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  • Steve Vai Signature Amp from Carvin

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    VL212 Combo VL100 Head and 4x12 Cabinet
    After discussing the creation of a signature amp over several years, guitarist Steve Vai and Carvin have teamed up in an attempt to create an amp that not only sounds great, but is rugged enough to handle the rigors of extensive touring, as well as affordable. The result of this collaboration: the Legacy head and combo.

    Steve Vai is very discriminating when it comes to tone, and the tube and electronic circuitry were only approved after repeated listening tests. The testing continued with dozens of different enclosures and speakers. When the final selections were made, the Celestion G12M-25 "Greenback," a reissued design of the original 60's Greenback speakers, came out on top. Steve was also involved when it came to the appearance of the Legacy, selecting the color scheme and designing the logo.

    The Legacy is being offered in a 100W head format and 2x12 combo (list prices of $1599 and $1995 respectively.) Two 4x12 cabinet designs are also available for full or half stack configurations (each with a list price of $1195), as well as a 2x12 extension cabinet (which lists at $329.) Carvin is now taking orders their web site at www.carvin.com with the head model going for $799.95, while the combo is sold direct at $969.95, with complete full and half stack packages available as well. Steve Vai is using the Legacy to record his new album and should begin touring this Summer. Carvin will be posting some audio clips of Steve Vai putting the Legacy through its paces soon as well.

     

    Specifications

    VL212 100 Watt Combo
    • Two channels (clean and overdrive/sustain)
    • Separate Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble, and Presence for each channel.
    • Master Reverb control for both channels
    • 100W/50W output switch
    • 4 EL34 power tubes
    • 5 12AX7 preamp tubes
    • Bias switch to accommodate 5881, 6L6GC1, or EL34 power tubes (EL34 included)
    • 4/8/16 Ohm speaker impedance switch
    • Effects loop
    • 7-Ply poplar wood cabinet
    • Optional FS22 footswitch
    • 2 Celestion 12" G12M Greenback speakers
    • Removable back panel for open or closed back operation
    • 26"W x 10.25" D x 17.5" H
    • 62 lbs.
    • 1 Year warranty
    VL100 100 Watt Head
    • Two channels (clean and overdrive/sustain)
    • Separate Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble, and Presence for each channel.
    • Master Reverb control for both channels
    • 100W/50W output switch
    • 4 EL34 power tubes
    • 5 12AX7 preamp tubes
    • Bias switch to accommodate 5881, 6L6GC1, or EL34 power tubes (EL34 included)
    • 4/8/16 Ohm speaker impedance switch
    • Effects loop
    • 7-Ply poplar wood cabinet
    • Optional FS22 footswitch
    • 24.5"W x 9.5" D x 10.5" H
    • 40 lbs.
    • 1 Year warranty


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