#1
Someguy is telling me that the RG100 acts like a tube amp. The more you crank it, the better it sounds. He says it was used on Cowboys from Hell and The Great Southern Trendkill. He also says Lynch used it with a OD for early dokken.

Has anyone played one? Can this be true, a SS that acts like a tube amp? Could he just not know tone? ARG!!
#2
There are some SS amps that can kinda overdrive like a tube.


I don't know about that Randall though...
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#3
Has anyone listened to pantera......Randall Solid State, much?
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#4
We arnt retarded here. Thats not the point at hand.

We are talking about a SS amp being able to sound good while the sine waves are being clipped.
#5
Of course you can crank a solid state, it will just sound horrible
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#6
Quote by Matt_M_2002
Of course you can crank a solid state, it will just sound horrible

I know you can crank it, but hes saying that when this amp is cranked, the break up sounds like tube break up.
#8
ah yes, cranking a solid state, that wonderful melodic sound reminisant of having an ice pick shoved in you ear.
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#9
Quote by Matt_M_2002
Of course you can crank a solid state, it will just sound horrible

No, Dimebag used one, and I rather like his tone. I use one and it sounds fine cranked up. I got a Roland Blues Cube, amazing amp.
#10
Quote by MastaBassist10
No, Dimebag used one, and I rather like his tone. I use one and it sounds fine cranked up. I got a Roland Blues Cube, amazing amp.

Dime really doesnt have great tone...Its way way to bright. And alot of his tone wasnt his amp, it was his fingers.
#12
Quote by TheFluffy
Dime really doesnt have great tone...Its way way to bright. And alot of his tone wasnt his amp, it was his fingers.

Which was countered by his bassist. I find that if you solo out the guitar track its going to sound different than when its in the mix. He made the high ends, his bassist made the lows. Tom Morello, Angus Young, Jimmy Page, all those guys had very bright tone, but that was countered by the bass, balancing it out.
#13
i have a rg100 g2 and it actaully does sound better the louder it is...and from what i have heard the new ones with the Valve-Dynamics sound even more like tube tone but the local shop hasnt got those in yet...but you should deffinetly try out randall there pretty decent for the money IMO
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#14
Dimebag didn't crank his heads, he ran them at half volume. He made up for the volume loss by using a lot of them.

I was interested in buying a Randall head as well, I'm going to try and find a shop around here that sells Randalls and crank one up and find out if they sound good or not.
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#15
most dont actually overdribve the amp..its the speakers...they push the speakers more....
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#17
Quote by El Codyo
There are some SS that will break up like a tube, B.B. King used them if I'm not mistaken.


I know for a fact that BBking used tube fenders. Which model im not sure?
#18
Nah he used an old solid state discontinued Gibson amp. Although he didn't try to overdrive it, he needed a lot of clean headroom which was why he used solid state amps. However, when the Gibsons weren't available he'd use Fender Twins AFAIK.
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