But when the sweet spot is found, it kills any solid state amp out there
Maybe, I'm not convinced with all the hassle that they kill solid state, but...the people we play for wouldn't know the difference between a gorilla 15 watt, and a Matchless anyway, except maybe for the volume output. :lol:But when the sweet spot is found, it kills any solid state amp out there
Very true!Maybe, the people we play for wouldn't know the difference between a gorilla 15 watt, and a Matchless anyway, except maybe for the volume output. :lol:
Yup, mine sounded exactly like that, mush with no definition.Hmmm I'm a huge legacy fan and i kinda disagree with all of this. The legacy is in fact an OVERALL amazing amp and the tones from it are down right splendid. It can in fact get heavy on it's own. Heres some of my clips, I'm new to micing amps so this isn't exactly how it sounds its actually 10x better!
http://media.putfile.com/the-tone gilbertish tone.
http://media.putfile.com/idk-56-11 SLIGHTLY boosted.
http://media.putfile.com/december-of-hell Straight legacy
+1. Of course the Legacy will sound like ass at lower volumes, just like any other tube amp...If you want an amp for your bedroom, get a Line 6 or something instead of wasting all that coin on an amp you will never gig with....It's just like most good tube amps. You really have to get it going at decent volumes to get that singing tone. Vai used to use modified JCM800s. Same thing here. They don't sound as good as they do when they are cranked.
that was a tad rude.. you can make a roland cube sound great if you mic it properly-- the opposite goes here.. the first clip def. sounded the best..Yup, mine sounded exactly like that, mush with no definition.
Everything from instrumental to death metal. Leads and Rhythm.What kind of music do you play rob? This amp is mainly for leads which it EXCELS at. I myself am even looking for a new amp, not to place this as it sounds awesome. But for nu-metal type tones.
How is it rude? I was talking about the overall tone, not the playing.that was a tad rude.. you can make a roland cube sound great if you mic it properly-- the opposite goes here.. the first clip def. sounded the best..
+1 to that. Exactly...if you listen to that demo you will here Steve say that all that is added to the amps raw tone is a little delay....and Vai's fingers of course!!I'd like to throw in an opposing view. When I had my Legacy half stack I was completely satisfied with the tone. I agree that the clean tone was fantastic. I really enjoyed it while being pushed with an OD-3. That is how I got my Satriani tones. For the Vai like stuff I usually just boosted the lead channel with a GE-7. I like to run my amps a little hotter than they need to be for the situation and use a volume at the end of my FX loop to limit the volume. Maybe that had something to do with it. Either way, I hope you can find a way to work it out because the Legacy is capable of producing some of the best tones I have ever had the pleasure to play with.
I also found that the demo Vai did on carvin.com was spot on what the amp could produce on its own. Does yours sound like that?
Hmm everyone's taste is different, not gonna force you to like it! What did you replace it with and what wasn't "You" about it if i might ask?When I got mine I knew well in advance it didn't do metal