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  • Randall RG80 Reissue!

    I just got the new RG8040 amp! Does anyone else have one? I always wanted an original but they are hard to find in good condition with the weird footswitch included. Anyway, it's a great amp and at $250 it was a steal. Great 80s shred tones! It will give my Budda a break for awhile. Does anyone else have any experience with this amp?

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    My experience w the RG80 is all from back in the day. All the other kids were wanting Marshalls and Laneys. I got Randall and didn't regret it. The push pull treble for additional gain was brilliant! I always used the RG80 combo to show customers guitars when working in the music store where I was employed and had the RG100 head on my 1/2 stack (KMD 4x12). I do regret selling it. Weakest link was the weird 6 prong footswitch. It was cool to be able to switch from green to red chanels as well as mixing them but the cable was thick and plug was easy to f up.

    Happy new amp day!
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      My experience w the RG80 is all from back in the day. All the other kids were wanting Marshalls and Laneys. I got Randall and didn't regret it. The push pull treble for additional gain was brilliant! I always used the RG80 combo to show customers guitars when working in the music store where I was employed and had the RG100 head on my 1/2 stack (KMD 4x12). I do regret selling it. Weakest link was the weird 6 prong footswitch. It was cool to be able to switch from green to red chanels as well as mixing them but the cable was thick and plug was easy to f up.

      Happy new amp day!


      They were great amps! Thankfully they did away with the goofy footswitch plug!

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      • #4
        I don't think I've ever even played through one but yeah... back in high school, one of the other guys that played guitar had a head and a Fender 2x12 and he always sounded pretty great... He was a Pantera fan (who was a local/regional band at the time) and he was definitely a 'Randall FOREVER' kinda guy.



        I saw a combo either in a local guitar shop or at a pawn shop in the last 30 days or so and it made me a bit nostalgic.
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        • #5
          The plug went bad or something on my old RG80. I was jonesing for a 2X12 combo, so I built a larger cab and hardwired the foot switch. It coils up and fits into a hinged compartment in the back. So does the power cord.

          I have had Fender tube amps and even the Carvin 2X12 Bel Air but the RG80 still is my "go to" amp. Haven't tried a new one yet.

          Surfy
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          • #6
            The plug went bad or something on my old RG80. I was jonesing for a 2X12 combo, so I built a larger cab and hardwired the foot switch. It coils up and fits into a hinged compartment in the back. So does the power cord.

            I have had Fender tube amps and even the Carvin 2X12 Bel Air but the RG80 still is my "go to" amp. Haven't tried a new one yet.

            Surfy


            That looks really good!

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            • #7
              y u no post clips?

              "You won't like me when I'm angry because I back up my rage with facts and documented sources" ~ The Credible Hulk

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              • #8
                It looks like nobody has played or heard the RG8040 reissue.The only YouTube video does not do a good job of selling it.




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                • #9
                  The YouTube videos does not do it justice at all. Hopefully, I will get my crap together at some point and post some clips!

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                  • #10
                    Sounds like a plan.


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                    • #11
                      I just got the new RG8040 amp! Does anyone else have one? I always wanted an original but they are hard to find in good condition with the weird footswitch included. Anyway, it's a great amp and at $250 it was a steal. Great 80s shred tones! It will give my Budda a break for awhile. Does anyone else have any experience with this amp?


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