#1
Ok, my amp quest is almost over!

The Carvin Legacy, It is basically impossible to play before you buy over here where I live in australia. I'm looking for that neoclassical/shred type of sound with the occasional kalmah, Kiuas.

I understand the legacy is not a high gain amp.

Firstly i'm thinking of purchasing this with a 212 cab. What cab should I get? What speakers? celestions?
If anyone has one they are selling hit me up. cheers.

Anyone played one of these before?
How much should I pay for one second hand in australia?
Gear.
Peters Chimaira tube amp
Harley Benton 2xv30's
IbanezS470(evo,paf)
Jackson dinky select series USA
ESP LTD EC1000VB
MI audio boostnbuff+crunchbox
Carbon copy MXR + smart gate
#2
And it accepts pedals alright?
Gear.
Peters Chimaira tube amp
Harley Benton 2xv30's
IbanezS470(evo,paf)
Jackson dinky select series USA
ESP LTD EC1000VB
MI audio boostnbuff+crunchbox
Carbon copy MXR + smart gate
#3
Quote by Metal_Injection
And it accepts pedals alright?


Steve Vai uses the Legacy, if I'm correct. He has LOTS of pedals.
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#4
yeah i assumed as much. It is his 'signature' amp and it IS a carvin!!
Gear.
Peters Chimaira tube amp
Harley Benton 2xv30's
IbanezS470(evo,paf)
Jackson dinky select series USA
ESP LTD EC1000VB
MI audio boostnbuff+crunchbox
Carbon copy MXR + smart gate
#5
I think Vintage 30s are the best match - most amp makers produce plenty of cabs using them so it shouldn't be hard to find one near you. I still think the Vintage 30/Greenback combination is the best sound you'l get out of a 2x12, but the Legacy is too powerful for that.

Why not just get the combo?
#6
Too powerful? How so?

The quad is just to heavy to lift around.

What ****s me about the mesa combo is he wants 3 times as much for it. I could buy 3 legacy heads for the same price. Supposedly the legacy kicks its arse anyway.

I already have a tube combo anyway, a Genz benz. its more high gain though.
Gear.
Peters Chimaira tube amp
Harley Benton 2xv30's
IbanezS470(evo,paf)
Jackson dinky select series USA
ESP LTD EC1000VB
MI audio boostnbuff+crunchbox
Carbon copy MXR + smart gate
#7
if only i could sell my gear
Gear.
Peters Chimaira tube amp
Harley Benton 2xv30's
IbanezS470(evo,paf)
Jackson dinky select series USA
ESP LTD EC1000VB
MI audio boostnbuff+crunchbox
Carbon copy MXR + smart gate
#9
Quote by Metal_Injection
Too powerful? How so?

The quad is just to heavy to lift around.

What ****s me about the mesa combo is he wants 3 times as much for it. I could buy 3 legacy heads for the same price. Supposedly the legacy kicks its arse anyway.

I already have a tube combo anyway, a Genz benz. its more high gain though.

The V30 is 60 watts and the greenback is 25watts, making 75 all up. The Legacy is 100watts, so something will fry.
#10
ah alright.

So I should probably just go two v30's?

and the carvin v3, havent seen on of those around in australia ever, doubt I could find one, cheers dudes.
Gear.
Peters Chimaira tube amp
Harley Benton 2xv30's
IbanezS470(evo,paf)
Jackson dinky select series USA
ESP LTD EC1000VB
MI audio boostnbuff+crunchbox
Carbon copy MXR + smart gate
#11
Yeah, two V30s will do the job perfectly.
If you're gonna buy the head though, why not get a 4x12? the 100W head plus a 2x12 would work out more expensive than the (identical) combo, so it's a bit of a waste of money...
#12
I've had someone offer me 1000$ AUD for the head and 300$ AUD for a 2x12 with V30's.
1300$ beats 3000$

the reason I dont want a 4x12 is because I just cant be stuffed lugging around 4x12 lol

but cheers guys u've been a big help, thankyou
Gear.
Peters Chimaira tube amp
Harley Benton 2xv30's
IbanezS470(evo,paf)
Jackson dinky select series USA
ESP LTD EC1000VB
MI audio boostnbuff+crunchbox
Carbon copy MXR + smart gate
#13
You can always try it out for 10 days and return it if you are not satisfied.
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#14
hey dude, im buying both of them second hand, new cost way too much over here. Its a shame really, only thing u would buy new are guitars
Gear.
Peters Chimaira tube amp
Harley Benton 2xv30's
IbanezS470(evo,paf)
Jackson dinky select series USA
ESP LTD EC1000VB
MI audio boostnbuff+crunchbox
Carbon copy MXR + smart gate
#15
Quote by kriscornella2@g
carvin v3 is better mate. look on youtube


+1 i saw a guy playing neo on a v3 then he tried it on a legacy and the v3 owned and he spend twice the amount of time trying to tweak the legacy and it still didnt live up to the v3 and the v3 has vintage 30 cabs that you can buy with the head
#16
Damn, would be a fortune over here, not to mention ive never seen one in any shops, how much are they with a cab new in america? cheers
Gear.
Peters Chimaira tube amp
Harley Benton 2xv30's
IbanezS470(evo,paf)
Jackson dinky select series USA
ESP LTD EC1000VB
MI audio boostnbuff+crunchbox
Carbon copy MXR + smart gate
#17
Quote by Metal_Injection
I've had someone offer me 1000$ AUD for the head and 300$ AUD for a 2x12 with V30's.
1300$ beats 3000$

the reason I dont want a 4x12 is because I just cant be stuffed lugging around 4x12 lol

but cheers guys u've been a big help, thankyou

Well im Aussie and i have played the amp and think it sounds amazing, and for that price i would definately go for it. And the clean channel is the best ive ever heard, so im sure it will accept pedals fine.
#18
Quote by Metal_Injection
hey dude, im buying both of them second hand, new cost way too much over here. Its a shame really, only thing u would buy new are guitars


Well, you could still try it for 10 days, return it to give it a good test, then buy one used.

Not necessarily the right way to do business but that's carvin's fault for not having any localized dealers.
Major of 7 String Legion 7 > 6

Carvin DC747
Ibanez RG2228
Schecter Avenger Custom Shop
and my baby....
Gibson Explorer Studio
#19
Hey dudes, this got lost in the forum. So yeah cheers guys.

I probably should do that 10 day thing. fck yeah!!

Wish I lived in the states. Everythings cheap as hell!
Gear.
Peters Chimaira tube amp
Harley Benton 2xv30's
IbanezS470(evo,paf)
Jackson dinky select series USA
ESP LTD EC1000VB
MI audio boostnbuff+crunchbox
Carbon copy MXR + smart gate
#20
I've got a Carvin Legacy 2x12 combo. If you want some clips, just ask. I've never played the V3, yet, since Carvin is scarce on the East Coast due to Carvin being located in Cali.