The Anthrax guitarist talks about his decades-long Randall romance and its latest offspring: his jaw-dropping 120W tube head.
As Scott Ian reveals in our video, his first taste of Randall rawk came during an informal covers jam with the late, great Dimebag Darrell of Pantera. He was instantly sold on the huge yet tight bottom and all the cutting edge top end a thrash metalist could desire.
In the clip, Scott demos the LF and HF gain structures that let him easily dial in his spleen-tingling rhythm chunk and lead tones—with no stomps needed in his signal chain. The thrash metal avatar sat down with Randall designer Mike Fortin to get the precise voicing he was after. A major focus was shaping the response of the low-frequency gain to deliver the visceral impact that Ian likens to Bruce Lee’s devastating one-inch punch. Based on Scott’s demo, Fortin came through with the goods!
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