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Old 03-13-2013, 12:37 PM   #1
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Randall Amps

The official dealer of Ibanez, Marshall, Washburn and Tama in my country is asking its customers if they want to see the amps by Randall Series. I want to know if there are any good amps by Randall which are versatile and not only for metal etc
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:42 PM   #2
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I'm not sure if they still make them but they used to do those great modular amplifiers, where you could pick and choose different types of preamps and swap them out, they sounded great and were very versatile, easy to mod too.

Looking at their website I'm not sure if they still do them, which would be a shame.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:51 PM   #3
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The official dealer of Ibanez, Marshall, Washburn and Tama in my country is asking its customers if they want to see the amps by Randall Series. I want to know if there are any good amps by Randall which are versatile and not only for metal etc
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Well that is a good question. Randall got famous from solid states that worked really well for metal. Most famous example would be RG100EX Dimebag used in Pantera. And today if someone wants a metal amp, solid state or tube or hybrid, any Randall is usually quite safe choice. Or atleast it gets the job done.

I'm not saying that their amps wouldnt be versatile, I just dont know if they are. My personal experience is limited to RG75 G3 combo and metal was only thing I played with it.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:33 PM   #4
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they are great - semi one trick pony - and an acquired taste.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:38 PM   #5
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My Paul Stanley signature Randall Colossus is the best (and loudest) amp I've ever played through. Yeah, it's solid state, but that's a stupid debate, anyway. It's great for metal of course, but neither I nor Paul play metal, so there you go.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:26 PM   #6
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They are a hell of a lot better then blackstar that's for sure.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:27 PM   #7
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:52 PM   #8
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randall is good because its all affordable. i have had 5 randalls, from the rh200, to the rm100kh, and they are bulletproof, and worth every penny. the 2013 series are pretty awesome as well... tell them u want them to carry randall!
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:03 PM   #9
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Randall Satan, is it out already!?
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:36 PM   #10
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I believe that the lightest range Randall amp probably on breaks into rock territory, as the brand is generally geared towards the metal market. I have never been a huge fan of how they sound, and the co-guitarist in my band has a V3 which never functioned properly and drives me insane with how often it acts up or chooses to cut in/out entirely.

A few years back it started picking up radio signals and it would make a mess of everything and feedback terribly. The effects loop on/off function on the footswitch never worked either. He sent it back to get sorted out, and it came back with almost all of the same problems: the effects loop on/off still doesn't work, and the effects loop is faulty to begin with, it cuts in and out with no warning whatsoever, and we have heard it pick up radio waves when playing at his home - thankfully never live or at practice though.

So their customer service/repair facility in my country (Canada) really wasn't helpful, and took forever to get back to him. That is my only experience with Randall, and I know all brands produce lemons, but it has pissed me off way too many times to ever consider getting one for myself, unless it was from a reliable seller selling an old used Randall Warhead (Dimebag's signature) or one of the module heads for a steal of deal. That would be worth checking out, but will probably never happen.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:44 PM   #11
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The diavlo should be versatile. They basically brought Fortin in and redesigned all their amps.
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Randall Satan, is it out already!?

No clue.
But, carry it.
Ola's clips make it sound ****ing amazing.

But, then again, it's his amp...so...
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The MTS series is great. Anything from Blackface Fender to Mesa Dual Recto. Super versatile.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:44 PM   #14
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I believe that the lightest range Randall amp probably on breaks into rock territory, as the brand is generally geared towards the metal market. I have never been a huge fan of how they sound, and the co-guitarist in my band has a V3 which never functioned properly and drives me insane with how often it acts up or chooses to cut in/out entirely.

A few years back it started picking up radio signals and it would make a mess of everything and feedback terribly. The effects loop on/off function on the footswitch never worked either. He sent it back to get sorted out, and it came back with almost all of the same problems: the effects loop on/off still doesn't work, and the effects loop is faulty to begin with, it cuts in and out with no warning whatsoever, and we have heard it pick up radio waves when playing at his home - thankfully never live or at practice though.

So their customer service/repair facility in my country (Canada) really wasn't helpful, and took forever to get back to him. That is my only experience with Randall, and I know all brands produce lemons, but it has pissed me off way too many times to ever consider getting one for myself, unless it was from a reliable seller selling an old used Randall Warhead (Dimebag's signature) or one of the module heads for a steal of deal. That would be worth checking out, but will probably never happen.


Is there a Randall V3 or do you mean the V2? Carvin makes a V3.
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The MTS series is great. Anything from Blackface Fender to Mesa Dual Recto. Super versatile.


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Old 03-14-2013, 02:07 PM   #16
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I really like Randall's stuff, all their cheaper stuff is quality, and the more mid-range (they really don't make expensive amps) stuff is excellent, I love the T2 and V2
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Is there a Randall V3 or do you mean the V2? Carvin makes a V3.


Definitely meant the V2, sorry! I think I messed it up because I constantly attempt to repress my bad memories of that amp.
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