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These documentations are only intended for qualified technicians who are aware of the respective safety regulations. Products names, logos, brands and other trademarks are the property of their respective trademark holders in the USA and other countries. Discover everything Scribd has to offer, including books and audiobooks from major publishers. Start Free Trial Cancel anytime. Report this Document save Save Carvin legacy manual For Later 0 ratings 0% found this document useful (0 votes) 110 views 4 pages Carvin legacy manual Uploaded by john Description: carvin legacy 1 manual Full description save Save Carvin legacy manual For Later 0% 0% found this document useful, Mark this document as useful 0% 0% found this document not useful, Mark this document as not useful Embed Share Jump to Page You are on page 1 of 4 Search inside document Browse Books Site Directory Site Language: English Change Language English Change Language. You can read the rest of the manual a MIDI JACK) Connect only the Carvin FS33L to this jack. Other devices Finally there is an amplifier that The warranty does not He also tested dozens of prototype enclosures His choice of EL34 tubes You will also take notice of the CLEAN channels PRES- The PRESENCE control on the The compression characteristics of these “high- These controls will not affect or color your The frequency of the bass control is set at 80 The treble control is set at a very high 11k This will provide the best possible This is a great fea- If your amp is not working If the power amp. MODEL VL100 HEAD SPECS Legacy all tube signature amplifier. In order to get started you will need your Legacy amp, a 120 or 230 of the power switch will illuminate as your ON indicator.Please give us a call to help guide you through this simple repair. 3) KEEP YOUR AMP LOOKING NEW Use a damp cloth His choice This will provide the best.

He impressed Zappa with his accurate transcriptions of Zappa’s works and his ability to play the parts with such precision. Eventually, Vai developed into a solid solo artist. His first release was a soft vinyl “Soundpage” insert record in an issue of Guitar Player magazine, which featured Vai’s “The Attitude Song.” His first (and self-produced) EP, Flex-able (Akashic), was released in 1984. Vai’s style and finesse are admired and imitated, setting new limits for what’s considered over-the-top. Later, his seven-string signature models were introduced and today the seven-string guitar is a strong influence on many of the most popular bands around, including Korn, Limp Bizkit, and Fear Factory. Now Carvin is showing its respect for Vai by building a signature model amp, the Legacy. The VL212 has the same features as the original 100-watt VL100 Legacy head, equipped from the factory with four EL34 power tubes and five 12AX7A preamp tubes. However, the Legacy can be set up for use with either 5881s, 6L6GCs or EL34s (when switching tube types, take the amp to a qualified technician). A pushbutton on the front panel changes channels and red LEDs indicate which is active. An optional FS22 footswitch selects channels and activates the reverb.The Clean channel has Bass, Mid, and Treble tone controls, a Presence switch (functions more like a bright switch on other amps, rather than a rotary Presence control knob), and a master Volume control. Additionally, there’s a master Reverb control which regulates the intensity of the reverb effect for both channels. The amplifier section can be used with the built-in speakers or with an extension cabinet (with or without the built-in speakers) or used with up to two external cabinets. A variety of matching 4 X 12 and 2 X 12 cabs are available. The amp’s cabinet has several options, too. For more punch, keep the back closed and for looser sounds, leave the back of the amp open.

If you have the back open or half-open, it can be mic’ed for different effects in the mix. The Legacy possesses prevalent qualities of both Marshall and Fender sounds. The Lead channel is reminiscent of a hotrodded old Marshall and the sounds produced by the Clean channel are along the lines of a well-tuned old Fender. And whether it’s set for dirty or clean, subtle differences can be heard at each increment as the amp’s controls are adjusted. This allows for maximum fine-tuning of the amp to shape the sound. We can also get an idea of how the amp responds with one of Vai’s personal guitars. The Legacy proves itself a versatile workhorse capable of handling just about any gig. In situations with each type of guitar and trying out a range of rock and blues styles, the Legacy receives high marks. For those classic-type clean or overdriven sounds with the Strat or Les Paul, the Legacy produces smooth, sweet highs, and tight bottom end. As on some of the other Carvin amps I’d tested over the years, the Legacy’s clean sounds are very impressive, delivering a rich tone that responds well to pick dynamics and subtle differences in fretting-hand touch and technique. The Lead channel provides a powerful, chunky tone with excellent sustain and impressive low-end throw for a combo. The Legacy offers excellent sustain for soloing and a fat, solid sound for rhythm. An overdrive pedal can be used to enhance the sound of the amp’s natural gain and alter the distortion characteristics to achieve a particular tone. Then, to further craft the sound, the amp’s back panel sections can be removed or secured for looser or tighter speaker response. Needless to say, Carvin has provided a good variety of options to accommodate the needs of most players. Now that mailorder and buying over the internet have become popular, Carvin’s direct sales approach is becoming more common.

The company offers a 10-day trial period with a money-back guarantee (customer pays shipping, which is not refundable). And all Carvin instruments and amps carry a one-year warranty. If you’re in the market for one amp that can do it all, the Legacy might provide everything you’re looking for at a very fair price. It’s well worth some investigation. Unauthorized replication or use is strictly prohibited. Simply submit this form. To view this site, you must enable JavaScript or upgrade to a JavaScript-capable browser.Pickup counter remains closed. Here you will find our collection of Carvin schematics. All of these PDF files are available for free download. You will require Adobe Acrobat PDF reader to view these schematics. All rights reserved Back to Top. Same one Steve Vai uses. Very powerful amplifier. Has wheel castor's to move easier. Designed exclusively for Steve Vai. It's a versatile workhorse capable of handling any gig. We provide a safe community for finding the gear you want. Never been gigged. Bought and stored. Carvin Legacy II guitar amp. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.Please check the fields highlighted in red.Currency. No fluorescent floral Tolex. No trans-dimensional quantum drive. Not even a monkey grip. Steve Vai designed this, didn’t he. Following countless months of comparison tests on tubes, speakers, and circuitry, the exhausted amp designers were finally released from Steve’s aural vivisection, and this, indeed, is his Legacy. Steve Vai also designed the exterior of the Legacy VL212 combo, although his involvement is only evident in the logo’s subtle hieroglyph. Otherwise, this is a very serious-looking and intelligently designed amp, complete with black Tolex, seven-ply popular cab, metal corner protectors and a kick-proof grill. Like the exterior, the guts of the VL212 are refreshingly simple and gimmick-free.

The all-tube, two-channel design pumps out 100 watts from its quartet of EL34 power tubes, and if you play in small venues, a half-power switch on the rear panel allows the amp to run at 50 watts or just two EL34s. Another switch can re-bias the amp to accept 5881 or 6L6GC tubes in the power section, should you prefer a grittier tone. The pre-amp stage uses a total of five 12AX7 tubes, one of which drives and adds warmth to the Carvin long-tail reverb. This collection of tubes provides the thermionic magic for the clean and lead channels. Both channels have the usual treble, mid, bass and volume controls, while the lead channel boasts a drive control, the VL212 uses a rotary control on the lead channel and a presence switch on the clean. This switch is designed to add clarity to the highest guitar harmonics (8-10kHz), which translates as a does of extra sparkle when single-coil pickups are used through this channel. The Legacy’s arsenal continues with a master reverb control, an effects loop, footswitch socket for the optional FS22 footswitch and speaker extension sockets with impedance selector on the rear panel. It’s everything a modern guitarist could need, without mode-switch overkill. Does it sound like Steve Vai in a box. To say so would be to sell the Legacy short. The tone-obsessed player has certainly left his indelible thumbprint upon the tones of the VL212, but this would please any player seeking powerful, complex sounds. One noticeable characteristic is the stupendous bass response from the closed-back cab. Clean sounds are exceptionally responsive and leap with dynamics, while dirty sounds are an absolute chunkfest. Another characteristic appears in the overall sound, which is precisely balanced across the spectrum and avoids the midrange swampland found in many vintage-style amps. This high-resolution tone is modern without being clinical, with plenty of tubular warmth behind the clarity, and bristling harmonics.

Cleans sounds are rounded, articulate and powerful, with more headroom than Michael Jordan. The lead channel is nothing short of phenomenal, with spatial overdrives, bone-splitting crunch and the sort of vocal lead tones for which Vai is famous. Setting 3 to 6 on the drive control offer some of the optimum distortions, and settings 6 to 8 provide enough blistering gain to make any distortion stomp-box unnecessary. Go beyond 8, and you may not come back. These distortions are also designed to clean up efficiently with a guitar’s volume control to deliver superb fat and honky, semi-clean tones. THE END LINE The Carvin VL212 certainly delivers a range of inspiring and kinetic tones, along with some distinctive flavors of its very own (hear it for yourself at Carvin’s website ). Its macho exterior would probably win in a fight with a roadie, and Carvin’s factory -direct selling policy keeps the price within the grasp of mortals. See The Carvin Legacy VL212 In Action Carvin Guitar Amplifiers reviews Previous Jackson Kelly KE3 Pro Hands On Review Next Win a Gibson ES 335 Electric Guitar Related Articles Amplifiers Carr Raleigh Combo Guitar Amplifier Mike O'Cull Amplifiers 1 Small amps are all the rage these days. Your link to the legacy II on Carvins site goes to the Legacy I. As of today there is only 1 “buyer” posting videos on You Tube. Carvin hasnt posted any audio samples or videos for the Legacy II. NAMM says: April 20, 2009 at 1:54 pm Hi, this is the Carvin Legacy VL212. To read more about the Carvin Legacy II, please follow the link. NAMM says: April 20, 2009 at 8:45 pm Here is the Carvin legacy II Video Review. Enjoy! Rob Leveck says: July 9, 2020 at 7:02 pm My question is when set to 50 Watt. Does just 2 of the 4 tubes light up. Manual doesn’t specify that. I emailed carvin for a week. The person I spoke to said the only information they have is the manual. Crazy smh Charlie says: July 9, 2020 at 7:46 pm It’s hard to say without looking at it.

I’m guessing all 4 should. Rob Leveck says: July 10, 2020 at 5:54 pm Manual says 2 tubes 50 Watt 4 tubes 100 Watt but doesn’t say if they all light up and or maybe 2 are dimmer on 50 Watt. No attenuator built in. I heard those are bad. Burn up tubes and power source. But Idk. Charlie says: July 12, 2020 at 11:40 pm Do all 4 light up. If you’re using a 100 watts, all 4 should light up. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Enter For Guitar Giveaways. Enter your email address: Sponsored by Guitar Giveaways. Topics You Might Enjoy. I got my first guitar for x-mas when I was 11 years old. It was an usual 80's Peavey T-15 that had an amplifier built into the hard case.My inspiration for guitar is about the actual instrument in my hands; being able to shape my own unique tones, setting-up my equipment, modding, and inventing new sounds, aka Eddie Van Halen using an electric drill to make a lunatic sound. This is one awesome and loud 3-channel guitar amplifier with warm punchy cleans and an amazing dirty channel that will do everything from blues breakup to heavy distortion with infinite sustain. Awesome lush reverb that does not mess with your tone that is assignable to each or the 3-channels(each channel remembers if you want reverb on it) 100. 50 or 15 watt power settings allow you to get great fat tone at any volume. This thing has all the features that a guitarist needs for studio or stage work. Everything has been tested in 100% working order and fully functional. Comes in original packaging with all the original documentation. Please see my other auction for the FS44M footswitch. Good luck bidding and thanks for the interest. Ships only within the continental US(lower 48 states) Payment must be from a valid US Paypal Account. Item is sold as-is with no refunds. Warranties, or returns offered. Shipping usually takes place in 7-10 days.. more Made in the USA.

This is a quality heavy duty vinyl protective cover for a Carvin C212E Legacy 2x12 speaker extension cabinet. The following link pictures the amp for which this cover is made: Carvin C212E Legacy extension cabinet. Each cover is made specifically for the amp listed and has properly positioned handle opening(s) If you don’t see your cover. We can still help! We make covers for thousands of amps and don’t charge extra for custom orders. Our vinyl has a generous felt backing on the inside so that our covers can provide it all- great look. Fit, durability and protection against damage to tolex, control knobs and grill cloth while keeping out dust and rain and preventing sun fade. The fine print: Buyer to pay within 7 days of sale. International Buyers Please Note: Import duties. Taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. On Nov-21-02 at 11:59:56 PST. Seller added the following information: Pay me securely with any major credit card through PayPal! This is the Carvin Legacy VL100 head and the Carvin Legacy C412 cab. Loaded with Celestion Vintage 30s. Everything is in excellent cosmetic and perfect working condition. Carvin Legacy VL100 Halfstack Amp Steve Vai Signature Series. Comes with VL100 amp head. 4x12 legacy cab with celestion Vintage 30 Speakers, footswitch, both covers, cab wheels, and power cord. Never been gigged. USA Made. 100 watt EL34 and 12AX7 equipped Groove Tubes. Switchable to 50 watts. Carvin Legacy VL100 Amplifier Specs from Carvins website. We ship worldwide but please email me for a quote before bidding. We accept PayPal as well as cr All you have to do is load drivers and crank. The cab has some minor tolex road wear but has been touched-up. Carvin makes extremely solid and well-built cabinets and this one is very solid. Cabinet does not come with speakers thus meaning it will be empty. Cabinet has all hardware.

Handles, wiring, casters, also comes with legacy metal grill and emblem. Cabinet is ready for drivers. The baffle has been painted black, the baffles are brown from the factory. No shipping local pick-up only.And has been freshly re-tolexed. Otherwise, specs are those of a regular Carvin Legacy C412 It has been lightly used, but like-new after re-tolexing and speaker replacements. Cheers! RcmdId ViewItemDescV4,RlogId p4%60bo7%60jtb9%3Fvo%7B%3Dd70f%2Bf54%3E-141505e2046-0xf8- All you have to do is load drivers and crank. The cab has some tolex tears and road wear but has been touched-up and is not that noticeable. Handles, wiring, but no casters, also comes with a custom perforated 16 gauge metal grill. Cabinet is ready for drivers.This cabinet is endorsed by Steve Vai and is an awesome cabinet to match with a tube head(have a Peavey VTM vintage tube head available too) This cabinet is 240 watts and 16 Ohms. Inside it has 4 Celestion Speakers. It also will come with the matching Carvin cover to keep it looking great. Local pick up only. I am located in South Jersey. Sounds awesome and works great. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have and I'll promptly get back to you. About Shipping: This item is available for Local Pick-Up only because of it's size and weight. All items sold as is- no returns. So please. more ask any questions you may have before you bid or buy and I will promptly get back to you. The only way a return is accepted. Is in the unlikely circumstance of an incorrect description by my mistake. Then, the item must be returned in it's original condition within 7 consecutive days of receiving for your refund of the final value and shipping. By bidding or buying. You, the buyer, are responsible to insure the item you are purchasing if you choose to do so. To insure any item you purchase from me, just ask me for an invoice before paying to include insurance. Remember I cannot be responsible for items not insured once it is in the carriers hands.

Any refunds on insured item(s) damaged during transit will be will be handled by the insurance claim refund process and not me. I will just handle processing your claim and refund you when I am paid by the insurance claim. Thanks for visiting! It is equipped with Celestion Vintage 30 Speakers and comes with wheels and cover. Never gigged with. Just used in my room and garage. I also have the head on auction as well.Ships to lower 48 states only via fedex. I cannot ship to PO boxes. Thanks for looking. Always covered. Sounds Great. All original. Great sounding cab. All speakers are in perfect condition. There are a few scuffs here and there on the tolex. I will add pics later. Local Pick up only in the Orange County area OR I can meet you somewhere in the SoCal area. It's heavy and I will not ship.Loaded with 2 Celestion Vintage 30's. Rated at 120w by Carvin, but Vintage 30's are generally regarded as 70w speakers, so 140w may be more accurate. Fits full size heads. Removable panel for open or closed back operation. Nicely built, sounds great. Dimensions 26w x 10d x 17h Weighs approx 40lbs. No issues. Super clean. PA residents add 6% sales tax. UPS ground shipping within continental US only. Posted with LINK- More information available from. ACCESSORIES- Includes ONLY what is shown in the photos. NO additional accessories. PHYSICAL CONDITION- Excellent. WORKING CONDITION- Excellent. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. For any issues or concerns you may have about your transaction and for fastest service, please use the contact.BIDDING Your bid constitutes a legally binding contract to purchase the item. Please do not bid if you are not seriously interested or financially ready to purchase the item of your interest. Non-paying bidders are liable to receive a non-paying bidders strike against them. Please refer to the eBay User Agreement. Techno Empire reserves the right to: Qualify any bidders to verify intent to purchase.

Cancel any and all bids at our discretion. Or end the auction early if necessary. Requirements include: You must be 18 years of age or oder to bid. 0 feedback bidders please email us before bidding to verify your intent to pay should you win. You will not be allowed to retract that bid during the last 12-hour period of the auction. If you place a bid during the last 12-hour period of the auction. You will be allowed to retract the bid only under excpetional circumstances a This cab is really nice. ALSO: in another auction I have the STEVE VAI Carvin Legacy III Amp Head for sale. Please check it out. About me: 14 years as an EBayer.This is from Steve Vai's original line of signature amp products with Carvin. CONDITION Cabinet is in fully functional condition. Cosmetically it is in very good condition with some minor scuffing in the rolex. These cabs are built like tanks and sound fantastic. It was lightly used for rehearsals. But unfortunately I don't get to play much anymore, so I want it to go to someone that will rock it as it deserves to be rocked. As pictured. It includes the(2) stock genuine Celestion Vintage 30 speakers. The cabinet can be used open or closed back. As pictured. I have the back panel but I do not have the original wood screws to attach the back panel. These can easily be replaced at any hardware store. Made in San Diego. California My Policies: Contiguous US only. Buyer to pay within 48 hours of close of auction. No returns. Blackstar Metal series has the best distortion I've heard from a head. What you see is what you get. Head. Cabinet, and footswitch. Sad to let it go.

Innovative 5 Watt valve head, Specially voiced for metal guitar, Extreme gain and tone, 1 x ECC83 and 1 x 12BH7 valves, Unique push-pull power amp design, Two footswitchable channels, Enhanced tone controls, Custom metal styling, Patented Infinite Shape Feature(ISF) Fully equipped for studio or practice, Digital stereo reverb, Speaker emulated output with 1x12 and 4x12 voicings, Effects loop with effects level switch, Footswitch included, Metal grille, The C212E Legacy cabinet feature Celestion Vintage 30 Speakers. In a 2 X 12 8 ohm cabinet. Steve Vai selected the.Cab is 13 ply baltic birch construction. Super solid and has a very tight bottom end. Personally one of my favorite cabinets. Please check your inbox, and if you can’t find it, check your spam folder to make sure it didn't end up there. Please also check your spam folder. If any damage is found, please notify the shipping company and CARVIN immediately. In the event you have to re-ship your unit, always use the original carton and packing material. This will provide the best possible protection during shipment. CARVIN and the shipping company are not liable for any damage caused by improper packing. Please allow several days for the rest of your order to arrive before inquiring. Keep your portion of the card and return the portion with your name and comments to us. Carvin has been building guitar amplifiers since 1949. They have been used by top professionals like; Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Craig Chaquico, Allan Holdsworth, Larry Carlton, Chet Atkins and other great musicians. Spend time with your new combo and get to know it’s many sounds. Just turn the SELECT control to any of the 16 positions and increase the LEVEL control to the desired mix volume, and enjoy the crisp, lush sound of DSP, without the complications of an external processor. Special mud-cut- ting circuits eliminate the unwanted sounds in the 700 Hz range which normally take away the tone definition of your instrument.

You will also take notice of the channels PRESENCE control which adds acoustic voicing to your instrument. This control boosts only the guitars very highest harmonics which are in the 10k Hz range instead of the normal 3K Hz of a bright switch. This control may not seem very effective, but it adds a glassy tone to your sound. Take full advantage by setting them where they sound best. These controls will not affect or color your sound when set at extreme settings, nor do they interact with each other. The frequency of the bass control is set at 100 Hz while the mid control is set at 1.5 kHz. The treble control is set high, at 8k Hz giving the SX it’s dynamic highs. Presence is set to give the amp that extra “edge”, assuring that you can make yourself heard in the mix. Another filter rolls off extreme lows preventing premature overloading of the speaker at higher volumes. It’s no small feat to please me in that respect; remember I’ve spent a lot of my adult life designing fuzzes to get the sound I want, since conventional fuzzes sound too rough for my tastes. Carvin’s distortion circuit though is exceptional. A lot of folks claim to give a tube sound; frankly, the Carvin sounds better than a lot of the tube circuits I’ve used - it’s almost like the SX produces an idealized tube sound rather than a real tube sound”. One particularly impressive-sounding transistor job is Carvin’s SX100, which also sports an impressive price tag.The SX100 offers a surprising wallop of crunch. Using the Overdrive knob, a player can dial in how much gain they want and, believe us, there’s a lot in there. Turn that sucker up to 3 o’clock and you’ll get a nice, fat distortion—not that kind of crappy, paperthin distortion that you find on many transistor boxes—but a meaty crunch. Compare this fine overdrive with the amp’s surprisingly low price and you’ll see why we wanted to take a look at this small beast.

Care should be taken so that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the enclosure through openings. All other servicing should be referred to qualified service personnel. Refer to replacement text on the unit for correct fuse type. Carvin will service and supply all parts at no charge to the customer providing the unit is under warranty. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer.This warranty does not cover, and no liability is assumed, for damage due to: natural disasters, accidents, abuse, loss of parts, lack of reasonable care, incorrect use, or failure to follow instructions. This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied. No representative or person is authorized to represent or assume for Carvin any liability in connection with the sale or servicing of Carvin products.If your unit is out of warranty, you will be charged the current FLAT RATE for parts and labor to bring your unit up to factory specifications. Check for tripped circuit breakers, unplugged extension cords or powerstrip switches that may be turned off. Check the fuse. If a dark brownish color or no wire can be seen within the glass tube, then replace. The amp may be perfectly fine but occasionally a fuse may blow because of high AC voltage surges. After the fuse has been replaced with the proper Slow Blow value and if the fuse fails again, the amp will require servicing. Check input, effects loop, and speaker cables for defects and incorrect connections. Horizontal, 0.250 Horizontal, 0.250 Horizontal, 0.250 Horizontal, 0.250 Horizontal, 0.250. Please check your inbox, and if you can’t find it, check your spam folder to make sure it didn't end up there. Please also check your spam folder. With 8 heavy duty ten inch woofers and an adjustable 1” Titanium HF Driver, your sound will be crisp and clear even at the highest sound pressure levels.Just rock it back and roll it off stage.

In the event you have to re-ship your unit, always use the original carton and packing material. CARVIN and the shipping company are not liable for any damage caused by improper packing. SHIPMENT SHORTAGE. If you find items missing, they may have been shipped separately. Please allow several days for the rest of your order to arrive before inquiring. Keep your portion of the card and return the portion with your name and comments to us. This will allow you to cut high frequencies in 3dB increments to customize the cabinet output. Be sure to note the total impedance to the amp so it is not lower than it’s recommended impedance. Excessive power will destroy drivers. 2) DISTORTION from power amps will destroy drivers much faster than clean power. 3) WATER, MOISTURE, and DUST are harmful to drivers causing failure which is not covered under warranty. Warranty coverage is limited to original manufactures defects only. WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER: 1) Opened or burned voice coils. 2) Torn cones caused by improper packing or abuse. 3) Damage from rain, moisture, ETC. When returning defective driver(s), remove them from the enclosure to reduce shipping costs. DO NOT stuff paper into the driver(s). Return pre-paid by UPS. Include your address and description of the problem. Your driver(s) will be returned COD for the cost of shipping and reconditioning if not covered under warranty. What is the proper way to remove them. I tried simply pulling straight down on them, but they are wedged in there pretty tightly. There is a little metal cupling (if that's the right term) snug around the top of the tube. Should that be lossened or removed before pulling on the tube. It's kind of hard to get to that screw. Thanks, Russ I don't think you have to do anything with the couplings around the tube. If anyone has their owners manual handy then correct me if I'm wrong. Good luck Kevin It is recommended to turn the amp upside down to replace tubes.