Re: V3 or Legacy I?
What do you play? I've owned both. I liked the Legacy better. The cleans on the Legacy are some of the best on any amp. Right up there with a nice, clean Fender tube amp. Full, warm and lush. The gain doesn't get into metal (aka. Recto territory though, even with a pedal). The trick with the Legacy is to run and eq in the effects loop. Gives you a lot more versatility for tone shaping. For leads, the Legacy sings, even on it's own, and when you throw a pedal in front it is orgasmic. Thick, sustaining leads from heaven. The Legacy's flaws.......while still good for rhythm it's not it's strong point. Don't take that to mean though that it isn't good at rhythm tones. It's also very loud since there is no master volume, even in 50 watt mode.
The V3 - Very versatile for tones. Clean is more Marshally - not as good as the Legacy. Can do crunch to mesa recto tones. 3 channels. Master volume. Midi........what's not to like? Well, the tone seemed to just hang there at the cabinet. The Legacy has this 3d like sound quality. The V3 sounds like a blanket has been placed over the top of the cabinet. The sound just never goes anywhere.
Ultimately, I was a lot happier with my Legacy and owned it much longer. Plus, a used Legacy can be found for a lot less than a used V3.