I recently had a chance to play one of the new reissue Carvin X-100B guitar heads, and all I can say is “wow.” I don’t know why I didn’t buy one of these several years ago when I had the chance, but I can say I’m not going to make the same mistake this time. I has one of the nicest clean sounds I’ve ever heard from a head, and it is super loud! The overdrive channel is nice as well – really good for blues, classic rock, or even metal. I ordered a White Bronco X-100B head and matching 4×12 cabinet. I can’t wait!
Fender Hot Rod III Amplifiers
Like so many players, I’ve long been a fan of Fender’s Hot Rod amplifier line. These are some of the most pedal-friendly amps out there and of course the price is right. That’s not to say that they’re perfect by any stretch. I personally never liked the upside down markings on the amp controls and the volume taper needed work, since it made it seem like the amps were louder than they really were.