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Peavey or Randall

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Apr 6, 2010 7:09 AM ET #1 (permalink)

im saving up for a new amp and im not sure of which one to get
im trying to decide between the Peavey Bandit 112 or the Randall RX-75R
the guitar i own is a jackson dk2t dinky and i play pretty much every genre of metal but i play Melodic Death Metal most. So which one should i get???

Apr 7, 2010 6:42 AM ET #2 (permalink)

I'd go for the Randall, cos they usually got a pretty awesome distortion channel, but it's all up to you. Peaveys are totally valid amps as well, plus an extra distortion/boost pedal in front of the amp on distorted channel will make almost any amp kick ass

Apr 7, 2010 2:31 PM ET #3 (permalink)

Ive owned both... and still have my Randall :)

If your on a tight budget and looking for the most for your money... I would spend less on an amp with a bigger
power supply and less features... and then take the difference you save and spend that on a decent multi effects
processor like a Digitech for example.!

Hell, for that matter... you might be able to pick up an older used amp for little or nothing if you do some looking around..? A few years ago I found a smokin deal on an old Randall amp on Ebay.!
For $180 I got a vintage amp in amazing shape that throws out 300watts thru 4-10s

Apr 7, 2010 2:52 PM ET #4 (permalink)

True, man. the Digitech RP stuff rocks, and their new GSP1101 preamp is awesome!

Apr 7, 2010 3:09 PM ET #5 (permalink)

From what I've heard on various videos, I think the Bandit 112 sounds better, but you should play them both and see which suits you best. It is your amp, after all, not ours. If you can't do that, just search for Youtube videos of both amps. Right now I'm playing a Line 6 Spider II (ugh), but my next amp is either going to be a Peavey Valveking or JSX, depending on how much money I can spare this summer when I'm working again.

May I ask what your budget is, and does it have to be one of those two amps?

(This post was last edited on April 7, 2010 at 3:11 PM ET.)

Apr 8, 2010 6:11 AM ET #6 (permalink)

my budget is under $700 or $800
i dont have to get those two amps specifically but ive just heard that those were good and i checked out some youtube videos and they sound great

Apr 8, 2010 2:12 PM ET #7 (permalink)

Randall RG50TC (50W) - $699 @ MusiciansFriend.com



Peavey 6505 112 (60W) - $599 @ MusiciansFriend.com


Peavey Valveking 112 (50W) - $419 @ MusiciansFriend.com
212 (100W) - $649 @ MusiciansFriend.com



Peavey VYPYR Tube 120 120W 2x12 - $649 @ MusiciansFriend.com


Randall T2 - $699 @ MusiciansFriend.com



These are some good to great options within your price range. Personally, I'd go for the 6505, T2, or Valveking. Don't worry about the ones that are "only" 50 or 60 watts, they're tube amps so they still get more than loud enough to piss off the neighbors.

(This post was last edited on April 9, 2010 at 7:23 PM ET.)

Apr 9, 2010 9:11 AM ET #8 (permalink)

OR, alternatively you might wanna check out some preamps, like the Digitech GSP1101, which goes for around 500USD. That thing combined with a solid state poweramp like one of Samson's plus a single 12" or 2x12" cab fits all in your budget.

Apr 9, 2010 2:42 PM ET #9 (permalink)

Um... for the money in that budget why not hook yourself up with a Marshall halfstack.?
The MG series is actually quite decent quality for the price, and you would have all the power your going
to need to either play shows or really irritate the nieghbors \m/

Apr 9, 2010 3:09 PM ET #10 (permalink)

That's another good choice, godlike.

Btw, anybody looking for an evil sounding preamp, if you come across with the Lee Jackson GP1000 preamp on ebay or wherever (and they usually go for a few hundred bucks), go for it! That's the amp Zakk Wylde used on "No Rest For The Wicked" and it's what Alexi Laiho and Roope Latvala has been using for years.

Apr 9, 2010 7:37 PM ET #11 (permalink)

I dunno, I knew a guy with an MG half-stack and it didn't sound too hot to my ears. Plus, he was a shit guitarist and that was kinda irritating, haha.

The thing is, half-stacks are cool and all, but sometimes they just aren't necessary. They take up space and unless you're playing shows you won't need one. Hell, you can still play shows with a 50 watt tube combo, it's just as loud as 100 watts solid state and the amp is going to be miked anyway. You may not look as cool, but it will still get the job done.

I'm going to be in the market for a new amp soon with a similar budget, and when I can have a combo amp that won't take up as much space in my apartment, will sound better than half-stacks in that price range, and can still give me good volume if need be, I'm going to go with the combo that isn't as visually pleasing but is better any every other area.

(This post was last edited on April 9, 2010 at 7:39 PM ET.)

Apr 26, 2010 6:13 PM ET #12 (permalink)

Your sound is probably the most important thing you will ever invent on guitar, my advice is to take your time and don't let price become an issue.

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