#3
Yes. The old Solid State Randall heads as well as the new ones. I like the Marshall Lead 100 Mosfet, the Crate Powerblock, the Roland JC120 too!
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#4
Yeah, the high end Line 6 heads are great
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#5
what's the current randall model... the jazz is the only one i can find actually in stock online, and i really just dont like the lack of versitility in it.

im no metal hound. but those things are serriously built strictly for cleans.
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http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-RAN-RX120DHS-LIST

im assuming that's randall's anti-MG.

can anyone bring a tear to my eye and tell me it doesnt suck?

(closest local shop with randall's is a good 2 hours...so hearing it myself without someone suggesting me do so isnt a good idea)


It's crap.

Check out the RH150 G3 or any of the G3 series amplifiers.

Any reason why you're going strictly solid state?

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It's a bit different, those amps are modelers.
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#8
reason im trying to stay solid state is that i really hate the idea of dealing with the trouble of taking care of a tube amp. they sound better no question. but if i could find something close i'd like to look into it.

im not so much anti-tube as just afraid of change per say :P

i also like having effects within the amp. and tubes cant offer that. (cept that line six valve)
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reason im trying to stay solid state is that i really hate dealing with the trouble of taking care of a tube amp. they sound better no question. but if i could find something close i'd like to look into it.

im not so much anti-tube as just afraid of change per say :P

i also like having effects within the amp. and tubes cant offer that. (cept that line six valve)



You know, valve amps aren't as high maintenance as people make them up to be. I've dropped mine a couple of times and it still works. Haven't changed the valves in 2 years, still works.

Valve amps are easier to fix too. Try fixing a transistor circuit board, I dare you!

So what if you don't have a gazillion effects at your disposal? Chances are you'll only use a couple, hell I only use 3.
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#10
LOL! good point. my pedalboard isnt exactly bare. my worry comes from tube replacements tho really.

it doesnt strike me as something you can just do on the fly.
#12
I would consider an amp to be good if it's reliable, and be either one or the combination of the following:
1) clean... very clean. Example being Fender Jazz King and Roland Jazz Chorus
2) Very portable. example would be Crate powerblock. (Note: powerblock heard to be not THAt reliable, but mine's fine)
#13
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LOL! good point. my pedalboard isnt exactly bare. my worry comes from tube replacements tho really.

it doesnt strike me as something you can just do on the fly.


If the amp is self biasing, it's as simple as pulling the valves out and putting the (same kind of) valves in. Takes 5 minutes if you're really slow.
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#14
For guitar? Not really, unless you've got some fantastic distortion pedals. If you want clean headroom though SS is the best.
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so is self biasing common nowadays or is it something recent?


It's not a big thing. Most amps don't need to be biased so long as you use the same type of Valves (I.E. EL34 valves in an EL34 amp). Some amps have switchable bias which gives you to opportunity to run different power valves. Fix bias amps only leave you with one choice of power valve though.
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#17
Old pre-Flexwave Crates aren't too bad, I think really good for metal if they are very high powered (to avoid clipping.) Peavey solid state is the best, especially the Transtubes.
#18
okay thats alot of my confusion on it right there. i was under the impression each time tubes are changed they haveto be biased
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Old pre-Flexwave Crates aren't too bad, I think really good for metal if they are very high powered (to avoid clipping.) Peavey solid state is the best, especially the Transtubes.


The Transtubes are pretty rad. The Supreme XL is pretty radical.
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Old pre-Flexwave Crates aren't too bad, I think really good for metal if they are very high powered (to avoid clipping.) Peavey solid state is the best, especially the Transtubes.


lol i actually use a peavey transtube rage. for a lil shoebox its not half bad... when i bought it used it looked to be in rough shape but its been over a year and still works fine. its alot of the reason i really dont have a hatred of solid states. i have a friend with a epi valve junior and it is absolutely horrid compared to the peavey to me :S
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lol i actually use a peavey transtube rage. for a lil shoebox its not half bad... when i bought it used it looked to be in rough shape but its been over a year and still works fine. its alot of the reason i really dont have a hatred of solid states. i have a friend with a epi valve junior and it is absolutely horrid compared to the peavey to me :S


Probably 'cause the Valve Junior combo has pretty crappy speakers. You'll be sold if you heard it through a 4x12.
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#22
so what's the most recommended tube amp for general purposes? Peavey Valveking?
#23
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so what's the most recommended tube amp for general purposes? Peavey Valveking?


I'd say a Carvin V3. It's a bit pricier though.

If you don't do heavy metal very much, I'd recommend something like a Peavey Classic 30 or a Traynor YCV40 amplifier.
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#24
well, Dimebag used solid state randall head for recording a couple albums, so i guess its gotta be somewhat decent
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well, Dimebag used solid state randall head for recording a couple albums, so i guess its gotta be somewhat decent


He didn't use that exact head though! Those older Randall heads are different beasts. Especially compared to the cheap ones. The G3 series amps are closer to the RG100ES than the RX120EFX is.
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#27
Hatebreeder.... your sig is, in fact, epic.

It's also really, really irritating when you see in 5 times in the same thread.

I'm not saying get rid of it or anything- it is your sig- but bear the above in mind.

On topic, I've heard lots of good things about the Peavey XXL.
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Hatebreeder.... your sig is, in fact, epic.

It's also really, really irritating when you see in 5 times in the same thread.

I'm not saying get rid of it or anything- it is your sig- but bear the above in mind.

On topic, I've heard lots of good things about the Peavey XXL.





Another little solid state jem would be the Smokey amps, I don't know if they count though.
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#29
im surprised no one has brought up the labseries L5. some players of this amp include Allan holdsworth on his first few albums,and BB king (i think). they are disconinued but i know a guy who picke done up for like 300$ on ebay. easily one of the best amps for 300$. it has good distorted and clean tones. probably the only solid state i would use besides a roland jazz chorus.


EDIT: not sure if this comes in a head version. sorry
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#31
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He didn't use that exact head though! Those older Randall heads are different beasts. Especially compared to the cheap ones. The G3 series amps are closer to the RG100ES than the RX120EFX is.

True indeed. And the old school RG's are some amazing amp heads!!
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