Randall KH120RHS Review

Randall KH120RHS Review

The Randall KH120RHS is the most recent of Kirk Hammett’s signature collection. This 120 watt half stack has got a KH120RH head which gets paired by a KH412 4 12″ speaker cab. The cab has got the abbreviation KH which represents Kirk Hammet. Four 50 watt speakers of Celestion Rocket get well fitted into the cab.

Features
The KH120RHS Amp Head

• It has three modes and two channels named clean and gain as follows
     Hammett Clean
     Hammett Overdrive/Vintage
     Modern Hammett Overdrive
• Contour EQ controls, Bass, Middle, and Treble
• 120 Watts
• Master Volume
• Footswitch
• Spring Reverb
• Four minimum impedance

The KH412 Speaker Cabinet

• Eight stereo inputs
• Straight front
• Casters
• Heavy duty top finish
• 3/4” void free birch plywood
• 200 watts total RMS power management
• 4 12″ Celestion Rocket 50 speakers

Pros

Tone – It has got a big and thick sound which is clear and clean when tuned via the clean channel. The clarity is perfect in both high and low volumes
Clean Channel – It is amazing how this channel produces a very sterile and clean sound with no distortion whatsoever. Perfect for Metallica songs
Vintage Kirk Setting – If you love the early Metallica style, then this is the guitar for you. For classic rock and blues music tones, it can only get used legitimately
Metal Amp – It does not get recommended for blues or classic rock music as it is not the right fit. It rocks when it comes to heavy metal tones

Cons

Size – The 120-watt amp may be too large if playing in a small venue. At low volume levels, the amp will struggle to perform flawlessly
Fuzzy Distortion – The fact that Celestion speakers favor high end and tighter bass makes the distortion to get a little bit fuzzy. You need to tweak the EQ to sort it out

Conclusion

Although it has no valves like the 667 Kirk uses, you will hardly notice any difference. You will enjoy using it in mids relatively low, bass fairly high, and halfway at most.

While the Randall KH120RHS is quite affordable, you don’t have to worry about the strength, as the 120 watts power will sort you out in any situation.

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