Dude, the Mesa Dual Rectifier has been on thousands of great recordings, where have you been?? I also think the Mark series record well too, in the right hands.I love the Boogie amps for playing live... Always have. For me, they just don't record well. For Boogie recording, the Quad preamp + Peavey EL84 loaded "Classic" stereo power amp is killer! May just be the best recording tones I've ever used. I'm a dumb-fuck for selling that rig!