We were jammin last night and the young'un asks me how i am getting my tone and then he asks if the 2203x has more gain than the 6100 and i said no it doesn't. Course he replies bullshit so i hand him the California Carved Top and said give it a rip. He starts playing and looks immensely puzzled and says there isn't much gain and says how you play so fast with so little gain? I said "hit every note!" "A 2203 will not cover your ass with gain it will show your mistakes loud and clear but if you make an effort to hit every freaking note it will sound like the Gods descending from heaven. Try it!" So he really started muscling some chuggin riffs and i could he was getting it after all. He told me later that amp forces you to play better to which i replied "now whats wrong with that?"