RG200 review by Randall

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 7.5 (49 votes)
Randall: RG200

Price paid: $ 379

Purchased from: Musician's Friend

Sound — 10
Right now I'm using a standard Fender strat with it. I know a shitty combo but I raised the pickups so it has some scream. It suits all sorts of metal very well and it isnt very noisy unless you turn gain 2 all the way up, then feedback is a problem. If you turn the master volume and level up run. It has a great variety of sounds, clean to insane. The clean channel actually stays pretty clean unless you have the boost on. The distortion is so crazy, like I said, I can play metal on a damn Strat with it.

Overall Impression — 10
I play a lot of kinds of rock. It's great for it. I've been playing for 2 years and the only amp that I've liked better than this was a Peavy XXL, but hey, those are awsome. This is great for the money and if I lost it (which would be extremely hard) I would buy it again. If it were stolen I'd get it back. There is only one thing that I do wish it had tubes! But RMS is good too and a good price.

Reliability & Durability — 10
This thing is a tank. It weighs a good 60 pounds. I move it around on my skateboard but that's because I'm lazy. The amp has never broken down and nothing has ever gone wrong with it, it's amazing.

Features — 10
The amp was made in 2004-05. The amp is great for heavy metal espically Pantera. I can play anything from Led Zeppelin to Children Of Bodom. The clean channel is also kick ass. It has 2 channels with 2 gain stages on the overdrive channel and a clean boost on the clean channel which is pretty pointless. It comes with a solid 4 button footswitch. It has independent reverbs and an effects loop, headphone jack, and speaker outs for 4 and 8 ohms. If you like the sound of high gain solid state amps with enough power to blow any drummer away, this is for you.

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