Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has joined forces with Randall Amplifiers to design an extensive line containing signature products that emulate the distinctive tones of the legendary guitarist. Randall, a division of U.S. Music Corporation, announced the partnership today.
The full line of Kirk Hammett amps, heads, combos and preamp modules will allow guitar players around the world — from beginners to professionals — to harness the sound he uses both in the studio and on tour.
"Old-school tones and new-school technology attracted me to the potential that Randall amps have to offer," Hammett says. "These considerations are the answer to my continual quest for a well-rounded tonal palette, and this flexibility also enables me to make modifications on the spot. I feel tonally emancipated."
"Everyone at Randall Amplifiers is truly honored to work with Kirk Hammett," Doug Reynolds, Randall Division Manager, said. "His sound and playing style have inspired music fans for generations. With Kirk's collaboration and our continued dedication to create innovative, in-your-face amps, guitarists everywhere will be blown away with his new line of signature products."
Kirk Hammett is currently using Randall gear while recording Metallica's ninth studio album, set to be released next year. The album is being produced by Rick Rubin and will be the band's first release since St. Anger in 2003. For more information on Kirk Hammett and Metallica, please visit metallica.com/Band/kirk.asp.
About Randall Amplifiers
Randall Amplifiers is owned by U.S. Music Corp., located near Chicago, Illinois. U.S. Music Corp. is the corporate parent for world-recognized brands, including Washburn Guitars, Parker Guitars, Eden Amplifiers, Sound Tech Professional Audio, Oscar Schmidt, and Lyon Musical Instruments. For more information on Randall Amplifiers, go to RandallAmplifiers.com.