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Offline Tanker

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New to RD45 head
« on: October 02, 2014, 06:23:06 AM »
Guys (girls?), please help.

I want to buy a lower power amplifier and I watch for some time RD45 Randall. I see most of you tested it at least heard it once in live situation.
I have no doubt that the gain and tone color is sufficient and set for lo-tuned metal chops, but does the amplifier have enough headroom to be able to make a rich tone on stage. What are your impressions? Is it loud enough for live gigs, smaller and mid size stage (up to 300 visitors venues with proper front of house PA)

I can not test it before buy so I must ask you. Please, can you advice me?

I can consider RD100 too but I would really like to get smaller amp ... I already have Randalll V2 and Peavey 6505+ but its full power is not reachable. Specially 6505+ which wont give good sound until I crank it up and in most situations it is not possible on stage - too loud. 

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Re: New to RD45 head
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2014, 08:46:59 AM »
What speaker cab will you be playing the amp through?    ....speakers will make a difference as well. The Diavlo rd45 will have some good clean headroom going through a quality 2x12 or 4x12 with Vintage 30's and should get you plenty loud enough.

Love my Diavlo RD100h....but until I played it through a 4x12 w/v30's I had no idea what I was missing.... love the clean as well as my favorite.... ch. 3....incredibly brutal!

I believe for the price the Diavlo can not be equaled or beat. I like mine almost as much as my Mesa Tremoverb....the Diavlo is surprisingly light....the Tremoverb is twice as heavy.


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Re: New to RD45 head
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2014, 10:24:12 AM »
For now it is 4x12" vintage 30 cab.
but I plan to reduce size of cab to 2x12 with vintage 30. I want to make compact metal rig (most compact as possible) that I can transport by small car. But I do not want to risk minimum tone richness and hi gain punch...

I see that Diavlo (45 or 100) both gets highest rating all over the globe so is could really be best (metal) buy for buck at the moment.

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Re: New to RD45 head
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2014, 08:08:45 AM »
Ok.. another question for Randall technicians.

RD5 head has this T.S.S switch. It shifts mid response I hear and understand that. So I can do all these setups by RD45s bass mid tre EQ knobs probably.

But I am asking, because I really like how it is done with T.S.S switch, what exactly they/you did with these switch positions... if it is not extremely tom secret? :P
If possible, write by simple EQ positions ..... Bass 10'o clock, mid 12, tre 3 ... etc...
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