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Old 01-20-2010, 02:13 PM   #1
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Randalls Amplification Thread

Not trying to overpost, but I just noticed that there is NO thread for Randall amps, and I gotta say I love those things.

Anyway, I guess I'll include some stuff from Wikipedia about randall, following a list of their amps:

History (copied and pasted from Wikipedia; I take no credit for writing this)

The Randall Amplifer Company was founded in 1970 by Don Randall, a life long radio and audio amplifier enthusiast. Randall began working as a salesman for a radio supply shop after graduating from community college in Santa Ana, CA. It was there that he began a business relationship with Leo Fender, who at the time was operating a nearby radio repair shop. Randall then went on to serve in the Army Corps of Engineers, the Signal Corps, and Army Air Forces during World War II. Once he returned home, he took a job as general manager of Radio & Television Equipment, a wholesale distributor of electronic components. There he discovered that Fender had begun making a few lap steel guitars and small amplifiers in his shop on what is now Harbor Boulevard in Fullerton, CA.

Fender was anxious to expand his business, and was receptive when in 1946 Randall suggested that that Radio & Television Equipment distribute his guitars and amps. In February 1953 Fender Sales Corporation and Fender Electric Instrument Company were established. Randall, in charge of sales and distribution, was responsible for naming most of the classic Fender products which included the Broadcaster (which later became the Telecaster) and the Stratocaster. Randall subsequently became vice president and general manager of the Fender Musical Instrument and Fender Sales divisions of CBS. In 1969 Randall left to found Randall Amplifiers. Randall Amplifiers was founded in 1970 in Irvine, CA. Randall then sold the company in 1987. In the mid 1990's it was purchased by U.S. Music Corp.

Amplifiers


Amp Heads

MTS Series -

Randall RM20 15 Watt

(Price - ~ 700 US Dollars)

Randall RM100LB 100 Watt
(Price - ~ 1,400 US Dollars)

Randall RM20HCRP 18 Watt
(Price - ~ 700 US Dollars)

Randall RB100LB1 100 Watt
(Price - ~2,050 US Dollars)

Randall RM100KH 100 Watt Kirk Hammett (Metallica) Signiture

(Price - ~2,050 US Dollars)

RX Series

Randall RX120RH 120 Watt
(Price - ~350 US Dollars)

XL Series

Randall V2 Ninja 400 Watt
(Price - ~ 1,450 US Dollars)

Other Series

Randall RM100M1
(Price - ~ 1,850 US Dollars)

Randall V2
(Price - ~1,350 US Dollars)

Randall T2
(Price - ~1,200 US Dollars)

Randall RM100M 100W
(Price - ~1,300 US Dollars)

Cabinets

Randall RS125CX 2X12" 1X15"

Randall RS412XLT100

Randall XLT Series R412XLTX 280W 4x12

Randall Kirk Hammett Signature Series RS412KHX 210W 4x12

Randall RX412 4x12


Randall R412NXT 4x12 Custom

Randall R412XLT 4x12

Randall MTS Series Lynch Box Signature 300W 4x12

Randall Gus G Heaven and Hell RS412XL100HH 400W 4x12

Randall MTS Series R212NXT 160W 2x12

Combos

RX Series

Randall RX15M 15 Watt


Randall RX35DM 35 Watt

Randall RX25RM 25 Watt

Randall V2XM 30 Watt

Kirk Hammett Signiture

Randall KH75 75 Watt

Randall KH15 15 Watt

MTS Series

Randall RM50CRP 50 Watt

Other

Randall RM100C1

Randall RG50TC 50 Watt

Randall RM100C2






Please post some pics and join...

The Randall Internation Democratic Society of Headbangers!

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Old 01-20-2010, 06:55 PM   #2
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Honestly thought this would get a higher turnout.
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:33 PM   #3
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I love the RM100B amazing amp i'm deciding whether to get this or a Carvin V3 next
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:34 PM   #4
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I love the RM100B amazing amp i'm deciding whether to get this or a Carvin V3 next


Never tried a Carvin, but I can pretty much tell you Randalls are pretty awesome. Gonna try and get some pics in the original post, though.
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:36 PM   #5
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What happened to your 0 bass 10 mids and 0 treble spider?
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:38 PM   #6
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What happened to your 0 bass 10 mids and 0 treble spider?


its about 3 feet away from me. Why?

EDIT: Actually changed the setting up a bit and I like these alot better


Bass: 3.5

Mid: 4

Treble: 6.5

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Old 01-20-2010, 07:51 PM   #7
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What happened to your 0 bass 10 mids and 0 treble spider?

C'mon, now. everybody has their n00b moments. I remember suggesting an MG 1/2 stack to someone who wanted a JCM800 because "It's cheaper and sounds just as good. plus, you don't have to worry about changing tubes and stuff!" went through about 15 different flamesheilds that night.




Also: TS, good idea with the Randall thread. Love the MTS series.
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:58 PM   #8
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I love Randall (I'm a massive MTS user) but there is already something of a Randall thread in the form of the MTS syndicate (we discuss all Randall amps there, basically)
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^ I knew i'd seen a Randall thread somewhere but couldn't remember where lol
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:03 PM   #10
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It is nice to get a Randall thread!

I'm a proud owner of not one but two different Randall amps!

My first amp after using a Spider II for ages was a Randall RG75 G3...no idea what I paid for it now...I got it secondhand about 4-5 years ago. It served me well though, saw me through a fair few gigs and a couple of EPs without ever having any problems.

Then I upgraded from that, thinking I was gonna get a 6505 or something similar, and then I went into the store, plugged into the V2 and I was sold. It gives a real nice tone, it was a bit harsh with the stock tubes in, but I swapped them out now and it's a new amp! I use it plugged into a Framus FR212 with V30s in it and it rules. The solid state channel is pretty handy for low volume stuff or for when I want a really tight sound (or to sound like Dimebag ). The cleans aren't amazing as for some reason they made them solid state too, but they are crystal clean regardless of volume, they just don't have that lovely Fender clean tone. I'm hoping to record some decent clips with it over the next few days, now I've finished re-EQing after my tube swap, so I'll stick them in here when I'm done.

Oh, and the clips in my profile are really old, with poor EQing, mic positioning and even worse playing....they don't accurately reflect the amp!

EDIT: I didn't realise that all Randalls were discussed in the MTS syndicate....I'll have to pop my head in......
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just ordered me a V2 Ninja... so who knows a lot about the MIDI features on these amps?
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C'mon guys! More posts with sound clips! More set-up posts! More How to/How I did Posts!
REALLY interested in what it would take to program the midi out on the amp (when I get it) to recall certain effects from a MIDI controlled Multi FX rack unit...stuff like that.
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Some pics of the amp on it's way to my door to get the blood flowing:




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Old 02-15-2010, 02:41 AM   #15
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this thing is redic. the cabinet is AA maple! for tonal reasons? i don't know, never heard of maple for a cabinet. baltic birch is used because of it's voidless construction[and therefore resonance free performance]. but the head being wrapped with such maple is just an artistic statement (and maybe a status symbols as well?)
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It's all just to look pretty...supposed to match one of his sig guitars.
Still, looks AWESOME! I'd hate to gig with it anywhere!
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Hey, got a clip of the V2 for anyone who's interested:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2298596/NGD...Tube%20Test.mp3
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I own a vintage 1970's era Randall Commander II. 100W 2x12 2 channel with channel 2 consisting of reverb and temolo. Thing is an all analog SS amp that really sounds nice. $100 of off CL.
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Hey, got a clip of the V2 for anyone who's interested:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2298596/NGD...Tube%20Test.mp3


Kick ASS!
Any effects? Or is that just straight off the amp!
Now I REALLY can't wait for my ninja to get here!!!

EDIT: P.S. Settings settings settings!!!!!!!

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Kick ASS! Any effects? Or is that just straight off the amp!
Now I REALLY can't wait for my ninja to get here!!!


haha glad you like it.

No effects...it's just my V2 recorded with an SM57 and double tracked. I have changed the valves from the stock ones cause I couldn't stand the upper mid hump of the stock EH ones and the harshness they brought with them.

Actually, come to think of it...there might be a touch of reverb on the master but that was more to give the overall mix some life, instead of the guitars.

But I'm glad you like it, took me a while to get it EQed how I wanted, so feel free to hit me up if you want some advice...or come to the Tone Testing Thread, I can almost always be found in there!
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