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Old 2005-04-11, 16:56
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Randall vs. Mesa

I'm on the lookout for a new amp; my Marshall AVT275 has been good to me over the years but recently it's started to act up a bit (huge popping sound whenever I switch from OD2 to clean; if anyone can help out I'd greatly appreciate it). So I'm in the market for a new amp, and I'd like to go for a half stack. For the time being I'll be happy with just a head, cause I could jack it into the 2x12 cab that makes up the Marshall combo, and get the matching 4x12 when I can afford it

Now... I want a nice meaty metal amp that also has a good clean tone to it. I played a Mesa Dual Rectifier (may have been a triple, I can't remember) sometime last year and almost ejaculated with delight when I heard the distortion it produced. I've also just been on musiciansfriend.com and music123.com and looked at the Randall RM100 head, and the reviews on it seem pretty convincing; the modular design to it sounds like a stroke of genius

So here's where I need your opinions/testimonials. If I do decide that a new amp is on the cards, Mesa or Randall?
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Old 2005-04-11, 19:17
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apples and oranges man...

you could get the randall with a recto module... so you could get in the recto ballpark. but it still wont be a recto.

if versitility is in mind. the randall is the better choice because you can buy a ton of modules and swap them at will.

though the recto is a pretty good all around amp.

which is better is totally subjective.
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Old 2005-04-11, 21:50
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Yeah, have you tried that Randall amp sim. thing where you stick like the mod. in and you can switch 'em around? I'm wondering how they sound.
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Old 2005-04-12, 02:37
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Cheers guys. I looked at the prices online last night from a localish music store and the price of th Recto is over double that of the Randall! So if it turns out that I do need a new amp, I know which one I'll be going for
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Old 2005-04-12, 10:53
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SoulInsane owns a Randall RM and could tell you all about it ( in fact, he does exactly that whenever he gets a chance ).
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Old 2005-04-12, 11:19
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and I think he's already going to buy the randall
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Old 2005-04-12, 11:23
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SoulInsane owns a Randall RM and could tell you all about it ( in fact, he does exactly that whenever he gets a chance ).

Hahaha, alrighty then, I'll search for all his posts containing 'Randall' and see what he thinks :P

Anyone know why he was suspended? I saw his activity in the Ran Guitars thread and was hoping for his opinon on the spec I posted
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Old 2005-04-13, 14:04
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Hahaha, alrighty then, I'll search for all his posts containing 'Randall' and see what he thinks :P

Anyone know why he was suspended? I saw his activity in the Ran Guitars thread and was hoping for his opinon on the spec I posted


http://metaltabs.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19889
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