Has Randall Died?

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  1. Spaced Out Ace

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    If I ever got a Randall (amp or preamp pedal), I'm not sure that they could do the 80s tones justice. A lot of the Randalls post Dimebag seem far too geared towards buzzsaw scooped mid tones for my tastes.
     
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    Well the channel one does have a lot of that recent buzzsaw vibe in the gain, but the channel two is simply just fucking great.
    Like Bearitone I bought it on impulse along an AMT P2 and a KSR Ceres, soundwise I'm on the edge of saying that its my favorite out of the three. Got a Revv G3 on the way now (anothet impulse), I'll try to make a thread with soundclip out of the four pedal when I get back home on wednesday.
     
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    Did you get the RGOD or the RG13?
     
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    RGOD
     
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    I always wondered what had happened to Randall as well. I’d always wanted one of those v-max signature heads the did, both the COW and Michael Amott ones but I never saw one in the wild and i can’t find much on the market these days.
     
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    You're conflating the V-max with the V2 and T2 signature heads.
     
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    If Randall brought back the T2 and V2 and marketed them as OG Djent amps they could probably take back some market share.
     
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    The large conglomerate that owns Randall (DCC, which owns KMC, which owns USMusicCorp, which owns the brand Randall) doesn't seem to have any real interest in making guitar amps right now. They mainly acquired the smaller entities by purchasing the parent organization for IP.

    So it's not like Randall doesn't know what to do, they just aren't being funded.
     
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    Isn't KMC that 80s amp brand?
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    There was a British (?) amp company that made weird hybrid amps (solid state preamp, tube power amp) with a similar name.

    KMC is Kaman Music Co. which has owned/distributed tons of stuff over the years, like Ampeg, Randall, Hamer, Remo, Washburn, etc.
     
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    KMD?
     
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    That sounds right.
     
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    I dunno, the djent crowd moves on fast.

    When my brother needed his first amp, I found an RG100 for cheap. To my amazement, it copped VoM LP1 tones pretty damn well with his damien series schecter. Which was perfect since thats what he was playing.
     
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    You’re right my apologies, maybe that’s why I’ve had zero luck finding one
     
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    Parent company just stopped caring it seems. Parker died, Randall is looking like it (also according to Mike Fortin it was Randall that didn't give him a new contract. He said he wanted to stay with them), Washburn's import line is dead and their US guitars are being ghostbuilt.

    Im still curious about that rumor about Marshall is true. If it is I'm curious to see what they'd do. But like i said i doubt it is.
     
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    Ehhh actually I would call the first few major Sumerian LP’s tone more scooped, not really mid forward or Djenty. Gated? Absolutely.

    Compare The New Reign and The Eternal Reign
     
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    I think he means that a lot of OG djent bands (as well as some death metal, tech death, and deathcore bands) used the T2/V2. Which is true. Especially the ones that worked with Michael Keene at the time.
     
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    Randall fridges and headphones maybe? :lol:
     
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    Wouldn’t have to wait long for it to break and make a power ambient/drone record
     
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