TRY BEFORE YOU BUY. LOCAL PICKUP FOR CHICAGO AREA BUYERS.
Up for sale is an early to mid 80s Carvin X100b. This is the coveted 6L6 version without the muppet covering.
This amp is a sleeper in my opinion. Very underrated. Absolutely, wonderfully, painfully loud yet toneful. Lovely, warm clean channel that is a cross between a Twin Reverb and an early MesaBoogie. The Lead channel can do light dirt to shred-your-face-off. Tone on the drive side is also a bit MesaBoogie and a bit Marshall. With a good cabinet, this thing kills. It is also a fantastic amp to use with pedals.
I've had it since around 2012. I played it through a Marshall 1960B with Vintage 30s. Sounded HUGE. It is honestly a bit too much amp for my needs. It belongs out on stage and/or in a loud rock band or something. : )
This amp was recently serviced and re-tubed with a brand new matched set of JJs by my local amp guy, about a month ago. That alone is over $100. Only a few hours of playing time on the tubes. Externally it's also in great shape with some minor surface stuff, but no tolex peeling or anything like that. Unfortunately, I do not have the footswitch. But they are pretty easy to find on the web. I never needed it.
You cam make me an offer, but I am not going to move very much on the price. Please keep that in mind. This amp is ready to play and damage your hearing : )
Also important to mention:
I can waive the shipping for local buyers that are willing to pick it up, plus you can try it out. Unfortunately shipping is a bit expensive, but I'll do it if you are not local to the Chicago area.
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