to be used by your controller of choice.
The CabClone™ D.I., is featured as a convenient live or recording interface for direct input to a live or recording console (mixing board) without the need for a mic and you’ll find the full compliment of voicing options have been included; CLOSED BACK, OPEN BACK and VINTAGE, for increased versatility and different sound styles. A HEADPHONE out feature allows for personal enjoyment of the amplifier when it is not possible or you simply prefer to play without a speaker.
TIGHT, FAST ATTACK AND GUT-PUNCHING MIDS
If you’re a fan of the work we do here at MESA, you’ve got to experience what we’ve captured in the new Triple Crown TC-50. Dressed in traditional design with a hint of modern style, get ready to experience the new generation of Rock royalty– The Triple Crown TC-50!. A new level of versatility delivered with an immediacy of attack and gut-punch midrange all its own in our line. Visit your MESA dealer for a demo today.
Made in Petaluma, California with the World’s Finest Materials
All-Tube Amplifier: 2xEL-34 Power Tubes / 6x12AX7 & 1x12AT7 Preamp Tubes
50-Watt Class A/B Power Amp delivers exceptional power, punch & clarity
Bias Select Switch for use with EL-34, 6V6 or 6L6 Power Tubes
Fixed Bias for consistent, maintenance-free performance
3 Fully Independent Channels, each with 2 Modes:
CHANNEL 1 (CLEAN) Features: Normal or Drive Modes - Independent Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Reverb (rear panel) & Master Controls
CHANNEL 2 (LO GAIN) Features: Normal or Tight Modes - Independent Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Reverb (rear panel) & Master Controls
CHANNEL 3 (HI GAIN) Features: Normal or Tight Modes - Independent Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Reverb (rear panel) & Master Controls
Output Level Control (over all channels)
Footswitchable Solo Level Control (over all channels)
Footswitchable, All-Tube, Long-Tank, Spring Reverb with Independent Channel Controls (rear panel)
Footswitchable, Fully Buffered, Tube FX Loop
Built-In CabClone™ Cabinet Simulator and more featuring:
Closed-Back, Open-Back and Vintage Voices
Internal Amp Load & Headphone Output
Speaker On/Off & Ground Lift Switches
Uncompensated, +4db Direct Line Output (for external cab sims/IR, etc.)
MIDI Switchable/Programmable via Control Change and Program Change messages, with 256 Preset Location (MIDI IN, MIDI Thru/Out, MIDI Channel & Store Switches) – Controls Channels 1, 2, 3, Reverb, FX Loop & Solo)
All Aluminum Chassis
3x3, 6 Button Footswitch (Bottom Row: Channel 1, Channel 2, Channel 3 – Top Row: Reverb, FX Loop, Solo)
This cabinet is LEGENDARY! The original Rectifier® 2x12 Horizontal Cabinet was designed by matching the dimensions of the bottom two speakers in a Standard Oversized Rectifier 4x12. While simple in it’s design concept, the resulting sealed enclosure delivers HUGE punch, projection and authority from it’s relatively small size. In addition to world-class low end response, it’s midrange punch and bite, coupled with the classic warmth and cut of Celestion Vintage 30s, makes this cabinet an excellent choice for all styles despite it’s reputation in high gain rock, alternative and metal styles. Anytime you want to bring a 4x12 but can’t, the 2x12 Recto® sounds big enough to make you wonder if you DO have a 4x12 behind you!
Style/Type Closed Back (sealed)
Speaker(s) & Mounting Position Celestion Vintage 30s / Rear Mounted
Wattage 120 Watts
Mono or Mono + Stereo Input Mono + Stereo Optional (sold separately)
Cabinet Impedance 8 Ohm
Transport Assistance Included - Track-Loc™ Removable Casters
Additional Features Paralleled Mono Output
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 sounds 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. Our 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.