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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-2005, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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carvin legacy or carvin v3?

im going to order a new amp from carvin..as i got a carvin credit card.......its going to be either a carvin legacy or the new v3.........im leaning toward the legacy as i like the simplicity and i like the sounds ive heard from it.......

im wondering if you could get the legacy sound from the v3

anybody played threw the v3 yet??......your thoughts are appreciated
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-2005, 07:01 AM
 
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Re: carvin legacy or carvin v3?

The Legacy is meant to be leaning more towards the hot-rodded Marshall direction, while the V3 is more of a Mesa-like amp. Or that's at least what I gather. I would go the Legacy route myself.
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thanks Pawel.....ive pretty much made my mind up to go with the legacy too.......but the v3 keeps interupting my path...so i figured id ask some opinions
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-2005, 07:26 AM
 
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Re: carvin legacy or carvin v3?

u checked out the V3 demo on the site?

V3 looks like a beast, although it looks funny

Yea i know a guy who played on the legacy, he told me the distorsion was (this is hard to describe) a bit sorta gainy (I think he meant a good gain kinda gets crunchier the more gain u throw on) and he went for a model below it.

Ive also heard Carvin have a few issues, and have been known to break down often.
Best thing you can do is play on both, If ur in AUS i think a shop in victoria has em :P
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-2005, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: carvin legacy or carvin v3?

hi Wallie.......if heard some clips of the v3 its hard to decide....

im a couple blocks over from victoria im in florida:0 thanks for the input
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Re: carvin legacy or carvin v3?

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Ive also heard Carvin have a few issues, and have been known to break down often.
All I have heard about Carvin is that they are extremely durable and reliable. Btw where in Victoria do you know they have legacy's or V3's?
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Re: carvin legacy or carvin v3?

I believe the importer is from Adelaide.

Music Connection
249 Magill Road Adelaide Maylands, South Australia 5069 Australia
phone: 08- 8331.9246
fax: 08- 8331.9655
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-13-2005, 12:58 AM
 
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Yep I send emails to him all the time, I was just wondering where in Victoria I could try the amps?
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-13-2005, 01:15 AM
 
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Re: carvin legacy or carvin v3?

apologies for the wrong state :P

i knew it was either adelaide or victoria :P

Ive heard they have a few problems of a few people who have owned and played on them, one of them being a guy who dealt in them. (Those people who go round to music stores with the catalogues with what to buy etc)
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-13-2005, 06:00 PM
 
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Re: carvin legacy or carvin v3?

There is a guy in Melbourne that sells Carvin amps but only the Belair. I spoke to him a few months ago.

The only way to try a Legacy is to either go to Adelaide or have him send you the legacy for a trial. You pay him for the amp and shipping up front and if you don't like it you send it back and he refunds you the cost of the amp.

I have the same problem with trying out the Framus amps. I want to try the Dragon and the Cobra. I'd have to go to Melbourne to do that. Have you thought of trying Framus amps? You might love the Dragon.

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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-17-2005, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: carvin legacy or carvin v3?

well i ordered the legacy head...and legacy two twelve cabint today.......Merry Christmas
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Re: carvin legacy or carvin v3?

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well i ordered the legacy head...and legacy two twelve cabint today.......Merry Christmas
good luck!

post some samples once you get all settled in.
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-18-2005, 06:00 AM
 
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Re: carvin legacy or carvin v3?

speaking of amps, i get my JSX head for xmas, with either the Marshall Cab or the Peavey one

Can't wait
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-20-2005, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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mine will be here thursday
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-20-2005, 07:49 PM
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Re: carvin legacy or carvin v3?

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speaking of amps, i get my JSX head for xmas, with either the Marshall Cab or the Peavey one

Can't wait

The Peavey one sounds alot better.


One thing about Peavey is their speakers/cabs always sound the best with their gear.
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