Ok so before I get flamed to death, I tried this comparison first with the amps EQ settings both at NOON, but being a first generation 3 channel (non-multi watt) Dual Rectifier, the Mesa sounded like it was under water.
So I dialed the Mesa a bit brighter, and then matched the settings on the Bugera. NEITHER amp is dialed to their tonal optimum, this is just to show the differences at a given setting. Nothing more.
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX-DeHArSNc]Bugera TriRec vs. Mesa Dual Rectifier - Metal - YouTube[/VIDEO]
bugera seems brighter. i kinda like it .