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by goldsparkletop
Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Rigs & Tones
Topic: GSP1101 mini-review
Replies: 12
Views: 5006

Thanks, Tommy. Let us know how your experiments this weekend go.
by goldsparkletop
Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: Rigs & Tones
Topic: GSP1101 mini-review
Replies: 12
Views: 5006

Can you run the "4 cable method" without sucking all the tone out of your amp? In other words, can you run your guitar into the 1101 to use wah wah and any other front end effects, then go into your amp to utilize its preamp, then put the 1101's time based effects in your amp's effects loop? All wit...
by goldsparkletop
Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Noise Supression and Compression on Effects Processors?
Replies: 2
Views: 1400

I've always used the built in noise suppressors in my Rocktron Xpression and Boss SE-50, and these have worked well enough that I never felt the need to buy a dedicated suppressor like the ISP unit. Heck, I think even the suppressor in my V-Amp is adequate. This is just my opinion, but I see no need...
by goldsparkletop
Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:24 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Best way to arrange rack gear?
Replies: 1
Views: 1227

I have a pretty similar rack set up to yours. I have in mine: A Behringer rack tuner My wireless receiver Randall RM4 Rocktron Expression VHT 2/50/2 1. Let me warn you, your rack is going to be HEAVY! I originally was going to put in a rack drawer too, but after feeling the weight of the rack with a...
by goldsparkletop
Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Egnater / Randall Modular Amps
Topic: RM4 tube shields (not modules)
Replies: 14
Views: 2528

My RM4 came WITH shields. Bought it new about 2 years ago.
by goldsparkletop
Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: Egnater / Randall Modular Amps
Topic: Question about V2 on my RM4
Replies: 2
Views: 884

There is no phase inverter tube in the RM4; that is only found in power amps. Looking at the tubes from the back of the unit: The bottom one is the input tube. Top right is the effects send, preout and return mixer. Top left is the post loop outs. This is per an e-mail from Bruce to myself when I as...
by goldsparkletop
Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Modules
Topic: Which mods are you using for lead?
Replies: 30
Views: 7852

srommes wrote:Hey Russ,

Do you think the Ultra lead would sound decent with a boost in front for more sustain?
My Ultra Lead has plenty of sustain/gain - no need for a boost.
by goldsparkletop
Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Modules
Topic: Ultra XL vs Ultra Lead
Replies: 1
Views: 982

The Ultra XL and Ultra Lead are very different modules, and not really intended to be grouped together. The Ultra XL -- along with the original Ultra -- is an attemp by Randall to produce an over the top, hi gain tone. Think detuned, nu-metal, chugga chugga stuff. The main difference between these t...
by goldsparkletop
Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: Modules
Topic: what is the difference????
Replies: 6
Views: 1755

The Ultra Lead has nothing to do with the Ultra or Ultra XL.

It is very mid heavy and smooth, and was intended for solo work. To me, it sounds like Santana playing through a Boogie.
by goldsparkletop
Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: What MIDI controller to get?
Replies: 6
Views: 2312

I just want to make one comment on the smaller MIDI floorboards like the MIDI Buddy. Because it's small, the buttons are pretty close together and I find it pretty easy to accidently steo on the wrong button. For this reason, I prefer the much larger Behringer MIDI board, even though I'm currently n...
by goldsparkletop
Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: Egnater / Randall Modular Amps
Topic: RM100 RM4 ... reliability
Replies: 10
Views: 3275

I went with the RM4 and a VHT power amp specifically because of all the RM100 power section problems I'd heard about.

I've been gigging the RM4 for over a year, and so far so good.
by goldsparkletop
Sun May 13, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: Egnater / Randall Modular Amps
Topic: RM4 and RT2/50 midi - pain in the rear
Replies: 2
Views: 1133

I feel your pain.

When I was taking all those damn screws off of my RM4, it seemed like half of them stripped in the process. I didn't even put them all back when I reassembled it.

Randall's factory default setting for the MIDI and the degree of difficulty to change it are both ridiculous.
by goldsparkletop
Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: Egnater / Randall Modular Amps
Topic: RM4 Input tube - which one?
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

When you look at the three tubes from the back of the reamp, the one by itself on the bottom row is the input stage.

I got this input from e-mailing Bruce.
by goldsparkletop
Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: New Plexi / Blackface modules up for sale/trade
Replies: 12
Views: 3241

I think the the Xpression would be well suited for your effects needs. Most folks consider it to be much more transparent than a bunch of pedals, as well as comparable multi-effects units like the G Major. You don't get much in the way of radical effects, but the basic stuff like delays/choruses/etc...
by goldsparkletop
Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: Egnater / Randall Modular Amps
Topic: RM4 Reliability
Replies: 1
Views: 1004

Actually, there have been very few complaints on this board regarding the RM4's reliability. On the other hand, I have seen quite a few complaints about RM100s breaking down.

I've been using an RM4 live for the last year with no reliability issues yet, thankfully. (knocks on wood)