RT100 review by Randall

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.5 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.8 (16 votes)
Randall: RT100

Price paid: € 799

Purchased from: 4sound

Sound — 9
I use it with the RT4x12XC cabinet loaded with celestions and a ESP Eclipse I-CTM PL with EMG 81&60. I play for sure metal and metal but this amp can be very versatile thou. The Clean is amazing really warm tube sounding. The distortion is, as you've guessed, brutal. The Classic channel is more for hard rock/ little metal but on the Modern channel, it's pure metal! More gain that you'll need but you'll never know. The more you crank it, the better sounding it will be. It really chew when you crank it. And the volume is not a problem, my friend and I tested to crank it abit over half o'clock on the master volume and outside the house were chacking and the neibhours could complain. BUT a want to scoop the mids out alittle more and mayby some more bass? Don't really know yet so gonna by a MXR 6-Band EQ wich should make this amp, THE amp!

Overall Impression — 9
Great for Clean and Metal haven't really tested it for other use. If it were stolen a don't know about buying a new one. Got this one on a "campain"(Kampanj in swedish)for a limited time. Otherwise this beast is quite expensive. Would either buy a new Randall RT100 or old Mesa Boogie, depends on the MXR EQ and how good it is to scoop mids and boost the bass a little. If it would I would diffiently buy a new Randall RT100! Overall: Amazing, Loud and Brutal! go home and save some money for the Randall RT100!

Reliability & Durability — 10
Really solid, built like a tank. Really heavy and the tolex is strong holding and protective. Would defiently gig without backup. Just had it for couple of weeks and nothing has broken down yet.

Features — 10
Made 2011 featuring a clean channel (with a Bright switch), and two overdrive channels, Classic and Modern. 100 Watt throu four 12AX7, one 12AT7 and four 6L6 tubes) Spring reverb with a effects loop on the back and also featuring bias fr each powertube. It comes with a footswitch for each channel. The amp is not only for metal players since it has an amazing clean and distorsion to please everyone!

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    If you wonder about the "campain" it means it was on sale, or it was a special deal, something along those lines.
    Another review where the reviewer hasn't really paid any attention when writing the review. Horrible spelling and far too quickly done. This review also misses a lot of details.. For example, this amp is said to be user-friendly. Nowhere found on the review...
    Im sure this head is pretty badass, but the review is quite horrible.
    Honestly, you shouldn't come to UG for reviews since this place is littered with idiots. I would take anything said here with a grain of salt. I'm sure this amp is good though, but you shouldn't trust a review like this.
    I'm guessing that English is this guy's second language and I applaud him for the effort. If you can get past your judgments of the writer and actually read what he's saying, you should find this a pretty good review. Not full with all details but what he said is basically "This is a high quality, all tube versatile amp and if you play brutal metal, you'll love it". Besides, what we want from users is a review of the tone since we can get all the technicals from other sites. I also have one and I'll say this: If you're looking for that 100W tube, brutal, growly, 6505+, Modern-Metal tone for under $1000 this is it. Oh, and get the 10-band MXR EQ to dial in anything from Kill Em All, to Slipknot, to Amon Amarth. As for quality: it's a step above Bugera 6262, and a step below Peavey 6505+. (Price also acuratly reflects that). I've also dealt with US Music Corp (Randall) and the customer service/support was incredible, A++.
    Is the tone more along the lines of a high gain mesa rectifier, engl savage or powerball,peavey 5150/6505, Diezel? does this head sound close to any of these amps?
    It's similar to a 5150. I own one and it is amazing. Swapped out the tubes for a pair of Sovtek 5881's and a pair of Ruby 6L6's and was well worth the money. The 5881's give it a better clean tone imo.
    I have seen people say the clean channel isn't loud enough. to them I say "buy a clean boost pedal" it fixes everything and gives a ton of more options.