#1
Ok...I was wondering if anyone that has had experience with these, tell me how well a Carvin V3, Carvin Legacy or a B52 AT-100 compare sound wise to a Mesa Dual rec.


I will listen to them in person if I can just looking for someones opinion.
#2
If memory serves, the Carvins you mentioned are a bit more mid range suited than a boogie is, a bit smoother also. But I suppose it depends on how you use the amp as well. Definately go try it out, but that's what I've heard.
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#3
I've have a Carvin Legacy and have played the B-52 AT's and a Dual Recto. The Legacy is nothing like a Dual Recto. The Legacy has much better cleans and the lead channel is a lot warmer and smoother, then again the Legacy isn't voiced for modern metal. Sound-wise, there's little to no similarities between the Legacy and a Dual Recto.

The B-52 AT's seem to be popular around here and some consider them to be a 'poor mans Recto.,' which isn't entirely true. The AT's have dull cleans and the rhythm and lead channels are very muddy and undefined. They're not the most reliable amps either.
#4
Thanks for the response guys...I was leaning away from the B-52 anyway...just threw it in for reference hehe.

Thinking for the price either a V3 or JSX (dont think I listed it before).