Price paid: $ 552.992
Purchased from: Matt's Music
Sound — 10
I currently own a Schecter 006 Deluxe, a Washburn MG-20 and a BC Rich Warlock, all of these guitars are less than $600 but all play fairly well. I have played the Schecter and Washburn on this amp and they both sounded far superior on this amp than the Line 6 which I was previously using. I have not yet used this amp in a jam setting so I have yet to see how amazing this amp is along with drums, another guitarist, a bassist and a vocalist, and at insane volume.
Overall Impression — 10
I mainly play death metal, heavy metal, screamo, punk and alternative rock along with other types of music and this amp seems that with a little tweaking and use of my Line 6 PODXT Live multi effect pedal I could easily acheive anything with this beast. I have only been playing for about 2 and a half years but I have progressed very far within these 2 years and personally I think I am very ready for this amp. So far I love this amp for the amazing sound of the distortion which gives me that edge which I always loved from Pantera, and I also love the tones I get out of playing the crisp clean setting. I was playing Patterns In The Ivy by Opeth on this earlier and it sounded amazing. So far I have been able to compare this to the Line 6 Spider II 212, and 2 different Marshall half stacks (can't remember the exact names of the two) and I personally think that this amp is far superior to any of the amps I have played for my personal style of music. The only thing I wish it had was a built in cup holder for the numerous alcoholic beverages and the numerous 2L water bottles I will need around when I start to shred on this amp!
Reliability & Durability — 10
The amp of course has never broken down so I am not the best person to ask when it comes to reliability, but from the build of this amp it seems very versatile, and I have only heard good things about the reliability of Randall products so I would assume the same for this one.
Features — 10
This is an almost brand new half-stack that I picked up today right off of display after playing some Pantera and Metallica on it for approximately 2 minutes. I instantly fell in love with the sound that this amp produced. Keep in mind, my previous amp was a Line 6 Spider II 212 which did have good sound, but nothing compared to the power of Randall's RX120D header on a 4 speaker Randall cab. This amp packs an insane punch, if you cram this in your jam space, you are gonna only need to crank'er up to volume 2 to blow away everyone in the room. There are 2 main channels, clean and overdrive with 4 settings on clean (level [volume], treble, mid, bass) and then 6 on overdrive (gain, treble, mid, bass, contour (somewhat of a tone knob), and volume). The clean setting is extremely crisp and nice for anything you would want to play with a clean setting, and the distortion is extremly crunchy and heavy for anyone Who loves metal, but you can also easily play any other style of rock by just turning down the gain, perfect for the music I play. Finally, there is an effect setting which you can toggle on and off. There are 2 knobs, one for the level of the effect and one to change effects. You can't mix effects but the simple little tremolo or delay that you wanna add really doesn't sound bad for a built in effect.