Randall is a company that has taken the modular preamps by storm. They have build a market for preamp swapping that has ignited the guitar players around the the world. Though this amp is not a modular design it still incorporates the sound and tone that makes Randall power amp a thing of the future.
This is one classy combo amplifier. This design has three channels but I would argue it has two. There is a clean channel and a vintage/modern channels which they claim is two channels for distortion. To me it is only more of the same but with just a different twist.
Power Rating: 140W
Speakers: 2x 12" Celestion Seventy 80 drivers
Circuit Design: Tube driven MOSFET power circuit
Channels: Classic Clean with Boost; Vintage/Modern Hi-Gain
Controls: Master Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble Sweep, Voicing
Connectors: Series EFX Loop, Slave Output with Level
Effects: Spring Reverb
Footswitch: RF4G3 Footswitch
The clean on Randall are somewhat unique to my ears. They have a Marshall or British style voicing to them that is not that appealing to me. I have never liked a Randall clean channel. It is better than a Splawn that is for sure. The clean is sort of a harder clean that doesn't sound that glassy to me or even reminiscent of a Fender tube amp.
There distortion channels is what Randall does well. These two channels or one with a twist has enough gain for just about anybody out there. It is a thick and juicy distortion that is great for chugging and lead riffing. Randall makes one of the best distortion in the business and this is one of them.
I don;t think Randall in in production of these amps anymore. I think they have pretty much fizzled out. You can find them on the used market for sure. I would recommend this amp to someone who wants a decent clean channel and an over the top distortion channel for vintage playing styles ad new modern playing. This amp is very versatile and will serve its user quite well.
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xavross's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Power: 100W (RMS)
2x 12 "Celestion Seventy 80 drivers in the speakers.
2 channels and 3 modes: classic and modern hi-gain hi-gain channel saturation, clean boost with an option for the clean channel with the possibility to adjust the reverb level for both channels, all of which are controllable via footswitch RF4G3.
A 3-band EQ and volume per channel (+ a sweep for the channel saturation), a master volume and effects loop on the back.
Lamp 12AT7 preamp and MOSFET power transistors.
G3 Series Plus uses the hybrid power circuit Valve Dynamic G3 like but also adds the tone circuit of V2 and T2.
While the amp is extremely simple to use, no need for manual or advice, you need just the knobs and adjust the sound as it sees fit. Having a volume for each channel is a real asset and we'll quickly boost the game's sound that has no clear setting aside its switch and it works perfectly!
The sounds range from very mild aggression metal! I use it for two years with Horizon Edwards with a Di Marzio Tone Zone and with a Les Paul. Can we do almost everything Hard Rock and Metal (Mainly Thrash, Heavy and Speed) and some parts in clean pop. The boost opens the field of sonic possibilities from clean. It is a shame however that you can not really a crunch sound with this amp.
I use it for two years and everything has gone well. Adjustable reverb and clean boost channel is really beautiful and more, I played for 3 years on G2 version and I have noted (but without having tried the G3 version) that virtually any small defects were removed. A sound of this quality at this price, it is not often in this category and particularly for lovers of loud music, I can only warmly recommend this amp.