Randall RM50 best clean mod?

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Randall RM50 best clean mod?

Post by RandalRM50 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:53 am

I recently purchased a Randall RM50 head. It came with the blackface and ultra mods. I love the head. I put it up against a blackstar 50w head, a marshall dsl 100, a orange tiny terror, a B52 at-100, and many more, and it 100% came out on top. Super excited to have it.

That being said, the blackface mod, i use as my clean channel. It sounds gorgeous at lower volumes, and sounds good cranked. My issue is that it tends to break up pretty harshly when i get to practice volumes. Full band. Trying to keep up with drums. The amp has PLENTY of volume overall. I just cant get those crisp cleans id like to have at practice. This wont be an issue on stage as i will be micing my 412 i am using. But is there a mod that does better staying clean with more head room? Or is it just because i am using all the 50w clean it can provide?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Randall RM50 best clean mod?

Post by shortlife » Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:57 am

The Salvation Loneclean sound great and has plenty of options for tweaking.
You can't go wrong with that module.

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Re: Randall RM50 best clean mod?

Post by Rising Farce » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:34 am

If the breakup you're hearing is the result of volume (and not the module's gain setting), it may be coming from your speakers or power section. You might consider KT88/6550 tubes or higher-wattage speakers as an initial step.

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Re: Randall RM50 best clean mod?

Post by JayDA » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:10 am

Rising Farce wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:34 am
If the breakup you're hearing is the result of volume (and not the module's gain setting), it may be coming from your speakers or power section. You might consider KT88/6550 tubes or higher-wattage speakers as an initial step.
I absolutely agree with this, KT88s to start...cheap enough to give it a shot.
I've never seen a MODULE with higher headroom than the JF Super Clean, if you end up deciding that the module is the problem.

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Re: Randall RM50 best clean mod?

Post by retropete » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:45 am

Twox is the best clean module I've found. I like the JF Texas Clean and JF VX30 as well. One that might surprise is the Salvation Markus clean channel--warm and sweet!
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Re: Randall RM50 best clean mod?

Post by ricky » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:58 pm

I'll second the JF Superclean. It is almost solid state sounding like a Roland Jazz chorus.

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Re: Randall RM50 best clean mod?

Post by DonP » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:35 am

I'm guessing you have the gain turned low and the volume turned up to keep the preamp from clipping?

If the only time this is an issue is at practice I wouldn't be sweating it. Another preamp module will be $$$ and won't sound like the Blackface (I have one and it is my favorite clean).

New tubes are less $$$, but may change the tone or feel of the amp. Might be better, might be worse?
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