So i made the leap from tubed to the world of digital modeling and bought the new X3 live. I decided to do this as right now i play a wide variety of music,. from harder stuff that requires a high gain amp to cleaner stuff that a fender combo (or something similar) would be better suited to.. as well as somewhere between (the rock stuff). With a brand new baby I cant justify having a basement full of gear right now so I sold everything I had, bought the X3 and an ESP eclipse standard (black cherry) and banked some money.
I couldn't be happier. The X3 models are amazing. The diezel, Engl, 5150 and bogner models sound huge and have crushing gain.
Im very impressed. Over the past couple years I have considered buying a vetta II on a couple occasions but just couldnt justify the price. The X3 sounds just as good and is much much cheaper (i paid $499 at my local GC)
Being able to set things up like a pedal chain is an amazing idea and the ease you can navigate within everything is miles above the XT live.
Just wanted to put in my 2 cents.. ill try and get pics of my eclipse soon.