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Randall RG100G3 G3 Series Guitar Combo Amp
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100 watts come courtesy of the Valve-Dynamic power section, which combines the warmth, feel, and character of power tubes with the durability of a MO...Click To Read More About This Product
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Tube richness combined with the solid performance of a MOSFET power amp!
100 watts come courtesy of the Valve-Dynamic power section, which combines the warmth, feel, and character of power tubes with the durability of a MOSFET power amp. 2 - 12" Celestion G12P-80 speakers provide crisp, cutting tone. The clean channel has a boost option, while the gain channel lets you choose between classic and modern voicings. Spring reverb, dual 3-band EQs, effects loop with level controls, and a line out round out the features of this powerful, expressive combo amp. Includes RF4G3 foot controller.
2 - 12" Celestion G12P-80 speakers
Valve-Dynamic tube/MOSFET power section
Clean channel with boost
Gain channel with classic and modern voicings and contour control
Dual 3-band EQs
Effects loop with level controls
Randall tone with a new twist that makes it more versatile than ever! Call or click to order now.
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Well, first off let me tell you that this is a hybrid amp. It means the preamp is all tube but the master volume is solid state. So I basically always have the channel volume on 10 and the master on like 1. With this setting you get a tone exactly like a tube amp. BUT, whenever I would try to make my ears bleed, I would turn the master up to about 9 or 10. This KILLS the tone. Almost all the pedals I have get their tone MURDERED. Phase, fuzz, everything gets butchered. Long story short, if you want an excellent imitation of a tube amp, get this. But if you want to buy effect pedals for this and gig with high volume, I suggest getting an all-tube amp.
I play in a band that rehearses and practices frequently. I was searching for a combo amp to leave at the practice studio as to save me all the driving and loading and unloading chores. So I picked up the Randall RG100 G3. (plus I now keep my Triple Rectifier at home where I can keep an eye on it...) The RG 100 has pretty solid tone at low and high volumes. I use a Boss Gt3 pedal board. So I use the clean channel on the amp and use the Boss for the drive. Sounds pretty close to my Mesa. The cleans are very warm and crisp. The lows are very BIG. I run the lows turned almost all the way down and the mids and highs pretty high. (when compared to my Mesa which I run almost everything in the middle) Very nice sound, The only thing I plan on changing is the speakers. While the sound good.. I personally think a set of Celestion Vintage 30s or Mesa Black Shadowsment. would be a VAST improvement. The Randall comes w/ Celestions.. but they break up at too low of a volume for use in a real band rehearsal situations..in my opinion. For the money, you can't really go wrong. The Randall RG100 G3 is probably one of the best sounding combo amps I have heard in years.
First off - my amp has developed a 60cycle hum. Not that bad when everything is turned up, but it sucks that it's there at all.The biggest shortcoming I've noticed is that the amp's gain channels do not respond to any sort of volume boost. I have the Dimebag Crybaby From Hell which comes with a volume boost trigger you can kick on and off with your foot. The only problem is that if you boost the volume of the incoming signal it simply causes the gain channel to break up (or, in this case, become muddier) instead of actually giving you the extra decibels to come out of the mix for a guitar solo.The only real fix for this is to set the gain 2 channel higher than the gain 1 so that there is a noticeable difference between the two. Unfortunately, by my experience, doing so makes either the lead channel overly distorted and muddy or the gain 1 channel too lacking to play heavier music. Choices are have a gain 1 channel at crunch settings instead of a nicer "wet" gain OR have the gain 2 set so high that it's louder but the sound is too muddy to distinguish chord tones anyway. A bit of an oversight, but this could be a symptom of all solid state amps as I haven't owned very many.The clean channel is nice, the lows are VERY big. Not sure about the speakers. I have noticed that it tends to fade in the mix a bit when the band is playing louder, this could be a result of the speaker breaking up. Haven't tried throwing a better speaker in it, so I can't say it wouldn't help.A good amp for the price, but if you're playing lead guitar you're going to run into some problems gigging with it.
I bought this amp when my Fender Hotrod Deluxe kicked the bucket. It is loud, has a good solid clean channel and the overdrive is great - what you'd expect from a Randall. I do experience hum when using the 2nd stage overdrive channel with the gain turned up, so I usually use the 1st stage overdrive.It has an effects loop which is nice and the footswitch lets you change clean/overdrive/overdrive2/effects loop on-off/reverb on-off.With the right setup, (and maybe a tube screamer thrown in the loop), you can get righteous wet distortion out of this baby as well as a nice warm clean tone.
wow I was not expecting an amp this good for $500 it sounds so awesome, it has the two channels and a boost on each one... let me go into each one, the clean channel without the booster is a very standard clean channel not a lot of frills here but an awesome tone, but add the clean boost and OMG it takes you to a world of tone never before thought possible for 500 bucks, it is clean but with a hint of break up it has a nice claptonish bluesy sound, good for all blues and southern rock on this setting, the next channel is the standard overdrive, it is a nice classic sounding setting and it is very very vintage marshall sounding, the tones of zeppelin, ACDC, and Sabbath are all at your command with just tweaking the knob a little bit. it is once again, very marshally... and my favorite setting is the overdrive plus gain booster. this is pure randall massacre tone. esp with my dimebucker loaded SG, it is the tone from hell, the amp puts a lot of "hit" in the tone, and it is the most awesome metal tone ever conceived of, it is pure dimebag, texas heat, metal massacre... I love this amp, the settings are very versatile, if you can't get the tone your looking for out of this amp, then you obviously can't turn a knob... it rocks, and as far as durability, the thing is built like a tank... in fact my only beef with it is that it weighs about 60 lbs, and if you're wondering about how load it can go... I got it up to 5 on the master settings and it was rattling the foundation of my house, I put it on 7 and only hit one chord but it was so loud I couldn't stand it in the house, plus it probably would have broken windows... it is loud, and the more you crank it the better the tone gets, course I haven't put it on 10 yet or even taken it for a ride on 7 but jesus christ, I don't think you need to unless you're trying to kill people in a theatre or something, so anyway if you want beautiful tube tone(with only one tube so you don't have worry about breaking them all the time) for $500 and some of the most versatile tonal settings around, do yourself a favor and get this amp...
I just bought this for the holidays. I tend to favor the tube sound over the solid state sound, but I am not particularly fond of the tube replacement and maintenance, so I decided to get this new hybrid by Randall instead. When I tried it, I was amazed! This thing has a warm sound, exactly what you expect from a tube, only it is a hybrid so it will last you a long time before you replace the tube in it. The distortion is perfect for me; it is a heavy and warm with good highs, but it is certainly not for hardcore-metal lovers. You will need a pedal for that type of music. The clean is nice and balanced and it is far from digital sounding - perfect for effects pedals. The bad part about this is that the sound turns COMPLETELY off after you turn it past 7. I don?t know if the whole line of G3s does this, or just mine, but I was really disappointed by this. I had to return it for another one. So beware!