52 pedals, week 23—Randall RGOD

Hi. Remember me? I used to write regularly about the guitar pedals I desired. There would be 52 of them eventually. The aim—never really set in stone—was to release a post a week. That way it’s easy for me to manage and hopefully not too much for anyone paying attention to deal with as I post the links to social media. Well, the real world got in the way. My day job has been keeping me occupied and I’ve been enjoying a real social life—that’s not something I’m going to apologise for. I also purchased a Randall RD5C tube amplifier. That’s seen me playing guitar instead of writing about it—also not something I’ll apologise for.

Having mentioned all of that, I feel it’s time to get back into the swing of things. So today I reintroduce the 52 pedals series with the Randall RGOD pedal. If figure Randall is partially to blame for my recent writing departure. they should be responsible for my return. I want the RGOD pedal!

The Randall RGOD pedal is a two channel FET (which I believe is a Field Effect Transistor) preamp pedal with two individual gains, an EQ section (with bass, middle, treble and presence), bass boost, mid boost and a Tone Stack Shift (TSS) switch. It’s almost like the settings and knobs of an awesome amplifier built into a pedal.

Of course the pedal is true bypass and can be powered using your standard 9V power options.

Being a Randall pedal, you’d expect this pedal to be quite good at providing an amazing overdriven or distorted sound. Your expectations would be well founded. The best way to prove that in an article like this would be with video proof. Thanks to the wonders of YouTube, I won’t disappoint.

Evidence piece one. The Tone King.

Very nice sounding tones. And as mentioned, the pedal can be used as a standard pedal, or through the effects loop of an inferior amplifier head. OK, The Tone King didn’t word it like that. All the same …

Evidence piece two. Ola Englund.

The RGOD pedal is part of Ola’s Randall pedals video review and it sounds amazing.

There you have it. Another overdrive pedal that I’m adding to my list. Another pedal added to my list in general. The series is back. Expect to be inundated while I play catch-up. If I’m lucky I’ll still be playing guitar while I’m playing catch-up. Game on people.

Oh, I’ll hopefully write more about the RD5C soon too. It’s a kickarse amplifier and I love it. I’ve never heard such amazing distorted tones without the assistance of a guitar pedal. Brutal.

Disclaimer: I’ve not played this guitar pedal. I have not experienced first-hand the sound or effects of this guitar pedal. That doesn’t matter. It looks awesome, it’s obviously played by winners and I want one.

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