San Diego, CA – Carvin, the name musicians everywhere trust for high quality USA-made guitars, basses, instrument amplifiers, recording equipment, and sound reinforcement products, is excited to announce our newest entry in the venerable Steve Vai Legacy Amplifier Series, the Legacy 3 Amp.
Carvin’s relationship with legendary guitarist Steve Vai spans almost 30 years, and Steve’s first signature amp, the Legacy I, debuted 13 years ago. In 2009, the Legacy II was released, which added a third channel and master volume, with circuitry engineered specifically to suit Steve’s demanding requirements. The new Legacy 3 combines the best aspects of the Legacy I and Legacy II, in a compact chassis that’s lightweight and easily transportable. The 100W, all-tube Legacy 3 incorporates the original circuitry of the Legacy I on channels 1 & 2, and channel 3 is identical to channel 2, functioning as a second lead channel with a high gain switch. A master volume knob controls the volume of all 3 channels without affecting preamp gain settings. Other new features of the Legacy 3 include a variable, footswitch controlled master boost; variable, channel-assignable reverb; and internal LED lighting which can have different colors assigned to each channel. As on the Legacy II, the Legacy 3 features a MIDI input/through connector, compatible with any standard MIDI controller. An RMS power switch adjusts the output from 100W to 50W or 15W, which facilitates the overdriven tone many players look for at lower volumes. EL34 tubes produce smooth distortion, responsive sound and excellent reliability. The rear bias switch allows installation of 5881 (6L6GC) if desired. Other features, including a speaker impedance switch, effects loop, post master and new pre master loops, standby switch, presence control and treble/mid/bass controls allow the ultimate in flexibility. The Legacy 3 head is also rack-mountable with optional brackets.
The Legacy 3 is made in the USA by Carvin. Read more at www.carvin.com/legacy3
Since its launch in 1946, Carvin has specialized in building and selling high quality musical instrument products direct to the consumer. The company’s innovative factory-direct approach has grown from a catalog mail order service into a large-scale manufacturing / retail business with a strong Internet presence. Today, Carvin customers can instantly purchase everything from customized, handcrafted instruments to tour-ready professional audio systems. With more than 60 years of achievement, Carvin continues to grow its relationship with musicians worldwide by offering an extensive range of guitars, basses, instrument amps, recording, and P.A. products.