Poll: Which amp is best for me?
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View poll results: Which amp is best for me?
Mesa Boogie Heartbreaker
2 8%
Carvin Legacy
14 58%
Mesa Boogie Rectoverb
8 33%
Other(Please post)
0 0%
Voters: 24.
I've been looking for a new amp for a while now and finally have it narrowed down to 3 amps.
1) Mesa Boogie Heartbreaker
2) Carvin Legacy
3) Mesa Boogie Rectoverb

I'm looking for a great lead tone like Vai, Gilbert and Satch but it also need to be able to handle solid distorted rythme tone like Lagwagon, Rise Against, No Use for a Name. I'm sure you guys know the lead guitarists I mentioned above but maybe not the bands I stated. Check these videos out if you need to hear them.....




BTW, If I need a pedal to get both the tones with one of these amps just let me know which one....

Its not in the poll but a Carvin V3 is now another option which I'm heavily leaning toward if you have any thoughts on them.

I just checked craigslists today and theres a Mesa Mark IV 1x12 combo going for $950. Would I be better off with that or the V3?
Last edited by Osiris77 at Feb 14, 2008,
Well considering Vai uses a legacy if you want to get his tone that would be the way to go.
engl screamer..

Or Laney
Schecter C-1 Hellraiser
Ibanez EX 470 (1991)

Peavey 6505 combo
Vox Valvetronix AD15VT
Danville 1X12 Cab
Kustom 12w tube

Dunlop Crybaby
DOD overdrive(YJM)
Boss Ns-2
Dod 250 Overdrive
Isnt that more of a blues amp?

edit to the guy who suggested the lonestar
I Just check the Carvin site and the Carvin V3 combo went on sale for $1,000 would that be good for what I'm looking for I heard its got great lead and rythme tone and is very versitile.
My Gear
-Gibson Les Paul Tribute (Bare Knuckle Nailbombs)
-Ibanez "lawsuit" Les Paul (Seymour Duncan Pegasus and Sentinent)
-Ibanez S470 (Dimarzio D-sonic and Humbucker from Hell)
-PRS SE Custom (Guitarforce Black Diamond and Lord of the Blues)

Marshall TSL100
EVH 5150III EL-34 50w
Marshall 1960a cab

Dunlop 535q wah
Boss Super Chorus
Bogner Uberschall
Ibanez DE7 Delay
Electro-Harmonix Power Booster
Fender PT100 Pedal Tuner

Ernie Ball Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom 10-52
V3 man.
Ibanez RG550 20th RFR
Traynor YCV50
Fender FMT HH Tele
Mesa Boogie 2ch Triple Rectifier
2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
Ok thanks for all the replies, through it all it looks like it comes down to the Carvin V3. Thanks for all the advice and support I'll be sure to post some sound clips for guys when I get it.
I just checked craigslists today and theres a Mesa Mark IV 1x12 combo going for $950. Would I be better off with that or the V3?