Anyone here sold an XTC and seriously regretted it?

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  1. Random Hero

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    I can't tell you how many times I've changed my mind over this. Today I keep thinking it's gonna be a HUGE mistake. I don't need the extra money per se, but it would be nice.

    I honestly do not have a clue what to do.

    FWIW, I was thinking of replacing it with another Mark IV (which I loved) or an Einstein.
     
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    I highly recomend that you do what Olaf said on Rig talk. Buy yourself a Boogie Quad preamp and keep the Bogner. Use the bogners o/p section to drive the Boogie then you will have the best of both worlds.
     
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    No, I sold mine awhile back, and have no regrets. It's a great amp, but there are many great amps out there these days.
     
  4. ejecta

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    I think that is great advice.
     
  5. donbarzini

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    I would just get an Axe-Fx, this way you can make it sound like all the amps you want.
     
  6. ejecta

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    :rotflmao
     
  7. Random Hero

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    Interesting.

    Buying MORE gear isn't really an option at the minute, as much as I would love to. I suppose I could always get a Shiva...
     
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    Funny; I had a Shiva and XTC at the same time. The Shiva always sounded better to me so I sold the XTC. Still have the Shiva.
     
  9. Random Hero

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    What style do you play?
     
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    I like classic rock (Zep, UFO, Neal Schon etc) and blues the best. So for me, the XTC had more gain available than I normally needed. But...in the same range of gain, to my ears, the Shiva sounded more natural etc. The XTC didn't sound bad at all but I didn't play it much because my ears just liked the Shiva better. The clean channel on the Shiva was also much better than the XTC.
     
  11. bikerdude2

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    so I'm biased.:eek: To date, I've owned a Mako CHW, Egnater Mod50, CAE OD100SE+, various Mesa's (Mark I,III,IV, Single Recto, DC5's) and a Einstein. The XTC just gives me something no other amp does. This one will not be leaving. Lesson learned. Best of luck in whatever you decide.
     
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    You will regret selling the XTC ... I have sold them twice, now I am holding onto to the one I have (XTC Classic) ... always missed the sound I could get. Tons of tones in the XTC, if you get bored start flicking some switches and turning some knobs ...
     
  13. Ricker

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    The advice given so far is real bad :nono

    Just hang in there another month and I will have my brand new 101b........
    I will give you a full review and then I will tell you if it's a bad decision to sell it....he he
    I have a Shiva aswell and some Budda superdrives lying around.

    You're going through a painful time bro.........
    Have no fear...Ricker's 101b is near:dude

    R
     
  14. Random Hero

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    Haha! I read the first part thinking "Wtf?!" :rotflmao
     
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    I don't miss my XTC all that much -- tone was good, but not what I was wanting it to be, and it was a heavy bastard.

    I liked my Shiva a lot as well, but not enough to keep it. Too sterile or hi-fi I guess, I just needed something a little more organic sounding. Bogners are great amps for a working musician and can do a lot, but the feel wasn't there for me. They record great and sound amazing live, I just couldn't get along with them.
     
  16. mcgriff420

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    Same here, it's a nice amp to be sure..

    But I found it to be too much amp, the head is huge and I don't think I ever used all three channels in one gig.

    I'm a single channel, pedals and volume knob kinda guy.

    I did keep the OS 212 though..best 212 EVARRR!! :AOK
     
  17. illini

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    The clean on the Shiva is very good. I could never quite get along with the Gain channel enough to pull the trigger. Sounded good, but I always wanted it to sound more like my Marshall.
     
  18. Ricker

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    I think the clean channel on the Shiva Flatters to decieve......
    Really compare it to a Blackface fender and it comes up short....in tone and feel.......

    R
     
  19. joolzriff

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    nah,bought a wizard ate the xtc for lunch....
     
  20. illini

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    I have a vibrolux that few amps can beat in the clean department for my taste.
     

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