RG100G3 review by Randall

logo Ultimate Guitar
  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9.3 (32 votes)
Randall: RG100G3
0

Price paid: $ 450

Purchased from: Friend

Sound — 10
I cannot tell the difference between this amp and a full tube amp. I play a lot of Rush, and I used an American Fender Stratocaster with Dimarzio HS-2's. The distortion is excellent on both gain channels. The clean channel sounds awesome also. It doesn't break up at all at high levels. The highest I ever turned this amp up was at 6, with the level only at 3. It is loud!

Overall Impression — 10
I've been playing for about 30 years now, and I'm forty right now. I've played my Les Paul and other guitars through this amp, and they all sound great. I thing the best sounding guitar with this amp is my Strat though. If this amp fell out of my window 20 ft to the ground, I would definately buy the same exact one. It sounds, looks, and holds up great!

Reliability & Durability — 10
I would trust this amp on a gig without a backup. The amp is very well put together, and I belive can take whatever you throw at it. The amp is a beast! The tubes I think only cost about $20 for this amp, so it would probably be good to change them every 2 years or so.

Features — 10
The first time I played through this amp, I promised myself that I would never play through another amp again. It has one classic, and one modern gain channel. The reverb is pretty nice. I wish it had just a tiny bit more though. With the 100 Watts of power, and two 12" celestions, this amp blows away any other amp that comes into it's path! This amp is a tube amp (not full tube) and sounds excellent!

8 comments sorted by best / new / date

    madh4ttr
    you can easily get a nice classic rock sound. On gain 1, my les paul with the neck pickup
    bry_bry
    I just got this amp a few days ago its great on clean and overdrive I play a lot of stuff like metallica and it sounds great I think it sounds better than my friends tube marshalls the jcm 4000 the palm mutes sound good and I think its good for varieties
    bry_bry
    Its too bad they are discontinuing these though so if your planning on getting one you should act quick the price was even really lowered at samash when I bough it. It said 599 online I got it for about 380 plus tax
    dfinch10
    I just bought one from Sam Ash yesterday for 450. The distortion channel is godly.
    DaftRocker
    Owned this amp for over a year now and **** is it loud! Clean is crystal, though im not fully convinced on the overdrive channel yet. I can get a great 'classic rock' and 'blues' tone out of it, but I find myself having to use a distortion pedal for the heavier shit. Saying that, hotter pickups may be the answer.
    Amadeus_Wolves
    Had this baby for about 8 months now, and I haven't looked at another amp since. The reverb is pretty dodge, but trust me, you won't care after you get a feel for it's overdrive. All I want is a cab to smash underneath it for some extra grunt and I'll be set for life.