The Randall NBKing100 Nuno Bettencourt Signature Amplifer Head
Designed with Bettencourt himself and partner Peter King, the Randall NBKING100 Nuno Bettencourt amp head is a combination of classic looks and modern circuitry to reproduce the legendary percussive rock tones Nuno is best known for. The guitar is basically like a hot rodded vintage Marshall with some great retro inspired looks. The master volume dial has to be the biggest ever made and will appeal to to many vintage amp fans.
The amp has a classic 2-channel setup with 3 modes of operation. You can instantly dial up sparkling clean sounds and easily dial up the perfect amount of crunchy overdrive, from vintage to modern high-gain rhythm tones, or a Solo mode for unparalleled harmonic rock tones via the MIDI channel switching. The rear panel has a fairly simple MIDI in/thru, Power tube bias section, and mono effects loop.
- Preamp Channels:
- CH. 1: Clean Mode with Bass, Mids, Treble, Level, and Drive controls
- CH. 2: Overdrive Mode with Bass, Mids, Treble, Level, and Drive controls
- Solo Mode with Level and Drive controls
- Master Controls: Volume
- Power Amp: All-tube, 4 x E34L tubes
- Power Output: 100 Watts
- EFX Loop
- MIDI In/Thru
- Backlit VU Output Meter
Close up of the NBKing100 Voltage Meter
This is a great amp that will appeal to many rock guitarists. It also won’t break the bank when compared to other similar valve amps and when combined with the new NB412 cabinet featuring Celestion Greenbacks this could be a considered one of the best rock stacks on the market.
Prices start from Â£1049 / $1,449.99 US
The back panel of the Randall NBKing 100 Head
Simon Bradley takes the signature Randall head for a spin.
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