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  • Originally posted by rfphill


    Are all the high gain modules that noizy or is this the exception?

    Nope, this is the exception, the and is understandable when you consider the crazy amount of gain that the Ultra has.
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    • I keep the gain on mu Ultra module at about 5 and it is not that noisy set at 5. The gain set at 5 is plenty of gain too if you ask me to do any kind of music. If you feel you need to go higher than 5 on the gain for some reason then get a noise gate or an ISP Decimator to make it quite.

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      • I finally got the XTC module to sound pretty good, I def need to put the lower cap in when I get it but the eq and density and presence is very hard to get just right. But that comes with its versatility.

        Also I noticed that the XTC is more of that Recto, Diezel, kind of organic distortion and I'm more used to Marshalls. I love the XTC but I def need an SL+ so I can get that smooth creamy distortion as well.

        If anyone has an SL+ they'd like to be rid of, modded or not, I'd like it.

        I love the Blackface and Top boost modules, That top boost is amazing! GReat tone, really versatile.
        <div class="signaturecontainer">current gear:<br />
        RM100m<br />
        Blackface, Top Boost, 1086<br />
        SL+ (.0022 cap mod, and mid mod), and XTC (.0022 cap mod) modules<br />
        Randall R412 CXM<br />
        Carvin x-100b<br />
        Peavey 412ms<br />
        Custom built neckthru with emgs<br />
        Parker Fly Deluxe '98<br />
        ESP LTD H-1000<br />
        Les Paul Studio '98</div>

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        • What do you guys think of the looks of the Lynch mods. It seems every signature mod will have its own look. Too bad no voicing switches like on the 1086.

          I wonder who else with have signature mods.
          <div class="signaturecontainer">current gear:<br />
          RM100m<br />
          Blackface, Top Boost, 1086<br />
          SL+ (.0022 cap mod, and mid mod), and XTC (.0022 cap mod) modules<br />
          Randall R412 CXM<br />
          Carvin x-100b<br />
          Peavey 412ms<br />
          Custom built neckthru with emgs<br />
          Parker Fly Deluxe '98<br />
          ESP LTD H-1000<br />
          Les Paul Studio '98</div>

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          • Probably the guy from Mudvayne will be next.

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            • Here's my blue ledded Recto :thu:



              The Recto next to it, is the recto of my brother (Nrrrk).
              <div class="signaturecontainer">Ibanez RG350EX w/ SD Invader<br />
              Ibanez RG370DX w/ SD Distortion<br />
              Randall RM100M<br />
              » Recto Module<br />
              » 1086 Module<br />
              » Top Boost Module<br />
              Randall RA412CX 320watt angled cabinet<br />
              Randall RS412CX 320watt straight cabinet</div>

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              • It appears my last RM 100 (I had two) is now sold so I shall bid the MTS crowd adeu (spelling?). I have to say they MTS amps are incredible sounding but wow did I have ALOT of technical mishaps.....which is the reason I ultimately sold them both. In the year I owned the two RM 100's I played four gigs ( one show I had to borrow another amp as they were both down at the same time). Three of those gigs I had problems. One gig the blackface module started popping and had to be sent for repair. Another gig the amp started howling....again sent off for repair. The third time the presence and master volume to my Egnater module literally came loose and fell off and also the module momentarily popped out of it's seating causing me to freak out as I had no sound for a brief peroid. Not to mention the two fuses that blew, the standby switch that broke (thanks to RD man for hooking me up with a new one)....add to this that two experienced local techs had trouble diagnosing and repairing the amps at all. Ultimately everything went to Bruce Egnater himself for repair (I must say the man is simply the coolest person to deal with). Alas that's just waay too many issues in less than a years time for me to justify keeping an amp(s). Hope you guys have better luck but unfortunately I jumped ship and went to Mesa. Incredible sounding amps but just too quirky in the end....
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                • I've been using mine since Nov of '04. I'm glad I haven't had any problems with it. If I did, I'd ditch it in a heartbeat. Life's too short.
                  Apparently Randall needs to get their heads outta their arses.
                  Also, I haven't had noise problems with my high gainers. I've tried 'em all. Plus, you can't hear a noisey module when you're playing anyway .

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                  • I've had good luck with the RM100 and Eggie Mod 100. Both have been trouble free. The only glitch I had is with a module--an Egnater SL. The LED won't light. Still sounds killer though!
                    Guess it's time for the "blue light" mod.:thu:

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                    • I should also clue you guys in on something Bruce told me. He said to make sure that your modules are well-seated and those thumbscrews are very tight. Alot of the microphonic nature that can plague these amps is due to looseness. One of my RM's had a little bit more going on with that issue. I guess the chasis wasn't completely square and the power supply had loose connections which caused alot of the squealing issue.

                      It just got really old going into gigs with a "what is going to happen now" in the back of my mind. I forgot to mention that one of my SL++ modules also needed reparing as well. I know what you may be thinking...."he's rough on his gear". Not the case at all.....I pretty much baby my gear. All these issues occurred with very little jostling of these heads. Oh yeah and the guy I just sold my Metal Grill RM 100 on ebay emailed me saying he was having output issues with the Ultra Lead module. Crazy....I am not making this up.

                      Besides the issues I had I got into discussion regarding the layout, design of these amps with the two techs and a couple of fellow musicians that had used the Duncan Convertible amps. Not saying the Randalls are the same thing as those amps but alot of the same problems occurred with these guys too with Duncans. I guess those amps had alot of problems with the Molex connectors wearing out. These amps also use Molex connecters as well. All these things contributed to me bailing out. I hope I am an isolated "cursed" case and that you guys have many solid years of success with your MTS amps......
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                      • on the flipside, i've played 45 shows in the 10 months that i've owned mine and i haven't had any issues. when i was on tour last summer it pumped for 16 nights straight even in the 100 degree temperatures down south.

                        it was infact the rhythm guitarists Dual Rec that conked out in Nashville. the only problem i've ever had is that sometimes i hit the footswitch too hard and the channels reset on me mid song. d'oh. i'm really sorry to hear about all your problems shred.

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                        • I got my RM100 head yesterday! I have the Blackface, JTM, Brown, and Recto modules (and have an SL+ on the way). I am damn impressed! I definitely will be doing the cap mod on the high gain modules though. I think I will get a few different caps and make some clips of the Recto module with each one so I can hear the difference and decide which I like better. I will post the clips when I do so you can hear the difference for yourself. As for other modules, I'm really digging the Blackface. I can get it to sound a lot like '66 Bassman and I might actually be selling that amp since I don't see myself using it much now that I have this.

                          As for effects, I haven't tried it with my GT8 yet. I've heard the RM100 is geared for rack effects in the loop, so I might be getting a G-Major or one of the Rocktron multis if the GT8 doesn't work well in the loop.

                          Overall a great amp!

                          Matt

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                          • Sorry to hear of your problems. Of course, knock on wood, every amp I have ever owned has never seen a failure related trip to a technician. My rig spends many nights bouncing around in a trailer to and from shows and has been used every day for at least an hour of practice and multiple gigging hours on the weekends for over a year now and the most I've done is blow a fuse because of a power tube failure!
                            ~Kurt
                            <div class="signaturecontainer"><a href="http://www.sbgband.com" target="_blank">http://www.sbgband.com</a><br />
                            Randall RM4 preamp(Clean, Tweed, Plexi, XTC, and 1086 modules), Randall RT2/50 poweramp, Randall 2x12 NXT cabinet, Parker Fly Deluxe, Les Paul Classic Antique, and various Fender Guitars, Line 6 X2 Digital Wireless, Peavey Mics, Rane parametric EQs, Bad Monkey Overdrive and G-Force w/ Ground Control for effects.<img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/blah.gif" border="0" alt="" title="blah" class="inlineimg" /><img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/blah.gif" border="0" alt="" title="blah" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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                            • Do you guys with the Top Boost module find that it is not nearly as loud overall at the other modules (with the same gain/volume settings)??

                              My Top Boost sounds great... but I have turn the volume on it up to 10 for it be around the same volume as the blackface and XTC at 5!!

                              Thanks!
                              <div class="signaturecontainer">Steve Lamm<br />
                              Cryptic Globe Recording<br />
                              Nashville Club Cubase/Nuendo Host<br />
                              <a href="http://www.clubcubasenashville.com" target="_blank">www.clubcubasenashville.com</a><br />
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                              • That's funny, Distorto, I thought I was reading my thread for a while!

                                Yes, Capitol Guitars is great, and Eric is a huge help. I'll definitely be purchasing my stuff from them if I miss out on a used amp purchase. Can't beat local service like that.

                                I like the RM100 because of the 3 slots...I'm going to rip out 2 of the tubes just to get an RM50 with 3 module slots.
                                <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="2">Guitar Rig: Musicman Silhouette -&gt; Cool Cat Transparent OD -&gt; Fender Mustang I (Twin model)<br />
                                Drum Rig: Mapex Pro M's, Saluda Mists, Evans heads</font></div>

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