How to Get Randy Rhoads Epic Sound on a Budget

Sounds pro doesn’t have to cost a fortune!

So, you want to be a shredder? Randy was the ultimate shredder. His guitar licks were well thought out. They are fun to play and great training exercises.

Getting Randy’s sound is no longer a mystery.

Here’s what you need:

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Epiphone Les Paul Custom

I know this isn’t a “Gibson” custom shop Les Paul but the quality of Epiphone Les Paul guitars is amazing. It’s still not super cheap but it’s a great deal for what you get.

Marshall Code50 Modeling Combo

I got to admit this isn’t the amp that Randy would have used. He had the resources to get any amp he wanted! This is a cost effective way to get really close with the sound.

Marshall Amps

MXR M104 Distortion+ Distortion Pedal

This pedal is the perfect alternative if you can’t fork out the cash for a new amp.

MXR Distortion+ Distortion Pedal

MXR M134 Stereo Chorus Pedal

This is the pedal you’ll need to get that glimmer and sparkle that you hear on Mr. Crowley and the other clean electric guitar parts that Randy plays. MXR is quality and you really can’t go wrong with their pedals.

MXR Stereo Chorus

Broke or out of your budget?

If you got cash that’s always best. I personally love the pay as you play plans. I especially like the zZounds payment program.

They charge your credit card each month for the payment plan amount. No worries about signing up for a new credit card or anything like that. I’ve used this program more than once on larger purchases. Keeps cash in my pocket and gear in my hands.

Click here for more a video on this Randy Rhoad’s epic rig.

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Craig Kelley

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