#1
Edit: Bumped for new, non-anniversary review. Scroll down, it's in a new post

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No longer is a 15 watt Roland my only legitimate amp.

No more shall I need to use a Digitech RP-250 to get a bearable tone.

Finally, I shall join my Tube-based brethren.

Finally, I shall be able to play over a Heavy-metal drummer.

Finally, I shall be able to stand up proud, and shout out to the world:

HEY WORLD! MY AMP WEIGHS MORE THAN THE AVERAGE HIGH SCHOOL GIRL!

Give or take a few words, of course.

Hey guys, I got a new amp! It's a Randall MTS RM100 3-channel Combo with foot-pedal, for the low-low price of 850$ after tax (Pre-loaded with Recto, Ultra, and Brown modules!). For an additional 150$ after tax, I picked up a Plexi and JTM module, leaving me with a total price of 1,000$ for Randall's flagship 2x12 combo with 5 modules (valued at 219$ a piece new).
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Specs:

PREAMP CHANNELS
3 Modular Channels

MASTER CONTROLS
Volume • Presence • Density

POWER AMP
All Tube • (4) JJ6L6GC Tubes

POWER OUTPUT
100 Watts

SPEAKERS
(2) 12” Celestion G12T-75

FEATURES

Series EFX Loop

Parallel EFX LoopFront Panel EFX Loop Mix Controls

MIDI In/Thru

Rear Panel Tube Bias Section

World Voltage Selector

RF3 MIDI Footswitch
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I have yet to take pictures of it, but in their place, I give you the official picture from Randall, and sound clips from all of these modules!



Recto Clip
Brown clip
JTM clip
Ultra clip
Plexi clip

What am I looking forward to most with this amp? I think it's gotta be the mods; there is a huge community of people who mod the preamps on these to get great copies of other fantastic amps; here is one of my personal favorites (A mod designed to mimic a SLO100 from Soldano. Also, this is probably the best example of the amp's sound, as youtube tends to compress audio into shit, as we all know!)

Pete's Soldano mod: SLODANO
Gear
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JS20S Satriani signature
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Gibson SG Classic
Randall RM100 Combo w/ Plexi, JTM, Ultra, Recto, and Brown Modules
Last edited by Phantom123 at May 28, 2010,
#2
Schweet...

soo err... where's the pics or the clipporz?
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#3
I feel like this is too well-composed to be real. It feels like an advertisement for this Randall instead of, "Hey look at me, I just got this new amp!" and we all go "HNAD!!" I'd report it, but I really can't tell of any violations. I'm on to you...
Guitars:
Ibanez RG4EX1
Epiphone SG w/EMG's

Amps:
Peavey Windsor Head w/ JSX Cab
MicroCube (for the sake of practice at college)

Pedals :
Fulltone Full Drive 2 Mosfet
Digitech Whammy
Dunlop Crybaby
#4
I haven't got a working camera, so I posted the one big one, and the clips are in the links below it.
Gear
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JS20S Satriani signature
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Gibson SG Classic
Randall RM100 Combo w/ Plexi, JTM, Ultra, Recto, and Brown Modules
#5
No, I won't buy a Randall...

Wait, this isn't a sales pitch?

err, HNAD I guess.
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Because I bend in such an unorthodox fashion; the notes kinda slide up and slide down...
#6
Quote by ch0
No, I won't buy a Randall...

Wait, this isn't a sales pitch?

err, HNAD I guess.


You just made my day in ways of which you have no idea.

Edit: And this seriously isn't a sales pitch (Check my old posts to see the lead up to this). My friends have been calling me "the consummate salesman", ironically.

As for why it's so detailed, I hate NAD's where they just say "yay it's here" and show maybe a pic. I like to hear it, and to know why it sounds (if it does sound) good. Specs tend to prove that. Thus...
Gear
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JS20S Satriani signature
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Gibson SG Classic
Randall RM100 Combo w/ Plexi, JTM, Ultra, Recto, and Brown Modules
Last edited by Phantom123 at Nov 15, 2009,
#7
Holy shit.

You got all of that... NEW... for $1000?!?!
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maybe you're not saying the right things? an amp likes to know you care.





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#8
Quote by MatrixClaw
Holy shit.

You got all of that... NEW... for $1000?!?!


Yup And in person to boot, so no shipping. A store liquidated, and PASSED THE SAVINGS ON TO ME WOOOOOOOO *Wacky zany Inflatable arm-waving tube man*
Gear
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JS20S Satriani signature
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Gibson SG Classic
Randall RM100 Combo w/ Plexi, JTM, Ultra, Recto, and Brown Modules
#10
Longview, Texas. All of this came with the warranty, too
Gear
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JS20S Satriani signature
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Gibson SG Classic
Randall RM100 Combo w/ Plexi, JTM, Ultra, Recto, and Brown Modules
#12
Background searched OP. Got his IP. Tracked it to a location in Mundelein, IL.

OP works for Randall. No one wish him HNAD.
#13
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Background searched OP. Got his IP. Tracked it to a location in Mundelein, IL.



Oooooook... talk about stalking....
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#14
The hell? I live in Tyler Texas O.o Also, you're banned, so I don't think you're a credible source XD
Gear
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JS20S Satriani signature
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Gibson SG Classic
Randall RM100 Combo w/ Plexi, JTM, Ultra, Recto, and Brown Modules
#15
Months later, the review continues...!

Well, I thought about it, and it seemed like a good idea. The main problem most NAD's have is that they seem to be far too happy with whatever they got, just because it's a NEW amp. Time to see if it stacks up...

Build quality: Well, it's been roughly seven full months, and it gets played somewhere between an hour and a half to two hours daily. How many tubes have I gone through (Preamp included)? None! This was kind of unexpected. The amp is still solid as a rock, and I don't know that I COULD break it if I tried. At minimum, I can stack around 4-500 pounds onto it and it won't damage the wheels. Why this works, I have no idea, but it does. ANYWAYS... Speaker is broken in now. It still works! Build quality is an A+, I guess :P

Tone: I still really like the sound on this amp. Actually, I might say I like that more now than I did when I got it, since it's been better EQ'd now. Anything I've said about the tone efore is accurate, if I said anything in a thread. As for the versatility my only real issue is that I have an overwhelming tendency to rely on the Brown module, and just use volume control =P I suppose that's the fate of someone who uses their guitar's volumes, and that I'd survive with a one channel amp. On a side note, these things clean up very well, and even when NOT all the way down on the volume, the inbetween sounds great. I have nothing to say, it just sounds good.

Can I get the ladies with this amp?: Yes. That is all.

Would I buy it again?: Probably not, actually. At least, not this model. I'd either go for a smaller wattage RM20, or an RM22 two channel head. If I had to buy fresh modules too, I likely wouldn't at all. I love the MTS series, but it's a lot of money to plug down if you aren't going to use multiple modules for versatility, and I don't know that I really need it. Aside from a nice jazzy clean and a good distortion, I never really need hugely high gain. I'd probably buy a high quality small amp, like a budda SD 18, a Soldano Astroverb, or if I spent a lot, a Fargen miniplex II.

So... Does it hold up after the honeymoon?: Yeah, it pretty much does. It's not a flawless amp, but it's still one of the best I've ever played, including my fair share of boutique (though that could just be my few lucky modules). It's a great amp, and I would still recommend it to anyone.
Gear
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JS20S Satriani signature
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Gibson SG Classic
Randall RM100 Combo w/ Plexi, JTM, Ultra, Recto, and Brown Modules