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Randall "Bedroom amp"

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Matze_axe, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Matze_axe

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    Hi there!

    As a user of software modelers for years now, there is still the wish for a real amp at home. Being a Randall endorser I have the chance to get them significantly below the normal listprice...but I'm very unsure on how "good" amps sound at bedroom volumes...

    Here are the potential candidates:

    - Randall T2C (100/75W, hybrid)
    - Randall RT50C (50W fullt tube)
    - Randall RM20 (20W full tube), e. g. with a Ultra XL module

    With my band I play the Randall T2HH (hybrid amp, 480W) equipped with a 4x12" cabinet with V30 speakers. Would it be reasonable (soundwise) to use the T2HH with a small cabinet (1x12" or below)?

    Any input is highly appreciated!
     
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    I don't really like Randall amps. At least the lower-end ones I've heard don't sound all that good. But for home use, I'd say the 20W is really your only option.

    Although I run a 100watt at home with a 2x12 and some blankets thrown over the cab when I record. Gets me a decent tone.
     
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    Maybe my thoughts are pretty stupid...can a little full tube amplifier REALLY catch up with a top end amp sim such as Amplitube3, MAR etc. or vice versa? :guh:

    What do you guys use for playing (not recording!) at home?
     
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    I use Line 6 Podfarm 2 or Amplitube 3 for playing at home. For recording, I throw blankets over my cab.
     
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    I`d say it depends on cabinet, open 1x12" can sound worse than good impulses when recorded.
    For just playing I`m usually using my old Randall RG75, even without ENGL e430 preamp :)
    Don`t like ampsims for just playing.
     

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