#1
I'm up in the air between these two amps right now.

Does anyone have any experience with either or both of these amps?

what do you like/dislike about them?

I play a lot of satriani, dream theater, older metallica, etc. I don't really go into the drop tunings.

What i love about the rivera is the note definition. you strum a chord and you can pick out the individual notes. The cleans on the rivera are incredible, too.

I haven't heard a legacy in person, so i can't comment on it.

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#2
From what I've heard, the Legacy is kind of a one-trick pony, in that it does smooth leads very well but kinda sucks for rhythm.
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#3
i've heard that you can only really sound like steve vai :shrugs: its got a very smooth distortion for leads and a good clena channel but other than that its kinda meh

haven't tried the Rivera but i've heard its pretty awesome
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#4
A local shop has a Rivera venus 5 on the shelf and that amp blew me away.

What I really dig about the Carvin is that it has 25/50/100 watt power, and can be switched via midi.

edit: didn't realize that the rivera also has midi and a 100/55 watt switch
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#5
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A local shop has a Rivera venus 5 on the shelf and that amp blew me away.

What I really dig about the Carvin is that it has 25/50/100 watt power, and can be switched via midi.


that is useful but for the styles you play i honestly wouldn't recommend it really.

whats your budget btw?? theres other amps out there that may be better for you
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#6
What other amps?

I've played thru other amps - egnators, engl, boogie, blablabla. the only other one that i liked was the boogie mk5, but is was still missing "something".


I have an ADA MP-1 with the recto mod on it, so i have that tone down.
#7
The legacy II does smooth leads great and from what I played in the store, has excellent cleans and purty good rhythm tones. A v3 would do it better for you, I'd own one if I had th money!
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#8
K-Tre, without a doubt.

I haven't tried the Legacy II, but I had a Legacy I and the K-Tre absolutely destroys it.

One of the best sounding high gain amps I've ever heard. Awesome clean channel and a kickass lead channel.
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