#1
I can't afford the price of the Steve Vai Legacy combo amp so I'm wondering if it'll be the same if I just get a cheaper amp, say the Marshall MG50DFX, and replace the speakers with Celestion G12M Greenbacks that are in the Legacy. Thank you
#2
No, both the amp and the speakers have a huge impact on the tone, cutting costs on either will yield bad results. The Marshall MG is a series that is known for absolutely poor tone.

Maybe we can suggest other options. We need to know:
Your price range.
What music you play.
Where you're located.
If buying a used amp is an option.
#4
the mg series are just notoriously bad, and a speaker swap isn`t going to improve it much, vai`s tone is heavily tube based.
#5
Quote by TheQuailman
No, both the amp and the speakers have a huge impact on the tone, cutting costs on either will yield bad results. The Marshall MG is a series that is known for absolutely poor tone.

Maybe we can suggest other options. We need to know:
Your price range.
What music you play.
Where you're located.
If buying a used amp is an option.

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#6
that's gonna sound sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet


sorry did I say sweet? I mean ****
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#9
The MG will sound better but not good, you best bet is a new amp.

How much money do you have to work with?
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#10
Your not gonna come any where near carvin legacy tone by simply putting the same kind speakers in a much cheaper SS. Both my amps are tube but putting greenbacks in wont get me legacy amp tone.
#12
....and because steve vai does not play a stock legacy either
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#13
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No. Just no.
Avoid anything with MG written on it. I mean anything.


Even the MG X-Power?

#14
It's not a good idea in the slightest - but oh so sigworthy! Besides, the money you would spend on those Greenbacks plus an MG would be better spent on a superior amp.

For the record, a fairly high percentage of guitarists use Greenbacks, but that doesn't make them sound like Vai. Your logic is pretty poor. Putting racing car fuel into a Lada won't make the Lada a better car will it?
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Even the MG X-Power?




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#17
I'm working with less than $400 at the moment. I'm going for a few mixes of music like metal, to clean melodies, and for lack of a better word song-covers like that Canon in D electric guitar guy on Youtube. But anyways, there is this one sound that Steve Vai played in his Distortion Pedal video on youtube at 5:15 to 5:25 that caught my attention. Sorry, I'm not able to provide a link at the moment but it's easily found by searching "Steve Vai Distortion Pedal." He plays a very simple melody but the sound coming out is just to die for.
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No. Just no.
Avoid anything with MG written on it. I mean anything.




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#22
If you want the Legacy then just save up for it... I mean, for good tube amps they're REALLY cheap
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