Purchased from: Tom Lee
Sound — 10
My rig right now consists of my Cort KX1F which is great! And it goes awsome with this amp. Since my guitar was made for hardcore and metal, these 2 feel like they were made for eachother. I think the major thing about this amp is the Gain 2 setting. I play lots and lots of metal and sometimes jam clean, but on gigs we only play metal such as, Lamb Of God, Fear Factory, Metallica and Pantera. This amp goes well with all of these bands and their tones of hell. Since, this amp is 200 Watts, it's loud, Resonates the sound from the basement to the ceiling. As well as the distortion goes, the clean is also very good and it does not get distorted, and this amp is not noisy it doesn't have much feedback only some when Gain 2 is on full and the volumes are on high. It's all in the Celestion's baby!
Overall Impression — 10
This amp is probably the best amp for its price with great over-ruling power. My goal was to save up more and get a Fender Metalhead but when I tried this one out, I just bought it now I am fixed on being a Randall player. In my preavious gigs I always had to borrow the other band's less than 100 Watt amps but now I laugh at them. I have been playing for about 4 years now and I tell you what, the Marshall MG series suck compared to this.
Reliability & Durability — 9
Lots of people on other sites say that this amp's fan and heats are the major problems, but I never had a problem with that, but on gigs I recommend putting a fan behind the amp, so nothing goes wrong. Otherwise, this amp is like a brick.
Features — 9
This amp was a 2003 made Randall, solid-state amp. It has 2 gain channels and one clean channel, it comes with a 4 way footswitch. The thing I dont like about this amp its channels is that gains 1 and 2 share the EQ, headphone jack isn't like the amps original sound. There are 2 reverbs 1 for gain and other for clean and unlike some other RG's there is no Chorus, but its not likely that you'll ever need one. Another good thing to this amp is that on the Gain channel you can voice the mids which I think helps, I always turn it on but put the knob to zero. However, the sound on this amp eliminates lots of problems. By the way, Celestion 12" Speakers.