If you've seen all of my annoying threads lately, you would know that I'm looking for a tube combo suitable for gigging priced under $700 - used or new.

Steve Vai has the most incredible and unique lead tone I have ever heard, and I am seriously considering buying a used Carvin Legacy 212, an amp which he helped design.

The problem is that I play in a metal band, and I have heard that this amp might not have enough gain for more extreme metal sounds.

Does this amp have enough gain for metal? Would an OD pedal give me the sound I want with this amp?

My guitar is an LTD Alexi 600 with an SD Blackout.

PS - I am not a total fanboy; I wanted a V with an OFR and an active pickup, and Steve Vai has an AMAZING lead tone.
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