"You want to continue to evolve and try to improve, so we came up with the Legacy 2 amp...and I ended up not liking it as much as I like this one, the Legacy 1. But I was feeling limited because there were only two channels and there was no master volume. I like to be able to turnthe level down without changing the tone, which is very rare because a lot of times the master volume is before the pre-amp on most amplifiers. So we designed the Legacy 3 which actually has three channels - same infrastructure as the Legacy 1. It sounds more like the Legacy 1 than the Legacy 2 sounds like the Legacy 1. It has another channel and has these sections that affect all the channels so you get more variety. And then I come out of the amp and then I go straight into the pedalboard," explains Steve Vai about his Carvin Legacy 3 VL300 100W Amp Head.more
I could gush about this amp, but no amount of adjectives would do it justice. In an case, here are three nuggets of opinion: (1) Mid-gain settings on channel 3 are butter. (2) The clean tone with its built in reverb is dreamlike. (3) I want to build a pedalboard, but with this head it seems glaringly unnecessary.