Unveiled: Steve Vai Legacy Drive Preamp Pedal

February 13, 2017 35 Comments

 

Guitar legend Steve Vai and Carvin Audio are excited to announce the new Steve Vai Legacy Drive Preamp Pedal! Take your tone anywhere with the versatility and portability of the Legacy DRIVE pedal.

Steve Vai wanted his Legacy tube tone in a format he could pack in a carry-on, so Carvin Audio worked with Steve to create the new Legacy Drive pedal. The Legacy Drive Pedal features:

  • 12AX7 TUBE STAGES The ability to reproduce the true Legacy sound could only come from real 12AX7 tubes, utilizing the full Legacy preamp circuit. The four gain stages and tone stacks are faithfully incorporated, running at the same operating conditions as they do in the full Legacy 100-watt amps.
  • FULL TONE CONTROL The passive BASS, MID, TREBLE, and PRESENCE tone controls are the same tube driven tone circuits used in the Legacy amplifiers. The Drive Channel’s PRESENCE control is designed to adjust the “edge” on your sound. Its range allows for warm, thick sounds at lower settings or turn it up to cut through. The Clean Channel’s PRESENCE switch adds sparkling clear highs to clean tones.
  • SUPERIOR TOUR PERFORMANCE Precision machined all metal chassis with easy to see recessed control knobs and solid foot switches. Take your tone anywhere you go with this portable preamp pedal.

The new Steve Vai Legacy Drive pedal will be available to purchase on Thursday, February 16.

 



35 Responses

Phil
Phil

February 18, 2017

Unfortunately, Steve doesn’t show he is actually using the pedal during the video. Doesn’t demonstrate the controls. You can buy the head for $300 more.

nobuteshima
nobuteshima

February 15, 2017

If this is a pedal type preamp, I wonder what “On/Bypass” switch is for…

Tobo
Tobo

February 15, 2017

love the tone, can it be connected directly to an interface for recording or it needs an amp?

Kenneth Lattari
Kenneth Lattari

February 15, 2017

How much ?

Steve
Steve

February 15, 2017

It’ll be outrageously priced of course, it has Vai’s name on it. Too many other pedals out there…

Jack Gleason
Jack Gleason

February 15, 2017

Let’s face it, Steve Vai is an incredible guitarist and tone craftsman. No matter what he plays through, he sounds like Vai. As a user of Carvin guitars , amps etc. for over 30 years, I know it will be a great product. I may purchase one, understanding that I will sound like ME, not Vai. Maybe a video of a mere mortal playing through it…..??

scott taylor
scott taylor

February 14, 2017

price?

Don Bradley
Don Bradley

February 14, 2017

Don’t drop it !

maiden88
maiden88

February 14, 2017

What’s the price? I’m over it if it’s over 250 any more than that I can buy a used head or better a usedvai tube headfor 300 on reverb or even pawn shops or buy brand new pedals

Larry Radmore
Larry Radmore

February 14, 2017

I have the Belair, V3M, AG-100 and a DC-127.
Does the Steve Vai pedal mean that I can get the same or similar sound of my amplifiers through a PA or Solid State amp by just bringing my guitar, pedal rig and legacy pedal?
What is the price Canadian and shipping cost?
Will this pedal be available from Steve’s Music and other stores or just direct from Carvin?

Rob Robitaille
Rob Robitaille

February 14, 2017

Wish they showed his signal chain in that video

Matthew
Matthew

February 13, 2017

Could we “unveil” the price?

John
John

February 13, 2017

$499.00

Bill Greene
Bill Greene

February 13, 2017

I for one do not ever want Steve Vai’s tone! He can have it! No thanks! As a lifetime Carvin user, I’d rather create my own even if I’m just a weekend worrier.i have found his playing and whammy useage highly over rated!

Joe
Joe

February 13, 2017

✌️???

David Stanton
David Stanton

February 13, 2017

Have a ton of pedals never paid more than 50 bucks for any of them. They do what I want, but would love one of these if they are not Stupidity priced…

Tony
Tony

February 13, 2017

Does it have an effects loop?

Rob Howard
Rob Howard

February 13, 2017

You know the price is going to be high when it’s a SUPER SECRET :’(

Mark
Mark

February 13, 2017

Will be glad to add this to my collection of tones

eric
eric

February 13, 2017

is more than 600.

Christopher MacAlpine
Christopher MacAlpine

February 13, 2017

Price?

Dave
Dave

February 13, 2017

Sticker Shock?

Uncle Ralph
Uncle Ralph

February 13, 2017

Cool, but performance vs price is everything.

Brandon
Brandon

February 13, 2017

What is the price going to be? Where will it be available for purchase?

Steve
Steve

February 13, 2017

Price on this guy? Availability time frame? Thanks in advance

Paul
Paul

February 13, 2017

Awesome sound

Paul Hess
Paul Hess

February 13, 2017

Does this need an amp or can it drive speakers on its own? What is the cost?

Edward lamaide
Edward lamaide

February 13, 2017

When will we know the price?

Bob
Bob

February 13, 2017

Sometimes for convenience I have to run my g & l electric through your Carvin rx1200 which of course is not a great sound for the guitar
Would this new pedal give me a better sound?

Rick Nicholson
Rick Nicholson

February 13, 2017

Please reserve one for me.
Let me know how Michael
Thanks.
Rick Nicholson

William small
William small

February 13, 2017

I dig it…

Randy
Randy

February 13, 2017

How much is the Steve Vai pedal going for?

Norman
Norman

February 13, 2017

Some additional commentary would have been welcome

Jose Rodriguez
Jose Rodriguez

February 13, 2017

Watching Mr. Vai noodling does not offer any reason to want to pursue further investigation of the product
It may be a great pedal but I would like a bit more technical explanation from the video.
One chance at a first impression.

Eric Fithian
Eric Fithian

February 13, 2017

I was eager to hear what this does, but i really only heard one “tone” on the demo, how about a complete from clean to scream demo on this cool tool?
would like to hear some clean tube tones, and everything in between. did I miss something? ( kind of clicked thru the demo looking for the range> thanks, e love Carvin/ Kiesel stuff!

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