Price paid: A$ 1200
Purchased from: Sight & Sound
Sound — 8
I'm using an LTD M-50 and it is perfect for metal, grunge, rock etc. In the Distortion Department it rocks so does the clean channel. it's very noisy but the downside is that it has a cut off Switch which wrecks the fun. The clean can get a little distorted at high levels but it can be pretty loud when it's clean! The Distortion is suited for anything distorted. if you go to loud though it sounds pretty crap.
Overall Impression — 10
As I have said many times it's perfect for grunge, metal, rock etc but I wouldn't suggest it for blues unless you can tweak the distortion well. I've been playing guitar for 2 years and I own, a Silvertone smart III's 10watt amp which I practically no longer use because of my new Randall! I have a Monterey MA30GR 30watt practice amp which I mainly use when I have to travel to my friends house to practice because the Randall can fit in our car. I have a MG S4 micro Marshall amp which I use for nightime practice and busking. I don't like the auto cut off and the fact that when the reverb is turned up but it isnt on the effect of reverb still appears. The thing that got me to buy it was that the RG75R didn't sound right for some reason and that the Marshall 75 (I don't know the exact model) was crappy. I know it was an MG though. I love the fact that it's the perfect amp for anything metal, rock, grunge and what ever comes along the lines of that. I wish it didn't have the bloody auto cut out! I need things loud! If my Randall got stolen I'd Rush out and by another one the very same day!
Reliability & Durability — 9
I can take this amp to a gig without having to take a back up or borrow another bands amp which can be pretty embarrasing according to one of my band mates. I haven't wrecked it yet as I have only had it for a month but if it died all of a sudden I'd go out and bury it and buy another one! it's the best amp I've had so far and I have had 3 amps before it!
Features — 10
This is another great amp from Randall. I own the RG75 G3 with reverb and it sound sweet. I has a single Celestion 70 80 speaker and it is a hybrid amp. It has a tube driven circuit giving it a nice clean sound while when clicked into overdrive a metal machine. I play Grunge, Metal, Classic and Modern rock and punk. I think the amp is fine without the built in effects becuase you can only use 1 effect at a time anyway. It has plenty of power but whn you reach a certain level of sound the safety cut out takes effect which is a good thing as you don't want to wreck the speaker. I use this amp as my gigging amp and as my practice amp is does the job pretty well! It has 3 channels, Classic Rock, Modern Metal and Clean. It has a 4 way footswitch which has a channel selector, a gain selector for changing in between distortion channels, a clean boost channel and an effects button for turning your effects/reverb on and off.