Randall RH200 head

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  1. anti-6

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    I took back the Peavey XXL because it was a used head and when I pushed it hard , it cut out 3 times and I'm talking only running it at full 100 watts through (2) ampeg 412 cabs 8ohms.

    I was considering getting a RANDALL RH200 G2 head. Does anyone have any opinions on RANDALL heads and thier tones? I play metal on a Washburn 7 and a Gibson SG 6 string tuned low.

    Gimme' your input guys, I purchased the Peavey on a whim - but I am doing some research now so any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks - :hbang:
     
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    I havent played any of the rh's but I love my randall warhead. 300 watts with graphic and parametric EQ. My low B is tighter then 80's spandex. :shred:
    It may be the 2x15 cabinet that the warhead configuration has but I havent had an amp that is this tight and articulate in the 7 strings lower range.
     
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    Last year, I purchased a brand spanking new RH200SCG2 from a guy who won one in a contest for $175. If was a deal I couldn't pass up since they ran about $400-500 new. The sucker rocked & had all kind of cool options. They are worth checking into.
     
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    inside News!!!! Randall is really making a come back for 2006 they are activley seeking out endorsements deals with some serious hitters...and at NAMM they are to reveal a few new toys...I will wait and seen I have only had a RM100 and a MT 100 and both were not to my liking but alas Never say Never!! Being a tone whore...has it's at'vantages.the prices and watts always seem like good deals...Randall/Crate always seemed to me to be even...to me!
     
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    According to the HC rumor-patrol, there'll be a "G3" series this year, to replace the "G2", an upgrade basically. :)
     
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    A friend of mine had this head and cabinet, and I was pretty impressed. Decent tones (great clean tone), and surprisingly versatile (especially with his Tube Screamer and Smash Box Tone-Lok pedals in front of it).
     
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    I just purchased a 5150 combo for $500! - I am going to give it a workout and see how it sounds. Maybe I'll get lucky but if I don't then I'll be going to get the Randall RH 250 G2 - a 250 watt monster being sold by Grand Central Music on eBay.
     
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    Damn, now I'm thinking about going the Randall route for a road setup. :scratch:
     
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    Randall also has a new "V2" 400 Watt head...that would be interesting to play with, lol.

     
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    Those seem pretty sweet.
    Anybody ever check out the Randall cab that has the 2 12s and the 1 15"?
     
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    I just got a Randall RM-4 modular preamp (loaded with the Blackface, Plexi, Ultra Lead and XTC modules) and their RT2/50 Power amp from my endorsement deal with them and they produce a crushing wall of sound. This gear is replacing my Mesa Triaxis/Simulclass 2:90 rig and I couldn't be happier.

    Randall is an amp manufacturer to watch in the coming months. Lots of new, quality products.
     
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    Hey Donnie, thanks for the link man, I ordered the Randall RH200 G2 half stack today! I can't wait to get it - I'll let everyone know how it sounds.

    On another note I took back my peavey XXL head that I bought at GC and to my surprise there was a used peavey 5150 combo there and I picked that up as well, and it has some good crunch but way too mid range in tone, I hooked it up to my Crate BV cabinet and it was still way too high and midrange crunchy and I just could not get any low end at all out of this 5150.

    I finally had to use an EQ pedal and then I could get some low end out of it, but after playing it for about 4 hours, I don't know if I am tone deaf or what but man, but I still find myself going back to the solid state type of hard edged distortion, it seems to suit my style better than tube crunch.

    If I could've gotten the crunch from the 5150 and the low end chunk from the XXL, I would've been very happy. I'll probably keep the 5150 for braggin' rights.

    I'll keep everyone posted on the way the Randall RH200 G2 1/2 stack package from MF sounds - I am sure that I'll be more than happy with it.
     
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    OK - I received the amp today - it has pretty decent tone and is loud as hell. Anyone interested in this amp will definitely have to use a noise suppressor because it buzzes like a beehive at loud volumes!

    Also the distortion channel does not start to really hit hard until the master volume is up to about 50% and honestly that is fine by me because the reason I purchased this amp is for live play in a band situation - and why else would someone buy a 200 watt head unless they plan on cranking it!?

    After 50% on the master volume this amp kicks some serious ass though and at first, I was running a behringer cab that I purchased along with it at mono which is 16 ohm, I hit the switch to stereo and ran both cables from the outs of the amp into the cabinet and Jesus Christ - I about fell over from the blast of air and melting metal tone that I got out of it!

    So i have band rehearsal this weekend and I'll keep everyone posted as to how it does in a loud live situation!

    Rock on fellow 7 stringers
     
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    When I crank up my RG75 you can hear it outside standing in front of the dorm so I'm not surprised yours is loud as hell haha.
     
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    The amp that I just bought - Randall RH200 G2 - mated to a Behringer BG412F - 412 cabinet + I'll have it hooked to one of my Ampeg 412 cabs during live play, it's at the rehearsal studio.
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    Picture of my rack setup that I use as well, through my 2 Ampeg 412 cabs
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    I was actually thinking about having these two set up on a an A/B pedal so that I can have a lot more variation with my cleans and dirty sounds. I could set up the rack unit for my cleans and then the Randall for some dirty stuff.

    I am sure some of you guys do it that way, right?
     
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