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Randall Diavlo series: Rd20h, Rd40h

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Metal Overload, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. Metal Overload

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    Have any of you tried one of those? hearing demos in youtube, not so many available but enough to give me gas. I like the prices, even the 1 and 5 watt little heads seem to be pretty rad!
     
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    The 45 is awesome. Our other guitarist uses one. Great amp for the money, easily keeps up with any other amp.
     
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    A friend just got the 1-watter. Sounds cool for what it is. I'd be interested in checking the 45-watt one out for sure.
     
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    This amp would be the perfect christmas gift for me! haha.

    Little fucker sounds brutal!
     
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    I'll try to do a demo of the rd45 head in a couple of days - albeit probably only the gain channel. ;)
     
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    That'll be great!
     
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    That sounds great in that vid!

    In the room, I thought the Krank Rev Jr. destroys the RD1, though. Maybe at whisper-low volumes through a smaller cab, the RD1 *might* be more practical for bedroom practice, but if you already have a Krank Jr., cheap as it may be, I'm not really sure you'd want to spend the dough on a RD1...

    The 45-watt version on the other hand... would love to hear that! :D
     
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    You are probably right Hugo, i really love small heads, of course i would rather to get the 45 watts versión, but there's something irrestitible also on the 1 watt amp hehe, as you say it would suit better for bedroom, The krank rev gets to loud for my bedroom.
     
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    If you really want to make the Krank more bedroom-friendly, try 6V6's! Don't go for JJ 6V6's, though. Those are way too robust and almost as loud as 6L6's in the Krank. Through a speaker that's less efficient (not a V30!), the Krank can definitely sound good at like TV-ish volumes.

    But yeah, I agree about the 1-watt being kinda irresistable. The RD1 is definitely cool.
     
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    Gracias por el dato Hugo!!
     
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    Irresistible indeed!

    It's not exactly an RD, but a predecessor rather, an RVC, which supposedly Mike Fortin tweaked to come up with the current RD's. It's 5-watts class A with 2 12AX7's and a single 6V6 in the power section. I suspect the only significant difference between these and the RD's is the speaker emulated output, but don't quote me on that.

    It's a great amp to jam around with. It sounds cool through a 4x12 and it's not obscenely loud. It doesn't have anywhere near the low-end of my Peavey XXX (which I obviously expected) or my Krank, but it's voiced aggressive, and it's tight and focused enough that I don't feel it needs a boost.

    Sounds a bit like a pissed off Marshall to me... kinda... sorta... Or at least I'd say it doesn't sound like the Krank or XXX at all.

    I wonder if I would make it explode if I replaced the 6V6 with a 6L6 or 5881? :D

    I'll try to post clips soon! [/TEASE]

    BTW, if you do end up getting one, save yourself a deception and get the head, and dont even bother with the combo. I got mine in a trade, so there really was no choice, but the stock speaker is a fucking joke. I run it in my bedroom through a Vox cab with a Greenback, but I might sell the cab and get a 10 inch greenback at some point just for convenience sake.
     

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