Jul’10 – Randall Amp

July’10- The Give-Away :

Randall’s RT50 2 Channel – 1×12 All Tube Combo Amp!

For June / July 2010, The Tone King has teamed up with hard rockin’ Randall Amplifiers and will be giving away a brand new RT50 All Tube, 2 Channel amp.

The Rules

TTK is all about YOU, the Viewer / the Player … so this is how it will work … it’s simple.  Visit The Tone King’s Official YouTube Video Announcement (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtkJY033-Z8), and tell us your story as to why you want this amp. You’re welcome to leave a text comment, or video reply.  Top 10 stories / videos will be picked by The Tone King and Joe Delaney from Randall.  We’ll be looking for content that’s original, authentic and entertaining! 

At 2 minutes to midnight on TTK’s live webcast (7/30/10 GMT-5 New York Time), the top 10 picks will go live via an online poll (on this page).  Then YOU will have the opportunity to VOTE for the winner. This way, we all have a say in who the winner will be! Make sure to read the comments / watch the videos first, then cast your vote below. Again – Poll, UserIDs & Comments / Videos will open up GMT-5 EST, at 2 minutes to midnight (New York City time). Visit this link to Join the Live Webcast : http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-tone-king-live.  Good luck and ROCK ON !!

Voting Poll is set up based on IP and Cookie.

Poll is now Closed!  – Congratulations to pauloleal3

Before casting your vote, make sure to read / watch all replies (scroll down to read / watch)!  Poll is open for 24 hours, and will be closed July 31st, 2010 @ 2 minutes to midnight New York Time – GMT-5. 

Top 10 Entries for TTKs / Randall's RT50 Give-Away - VOTE NOW!!

  • pauloleal3 (44%, 336 Votes)
  • Kindalegit (28%, 212 Votes)
  • Munteanu Mihai (18%, 140 Votes)
  • Sergioterol (7%, 54 Votes)
  • occum (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Zacarie Brassard (1%, 5 Votes)
  • tjdowney4 (0%, 3 Votes)
  • mike anderson (0%, 3 Votes)
  • EricMaldonadoMusic (0%, 3 Votes)
  • SerWer90 (1%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 763

Entries :

1) Sergioterol – YouTube Video Reply – Click link, or watch below : 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z88AUew22ZQ&feature=watch_response

2) Kindalegit – YouTube Video Reply – Click link, or watch below : 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxHqlyeamvk&feature=watch_response

3) pauloleal3 – YouTube Comment – I’m going to try to keep this as honest as i can, no bs. I’m from Portugal, and since i was 12, music has been a passion of mine. I have a strat and half-decent practice amp, and it’s giving me the best it can. I can’t afford a decent amp because i’m still finishing school and don’t have a job. It’d just be a huge help to me if i won this, because i’d be able to actually sound good in a band and live setting, and also i could annoy the hell out of my mother and please my dad with some good rock.

4) SerWer90 – YouTube Comment – Greetings from Krasnoyarsk to TTK!  I’m a proselyte of pure tube-sounding. I like the warmth and the power that are given by this amp very much, but unfortunately there’s no shop in my city selling this amp, and my cash isn’t suitable for this hot thing. I’ve got many musical ideas, but I don’t have gear for it. If I get this amp, I’ll record my masterpieces as soon as possible and become the best guitar player in the whole universe (in case of fail I can send the amp back). I promise. Serge.

5) tjdowney4 - YouTube Comment – Hey TTK,i would really love to have this amp because music is my life and i am just now getting out of my garage and when i played for the talent show at my shool my little 15 watt wasnt loud enough,my band was playing seek and destroy by metallica and there were people singing it,i had the best feeling ever when i heard that and that is what is making me want to continue playing guitar because it was so amazing,so please let me win this amp so i can continue making music

6) EricMaldonadoMusic – YouTube Comment - Well, 1st I want to thank TTK Joe Delaney and Randall. 2nd, I really would like to own an all tube amp. I have a Pod and have never had the pleasure of owning a really cool amp. 3rd My family is going through hard times with money and cannot afford anything for me right now, I know that there are more important things for my family to use money on but I really wish I could have an awesome tube amp. We can’t afford it. I am recording my first album and I would love to have a tube amp for that.

7) Zacarie Brassard – TheToneKing.com Comment – Hi Mister TTK, I am going to my last year at high school and I pratice 40 hours per week because this is my passion. I work also at a grocery store 30 hours a week at the minimal salary to get a new car to go to the college next year and my dream is to have a band and play some progressive metal so my time is all spent for that and I dont have the money to buy me a new amp so to win the Randall RT-50 would push me up for finding band members and keeping my money to buy me an old used car. I think you are a really good guy for giving those opportunities to people around the world and I would say thank for the name of all people interested by music around the world. Sorry for my english, this is not my mother tongue have a good day Zac – http://thetoneking.com/wp/gear-give-away/jul10-randall/comment-page-1/#comment-1394

8 – mike anderson – TheToneKing.com Comment – Greetings Tone King. First of all I must say You have the best website on the net for guitar players looking for new gear. I myself was looking for a tube amp last year and saw your shoot out between the bugera V-22 and the Vox 15 watt tube amp. Because of your video I was able to compare both amps side by side and make my choice. I bought the Bugera V-22 and I’m very happy with the tone. I would like to win the Randle amp because It has great tone and more power output than my present amp. I’m broke and don’t have the extra cash to spend right now so winning this amp would be a fantastic expierence to say the least. I will be danceing in the street if I win. Keep up the fine work and I’ll see you again soon. MIKE P.S. me and my grandson would love to come to your house one day and say hello and play with some of your unbelieveable gear. – http://thetoneking.com/wp/gear-give-away/jul10-randall/comment-page-1/#comment-1392

9) Munteanu Mihai – TheToneKing.com Comment - Hello, My name is Mihai and I’m from Romania. I want this amp because I don’t have am amp. I’m 19 and I’ve been playing for 3 years now and in the last year I started to get gigs. Since I started I’ve been playing an Ibanez V72 acoustic and 3 months ago I finally raised enough cash to buy an electric guitar, a Fender Standard Strat. The reason I need this amp is because it will probably take me at least another year until I raise enough money for a decent amp, and since I bought the guitar I’ve been borrowing amps from friends. It would really help me if I got this because it would really give me a huge boost. I just finished high-school and plan to find a band when I get to college, and I can’t really keep up with being in a band if I don’t have any means of experimenting with songs at home. Have a good one. – http://thetoneking.com/wp/gear-give-away/jul10-randall/comment-page-1/#comment-1300

10) occum – TheToneKing.com Comment -  I am retired Navy, on a fixed income. In 1974 I purchased an old Supro tube amp from a pawn shop on Atlantic Ave; Brooklyn New York. In fact many a time over the years that old Supro put many a meal on the table, by returning to the pawn shop when times were tight, but I was always able to bring her back home. I’ve never heard reverb on any other amp like that one, to be so old it was a great unit. At that time I also purchased my first real guitar, a Gibson L6S Custom, a fine guitar which I still have. Some years ago my home was gutted by fire and my Supro amp was lost. Due to the responsibilities of raising a family, some college, and The Navy, I really did not have a chance to rock that old Supro amp, the way I always wanted to. Although my home was gutted by fire, my L6S was in a back bedroom closet, encased in it’s original hard case. Although kind of sooty and carrying a deep smoke smell, I was able to clean it up, and it’s in very good shape at this time. Since my retirement, I have more time to practice and play guitar. I have a very small practice amp that I practice with everyday, it has not to many features and not a very good sound, but at least I can get though a practice session. As mentioned above, I’m on a fixed income, and cannot in any way afford such a find unit as the Randall RT50. Would love to match my long best friend (the L6S) with this fine tube amp! For me to win, would be one of the best feelings in the world!!! - http://thetoneking.com/wp/gear-give-away/jul10-randall/comment-page-1/#comment-1298

 

The Fine Print 

For video entries – please keep submissions under 60 seconds.  Also, as this contest is opened up internationally, please understand there may be 4 – 8 weeks delivery time, depending on the country you live in.  Brand new unit will be shipped directly from U.S Music Corporation / Randall Amplifiers.

Live Webcast Details

All polls or winners to all TTK Give-Aways are announced on TTK’s Live Webcast the last Friday of each month.  For the Randall RT50 Give-Away, the poll will open up on the July Webcast- July 30th, and will run for 24 hours, giving you an opportunity to vote.

TTK puts together a live webcast the last Friday of every month at 2 minutes to midnight EST / EDT, GMT-5, New York Time, so you can talk w/ him in real-time! It’s a great opportunity to ask him questions directly and hear from others who tune in. It’s also a great way to get the low down on what’s coming next!

  • Link to Join : http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-tone-king-live
  • Date of Next Live WebCast : Last Friday of every month!
  • Give-Away : Give-Away winners will be announced, ~or~ polls open up, at which point winners get announced 24 hours later.
  • For Details on the Give-Aways, visit : http://thetoneking.com/ and on the top of the page (on the menu / nav bar), search for TTK Gear Give-Aways. There’s a drop down menu for each month’s give-away details!

For more information

On the Randall RT50 All Tube 2 Channel Combo Amp Visit : http://www.randallamplifiers.com/Amplifiers/RT-Series-Amps/

As always, GOOD LUCK & ROCK ON, Signed, The Tone King & Randall Amplifiers

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  1. Mindy Irene says:

    It’s onerous to find educated folks on this subject, however you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

  2. You have certainly been very busy writing up this great post, It was very interesting to read. Can’t wait to see what you write about in the following month.

  3. Sergioterol says:

    Big bummer for me…

    Well, congratulations to pauloleal, hope you squeeze this amp at least half of what i would… i’m so jealous. But hey! is not the end of the world!!! Thx toneking for having this contests up. And I´m working on a testing riff that will be signed for you and your reviews hope you like it when i finish it.

    Thx for all, see you next webcast

  4. occum says:

    First I would like to say congratulations to pauloleal3 for winning this giveaway! It’s a great win and I hope you rock that amp the way it was made to be rocked! I personally enjoyed participating in this giveaway, I was deeply honored to to be included in the final ten, although I did not win, I did learn a little something about the power of social networking, and how the power of “friends” can push one over the top. KindaLegit, loved your video, for a second there I was going to vote for you, but I decided to do the democratic thing and vote for myself..heh, heh.(I suppose that was allowed) Tone King and Randall Amplifiers thanks so much for running this giveaway, and thanks so much for all you do!!

  5. KindaLegit says:

    I would like to thank everyone that voted for my video and gave me positive feed back as well. I enjoyed the creative process of developing my idea into a digital reality.

    Once I heard the amp I knew I had to have it, I don’t have anything half of what that beast is. The roar of that amp just about gave me a hard on. Not only that, it had cleans to boot, and it was one of the most bad ass amp I’ve ever seen. I especially loved the grating in front of the speaker, totally beastly.

    I learned a valuable lesson. I realized that sometimes you give it your all and sometimes it’s not enough. I learned the importance and the power of social net working which I have a lackluster in. So for that, I am thankful.

    I believed if I took a chance and put all of my soul and insecurities on the line for the whole world to see with and with hard work it would have been enough, but that’s ok because that is life. When you don’t have hot water you better get used to taking a cold shower.

    Rather than feeling like I loser, I should feel proud of myself for trying my best which is all one can ever do and I think that goes for everyone as well.

    Due to personal constraints I don’t foresee myself getting a proper amplifier to really be able progress my musical and which in turn could to lead social/personal progression any time soon but hopefully one day by the grace of god I’ll be able to purchase a Randall RT50.

    I was looking forward to doing an in depth feature on the amp along with lessons/tips and original as well as covers of songs. My friend who helped me technologically produce my video has spent thousands of his hard earned dollars on both audio and video recording equipment would allow me to do this. That’s all I have about to say, so thank you all again.

    Sincerely,
    Kenny

  6. RisingVe says:

    Just a popularity contest nothing more.

  7. me says:

    pauloLeal3 has been unfairlhy voted for. Votes were farmed elsewhere

  8. Valserp says:

    Don’t sweat it guys. Most of you deserve it, by my book.

    It’s a matter of chance, facebook, friends and whatever mixed together.
    Don’t forget that it is a FREE GIVEAWAY that might as well not exist at all. So don’t be mad or frustrated if you don’t win it. Be happy for the winner and thank the Tone King for at least giving you a chance.
    You will get your amp one day. One way or the other. :)

  9. pauloleal says:

    Oh please, there’s no rule that forbids us from asking for help. Also, i’m pretty sure that’s the point of this because it’s good advetising for the brand. I’m sorry if it doesn’t feel fair to you guys, i never meant to upset anyone. Just like you i wanted to win it.

  10. Yeah well I was in the lead for quite a while but looks like Facebook beat me, anyway I guess if I would have won it would still had been a little bit unfair because I got about 30 of the votes thanks to my guitar teacher telling his friends.

    Anyway in the end this whole thing turned out to be a big fiasco, next time TTK should keep it random pick, polls have a tendency to get raided.

  11. Reks says:

    Nothing in life is fair, get used to it.

  12. pauloleal says:

    I somewhat agree with you, but for the first time, i’m actually winning something, and it’s a good prize, a really REALLY good upgrade from my current crap amp, and it’d just be awesome if it didn’t end screwed up.

  13. Refreshe says:

    The point is, the winner should be chosen based on the quality of their content, not their ability to spam facebook and various forums for votes.

    I’m not attacking anyone, I’m simply stating that the process of votes isn’t practical or fair for that matter.

  14. pauloleal says:

    @Refreshe

    Well mate, i’m sorry you don’t like it, but yes, i have friends, and yes, i will ask them for help. I’m sorry you don’t like it mate, but no one else seems to have a problem with it. Also, do you honestly think i’m the only one asking friends for help ? You did what you thought was right, and exposed your opinion, but next time, could you try not to attack anyone ? You’re not even in the run for the amp, i don’t kow why you’re so bothered by this.

    I don’t want to start a comment war here, i completely respect what you said, and somewhat agree with it, but have you taken a look at some of the other stories ? I was fully honest in mine, and i all i did was ask friends for help.

    Anyway, i’m sorry if i sounded agressive or anything of the sort, have a brilliant day mate.

  15. Reks says:

    Refreshe, obviously ur wrong, they just spreaded the contest, everyone who votes/voted has/had an opportunity of choise, but ur prolly mad cuz ur comment didnt got selected into top 10, and he isnt the 1st/last guy who does this, so sit back and relax

  16. Refreshe says:

    How about instead of a contest to see who has the most friends on facebook, the best responses are chosen by the person from Randall giving away the amp who is unbiased.

    The poll clearly reflects this.

    pauloleal3 posted a thread in a forum to vote for his video right here just to get people to blindly vote which is obviously why he is dominating the polls.

    The contest seems more like a social marketing challenge from the apprentice.

    http://forum.autohoje.com/off-topic/88911-amplificador-help.html

    I’m listening to a Megadeth song right now, it’s called, The System Has Failed.

  17. Billy says:

    I had an Rg50tc, that broke claimed insurance, and it was no longer available.i’ve been waiting for about 4-5 months now

    I just want something similar, Marshall had something similar same tubes, speaker(MA50C) but i’d much rather have Randall

    thanks

  18. João Duarte says:

    Hello everyone, i actually own many many reasons, but since im not here to annoy anyone, ill just make it quick and painless, so here’s the main reason that drove me into this:

    My father is Steven Seagal but hes always saying he wont give me anything unless i get a job, but since i prefer GameBoy, no luck in wat depends on him, my mother is Van Halen, and she sold my 500w old amp to buy a new bed quilt, so if i win this amp, it will be the biggest acomplishment in my life!

    Regards.

  19. Jay Leibowitz says:

    And my favorite band is Pink Floyd.
    And unfortunately i don’t even have the opportunity to go to school, nor have i ever owned any amp.

  20. Jay Leibowitz says:

    I have a MIM strat now for months and have been trying to trade things to get a amp.

    I crashed mine and my gf car,got dumped by her,lost my job,got arrested, have nothing.

    So i could use the amp to sing the blues

  21. Paulo Leal says:

    I’m going to try to keep this as honest as i can, no bs. I’m from Portugal, and since i was 12, music has been a passion of mine. I have a strat and half-decent practice amp, i’ve always tried to get a good sound out of it, and it’s giving me the best it can.

    My hero on guitar is Paul Gilbert and i’d love to get a decent sound so i can atleast keep up with the albums of him i have. I’d just love to have a nice amp because i think i can be rather good at guitar. I don’t have the money for a decent amp because i’m still finishing school and don’t have a job. Saving up for one would take years.

    It’d just be a huge help to me if i won this, because i’d be able to actually sound good in a band and live setting, and also because i could annoy the hell out of my mother and please my dad with some good sounding rock.

    Even if i don’t win, thanks for giving me a shot at it, have a brilliant day and don’t stop doing what you’re doing, it’s bloody amazing.

  22. Bryan Caiazzo says:

    Greetings Tone King and Joe Delaney,
    I am Bryan and I am 17 years old. I am in a Hard Rock/Metal band but my problem is, I had a Randall RG75 but it was so old the speaker blew and my brother sold it on me without my permission. I am currently playing a First Act 15 watt amp that has little distortion. As a Randall fan I would be honored if I won this give away. My Dad currently lost his job and is collecting unemployment and our living condition isn’t very well. Its impossible for me to get a job let alone my dad. I wish I could further my guitar playing and start gigging with my band but I do not have the proper amp to do so.

    Sincerely,
    Bryan

    P.S Thank you for this opportunity Mr. Tone King and Joe Delaney of Randall.

  23. Egils Riekstiņš says:

    Good afternoon, TTK and Joe!

    I am 19 just graduated secondary school so it is time for me to go to university. That means I will have to spend all my money on studies. So I do not think I will be able to buy strings that often. But the reason I need this badboy is that I need a decent amp not only for practice but for small concertos time after time. Right now I am sharing one solid-state amp with 2nd guitar so the sound I get is bad.

    This amp would be great opportunity for me as a guitar player to break on through to side where good sound lives.

    Keep the good things to come!

    Yours sincerely Egils

  24. Zacarie Brassard says:

    Hi Mister TTK,

    I am going to my last year at high school and I pratice 40 hours per week because this is my passion. I work also at a grocery store 30 hours a week at the minimal salary to get a new car to go to the college next year and my dream is to have a band and play some progressive metal so my time is all spent for that and I dont have the money to buy me a new amp so to win the Randall RT-50 would push me up for finding band members and keeping my money to buy me an old used car.

    I think you are a really good guy for giving those opportunities to people around the world and I would say thank for the name of all people interested by music around the world.

    Sorry for my english, this is not my mother tongue

    have a good day

    Zac

  25. mike anderson says:

    Greetings Tone King. First of all I must say You have the best website on the net for guitar players looking for new gear. I myself was looking for a tube amp last year and saw your shoot out between the bugera V-22 and the Vox 15 watt tube amp. Because of your video I was able to compare both amps side by side and make my choice. I bought the Bugera V-22 and I’m very happy with the tone. I would like to win the Randle amp because It has great tone and more power output than my present amp. I’m broke and don’t have the extra cash to spend right now so winning this amp would be a fantastic expierence to say the least. I will be danceing in the street if I win. Keep up the fine work and I’ll see you again soon. MIKE P.S. me and my grandson would love to come to your house one day and say hello and play with some of your unbelieveable gear.

  26. Matt Arden says:

    Hello TTk,
    I am a guitarist and do not own a guitar amp. Everyday I walk down to my grandfathers house to play. I have been asked to join a band and we are going to be recording and this amp would really help me out alot cause I dont have alot of money. Thank you for the opportunity to win this great amp and keep up the rockin its awsome!

  27. james findlay says:

    ill put this as simply as i can.i deserve this amp more then anyone else.i feel this way mostly becouse i believe that God considers me to be one of his finer creations.so based on this i feel im the obvious choice.take care tk see you fri.jmmyjam

  28. joe sinopoli says:

    hey love your website. ill be brief haha. im learning how to play guitar had decent amp (fender ultimate chours). my work slowed down this summer and i had to sell it to pay my rent, sold my mnt bike to make the car payment hahha. so if i won this amp i would be super stoked, thanks for your time

  29. Liam says:

    First of all……thanks Tone King!
    You are great mate!!!

    Here’s my story….I was 17 years old and totally unexperienced when I bought my first good and big amp….not a tiny practicing thingy….so a friend of mine had a 412 Cabinet he wanted to sell and I was so happy to get it for cheap money that I did not think any further and concentrated on buying a Head for it.
    My dad said…..”You moron will see how stupid and hasty that decision was!”
    What he ment was….it was for sure that I will leave my parents home (where the band practised) to study and move to a city 80miles from home (where for sure I wanted a new band).
    As I am a student I cannot really afford a car….so……
    One band at home and another in my university city…..
    What he ment was….it was for sure that I will leave my parents home (where the band practised) to study and move to a city 80miles from home (where for sure I wanted a new band).
    For I am a student I can not afford a car…so…
    One band at home and another in my university city…
    So now imagine me idiot…..carrying and pushing my 412 cab, head, guitar and floor-board from home, to the train station half a mile away, dragging it into the train (all the people staring at me like wanting to say “what a moron” ^^ , blocking half of the room in the train….carrying it out at my destination, pushing it another 2 miles to the other practicing place now and the first thing I hear from my band-colleagues is….”Hi there sweatty!!!!”

  30. Francisco says:

    Well, why i want the amp?
    Unfortunetly not a hard question for me…:-(
    I´ve been playing guitar for more then one year and i think i can play well but i only have a squier sp-10…which is not good!!!
    every single time i want to play a bit with my band we have to make som kilometres to go get a friend of mine´s amp so i can hear myself while the others are playing..xD
    so i think that this amp would not only make me sound better but would make my life easier and a lot BETTER…
    so i amo asking you PLEASE give this randall to me…TTKxDxDxD
    And sorry for my english i am from Portugal, and i almost forget i´am 16 years old

  31. cryomanc3r says:

    Hello. I’m a young man from California. Playing the guitar means the world to me. I always strive to be a better guitarist and to expressive myself musically. My entire life has been riddled with hardships and finding music has helped me cope… Despite my struggles I aspire to be, “One of the greats,” someday.
    Owning this Randall would truly encourage me to keep reaching out for my dream. Thank you.

    Your friend,
    - Chris

  32. Jeff says:

    I have 2 amps. A Randall RG100HT rack mounted amp that I love to death and keep at the practice studio and my home amp, an old Crate Stealth GT50. The GT50 is a 50W tube combo that may have been the greatest thing that Crate ever produced. After researching it I found out that it was designed by Lee Jackson. After years of use combined with Crate’s uncanny ability to use the lowest quality
    components (this is why Lee Jackson left Crate from what I understand) the amp is worn out and barely usable unless I want to pay for major repairs. All of the 1/4″ jacks have slowly melted over the years into sad, egg shaped, melty holes. It turns out that heat and cheap plastic don’t go well together for coming up on 20 years. I have to keep my guitar cable permanently plugged into the input jack and duct taped to the top of the amp to keep it from falling out. The heat over the years has taken its toll on the tube sockets as well. I’m not sure what they are made of but the tubes no longer stay seated EVEN WITH THE RETAINER CLIPS IN PLACE! How that is even possible? Before I switch it on I have to jiggle each one of the tubes in their sockets 3 or 4 times to ensure they’re making a good connection. Sometimes I go through the tube rattling ritual 3 times before I get lucky and manage to create a magical combination of working tubes that, no doubt, will end up sounding like an old STAR TREK pinball machine with bad wiring. Changing my tubes doesn’t seem to help either. The junky on/off switch stopped working a few years ago (inside melted?) so I hard wired it to be permanently on. Now I use a surge protector to turn it on and off. Last but not least, I’m pretty sure the only way this amp will ever make 50 watts is if it gets hit by lightening. I love my Randall RG100HT and I think replacing my crappy Crate with another Randall will be a step in the right direction! Randall and ToneKing all the way!

  33. So. My storie is a small one, but i hope i can give you reason enough if i try. i am a young college bound guitarit who could use a smaller sized but gig-worthy amp for his next few years. i live in oregon and will attend a community college.

  34. Hello,

    My name is Mihai and I’m from Romania. I want this amp because I don’t have am amp. I’m 19 and I’ve been playing for 3 years now and in the last year I started to get gigs. Since I started I’ve been playing an Ibanez V72 acoustic and 3 months ago I finally raised enough cash to buy an electric guitar, a Fender Standard Strat.

    The reason I need this amp is because it will probably take me at least another year until I raise enough money for a decent amp, and since I bought the guitar I’ve been borrowing amps from friends.

    It would really help me if I got this because it would really give me a huge boost. I just finished high-school and plan to find a band when I get to college, and I can’t really keep up with being in a band if I don’t have any means of experimenting with songs at home.

    Have a good one.

  35. occum says:

    I am retired Navy, on a fixed income. In 1974 I purchased an old Supro tube amp from a pawn shop on Atlantic Ave; Brooklyn New York. In fact many a time over the years that old Supro put many a meal on the table, by returning to the pawn shop when times were tight, but I was always able to bring her back home. I’ve never heard reverb on any other amp like that one, to be so old it was a great unit. At that time I also purchased my first real guitar, a Gibson L6S Custom, a fine guitar which I still have. Some years ago my home was gutted by fire and my Supro amp was lost. Due to the responsibilities of raising a family, some college, and The Navy, I really did not have a chance to rock that old Supro amp, the way I always wanted to. Although my home was gutted by fire, my L6S was in a back bedroom closet, encased in it’s original hard case. Although kind of sooty and carrying a deep smoke smell, I was able to clean it up, and it’s in very good shape at this time. Since my retirement, I have more time to practice and play guitar. I have a very small practice amp that I practice with everyday, it has not to many features and not a very good sound, but at least I can get though a practice session. As mentioned above, I’m on a fixed income, and cannot in any way afford such a find unit as the Randall RT50. Would love to match my long best friend (the L6S) with this fine tube amp! For me to win, would be one of the best feelings in the world!!!

  36. Jorge says:

    Hi TK and Joe,

    First of all I would ask you to excuse my english: I’m Brazilian and I’m not so fluent.
    I love hard rock since I was 14. I’m 42 yeras old now (43 next november). It’s almost 30 years dedicated to our “religion”, 30 years of a very good service.
    I read a lot of people saying “I’m poor”, “I don’t have money”, blah, blah, blah.
    My parents didn’t had money, I had a poor childhood, but I save money the last 5 years and I bought an autenthic Gibson SG Black (like Iommis’s Guitar), that was my child dream.
    If I could everyone could too. It’ not a mather of money, it’s a mather of desire.
    Randall, to me, is a sinonimous of rock’n roll, is “the brand”. I think it was a little bit difficult to give it to me because I live far away from you, so I would ask you to give it to someone who really loves and dedicated their lives to rock’n roll. I think this price couldn’t be mesure by money, but mesure by love.
    Message to everybody: “Don’t ask what rock’n roll could give to you, but what can you give to rock’n roll”.
    Regards, helth and successfull to continuos the battle for rock.
    Rock On.

  37. ElGbayRGX says:

    Hi TTK i want the amp cause i have a MG15cd by marshall, i live in Uruguay and i dont have money for a expensive tube amp !!!!!!

  38. Chris Kalal says:

    I know everyone is feeling the effects of the economy, but with the mills being shut down work is reaaaallly slow, and i don’t know how good the fire season will be(am emergency wildland firefighter). I have been trying to learn to play guitar over the last three years, i guess you could say that i have been less than inspired about the sound i am getting. Just as with skateboarding (at which i am also mediocre at), I have lost steam with my practice do to a lack of inspiration(and skate partner). Having the rt50 would make that difference, a first act 10w combo practice amp ain’t got nothing on it. When using the first act amp i feel it sounds better with the amp off. I also feel that nobody wants to jam with me while i use this amp. If only i had an amp that people not only enjoyed listening to but envied it would be very inspiring. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

  39. tyler shumaker says:

    i am 16 and i play in a rock n’ roll band we practise in a pop up camper in the middle of bumfuck nowhere and no one where i am from belives that rock music is a pure form of art that we are just wasting our time people say stuff like you guys should play country or bluegrass but we say go to hell so i would realy love to have this item so we can be able to project the f u i can do what i want attitude right into the u know what of todays pop music thanks.<=3

  40. i’m a father of two children and saved enough money to buy a tube amp and was tricked into a seymour duncun 84-40 aka the worst amp ever ! i was told the amp was new only to find out the amp is close to twenty years all. CAnt sell the thing broke 4 times and is only a year old called seymour duncun only to get laughed at for my own stupid action! the amp was discontiued for its poor quality and lack of intrest!!! and the local shop that tricked me went belly up !!

  41. rudolph pavlesich says:

    I want this amp because my super cheap crate powerblock took a crap on me and now I’ve got nothin’ to help me rock!

    SAVE THE MUSIC!

  42. StreakingInJanuary says:

    If you already read my story, head down to the bottom and just read the conclusion.

    Hey, it’s me again. I saw that my comment was being drowned out on YouTube, so, I’ll leave it up here. I get paid 5 dollars an hour if I work. The only problem is, now that everything is planted, and the harvest won’t be until August or September. I will not be able to get the money I need for a tube amp. I’ve worked 25 hours, like I said before, but, still no where near a tube amp. I’m 145 hours left, and I will not be able to meet that deadline by the end of the summer.

    The Randall RT50C would be a great amp for me to have, I would not be entering this contest if I didn’t think it’d do me good. I also have a lot of potential as a guitarist, but, my current amp prohibits me from all that potential energy to be made kinetic.

    In conclusion, I should have this amp, because:
    1. So then, my potential won’t be bottled up
    2. So then, all those hours that I’ve worked towards an EL34 based amp, wouldn’t go to waste.

  43. Nadav says:

    Hey TTK,
    Im nadav, 17 years old from Israel.
    i have a vox VT30 and it is rocks!!! for bedroom levels.
    in my band reharsels I have to crank it up and im worried to wreck him. I can r-e-a-l-l-y use a tube amp to reharsels and gigs. as long Im staying with the Vox I can’t gig, and afaraid as hell to destroy my own amp.
    im saving up to an amp but most of my money being spent on guitar, bass and Cello Lessons.

    I hope you’ll hear me out.
    thanks,
    Nadav

  44. Steve Solo says:

    I used to noodle around with an acoustic guitar quite a while ago. I even took lessons for a while (Classical). Then life got in the way and I got married and had two kids, bla bla bla. Then I got sick. At first I lost me left leg to the cancer. Then divorced. I also ended up with custody of both children. Now I was housebound and home alone. That’s when I pulled out that dusty old guitar to keep me company. Now, I played that thing as best I could and tought myself all the Diatonic modes etc. Understand, I love 80′s rock! So I went out and purchased a Epi. Les Paul Elitist and we really began a great friendship. Since then I have had 31 operations. The kids are doing fine… except we are living on Social Security. I have no money to purchase an amp. I just started lessons again! I get to plug in at the music shop, but that’s it. I play “dry” at home. When I saw that you guys were giving away, not just any old amp, but the Randall RT Series that allows interchangable preamps, I nearly “Hopped” for joy! I had the opertinity to demo the RT 100 and WOW it blew my sock off! Seriously, I didn’t think it was possible to sing sweet blues and then screem like a 1980′s Garage Shred band out of one amp! Everytime I save a few bucks for an amp, I end up using it for the kids care. They both know how much I want an amplifier and feel a little bummed that Dad has had it so hard. Winning this would brighten, not just my life, but theirs as well.

  45. Mikey Delegato says:

    Dear Tone King, I’ve been playing guitar for a about 2 years and really getting serious about it and i would love to win the Randall RT50 1X12 all tube combo amp. I realized as a single guitarist i may not have many shots at the big time but with me and my girlfriend she said no matter what infront of 10 people or 10,000 you’ll always have a fan. It really spoke to me and i train hard and long each day to maybe have a shot at a minor job in music and to make music for people is my way of saying thanks. I don’t want money, fame, or rockstardom, i have that already, but i want to make music thats mine, that is my passion, i want to play music for the loving of showing a talent nothing more. I would love to be in the top 10 and i hope i can. To make music to make people happy is all i want in life nothing more nothing less.

  46. Donnie Bramer says:

    Hey TK & Joe,
    First let me tell you guys that im not trying to win by making up some sob story. What im about to say actually happend. During the middle of the night about two weeks a go my furnace caught on fire and my house is pretty much gone. Luckily for me my guitar was at the place where my band rehearses. But my 75 watt Peavey Vypyr wasn’t so lucky. It pretty much melted. I worked the whole summer to earn enough money for it and like that it was gone. It would mean the world to me to win this amp. I play the guitar all the time,it lets me express myself for who I am and while im playing I feel like no one can tell me what to do. Like I am the King of The World. PLease to all you voters out there, it would mean so much to if you pocked me.

    Warm Regards,
    Donnie Bramer (Rock On)

  47. Big Lou says:

    Hi TK & Joe,

    I’ll keep it nice & short. I would love this Randall Combo amp because it is so portable, and 50 Tube Watts.
    I just purchased a 100 Watt Head & a 2X12 Cab about 2 weeks ago and I really don’t want to have to lug it down a flight of stairs at my apt. Hey at 51 the body ain’t what it used to be. This would sure make it alot easier on an old rocker. Thanks guys and have a great one.

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