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Randall RT Series RT50H 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head  

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The 50W Randall RT50H tube amp head from the RT series is an extremely flexible, all-tube guitar amp head offering a range of tones from clean Countr...Read More

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All-tube 50W amp head offering a vast range of tones, with a user-friendly bias section to swap tubes quickly and easily.

The 50W Randall RT50H tube amp head from the RT series is an extremely flexible, all-tube guitar amp head offering a range of tones from clean Country and Jazz to full Metal and Shred.

In addition, the Randall guitar amp head features a power tube bias section allowing you to bias the power tubes yourself, an easy and money saving operation detailed in the instructions. This user-friendly bias section on the back allows the player to replace, bias & match the tubes themselves with just an inexpensive volt meter available at any electronics or home improvement store. Randall amps from the RT Series uses 12AX7 preamp tubes and 6L6 power tubes that can be swapped out with EL34s for a more British vibe.

The Randall RT50H amp head features two discrete channels. Channel 1 is a Classic Clean, which allows you to go from sparkling tone to highly overdriven force. Channel 2 is a Modern Overdrive, which brings out classic distortion and full high-gain sound. The EQ controls include bass, middle, treble, and a bright switch on the clean channel, so you can pinpoint your ideal individual amplified guitar voice. The master controls on the Randall RT50H amp head include volume and reverb, for that full sound and depth. Series EFX loop, switch for rack or pedal compatibility, and an included 2-mode footswitch round out the amp head package.

FEATURES
  • 2 channels: 1-Classic Clean; 2-Modern Overdrive
  • EQ controls: Bass, Middle, Treble, Bright switch on clean channel
  • Master controls: volume, reverb
  • All-tube power amp

SPECIFICATIONS

RT Series RT50H 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head

  • Power output: 50 Watts @ 4ohm, 50 Watts @ 8ohm
  • Weight: 47-1/2lb.
  • Dimensions: 31"W x 14-1/2"H x 14-3/4"D
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RandallRT Series RT50H 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head
 
4.1

(based on 7 reviews)

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      5.0

      Very nicely done!!!

      By gbh85

      from Worldwide

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Randall RT Series RT50H 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

        This amp head has a nice modern Metal sound. The clean channel does seem low at first. A clean boost pedal solved that problem immediately.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Tone, Takes Some Understanding

        By Me

        from NC

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Tone And Overdrive

        Cons

        • Knobs Are Tough To Read

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Rehearsal

        Comments about Randall RT Series RT50H 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

        I have had this amp for about 6 months now and overall am pretty pleased with it. I play it through a 4X12 peavy B cab. I have two other amps that I alternate between and wanted something that would fit in between the two. The Randal has been a good fit though it took some doing to understand the differences between this amp and my others. (The others being a Blues JR 15w and a Performer 100w).

        The biggest complaint I had early on was that I could not get enough volume out of it. At least I felt I had to turn it up to high to get adequate volume. I contacted Randall support via email (they were fantastic) and asked if there was a known issue.

        What they said was:
        "The only volume issues we had with the RT series was complaints on having to turn the amp up all the way for it to be loud. We eventually changed the taper on the master to make the amp get louder quicker. Other than that we have not had any volume issues."

        Not sure what that means but I like the sound coming out it just wasn't loud enough. So after a bit of tweaking with the volume, gain, and master I have discovered that setting Gain at ~5 (7-8 on OD channel) volume at 7, (5 on OD channel) and master between 5 and 7 I can sufficiently rattle the windows if needed (if I ran my Performer at 5 the cops would show up in no time) ;-)

        Like I said after I got comfortable with the controls I'm pretty pleased with the head.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent for the price... great backup

        By Velt

        from Pittsburgh

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Randall RT Series RT50H 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

            For what I paid for this, its amazing. 50 all tube watts. The lead channel is great, I wish it had more gain, but it is what it is. The clean channel is really clean and sounds really good. The reverb is also very useable.

            I wanted this as a backup amp to be able to leave at my practice space (we only practice once a week). I was tired of lugging a mesa dual rec up 3 flights of stairs once a week and then back home for home use. While this amp isn't a dual rec by any stretch of the imagination, it shouldn't be. Its got a great tone all its own. My settings on this amp are different from any amp I've ever used. You really need to use alot of treble and gain and back the bass off alot to keep it from getting muddy, but there certainly are some really good lead tones in there.

            For what I wanted it for, its perfect. The price was perfect and I've used it at 2 practices and its held its own with my drummer, bassist and other guitar player and sounded really good.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Great tone, great value

            By Stiller12

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound

            Cons

            • Weak

            Best Uses

              Comments about Randall RT Series RT50H 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

              This is a great amp for the price. The distortion is awesome and I really love cranking the gain on the clean channel to make it a little dirty. However, the amp does not get as loud as a 50 watt tube amp should and it's not real versatile. If you like the sound then great, if not there are not many adjustments you can make. Play before you buy, but overall a very cool sounding amp for rock music.

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GREAT AMP!!!

              By Patty Cook

              from oregon

              Comments about Randall RT Series RT50H 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

              such a nice amp at first i was a little disapointed in the tones i was getting but after about an hour of tinkering with the EQ i fell in love with the tone! crystal clear notes throughout the scales (and i play in drop B!!!) very nice amp i would recommend anyone who is on a budget or is a 16 yr old kid like me who doesnt have alot of money to buy this amp u will not be disapointed

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              (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              My second review after buying it

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Randall RT Series RT50H 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

              I wrote the other review of this amp complaining that it didn't have a 16 ohm speaker out. After deciding to convert my cabinet so I could get this amp, I bought it. The features were too good to pass up. I particularly liked the idea of giving the user the ability to easily bias the amp without having to go to a shop. I love 50 watt heads because I can get a good tone at realistic stage volumes. 100 watts is way loud and requires twice the money when replacing tubes. I like onboard reverb and I like 2-channel amps with independent tone controls. My problem with this amp is that the reverb did not work right out of the box. It also seemed to be really fragile! The pictures make it look roadworhy, but that metal grating felt like a plastic/aluminum alloy of some sort. It came with Ruby tubes in it, which are long time favorites of the Mesa/Boogie amp company. Nice. The sounds I got were good too. My biggest issue is that you gotta run the lead channel at full gain or you lose your highs! I've never seen this! As soon as I backed the pre gain off to get a overdriven, but not fully blown tone, all the treble went away, and it sounded all bassy and muffly! BOOOOOOO! I sent it back. It didn't come with warranty papers or registration forms of any kind! Now I gotta make sure I don't get charged for that in my refund. At least they shipped it back on UPS for free. Thanks, Musicians Friend! This amp sucks! No more imports! American made amps are FAR superior!

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              (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Won't match all cabinets

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Randall RT Series RT50H 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

              I've been shopping every amp company for a 50 watt head to run into an Ampeg 4x12 I've had sitting around. I own other tube amps, but sometimes just gotta have an enclosed cabinet for that stack sound. This amp almost got me, however, it only has outputs for 4 or 8 ohms! They should have had 8 or 16 ohms! Who has a 4-ohm guitar cabinet? Anyway, if you look closely, this head is exactly the same as the 1-12 combo amp they have out, only upside down. Listen to it on youtube.com and I think you'll be impressed. I sure was! Sorry Randall, but a head made in China should cost a bit less. I went with the Jet City 50 watt head for 200 bucks less! So what if it doesn't have reverb. Add a switch to adjust for proper impedence and I may buy one of these.

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