Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Southern Highlands, NSW, Australia
Re: Carvin Legacy - Gain - YOUR sound clips? :)
The Legacy has plenty of "distortion". By this I mean basic gain and sustain, not really the mid-scooped high treble/bass chainsaw metal squeal. Its just very good for the straightforward hard rock sound. Like, how much gain or distortion do you really need? I think most people overdo it myself, maybe your points (a) & (b) describes this.
I agree with minsc, "7" is about right for gain, any more the Legacy sounds over saturated, I keep it around 5-6. I find that you don't really need a pedal boost, although I am playing with a Keeley mod Boss MT-2 just to try and have all bases covered. BTW, on the combo, you can take the back cover off and let it breathe. It makes a fairly dramatic change to the sound with a lot of mids dropping. I'm limited on time at the moment but I'd like to record and post some clips, do this as soon as I can.