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I'm not sure. I'm not familiar with all that has been done to improve the new version. Plus its always fun to get something new if its better than what we already have. I need information.. before I make a decision.
Unbelievably I have YET to hear a single clip of the reissue X100B, which scares me a little bit.
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I had a 1x12 "vintage" version....which I have since sold. When I played it in the store I was blown away....thought the cleans were top notch, and the gain was decent......overall just a huge sonic footprint.
After a while.....I still liked the cleans....but they were nothing compared to my Super Reverb or TOL50. I tried it with extension cabs, and it still didn't sound "right". It had a really notched tone.....to my ears. The dirt tones were almost unusable after a while.......ugly.
I liked the layout of the amp, switchable power, assignable 5 band EQ, and footswitchable FX loop....but in the end it just didn't deliver.
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I know what you're saying about the dirty channel...it's awful.
I've got an X60B, and by itself, it's the worst sounding dirty channel I've owned...and I've owned more than my fair share. There's SO MUCH bass in the preamp of the thing that it makes your bridge pickup sound like a neck pickup. It's really unusable.
BUT...when I picked up the X60, I also got a Boss GE-7 in the deal. Let me tell you, the combination is pretty f-ing magical. With the GE-7, you can pull the bass out of the preamp, boost the mids and level, and REALLY tighten up the gain channel and turn it into a fire-breathing monster. Pre-gain EQ makes it into a completely different amp. You know...one that DOESN'T suck.
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Aside from the obvious there are much better amps out there for the money, people at the Carvin forum are saying the reissues aren't nearly as loud, particularly the clean channel. I had one from the early 90s and it was extremely loud. People are saying you can stand in front of the new one fully cranked and still talk over it.