Randall introduces RT Series all-tube amps
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-02-17)
Don Randall was a partner to Leo Fender when the legendary Fender company was founded in the 1940s and was in charge of amplifiers, producing the early Fender amps that are still highly sought after. Seeking to develop what he called "radical" designs, Randall started his own eponymous amplifier company. Now Randall Amplifiers has announced the new RT Series of all-tube guitar amplifiers at an affordable price point. The series includes three heads, the RT103, RT503 & RT50, one combo, the RT50C and two cabinets, the RT412XC & RT212XC.
The RT103 is a three-channel, 100-watt head with reverb; the RT503 is a 50-watt version. Both heads feature one clean channel and two overdrive channels. The RT50 is a two-channel, 50-watt head with reverb featuring one clean and one overdrive channel. The RT412XC and RT212XC are cabinets that are perfectly matched to the RT Series heads with the same cosmetics including black chrome grills and black tolex covering. Both cabinets feature Celestion® speakers.
The RT412 and RT212 also match perfectly the RT series heads but are more affordable with lighter-duty MDF construction and 50-watt Randall Jaguar speaker. The RT50C is a 50 watt, 2 channel, 1x12 combo amp featuring the same electronics as the RT50 head and a 12" Celestion® speaker all in one portable package.
Randall says what really sets these amps apart from other tube amps is the power tube bias test points. No longer do guitarists have to purchase matched sets of tubes. The user-friendly power tube bias section on the back allows the user to replace, bias & match the tubes themselves with an inexpensive volt meter available at any electronics or home improvement store.
Amplifier Common Features
* 50 or 100 (RT103) watts RMS
* Foot switchable channels & reverb
* Effects loop
* External speaker output
* Power tube bias test points
* Footswitch included
* Black chrome grills
* Removable Casters
* Frontload Speakers
* RT412XC: 4 x 12" Celestion® G12M Greenback Speakers 100 Watts RMS power handling.
* RT212XC: 2 x 12" Celestion® G12M Greenback Speakers and 50 Watts RMS power handling.
* RT412" 4 x 12" Randall Jaguar Speakers 200 Watts RMS power handling.
* RT212" 2 x 12" Randall Jaguar Speakers 100 Watts RMS power handling.
MSRPs are expected to range between $800 and $1,200 USD.
Compiled from information on the Randall website: www.randallamplifiers.com