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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-02-2012, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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Carvin Legacy 1

Has anyone modified their Legacy 1 amplifier? I noticed Mercury Magnetics has a model specifically made for the Legacy 1. The part number is CARV-LEGA-O.

Also, do you think SV plays a stock Legacy 1 or do you think he has upgraded the transformers?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-02-2012, 09:24 PM
 
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Re: Carvin Legacy 1

I've been thinking about modding mine with ben fargen mods, I talked to Vai earlier this year and he says the Legacy 1's are all stock. I'm definitely adding a MV and I MAY swap the tranny/choke from fargen.
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I thought Vai was using the Legacy 3 now
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-02-2012, 11:09 PM
 
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Re: Carvin Legacy 1

He has 2 legacy 1's and 2 legacy 3's on the road. For the show I saw a few weeks ago he said it would be mostly legacy 1's. There seems to be some mojo for how simple the circuitry is in the legacy 1s? Idk, I'm still thinking about modding my amps though because I love the legacy but sort of want a slighlty more complex/dimensional tone that a new tranny probably could help with.
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Re: Carvin Legacy 1

Mercury Magnetics makes great stuff!
They have parts for several amps, too.
Don't just change out the tranny--get the choke, too.



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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 04:29 PM
 
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Re: Carvin Legacy 1

i did a fair few mods to my L1`s,resistor/cap changes,ppimvm(master volume mod)
would be interesting to know what if any changes the tranny swap and adding a choke would do tonally.
i`m pretty sure sv`s are stock and the L3`s on tour seem to be there just for show.
to me the L1`s are a nicer tone but the L3`s are more usable for most people.
i converted my bogner ecstacy from 110v to 240v using a mm transformer and there products are top quality.
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Re: Carvin Legacy 1

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He has 2 legacy 1's and 2 legacy 3's on the road. For the show I saw a few weeks ago he said it would be mostly legacy 1's. There seems to be some mojo for how simple the circuitry is in the legacy 1s? Idk, I'm still thinking about modding my amps though because I love the legacy but sort of want a slighlty more complex/dimensional tone that a new tranny probably could help with.
I just saw him in NYC and he was just mainly using the Legacy 1 only also. The Legacy 3 was not use at all.
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