Mailbag 140

Hey Steve,

I’ve got to admit that I didn’t know who you were prior to 2 months ago. I had not heard any of your material (at least that I knew was yours). I play Christian contemporary music in the band I’m in and had shut out all secular music for the longest time. I own a large Carvin sound system that we use regularly and enjoy much, it seems like I had spent an eternity looking for an amplifier that would emit the sound and feel that I was seeking. CARVIN had already proven itself so I figured I would try your VL-100 half stack.

Steve, hats off to you bro, your Carvin Legacy amp surpasses my expectations in both sound and craftsmanship. I like it so much that I bought one of the VL212 combo series amps for smaller gigs.

I was in a local music store here in Austin, Texas, when I noticed this guitarist in a white suit in a video that was playing with the volume off. I was struck by the intensity and effortless negotiation of the fretboard. I asked a sales guy who that was and he said “Oh, that’s Vai”. I asked him to turn it up, he did and I havent been the same since.

I know that I will never be able to play like you (and maybe thats a good thing), but I have finally found the sound that I myself as a guitarist have been looking for. Thanks Bro.

Dave Swisher