Anyone playing the new Randall amps?

Russ73

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Is anyone here using any of the Mike Fortin designed newer randall heads? I have an RD45 that I picked up and its a really cool little amp but I don't hear much about them over here...??
 

Promit

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Had one for a while, ultimately it didn't have the bite or edge I was looking for. Kind of a dark amp, albeit massive sounding. I have heard people call the Fortin sound "dry", i felt it lacked a sizzle that I was looking for. I liked the cleans a lot, but the shared EQ was also a real pain. Could never get the channels to balance properly.
 

technomancer

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I've had an RD20 and a Thrasher. I sold the RD20 and returned the Thrasher. In hindsight I really SHOULD have kept the Thrasher around as I got some great tones out of it. The RD20 was pretty cool as well but I found the gain channel a bit noisy. (disclaimer I live near radio towers and have terrible trouble with RF noise here)

I may end up getting another Thrasher or bringing home a 667 eventually. I'm also very curious to see what shows up at winter NAMM as I know they're working on amps for George Lynch and Nuno Bettencourt which will probably be right up my alley.

I think you don't hear much about them here because they're not boutique and are basically marketed as metal amps. I also think the markup on them is a bit ridiculous for Chinese manufactured amps. To give you an idea I was able to get a price match of $1309 out the door on the Thrasher I had. A lot of Fortin's fans were also the rah rah 'Merica types that threw a fit about the amps being built in China (which is funny as hell to me given Fortin is Canadian).
 
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Russ73

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Hi Promit, how do you compare the Jet City to the Randall? I like what Ive heard about the JC but it desnt seem to have a individual clean channel...
 

ungarn

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I definitely want to try a Thrasher...but not willing to throw $1800 at a new one.
 






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