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Carvin Legacy VL212 Combo 3 33.33%
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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-12-2005, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Carvin Legacy VL212 Combo or VL412 Half Stack

Hi all, I am in need some of your professional input ....my old Marshall is on it's last leg. I am thinking of getting a Carvin Legacy. If given a choice between the two, which would you pick and why??? Please don't take price into consideration - the half stack is about $ 300 more. Both are 100W.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-12-2005, 05:06 PM
 
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Re: Carvin Legacy VL212 Combo or VL412 Half Stack

I'd get the half stack. It's not exactly the easiest thing to move around, but you can get a fuller tone with the four speakers instead of the two in the combo. You can also mix and match different cabs it if you want. It's your choice; think it though and consider your likes dislikes then purchase!
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Re: Carvin Legacy VL212 Combo or VL412 Half Stack

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I was thinking probably the half stack as well. It's only $ 300 more. After all 4 is better than 2
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Re: Carvin Legacy VL212 Combo or VL412 Half Stack

There is always the option of getting the head and 2 2x12 extension cabs. That way you can do 2x12 or 4x12 and it will be much easier to haul around.
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Re: Carvin Legacy VL212 Combo or VL412 Half Stack

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There is always the option of getting the head and 2 2x12 extension cabs. That way you can do 2x12 or 4x12 and it will be much easier to haul around.
Yeah...that is the only reason I was considering the Combo.....ughh...decisions, decisions
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Re: Carvin Legacy VL212 Combo or VL412 Half Stack

Just pic the one that suits you best, I had to try mine out a few times(although you can't try out a Carvin at a local store). Good luck, I hope you find and get what you wanted!
---"Get the half stack."
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Re: Carvin Legacy VL212 Combo or VL412 Half Stack

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Get the half stack."
Yes....I think that is the one for me
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-12-2005, 07:14 PM
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Re: Carvin Legacy VL212 Combo or VL412 Half Stack

I would go with a head and 2-12, I hate lugging 4-12s. I'm not a huge combo fan either, I like closed back cabs and it's easier to carry a 2-12 Legacy cab and a head. The 2-12 Legacy cabs are pretty light. Of course, I have a Genz Benz G-Flex cab, which is big for a 2-12 and a pain, my rack also weighs a ton, and it doesn't seem like there is much in it. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if my studio wasn't in the basement, ugh.

JJemmer, I see you're in Thorton, I'm just up the road in Erie, shoot me an e-mail sometime and maybe we can hook up.

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Re: Carvin Legacy VL212 Combo or VL412 Half Stack

BTW, the Combo is in the 80-90 lbs range. I weigh roughly 155, so it's very entertaining for my friends when I carry it. One really nice feature of the Combo though is that you can open the back up.
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Re: Carvin Legacy VL212 Combo or VL412 Half Stack

I was waiting and contemplating for long time, as I wanted to get the head and cab. But a chance to get a used combo for a fair price came up. I took it and I'm glad I did. These Legacies are SOOO loud. Suppose it depends on your needs, like the sort of gigs you play etc., but even the combo has plenty of volume.
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