I was a fan of the Carvin X100b amps and have owned two in the past. I need another 50-100w amp like I need a hole in the head, but the Carvin x1 pedal might fill a niche in my gear. It supposed to be the preamp section of an x100b in pedal form, with a few goodies like speaker emulated out and headphones. I could use it as a distortion pedal, a preamp run into the return of an FX loop on another amp, or most importantly for me, for a late night headphone amp and a recording direct-to-interface. I like the idea. Anyone tried it in person - or its brother the Vai pedal?