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Toto said:
hi!

is here anyone who sometimes plays metal throw Carvin Legacy?
if yes then, how? what dist. pedals, preamps, EQ and etc u use?

thanks
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edit: ooups! i've droped topic in wrong section, move it plz, sorry
I tried the legacy - its really not a metal amp, imho. You need a dist pedal and probably a Hotplate attinuator to get close to a metal crunch.
 

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Yes it is possible. I use a GNX4 through my Legacy and can get an awesome rectifier tone using my GNX4. Legacys are versitile amps, but can't get a good metal tone without help from a good stomp box. Big deal, most of us have a few pedals anyway.
 

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i'm sure a tubescreamer or DS-1 will do the trick, but if your talking about death metal or anything that involves brutal distortion, then either get a high gain distortion pedal, or get another amplifier, like the others have said, the Legacy is not suited for metal, try Mesa or ENGL instead !
 

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alot of steve's heavier riffs on the records are done with mesa, vth,and whatever other cool toys steve has in the studio. I know for sure that steve has a mesa or 2, he is listed a mesa user and Dave has a mesa stilleto and i belive a vht.

as for metal and legacy, i can't comment much, i will say that if you have some good distortion pedals and set up through the clean on any tube amp you should be able to get a good metal tone.
 

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Well just get a DS-1 or a tubescreamer(or if you like some expensive rack gear haha) But legacy jsut ain't a metal amp...

Yea vai uses Mesa's for the rythms for like say Building the church, bad horise (i believe) etc...
 
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