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Randall RD45H Diavlo 45W Tube Guitar Head Black 

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Overview
  • Power: 45W tube
  • Two footswitchable channels (Clean and Overdrive), plus boost
  • Footswitch included
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    $899.99
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Big heavy-metal tone in a versatile size.

The Randall RD45H 45W amp head provides the spine-crushing, tube-driven tone, but in a size you can use for practice, the studio or the stage.

It features two footswitchable channels (Clean and Overdrive) with a volume boost, and shared four-band EQ and master volume. Each channel has independent gain controls, and the Overdrive channel has an independent Volume control.

Around the back of the ruggedly constructed head are dual speaker outputs, speaker-emulated XLR output for direct recording or feeding directly to a house PA, an FX loop and the tone complement of two 6L6 power tubes and four 12AX7 preamp tubes.

Features
  • Power: 45W tube
  • Two footswitchable channels (Clean and Overdrive), plus boost
  • Footswitch included
  • Speaker-emulated XLR output
  • FX loopDimensions: 19.7” x 8.6” x 10”
 
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RandallRD45H Diavlo 45W Tube Guitar Head
 
5.0

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Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Excellent sound (3)

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    • Home studio (3)
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    5.0

    Jack of all trades, master of metal

    By L Bailey

    from Ayrshire, Iowa

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Musical
    • Perfect Amount Of Gain
    • Powerful
    • Tight Low End

    Cons

    • No reverb

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Randall RD45H Diavlo 45W Tube Guitar Head:

    What can I say? This amp does everything a metal-head could want, and even a little more. The clean channel is CLEAN. It's naturally not a Fender, but very nice sounding, nonetheless. Boosting the clean channel gives it more gain, yes, but it doesn't seem to break it up until you really crank it. However, when it does break up, it does it well. I love the power tube breakup of this amp. Nice and crunchy. Perfect for classic rock, really, although if you want an amp based on classic rock, this is not for you. When I say "perfect for classic rock," I mean it sounds better than a lot of high gain amps do for that genre. You could definitely do it, but it's not the strong suit.

    Now for the good part. The OD channel of this amp is MASSIVE. It doesn't have an un-godly amount of gain like a lot of high gain amps do, but if you ask me, that's a good thing. A REALLY good thing. The gain knob likes any setting you put it at. In my experience, a lot of amps sound great when you crank the gain, but they sort of thin out when you tone it down. This one does not. The tone knobs have quite a large range, so finding your tone is going to be easy, but getting it perfect is a little tougher. The good thing is that I haven't found any place to put them that sounds bad. The boost on this channel gives the amp a nice amount of extra oomph, but it stays musical.

    All-in-all, this is my dream amp. Reverb would be nice, but you can find reverb units for a fairly good price, so no harm done.

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    5.0

    Diavlo has...RISEN

    By rr690

    from New Orleans,LA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Huge Bottom End
    • Tight Sound

    Cons

    • No reverb

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Randall RD45H Diavlo 45W Tube Guitar Head:

    This thing is a beast!!! Let's start with the clean channel. I have to admit I was extremely surprised in the quality of the clean section. A lot of high gain amps that I have tried have clean sections that are barely usable and have little to no musical quality. I was amazed at the bottom end on the clean section and was surprised to see that the les paul I was playing was on the bridge setup. The tones are not glassy like a fender,but its more like a high end Marshall, meaning that the cleans are very dark sounding. The distortion channel is where this thing shines. On the lower gain setting I was able to get a respectable crunch setting. It is not as warm sounding as a plexi or anything,but it does do a great job at emulating those rock tones of the 60's and 70's. As I increased the gain I was expecting fizzyness to creep in as I had the master volume on a very low setting,but I was amazed at the clarity of the amp and with the gain about ? the way it was nailing all those 80's metal/hard rock tones. The harmonics were flying left and right and were achieved with little effort. I would say that with the gain full on I did not notice too much of a difference in sound,but that is where the boost function comes in. when I kicked on the boost the amp essentially became a 3 channel amp. To give a good idea how it sounds with the gain boosted the only thing I could compare it to is a Dual Rec...seriously. The sound on the highest gain section is very tight. A high gain American style tone. The EQ controls are actually responsive to the slightest turn and I know that a lot of people actually don't like this,but I love it. The presence control actually is a great addition and opens up a whole range of tonal possibilities. My BIG complaint is the lack of a reverb control,however I may just go with the combo version because when I demoed this thing it was attached to a 4 X 12 and it was a little too much for me. Even though the sounds at low volume were awesome I think the 4x12 setup may be too much for my apartment. If you need a stage amp or don't live in an apartment do yourself a favor and scoop up this baby. Compared to the earlier models the Mike Fortin line of Diavlo has quality that you would have to pay 4 times as much for

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    5.0

    Incredible !

    By Tony Dallas

    from Lexington SC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Randall RD45H Diavlo 45W Tube Guitar Head:

      Extremely tight Gains, tons of quality, fantastic clairity, super responsive, quiet quiet quiet.. I owned All the others for good comparison sake..
      This thing is Amazing! Yeah, I Completely Love it!

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