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Chris.F 04/27/2007

Randall V2 : Chris.F's user review

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- Transistor amp with tube power amplifier (MOSFET), see Randle, everything is in more detail.
- Power = 400W @ 4 ohms, 280W @ 8 Ohms, 500W @ 2 Ohms
- Connections: jack in / out mono line, slave in / out and simulation of body with an output "Mic Eliminator" in jack. otherwise midi in and thru for MIDI and pedal external midi controller. and an effects loop with switch to set it in / / or in series (depending on the effects used in the loop)
- Settings: the classical gain / treble / bass / middle / large over a 6-band EQ switchable powerful, more settings to boost the OD transition, and settings of attack / boost / presence and density ( extreme low and high frequency) to the tube distortion ...
- Effects: a large transparent EQ but not at all neutral when triturated, powerful switchable pedal and assignable by the troix channel (clean / OD / tube)

brief is really full of features and really useful little gadget on the modern mind, and sculpt the sound is really fun fast easy and intuitive once flown over the doc. I put 9 because it is very comprehensive and modern ergonomics and foncionnalités level.

UTILIZATION

- Could not be more simple
- To have a good sound, read qd even the doc to get a glimpse of the beast and not make mistakes like balancing the gain of the disto-bottomed tube for example (I did cettte was an error, before I ' was a small combo marshal ("ROOH the newb")! ditto for the EQ bands ... basically it does not boost too because no adjustment V2 released soon bcp power ... However, two good hours of testing and you have the sound of your dreams ...
- Manual very clear and explicit, in English, but the right words are well chosen to explain the philosophy of the unit.
- So I put 8 in the manual non-localized ...

SOUNDS

- I play with a brutal Death grateux has a mesa rectoverb, the sounds are very complementary, but in terms of power, there is no problem: no one covers the other, the V2 can compete or easily crush a mesa in terms power / gain, and low (yes the old squabble of grateux ;-) . So personally it's a sound that is not customary in the death, and all the better, I love the big rhythmic serious and heavy sounds powerful and well-granular type power / hardcore / neo, then repeats it in tears all: the bass is huge and precise thanks to a gain and an insane attack and very tight, the mids stand out equally well for speed melodic passages a little "black", and the distortion is very clean tjs if you do not put too much gain the distortion (c maxwell as a single spoon is enough ...)

- I play with a barritone epiphone (les paul shape) (the black with the red spot) and a micro dropsonic DiMarzio DP (in the bridge position), and a body ENGL 4x12 XXL ...

- Bah roughly the sound balance to death both in transient distortion is dry: RANDALL THE DISTO or lamps, so hybrid (more fat with more body and more heat of course), but always an attack very, very tight, stressed my body is very tense in the attack and the grain, I tried a large firm and a large cabinet marshall mesa (dsl I know the ref) but the ENGL XXL bcp is drier and more accurate I think ... in short a combination of death!! the clean is really super nice too, very precise, very nice attacks a little crunchy qd we push a pe gain, the worse a nice warmth of its well-rounded in the lower, the highs / mids are doing well also .. . it's really versatile short, even if hey, you're with friends, we will not s'mentir, we seek the nag, the fat, fat .... but in good taste and quality as it is even qd gentlemen!

- Bah of Coupo I love everything about this head, oki c not very objective about his amp, but it really disappoints me on anything! So a nine (not ten I put in the form ..)

OVERALL OPINION

I've had a good month, I tried qques body forward, but only after a good adjustment session that I discovered all his little tricks and his own settings ... the MIDI foot controller is configurable (can combine its settings canal + + EQ FX loop, and save 5 seconds by pressing one of five buttons short ... very instinctive.
I love her very typical randall, and hybridization really works perfectly, so I hear tt the world tell me that the hybrid is the m. .. ! I'm just trying this head, the sound is innovative, modern, powerful, tight and really clean, in short I am a fan and I would not trade for anything in the world against an all-tube ... after all it's like is a question of feeling, taste, and musical references

- So obvious value for money is quite correct, in this range are still facing the powerball and other post again c just a matter of taste.

- Yet I have not tested live (fireproof) I have not obviously worse bcp back (still in the euphoria of discovery), but it is good enough to go to configurable any good guitarist Research GROS, without hesitation two bricks in his head ... at least I'm not disappointed, and encourages all grateux "metal" to test (even if it becomes very hard to find in these times of shortages), to change their minds about the good old squabble "lamps vs transition" ...

In any case, I am thrilled me!