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#1
So I bought myself another amp. "Another??" you say? Well, **** you too. It was a Xmas present to myself. It's pretty cool. It's the baby one, on top.




Yes, it's another MTS Randall, this time the baby, the RM20. It has a lot of the feature of the big one that it's sitting on but with a few minor variations.
1. It's a 20W (18W, they say) running two EL84's in fixed bias mode. Same easy biasing on the back like the RM100 but only one adjustment pot. Two probe points, but only one adjuster. So I guess balanced tubes will be needed. Oh well, no biggy. EL84's are cheap.
2. It's a 1x12 with a Celestion Greenback. I'll probably replace that with an Emi V1216 but it is pretty good, nonetheless. Not broken in yet and it still sounds pretty damn good. It's not closed backed like the 100 but it isn't far off.
3. It only has one preamp module slot. With my current band I only use one channel so ...... pfffft. It does have a tube boost on it though which effectively makes it two channel anyway.

Otherwise it's straight up Randall RM fare. ie. pretty damn good. I haven't tried it next to our drummer yet but I think it will be just fine, I don't use cleans in the band.

So how does it sound? Pretty good for what it is. It still has the original crappy Sovtek EL84's and EHX pres and it still stands up ok. So here's a clip.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-ic7Tf-wBd6NTBmQXljYXg2NjQ/view?usp=sharing

What you are hearing is a quick jam using two of my modules. The first half is using the Tweed module, the solo using the boost. No other changes. The second half is the Mash-All in JCM800 mode, the solo also, just the boost kicked in.
The guitar is my Yamaha SBG500 with pups out of a LP Custom. So just think LP Custom.

I recorded it using an AKG vocal mike into a Lexicon Alpha and Reaper. The touch of reverb is from Reaper, nothing flash. Other than that it's straight up.

This:


I think this could be a good little jigger to own. I may throw some other clips up later.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


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#2
Ibanez Prestige RG852MPB
Ibanez Prestige RG652KFX
ESP E-II M-1
LTD AW-7
Schecter Loomis NT
EVH 5150 III 50
PRS 212 DB
Line 6 POD HD500X
Deadhorse OD/Boss HM-2
#3
Nice!

They're pretty hard to find over here, but I still want one
Bass Gear:

Mensinger: Speesy
Fender Precision 1989 (CIJ Rosewood)
Fender Steve Harris (CIJ)
Lakland J Sonic 5
Epiphone Explorer
Maruszczyk (custom) Jake

Ashdown CTM 100
#4
There's a store in Sydney with a heap of NOS ones. It cost me $600. Came with an ultra module which I'll probably sell, or maybe mod.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#5
Sounds great! Why did you want it though?
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Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#6
Well, mainly for practice but what I really want to try is running it as a wedge with a mike on it. It's small enough.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#8
It isn't too bad. The 2x12 is oversized too. I reckon I could close off the back better. It looks big enough to be closed. I'll knock up something and try it before long.
Only has a top handle but it's pretty easy to carry. Unlike the big one, which is a two man lift onto a trolley.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#9
Nice amp!



...you seem stuck in a rut, though.


Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Jan 8, 2015,
#10
Congrats got me thinking about tracking one down now damn it.
Mesa Boogie Single Rectoverb 50 series 2 combo
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Peavey 5150 4x12
Peavey XXX 2x12 combo
Pedals
#11
I found a good rut.

I'm liking it a lot. SLO with EL84's and a greenback? Weird, but it sorta works.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#13
HNAD! They go good with Quadraverbs!
Fender Mustang/Derfenstein DST> Boss Power Wah> Pedal Monsters Klone> Bogner Uberschall> Walrus Audio Janus> Randall RM20> Line 6 M9> Randall RM20
#14
Yeah, it would. And I have a Quaddy still. Can't be ****ed trying it at the moment.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#16
Randall make some chubby little ****ers, don't they?
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#17
Will the store ship to the US?
Mesa Boogie Single Rectoverb 50 series 2 combo
Randall RM100
Peavey 5150 4x12
Peavey XXX 2x12 combo
Pedals
#18
No idea. Ask them. They do ebay and shit. Belfield Music.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#20
Yeah, the Aussie dollar is worth shit atm.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#22
Yeah, AUD has died in the arse for the last few months.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#23
Congratulations on the acquisition, Cath!
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#24
pretty sweet cath.


all that gig money going to good use.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#26
Quote by gregs1020
pretty sweet cath.


all that gig money going to good use.

You'd think Randall would give Cath (and me if a Randall Marketing puke reads this) a freebie for all the RM recommendations he's done.
#27
That'll be the same day I start getting stuff from Reverend!
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
#28
Sweet

Quote by Ippon
You'd think Randall would give Cath (and me if a Randall Marketing puke reads this) a freebie for all the RM recommendations he's done.


He'd have needed to start recommending them before they stopped making them
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#30
Yeah, I'd take an RM50 for free. Maybe we can get them to start making RM's again. They bloody well should. They gave up on them too soon. Luckily, the third party module builders are still going pretty strong. Sponsorship from Jaded Faith or Salvation is what I need anyway.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#31
jaded faith are making their own modular amps now, i've heard. whether that's from scratch or refurbishing randall/egnater, i'm not sure.

are egnater even making their modular amps anymore?
#32
I believe they are and Detroit also has a custom mod company now Motor City Mods I think its called.
Mesa Boogie Single Rectoverb 50 series 2 combo
Randall RM100
Peavey 5150 4x12
Peavey XXX 2x12 combo
Pedals
#33
I thought Motor City Mods were a front end retailer for Salvation so I headed over to check. They've got a couple of their own now it would seem. May be worth keeping an eye on.

As for Egnater - no idea, I've never actually seen a modular Eggy. I know they existed but I've never laid my eyes on one.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#34
I've seen one but thought I recalled while researching my RM i thought I read they still produce in small damn near special order quantity.
Mesa Boogie Single Rectoverb 50 series 2 combo
Randall RM100
Peavey 5150 4x12
Peavey XXX 2x12 combo
Pedals
#35
Congrats Cath! I'm still looking hard for a reasonable deal on the RM100 up here in Canada, but no luck so far

I emailed Belfield out of curiosity to see if they shipped to Canada, and what it would cost. Looks like it would be $1229AUD for the RM 100 212 + $428AUD for shipping which equals about $1583 CAD. Plus taxes. This is still about the best deal that I've found so far.

Quote by NakedInTheRain
jaded faith are making their own modular amps now, i've heard. whether that's from scratch or refurbishing randall/egnater, i'm not sure.

are egnater even making their modular amps anymore?


Interesting. Where did you hear this?
Guitars:
PRS Custom 24
Gibson Les Paul 60's Tribute
85' MIJ Strat
97' Snakepit Les Paul
LP Traditional 1960 Zebra
MIJ Tele
MIA Strat

Amps:
Silver Jubilee 2525
Peavey Ultra 112
Jet City JCA50H
66' Bassman
Pink Paisley Princeton RV
74' Vibro Champ
Last edited by red.guitar at Jan 9, 2015,
#36
RM20 used at the Austin GC for $249...
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#37
Congrats Cath. I know Jaded Faith are getting rid of some of their modules and possibly adding some more. Could be interesting to see what they come up with.
Gibson LP traditional and DC standard, PRS S2 Custom 24, Schecter Banshee 7
EVH 5153, Mesa DR Tremoverb combo 2-2x12's
Line 6 M13
#38
Sweet! ...but how's it sound compared to the bigger one?
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#39
Nice Cath, I've been wanting an RM50 head
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2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#40
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RM20 used at the Austin GC for $249...


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E-peen:
Rhodes Gemini
Fryette Ultra Lead
Peavey 6505
THD Flexi 50

Gibson R0 Prototype
EBMM JP13 Rosewood
Fender CS Mary Kaye

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