#1
alright is the Carvin X212B 100W 2 X 12 combo amp good.
does it have good cleans/distorton tones? if not do you think a distortion pedal will fix that?
and is it reliable?

i like to play metal but i will play every thing.

https://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=X212B

there is the site if you want to look at it.

can someone who owns the amp reply i wan some good feedback not some bull someone made up.
#4
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but i need good cleans

If you need play clean 50% of the time you need good cleans.
If you play only cleans 10% of the time, then you need a tolerable cleans.

All in one is nice, but with cheaper stuff, you have to prioritize IMO.
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#6
but if i has good cleans can i just put a good distortion pedan in front and it will be ok right?
#7
^Not really. I tried out my music teachers Fender and tried to pull off a metal / hi gain tone; no chance!
#8
Definitely a great amp for the price as all Carvins are, and versatile as all Carvins are. However if you're just looking at high gain and cleans then I don't think this is the amp for you. What's your budget?
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#10
If you patch an EQ and a distortion through the efx loop
you should be able to achive good distortion tones reguardless.
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#11
The word on the street is that the cleans are amazing, the best in the price range.
The overdrive is lack-luster. You can probably boost it with a very good OD or distortion.

It's your call though.
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#12
It has some of the best cleans out there, IMO. With the right EQ, OD, and other effects, it could definitely be satisfactory for any almost application.
#14
sorry USD, but what about a bugera are they any good? but i deffinitley dont need anything over 100 tube wats ya know? thats why i like the carvin because it has the different watt selector from 25/50/100. so is there a amp that can handle heavy gain and switch wattage? dont forget cleans.
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#16
Quote by Mwoit
^Not really. I tried out my music teachers Fender and tried to pull off a metal / hi gain tone; no chance!


no offense to this actual person, but this is wrong.
i can get te same exact tone as kirk hammets guitar on tracks such as and justice for all, master of puppets, damage inc, and dyers eve.
my setup(for metal) is a fender blues junior, a fender deluxe mim strat w/ scn pups FSR, and a digitech metal master. i simply crank alll the mids, lows, and highs.
so yes, u can get a great metal tone out of a fender(or other great clean amps)
#17
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so i guess bugera is out of the question

not really cause it ha like 2 tubes so in theory if u take 1 tube out then it should be 60 watt's but i may be wrong but the word is that the Bugera's are damn fine amps but u should really play em before u judge em. they have pretty good cleans and more distortion then most people will need but i've heard they are coin tosses in terms of quality IDK bout that
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no offense to this actual person, but this is wrong.
i can get te same exact tone as kirk hammets guitar on tracks such as and justice for all, master of puppets, damage inc, and dyers eve.
my setup(for metal) is a fender blues junior, a fender deluxe mim strat w/ scn pups FSR, and a digitech metal master. i simply crank alll the mids, lows, and highs.
so yes, u can get a great metal tone out of a fender(or other great clean amps)


That must sound terrible.
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