Good news: Randall still advertises these on their website so they're most likely still in production. Randall amps are catered more specifically towards metal, hard rock, thrash, speed, shred, etc. Their current line of Solid State RG amps are very budget-friendly (my RG 1503 Head was only $250!) Quite possibly the best option for shredders who have little to no money; more importantly they sound really good quiet or loud. The high gain distortion is very nice and crunchy, the eq section is well defined and provides decent room for tone shaping. There are only two small complaints that could have made this thing literally perfect, the "bass boost" and "mid-scoop". Randall themselves put out manuals for these that literally mention the bass boost can "cause speaker damage"...WHY BOTHER INSTALLING THIS IN THE UNIT IF IT POTENTIALLY CAUSES SPEAKER DAMAGE!? The mid scoop is not ideal, it will dampen your tone and cause a mudded sound; the bass boost and mid-scoop should have been scrapped and replaced with either a sustain boost or a treble boost instead.