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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-11-2010, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Carvin Legacy 1 Half stack or Carvin V3 Half stack?

Hello! I am currently in the decision between going for a Legacy 1 or V3. ALthought I know that the v3 is very versatile, I'm a big Steve Vai fan, and although i'm not striving to imitate his sound entirely, but it has that nice lead sound so i'm trying to wiegh between the V3's versatility and the Legacy's lead tone. QUite a big difference i suppsoe but... could somebody tell me about the Legacy's versatility and the V3's lead tone? and compare them? My playing styles would be, rock, Metal, Instrumental (like steve, or satriani) and i guess a bit of blues and maybe jazz. Thanks!
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Re: Carvin Legacy 1 Half stack or Carvin V3 Half stack?

if you can, play your axe thru both of them...legacy is more "boogie" sounding, and i think the v3 is a bit more sterile or metal sounding...if you are into jazz and such, lean towards the legacy...warmer and creamier, jmho...
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Re: Carvin Legacy 1 Half stack or Carvin V3 Half stack?

Really? So does the legacy have a good clean channel?
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Re: Carvin Legacy 1 Half stack or Carvin V3 Half stack?

And would you suggest saving up for a Legacy II instead of LEgacy I?
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Re: Carvin Legacy 1 Half stack or Carvin V3 Half stack?

The Legacy has an amazing clean channel, I agree trying to go for a legacy II though since you can control the volume easier and get some other tones.
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Re: Carvin Legacy 1 Half stack or Carvin V3 Half stack?

gar its $400 more dollars. :\.
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Re: Carvin Legacy 1 Half stack or Carvin V3 Half stack?

Get the Legacy! I'll never own another amp. Has great gain, plus the clean channel is to die for. I can also get some great metal tones with it if I juice it a little with my Jemini.



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Re: Carvin Legacy 1 Half stack or Carvin V3 Half stack?

Legacy I or II? and ahah jemini. how do you compare it to a Ibanez Tube screamer? i read that its a replacement but i'd like to hear more that "its supposed to be a replacement"
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Re: Carvin Legacy 1 Half stack or Carvin V3 Half stack?

Go to the nifty review section here...



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Re: Carvin Legacy 1 Half stack or Carvin V3 Half stack?

Oh. right, hahaha :P
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Re: Carvin Legacy 1 Half stack or Carvin V3 Half stack?

if you havent made up your mind yet. Ive owned both amps, currently i have a legacy vl-100 head.

Neither can do metal very well without a lot of help. clean channel on the legacy is awesome even at high volumes it is perfectly clean very versatile. lead channel without a boost its hard to play anything gainier than classic rock, but the clarity and bass responce is unmatched. now if you use active pickups youll love the smooth tone and sustain from the lead channel. this amp loves active pups.

The v3 was very easy to dial in and had a nice chunk to it but it was kinda thin even with 6l6s. This amp no matter where you set it it sounds good at any volume. Not so much with the carvin legacy it almost demands the use of your guitar tone and volume knobs. The v3 is a bit more expensive than the legacy. The v3 doesnt like el34 type tubes if you bias outside of stock specs, the legacy works great with either.

And now for the sales pitch- carvin legacy vl-100 head with a high gain jj kt77 retube kit from eurotubes. Comes with original footswitch, original amp cover, and even the original carvin cardboard box.
$550 shipped OBO will consider trades. Im gonna jump on the axe fx train. I even got pics and sound clips if needed.
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