Randall RM100 Combo
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Randall RM100 Combo

RM100 Combo , Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Randall.

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iamqman 25/06/2011

Randall RM100 Combo : Recensione di iamqman (content in English)

"Great combos, but better heads"
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Randall has really taken a hold on the module industry. Them and Egnater have really grabbed the preamp modules and owned the entire market of this industry. You can basically put any type of preamp sound you can think of in this unit, because there probably is a preamp design out there that will do any sound that you want. Now there are builders strickly just for modules.

Honestly this has been such a breakthrough design in recent years. Since there is no much musical influence nowadays , many guitars have influences that go from one end of the spectrum to the other. Finding and amp that can do all of that is pretty much impossible. Well until now it has been impossible.


Randall RM100C 100-watt, 2 x 12" Tube Combo with Three Modular Preamp Channels Features:

* Preamp channels: Three modular channels
* Master controls: Volume, Presence, Density
* Power amp: All tube, four JJ6L6GC tubes
* Power output: 100 watts
* Speakers: Two 12" Celestion G12T-75
* Series effects loop
* Parallel effects loop
* Front-panel effects loop mix controls
* MIDI In/Thru
* Rear panel tube bias section
* World voltage selector
* RF3 MIDI footswitch

UTILIZATION

Details
Type Tube
Number of Channels 3
Power 100W
Speakers 2 x 12" Celestion G12T-75
No Effects
No Reverb
No EQ
No Amp Modeling
No Preamp Tubes
Power Tubes 4 x JJ6L6GC
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 2 x Speaker
Footswitch I/O
Effects Loop
Height 25.5"
Width 35"
Depth 18.5"
Weight 45 lbs. (shipping weight)

SOUNDS

This is really a preamp shell. There are no tones at all in this amp. You must go out and buy from Randall or Egnater the preamp voicings that you want. You have three options to put in the slots provided. Randall has built just about any preamp module you can think of. So it can take come exploring and trial and error to find the right one you want for your sound.

One of my favorite modules is the Mr.Scary from George Lynch. I really love that module a lot. It is thick and fat sounding and turns even the most ordinary guitar into a shredder. If you don't like the preamp module you can always dump it and try something else and a minimal cost. Guys on the internet are always buying and selling modules to find that sweet spot in their guitar rig.

OVERALL OPINION

One great thin that is offered in this shell is the depth control. I wish Marshall and other amps would start putting this standard on their amps. So much of time I find trying to nail that low end which can be absent from a lot of guitars. The shell has the density knob which is basically the same thing.

At new these amps come in at around $1500, which isn't bad for a shell power amp combo. You can pick up modules for around $200 to $300 depending on which one it is. They are sort of about the price of a good stompbox pedal so I guess you could look at it this way. You generally add pedals to an amps so you are adding preamps t your power amp.