What is different about the badlander than regular Recto’s? I had a dual rec years ago, and have had a mark v for about 12 or so years now
Badlander has some of the grind of a Dual Rec, but it is a very different amp. The tone stack is post, more like a 5150, sounds better at lower volumes, and sounds great with or without a boost, for metal. It’s a rare amp that is difficult to mess up - you can’t really sound bad with it. You can turn any of the knobs all the way on or all the way off and the amp still sounds good, you can use EL34s or 6L6s and there are benefits either way. Then there’s the IR loader built in, and it becomes a perfect tool to use live or in a studio.
So yeah, I’m a fan for sure. Personally, it has an amazing grind with an SD1 out front.