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Randall RG50TC 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp

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The Randal RG50TC 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp puts out 50W of power from 2 EL34EH tubes to drive a 12" Celestion speaker. 2-channels with 4 modes: over...Click To Read More About This Product

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Lead-style powerhouse with 4-mode versatility.

The Randal RG50TC 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp puts out 50W of power from 2 EL34EH tubes to drive a 12" Celestion speaker. 2-channels with 4 modes: overdrive channel with 2 gain stages, vintage and modern hi-gain stages for the overdrive channel; footswitchable boost mode on the clean channel. External speaker outs and effects loop. Includes 4-button footswitch.

FEATURES
  • 50W tube power
  • 2 EL34EH power tubes
  • 12" Celestion speaker
  • 2 channels with 4 modes
  • Vintage and modern hi-gain stages on overdrive channel
  • Footswitchable boost on clean channel
  • External speaker outs
  • Effects loop
  • Includes 4-button foot switch
  • 26"W x 20"H x 14"D
  • 45 lbs.

You'll the power, love the tone, and you'll love the price. Order today and treat yourself to a real amp.

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4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Defective Unit ?

I ordered this amp because I was looking for a reasonably priced, moderately powered 2-channel tube combo idealy with a Celestion speaker. On paper, this amp looked perfect - all the features...Read complete review

I ordered this amp because I was looking for a reasonably priced, moderately powered 2-channel tube combo idealy with a Celestion speaker. On paper, this amp looked perfect - all the features you would want with nothing extra. When I plugged it in though, there was something not quite perfect - a moderate vibration in the faceplate, and more concerning, a heavy vibration deep in the cabinet when low frequency notes were played at mid-volume or higher on the clean channel. Disregarding that, I was also surprised that I could turn it up well passed half way in the store without drawing the attention of the staff or customers. If you are going to gig with this amp, I suspect you would be at it's limits in a medium sized venue unless you mic'd it. Again, on paper this amp looks great. It's entirely possible the one I played was just an unsual case (it was sent back RMA as defective). The gain channel is quite sharp with plenty of crisp fuzz and well deserving of the praise it is getting. Bottom line: At this price, quality is hard to come by. Overseas manufacturing is all but required to meet this price point (RG50-TC is Chinese built). Obviously, some folks really seem to love this amp. If you are planning to buy one just take care to save the packaging until you've test driven it (always a good idea with any equipment anyway) and be sure to check the volume level and the low notes on the clean channel before deciding to keep it.

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High priced for a chinese amp

I had the head combo of this for a while. It was cheaply built, and spent some time in the shop because of it. It sounded killer though when it worked. A real...Read complete review

I had the head combo of this for a while. It was cheaply built, and spent some time in the shop because of it. It sounded killer though when it worked. A real smooth type of heavy distortion, by that I mean it retained it's clarity. It didn't have just massive amounts of gain, but still had enough for most types. It had a flubby outlow end to it that various speakers couldn't dial out. Still sounding realy good, but not a chest pounding chunk. I just think it's HIGH PRICED for a CHINESE amp. Other companies chinese built amps are a much better value. You could get a Valveking 212 for this price but it would be heavier in terms of weight, but sounds just as good, or Peavey has two different 112's for quite a bit cheaper. The windsor studio would need an overdrive pedal to get this distortion however.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just what i need

By Gabreal22

from Saskatoon SK Canada

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I've been playing for 3 years soild 5 off and on. When I got this amp I was impressed with the tube overdrive it was excatly what I needed. The sound could very from a decent boutique to a nice agressive high gain. Now I'm playing with Dean VMNTX which produces a good sound.The other players I know have the dime a dozen peavey and really I don't like it its to idk just not me so if you not into the whole peavey crazy try this amp you wont regret it for the price.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Defective Unit ?

By micstew

from California

I ordered this amp because I was looking for a reasonably priced, moderately powered 2-channel tube combo idealy with a Celestion speaker. On paper, this amp looked perfect - all the features you would want with nothing extra. When I plugged it in though, there was something not quite perfect - a moderate vibration in the faceplate, and more concerning, a heavy vibration deep in the cabinet when low frequency notes were played at mid-volume or higher on the clean channel. Disregarding that, I was also surprised that I could turn it up well passed half way in the store without drawing the attention of the staff or customers. If you are going to gig with this amp, I suspect you would be at it's limits in a medium sized venue unless you mic'd it. Again, on paper this amp looks great. It's entirely possible the one I played was just an unsual case (it was sent back RMA as defective). The gain channel is quite sharp with plenty of crisp fuzz and well deserving of the praise it is getting. Bottom line: At this price, quality is hard to come by. Overseas manufacturing is all but required to meet this price point (RG50-TC is Chinese built). Obviously, some folks really seem to love this amp. If you are planning to buy one just take care to save the packaging until you've test driven it (always a good idea with any equipment anyway) and be sure to check the volume level and the low notes on the clean channel before deciding to keep it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tubular!

By Zeb-mtaQG

from Palm Springs, CA

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I doubt you'll find a better tube amp for the price. It has punchy, classic, warm distortion on the 2nd OD channel and a delightfully heavy crunch on the 1st. Not a huge range of sound, but it's not completely limited, either. Sounds like a Marshall. So far I have not been able to get a great clean tone out of it but it's not bad at all and the boost creates a fantastic bluesy sound. Great for any kind of music, really. I put my wah through it the other night and it's brought my love of the porno-sound back again! Basically just a straight-ahead damn good sounding amp. Do it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great little amp

By Itsthatguyagain

from NEPA

I love the distortion on this baby. Plenty of great sounding tube gain. I mostly play metal, harder rock, and progressive stuff. The solo channel is a little bright for me. But the clean channel sounds VERY nice. I just bought it, and just re-tubed it with ALL new Groove Tubes. The amp came alive. I would suggest this amp for bedroom levels and band practice. It also makes a great recording amp. But def worth it to re-tube it with NOS tubes or Groove Tubes. My amp had a little noise on the clean ch. when I bought it. I replaced the three 12AX7's in it, and the noise is ALL gone. It must have been a faulty Eletro-Harm tube in the pre-amp section. Now she sounds great.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Big Sound -- decent price

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Had an intermittent crackle/buzz when brand new then all power went. Turns out the 10 cent internal, main power fuse (a little buss type with the glass tube and metal end caps) was defective. It didn't blow, but was just not soldered together properly to maintain a connection. I initially thought the power stage went completely. I changed the fuse with non-Chinese type and WOW, well after changing the substandard Electro Harmonics factory tubes. These must have been culls/rejects i.e. they worked, but were very harsh to my ear with little bottom. After proper burn-in of the replacements (I used Mullard power tubes) it sounds as good as many amps I've used or owned: 1960s VOX and Gibsons, 1970s Traynor, Fenders many and Ashdowns. This amp is very capable in a package under 50 pounds. I use a fender tele and have had no further problems. It idles dead quiet and reverb is very respectable, does classic rock, blues, smashy stuff and heavy metal. I believe it is a very versatile amp and would have to be shown what exactly is does poorly. Again, like too many foreign built amps and gear, they allow stupid little cheap parts to cause problems and hurt product reputations. Conclusion, if you get a kinky one and get the kinks out it's a pretty rockin amp, hard to touch in the price range.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great tube amp for gigs/practise/bedromm

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I tested this amp for about an hour at the shop with my bandmate, and I loved it! I was using my Epi LP Standard, and im sorry to say I barely tested the onboard distortion, because I brought my BOSS DS-2. I also brought my Ibanez Weeping Demon, and the wah sounds MUCH better on this amp than on my solid state fender 100 watt. Anyways, it sounded amazing with my distortion pedal, it had great crunch, and it could do fine for metal, classic rock, punk, hard rock, anything that requires either modern or vintage distortion. The cleans very pretty average, and were muddy at first, but then I turned the level down, and the volume up, and they cleaned up niceley. I am going to buy this amp for sure. I need something that is loud enough for gigs/practise, and that I can keep in my bedroom when I'm at home playing.

 
5.0

sounds like the record

By dmicheal

from westbrook MN

I got this amp as a blem. I wasn't happy with it at all until I replaced the preamp tubes with fender tubes. Now this baby rocks!!!!The distortion is great I can go from zz top to Jemand it sounds just as what they play though.

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Just OK

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I play inside mostly alone and sometimes with a couple of friends. My musical preference is classic rock/metal as well as blues. I've owned this amp for 3 years. I play a squier tele with a noiseless single coil bridge and a PRS McCarty humbucker at the neck. The clean tone is lovely at low to mid volume and starts to bite when it gets loud, in fact it gets snarly at loud volume and that works well. The distortion channel has a good dirty tone that attracted me to the amp. The drawbacks are that there is an annoying and rather loud hum from the hi gain channels when it's turned past 4 and it makes this channel useless. I use a boss metal zone to gets my nasty tones and turned to about 7 the speaker bottoms out big time when palm mute-chunking. NOT NICE. I play with a guy who has a Marshall stack and when the speaker bottoms out trying to keep up it makes me mad cause I cannot afford a Marshall. Clean channel=good, hi gain channel and using distortion pedal(on clean chan) at higher volume=bad.

 
5.0

Juat What I Needed

By Gabreal22

from Saskatoon SK Canada

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This amp is great for my stylings. Like idk I dont like Peavey's so I looked for an alternitive without breaking my wallet. Its awesome for good high gain sound I love the tube wamrth. If it got stolen I would buy it again.

 
5.0

For Marshall HI-Gain lovers only

By Cybergall

from Branchburg, NJ

I wound up returning this amp because I hate the Marshall sound, which this amp does very well. Not much of a range of distortion on the O/D side. The amount of distortion that is introduced on a setting of 3 is what I would expect on most other amps on a setting of 7. Otherwise, it seems to be a very well built amp. The first preamp tube is in a shock mount which should do a great job reducing microphonics. I did not encounter any noise problems during my brief ownership of this amp.

 
4.0

RG50TC

By Adrian-XhMeY

from Australia

This amp is cheap but sounds great. The cleans are pretty good and you can turn the level up which brings in some nice distortion sounds without using the distortion channel. The two gain channels are ok, but pretty full on, I use them on the lowest settings. Build quality is ok, Ive had it for 5 weeks and its been in repair shop for 4 of those weeks (due to dodgy service).First the bias pot broke (There really weak so be carful) I got the amp back 20mv over biased. Now the thing wont turn on. I think i got a real lemon of one. Others might be better.But really it does sound great, and for a cheap price. Im sure some better valves will really bring out the sound even more.

 
5.0

very good amp

By SUNN DOG

from Earth

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For guitar?s I use a Parker PM20, G&L Tele, and Paul Reed Smith. My main amp is a 4/10 Fender Hot Rod DeVille with a Tech 21 SansAmp GT2 for distortion. I was looking for a smaller tube amp that would be easier to transport and came across the best sounding single speaker amp I have ever heard. This amp has a ton of bass and there is no need for a separate distortion pedal. The range is far greater than a Marshall although it can emulate a Marshall perfectly. If you want a great all around amp and are sick of hauling around bigger amps, this is the amp for you.

 
5.0

give it a listen

By Greg Inman

from N.C.

Ive been playing for many years and I wanted a smaller but kick-butt tube amp. With a little tweaking with eq's and such, I found many different sounds on this amp. I am very pleased with this amp!! I suggest using no effects until you've gotten the good out of the amp itself. Youll be surprised!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

If you like vibration...

By lilcurtis

from Waconia, MN

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I got this amp and fresh out of the box it had the vibration issue at certain frequencies. its not that noticeable if your playing low volumes but in the lower end at higher volume it sounds like the inside is going to just fall apart. in my opinion its totally not worth it as who really wants to hear mad vibration coming from inside the cab when your playing?

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

High priced for a chinese amp

By Dirty South

from Dirty South

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I had the head combo of this for a while. It was cheaply built, and spent some time in the shop because of it. It sounded killer though when it worked. A real smooth type of heavy distortion, by that I mean it retained it's clarity. It didn't have just massive amounts of gain, but still had enough for most types. It had a flubby outlow end to it that various speakers couldn't dial out. Still sounding realy good, but not a chest pounding chunk. I just think it's HIGH PRICED for a CHINESE amp. Other companies chinese built amps are a much better value. You could get a Valveking 212 for this price but it would be heavier in terms of weight, but sounds just as good, or Peavey has two different 112's for quite a bit cheaper. The windsor studio would need an overdrive pedal to get this distortion however.

 
5.0

Metal for cheap

By osu122975-t6V77

from OHIO

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This amp has metal written all over it. You will not find a better sounding tube amp in this price range. The great thing about this amp is its versatility. At bedroom levels, it won't blow you out. In practice it is plenty loud and you won't have a problem gigging with this amp either. I highly recommend this amp to anyone.

 
5.0

Pleasantly Pleased!!

By Tone King

from ST. Louis

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Purchased this amp because it was all tube, but really because of the price. Needed a great backup for my current amp, but couldn't believe how good it sounded next to the amp I spent twice the money on! Two nice gain stages and a clean that's pristine. Now it's current in rotation as my main amp.

 
5.0

good amp

By jon-lo.K_

from nova scotia

good amp I hade a fender and I like this more. It has good distortion. my only advice is get backup tubes. the ones that come with it burn out fast.

 
5.0

Great amplifier!

By Guitar Player-T0cyP

from MN

I use an Ltd. MH-400 and a 1989 Gibson Les Paul Standard with this amp and it sounds amazing. It compliments my guitar playing perfectly. I gave it 7 stars for features because its a very simple amp, which is the way I like it, but it really doesn't have many features so I can't rate it too high in that department. The gain boosts on both channels is a great feature, however. With the right pickups you can get a great light-distortion from the clean-boost. My only issue with this amp is it only has 1 12" speaker, I prefer 2x12" but I purchased an extension cab. with the amp, so that solved that problem. Anyway, GREAT amp with awesome tube tone. You definitely get your money's worth and then some.

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