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Randall RD100H Guitar Amplifier Head (100 Watts), Warehouse Resealed

This devilish amp offers three channels, a switchable gain boost, and speaker-emulated XLR output so you can deliver your most demonic riffs without a cab. (4) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Randall RD100H Guitar Amplifier Head

The Randall RD100H Guitar Amplifier is a 3-Channel, 100-watt, all tube (12AX7/6L6) head with Tube Boost Mode, Speaker emulated XLR direct output with ground lift, Class A Discrete instrument level FX loop, 4 function footswitch.

Diavlo means "devil" in Italian and any dish with its namesake is always the hottest on the menu. When Randall fired up the first diavlo amp they knew it would be the hottest amp on the market and named it accordingly! From 1watt to 100 watts and everything in between, the diavlo series offers the best flavors of all tube Mike Fortin designed high gain. Plug in and start to sweat!

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- 100 watts
- 12AX7/6L6
- 3 channels
- Master EQ
- Switchable Gain Boost
- Line level discrete effects loop
- XLR speaker emulated output
- 4 button footswitch included
- Weight: 44.09 lbs
- Dimensions: 27.01 x 9.45 x 10.04"
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 55 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 35 x 15 x 15 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RD100H-U
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 55 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 35 x 15 x 15 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RD100H-U
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-USSOUND
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"Great Rock/Metal Amp!!"
Overall: When I first got this amp, I did noticed a few things. ONE, it definitely is a darker sounding amp and a lot more rounder in the highs than what I'm used to. I got this amp to support my addiction to Metal (lol)...but the darker tone does require me to boost my presence and treble knobs a lot harder than usual. I play this amp thru my 2X12 (V30s) and of course, my V30s seemed to help push the MIDs and Mid-treble a lot more than I'd care for. Just when I was getting ready to buy another amp, I decided to try a new pair of speakers (Celestion G12H-75 Creamback) for one last attempt. hahaha...and when I got the speakers and plugged this amp into it, I immediately noticed a huge difference in the amp's sound. The Mid was reduced by at least 6 on a scale of 10, and the highs got much brighter, which allowed me to back off the high settings to noon. Now, everything is set to NOON and my amp sounds rock'n. One thing I learned from this experience is, the RD 100 is quite sensitive/responsive to the type of speakers you use. While my Marshall's natural fizzy, thin, and trebly sounding circuit embraced the V30s, my RD100 didn't. But my RD definitely works well with my new Creambacks. YES, from this experience, it appears you have to be careful what kind of speakers you use with the RD. I almost gave up on my RD until now. SOUND: OD1 and OD2 - In my opinion, this is where the magic is at. This amp's overdrive is build with a metal guitarist in mind. OD1 is the mid/high gain/crunch channel, but has enough gain to do all rhythm and lead. I don't even use OD2, which is the hottest of both. There's a lot of gain in OD2, that I don't even go past 1 o'clock. IMO, anything past 1 will start to sound muddy. that's because there's too much gain. CLEAN channel - Well, I think this is where the RD looses out in the competition. If you are looking for a nice Mesa, Marshall, or Fender clean, it ain't happening here. But if you use this channel for strumming chords in the alternative rock genre, then it'll do just fine, but it's definitely not a "clean as a whistle" kind of clean. So, if you buy this amp for its clean, you're looking at the wrong amp. But for Rock and Metal, this beast rocks. Here's what I like about my CLEAN channel now (with these new creambacks). The clean, now sounds a lot more like an acoustic clean...kinda makes my clean sound as if I'm using an acoustic pedal. - kinda scooped in the mid with a bit spark in the highs.Lol. This actually works well in my favor because I generally use the clean for acoustic style strumming anyway. DIRECT LINE OUT - Yes, this direct out is much better than my Marshall (IMO). I've been recording a lot using its direct out feature and it just sounds awesome. So not needing to mic it at all is great. Couldn't do it with my Marshall, cuz it'll just sound thin and fizzy. Now I can record into the late evening without disturbing the family and still get a quality recording that sounds like it was mic'd. It is a feature I really like. I didn't give this amp the full 5 stars because of the flaw in the clean. But the OD1 and OD2 itself deserves 5 stars on its own. Great for palm muting (but be careful what kind of speakers you use as this can really change your sound). A great investment for the Metal guys.
Style of Music: Rock, Metal, and Progressive
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Sound: Well, I'd have to say, this amp sounds a lot more Classic Rock'ish to me than a super aggressive, raw, and beastly metal machine that some folks have demo'd on YouTube. The fact that Randall ships these amps with 6L6 tubes does really make this thing sound smooth, dark, bassy, midsy, and very rounded in the highs - not fizzy, buzzy, and trebly like Marshall. If you want something that won't hurt your hears like those searing Marshall highs and you desire the big booming bottoms and warm mids, then you will LOVE the RD100. Some people may feel that since all three channels share the same EQs, it may not work very well as the CLEAN may require a different setting that the Overdrive channel. Well, I can certainly say, I'm the type of guitarist, who would normally like the Clean and Overdrive to compliment each other...so if I have a Clean sound that has a scooped out mid then I'd want to have the same type of setting on the overdrive and visa versa. I have never ever done totally different settings between the Clean and Overdrive channels in my TSL100 so the RD100's shared EQ's fine with me. Feature: The most useful feature of the amp are the 3 separate control switches: Clean, OD1 and OD2. As a single guitar player in my band, the separate overdrives are great as they allow me to switch to solo and/or rhythm when need. Or in some instances, when my singer doubles up on the guitar, it's nice to be able to switch to OD2 at a louder volume for the leads to shine and cut through. What I like the lease is the fact that there is no REVERB!!! Dang, my sound sure is dry without it. The RD100 comes shipped with 6L6's and I love them due to their deep bass and warm sound. I think Randall made a good decision to stick with these tubes, although I think they should do another version of the RD100 with EL34's and call it "RD100EL" or something like that. This will give consumers more options. Ease of Use: Simple eq section: Bass, Mid, Treble, and Presence. I do wish the RD comes with a sound-shaping switch/knob though, because the eq's doesn't seem to shift the sound very much. It's like, here's the "one" sound and that's all you get. But luckily I really like the sound so I'm ok with it. Quality: Amp appears well made and sturdy. Beautiful in appearance.... but not sure about the quality as I've only had it for less than a week. Randall have always made quality amps so I'm certain that this amp will last. Value: Absolutely worth the money. This amp offers the highest quality sound you can find only in higher priced items. And for under $800, you can't go wrong. The RD100 is priced perfectly compared to other brands within its class. Manufacturer Support: N/A. The Wow Factor: I like the lighting in tube section and the grills that matches my cab and the knobs that makes the RD looking "vintage." Overall, just simply beautiful in appearance. Looks better in person than the pix. I only gave the Overall and Features 4 stars because the amp doesn't have a reverb function, which is needed in most of my applications. Otherwise, it would easily make 5 stars. Overall: First of all, just wanted to say, thanks to Zzounds for such a quick shipment. Ordered it Friday morning and was delivered to my house Saturday. GREAT service and great price!! Thanks for letting me own, yet again, another great toy with your flexible payment plan. In summary, the amp sounds really bassy, full, and very round in the highs (no high fizzes like you'd hear in the Marshalls). The amp does not sound as aggressive as many reviewers have claimed or even demo'd on YouTube. IMO, the RD100 emulates more of the classic rock and some 80s stuff (not all). The amp tends to sound really smooth with lots of mids and bass. There's not a hint of "thinnest" to it. All FAT. If the bands you like to play uses Marshall amps with those searing highs and fizzes, you may not like the RD100. However, I do find that it emulates Dream Theater and Rush quite well in addition to all the classic rock stuff. I believe if I want to continue doing the Ozzy, Van Halen, and G&R stuff, I may either have to switch out the 6L6 tubes for the EL34's or just stick with my Marshall TSL100. The clean channel is super nice and very clean indeed. It's kinda like my JC120 meets Fender Twins (well, not as clean as the Fender but it's certainly clean enough to do great clean tunes). OD1: is super nice and it's not too heavy and can get lots of chunky rhythms. Lots of bass and mids for sure. You can even activate the "boost" switch and you'll have this channel operating like a lead channel on its own. OR by turning OD1 gain all the way up, you can do a nice lead or solid metal rhythm on its own (with slightly less gain and saturation than OD2, of course). My one and only complaint with this amp is that there isn't any REVERB function. The clean (especially the clean) and OD channels tend to sound quite dry. If you do a lot of soloing, you'll really miss the reverb option. Dang it Randall, why didn't you guys just put it in? Well, I suppose I can always buy a reverb pedal as that can be an easy fix.
Style of Music: Rock, Metal, Blues, Classic Rock, Country...but MOSTLY, rock & Metal.
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