I am thinking I want a Reeves Custom Lead....I want it for a great Marshall type sound. I just got a Carvin catalog and they have reissued the X100b ....for 699 that seems like a great value. I know there will be a distinct difference in the quality due to construction and the Reeves will probably blow the Carvin away in a side by side but for the money and if I never hear the Reeves to compare in person would I be a fool to try the X100B first ... IT IS A LOT LESS money Any personal experiences with the Carvin better yet anyone ver owned both... I know we are talking apples and oranges but I do not care about bragging rights just a great or pretty good tone.