AXOLOGY: Randall Unveils Its Kirk Hammett Signature Series amp

The RM100KH custom Kirk Hammett amp is the newest addition to Randall Amplifier’s Kirk Hammett Signature Series.

The custom head cranks out 100 watts of power and features three modular preamps that recreate Hammett’s tones from over his long career, ranging from classically clean to brutally crunchy. The KH1 module replicates Hammett’s classic clean tone, the KH2 his signature rhythm tone and the KH3 his legendary high-gain rhythm tone. The modules are interchangeable, allowing musicians to pair existing modules with Hammett’s tones to build the rig to their own specifications.

Hammett worked closely with Randall to ensure that all aspects of the amp are up to his exact standards. Even the volume, drive and level indications on the MTS modules are done in Kirk's own handwriting.

Additional amp features include 6L6 power tubes, MIDI In/Thru, a parallel loop with front panel mix control, a series loop and a tube bias section.

The RM100KH Custom Amp retails for $1,999.00 and is available at exclusive Randall dealers.

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Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World, a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.