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by PilotSSW
Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Another killer LSC/LSS Mod idea??
Replies: 4
Views: 4070

Re: Another killer LSC/LSS Mod idea??

I know that a few people have actually made foot-switched drive selectors. However, the change in tone is fairly drastic and makes it hard to have a setting that suits both having the drive mode on and off. The only way it will really work is with the gain and drive gain settings fairly similar. Tha...
by PilotSSW
Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Power section problems, need some help
Replies: 0
Views: 237

Power section problems, need some help

Hi guys ! I have enjoyed this forum thoroughly and learned quite a bit. Anyhow, I know a I have a problem with the lonestars power section. I just picked up a stiletto ace and realized that even in the fluid drive mode, there is no hum with the amp. My lonestar hums like a bitch even without a guita...
by PilotSSW
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Buzzing when standby engaged ?
Replies: 7
Views: 854

Re: Buzzing when standby engaged ?

Yeah, this is when the amp should be silent. The caps buzz quite a bit. As a side note, I just picked up a stiletto ace last weekend. When I compared them, the stilettos overdrive is smooth and full sounding, regardless of volume. The lonestars flat out sucked, muddy and harsh as hell. So I figured ...
by PilotSSW
Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:12 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Buzzing when standby engaged ?
Replies: 7
Views: 854

Buzzing when standby engaged ?

I just have too much fun with this amp. Anyhow the other night, I was playing the lonestar mic'ed up late at night with the volume down when I heard a buzzing coming from the amp. I just never noticed it because I play at more generous volumes most of the time. Anyhow is it normal for the caps to bu...
by PilotSSW
Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSC no longer sounds warm
Replies: 14
Views: 1256

Re: LSC no longer sounds warm

+1 on the phase inverter, this tube makes alot of difference in the lonestars; at least it has for me. These not only affect your overall tone, so if the tube is dark both channels will be dark (or vice versa) but they also drive your power section (if they aren't balanced -- as well as if the power...
by PilotSSW
Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Tubes - Both Preamp and Poweramp
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Tubes - Both Preamp and Poweramp

Hey guys, I'm sure it's probably been discussed here a hundred times, so I apologize in advance. Anyhow, I was talking with djw in another forum topic about tubes and I'm curious about what you guys have found as a good set of preamp tubes for the lonestar classic. I'm interested in the power tubes ...
by PilotSSW
Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:50 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: My LSS seams to have some fuzz?
Replies: 10
Views: 1549

Re: My LSS seams to have some fuzz?

Just my two cents, but it's probably a safe bet (if it is infact the electronics) that it's the combination of tubes in your V1-V2-V5 (phase inverter) sockets. I have the lonestar classic, but I had (still have possibly ? lol) this too. The original mesa tubes I had in there were russian tubes and t...
by PilotSSW
Sat Dec 25, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Help!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Help!!!

shew, that was a close one. Symptoms like that make me cringe.
No kidding ;) I freaked a bit when it happened. My first thought was "ok here we go, how much am I gonna have to spend this time" bahahaha !!!

~ Sean
by PilotSSW
Sat Dec 25, 2010 3:19 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Tubes, tubes, power tubes
Replies: 11
Views: 1195

Re: Tubes, tubes, power tubes

Haha I think some of it we half imagine or at least our minds exaggerate what we may expect to hear a bit, but I do believe that we are really making changes in the actual sound. I completely agree with getting some volume in, the amp does indeed smooth out with volume. I was reading through posts i...
by PilotSSW
Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Tubes, tubes, power tubes
Replies: 11
Views: 1195

Re: Tubes, tubes, power tubes

I have to agree with Joe. I think preamp tubes make a far bigger difference, especially in boogies, because you have to crank them so loud to hear any power tube breakup anyways. I've only gotten my lonestar to break-up on the 50 and 100 settings a handful of times. The 10 watts break-up isn't so mu...
by PilotSSW
Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Tubes, tubes, power tubes
Replies: 11
Views: 1195

Re: Tubes, tubes, power tubes

I very well may try Doug's tubes. The vendor myles listed (KCA) is just 12 miles down the road from me (no pun intended). But 400 bucks is 400 bucks. I may give dougstubes a try if others are finding tones they like from him. I also love the clip, that is fantastic. You have really brought that LSC ...
by PilotSSW
Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Help!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Help!!!

It was indeed a bad pot. I believe some solder may have fallen in during the reeder mod and I just didn't notice and it didn't cause a problem until now. Anyhow I removed the pot and blew it clean with some electrical contact cleaner and it viola, it's as good as new.
by PilotSSW
Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:44 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Tubes, tubes, power tubes
Replies: 11
Views: 1195

Re: Tubes, tubes, power tubes

Truthfully, I ended up putting all the stock tubes back in. I have about a few day honeymoon period when I change my tubes, but I have come to the final terms that after several swaps back and forth, that I really don't like JJ's in lonestar at all. The KT-77's were pretty cool sounded. A love-breed...
by PilotSSW
Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Help!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Help!!!

I was playing my lonestar tonight and the drive channel started cutting out. So I figured oh, maybe, its a bad power tube, but I switched on the clean channel and its fine. Puzzled, I pulled the instrument cable and the drive channel is fine. But then I go to adjust it, as the sound is now somewhat ...
by PilotSSW
Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: So I just retubed my V2 LSC head and...
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: So I just retubed my V2 LSC head and...

Mine has done this as well, likewise it was when I first retubed. I don't think cleaning tube sockets is really all that they crack it up to be. I saw the flashes twice, I have since opened the amp to do the reeder mods and have no idea where the flashes came from. My best guess is that people have ...