Re: Carvin vs Engl
I use an ENGL SE head and XXL Pro cab with vintage 30's. Mind you not a combo as you're seeking BUT probably the best rig I've played through and I've used a Dual Rec, 5150, T2, and currently have a 5150 III. The tone is very thick and with leads it really has note definition. Channel switching is something I have to have for gigs/practice. As far as wattage goes, it just depends on where you expect to use the amp. If its for gigs, chances are you'll be mic'd anyway or for bedroom practice I've never heard of anyone wanting to blast an amp, unless they hate their neighbors lol. I've never used a legacy but I would assume it's fairly tailored to sound Vai-like. Hope some of that helps!