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Carvin Legacy?

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:06 pm
by mlamarche
I was so impressed with Steve's tone on the new GT3 dvd that I just got a Legacy....does he have it stock? or did he change some tubes??
if anyone knows...please tell me....thanks

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:35 pm
by Jeries
i'd suggest getting a Boss DS-1, and a Ibanez TS9dx turbo tube screamer...or a regular ts9

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:54 pm
by bkornaker1977
mostly everyone will agree that his amps when he plays live are 'stock amps". Ive wondered this for years now.......and get the same response about his amps when he plays live.

now his own personal amps in his home studio......HMMmmm......i bet he doesnt use the same tubes that came in that amp stock. im sure one point or another he has changed the tubes, and went for which ever brand his tech could get at the time.

or maybe when he needs a retube, he just has carvin ship him free ones.......in that case, yeah, he uses stock tubes.

i dont know..............but the world is dying to know............

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:14 pm
by mlamarche
I'm thinking maybe some winged SED's instead of the stock Groove Tubes.....anyone out there know for sure?

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:56 pm
by 8bigtubes
As far as tubes are concerned, go with what sounds best to YOU. Personally, I have Ruby EL34BSTR's in my Legacy and I have Shuguang 9th gen AX7's in V1 and V2.

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:05 am
by joshua202020
8bigtubes wrote:As far as tubes are concerned, go with what sounds best to YOU. Personally, I have Ruby EL34BSTR's in my Legacy and I have Shuguang 9th gen AX7's in V1 and V2.
So where's the other five?

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:51 am
by lydian2000
yeah carvin legacy are great amps, but when he did clinics in russia he used "good ole'" marshalls and oddly enough he sounded just as good..coincidence?

and what about the Fender he uses for clean sounds on this last tour do you all think it's "just" to add a different sound?

My theory is he must have a few other brands in the studio that he uses.

Or in other words, endorsement vs reality.

:peace

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:25 am
by Ugur Dariveren
I believe he using stock Legacy's because when I played Legacy some people said you got exact Steve Vai sound with this amp.
Don't forget tone is in your head and fingers.

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:28 am
by RAI
lydian2000 wrote: My theory is he must have a few other brands in the studio that he uses.

Or in other words, endorsement vs reality.

:peace
Steve has said that if he could have just one amp, the Legacy has it all.
It's not perfect, it doesn't do everything, but as a single amp it covers alot of ground.
Of course, Steve can has as many amps as he wants, so he does.

If it was all a question of the endorsement, you would never hear a word about other amps used on a recording, and most certainly not see a Fender amp on stage next to Steve. If it was all about the endorsement, the Fender would either be hidden backstage or placed in a Legacy enclosure to fool us all...

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:27 pm
by 8bigtubes
joshua202020 wrote:
8bigtubes wrote:As far as tubes are concerned, go with what sounds best to YOU. Personally, I have Ruby EL34BSTR's in my Legacy and I have Shuguang 9th gen AX7's in V1 and V2.
So where's the other five?
I'm using EH's in the other 3 preamp slots

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:30 am
by iGer
what is a stock amp ??

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:26 pm
by Hub
An amp that has not had any modifications done to it, stock means original...

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:35 am
by iGer
If only vai could just use his own signature series materials without making any other changement on 'em ... we then could be able to get his tone !!

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:39 am
by keithroxx
I have a Legacy half stack and the thing about the Legacy is that it is a really loud amp, and you must turn it up to at least 4-5 before you get that glorious tone out of it.
at those volumes I guarantee that you will bury any drummer out there.

It is my understanding that Steve does indeed use stock groove tubes in his Legacies.
He runs the volume between 6-7.

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:15 pm
by josh2473
When I bought my Legacy 2.5 years ago it came with EHs all the way around. I have stayed with that, EH 12AX7s and EH EL34s. The EH 12AX7s have a real good mid range to them which is what I'm looking for. The GT 12AX7s have alot less mid range. In fact, there is a great website that has all kinds of info on different tubes for amps. www.thetubestore.com

Yes, you can purchase tubes from there and don't worry I don't work for the company. I'm a customer who buys my tubes from them and all I'm saying is that they have a great selection!

Joshua Melton