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by elvis
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS Reverb seems not so great - What don't I know?
Replies: 7
Views: 3608

Re: LSS Reverb seems not so great - What don't I know?

By cranked I mean reverb cranked. I would typically run reverb at around 11:00 on most amps, but it's inaudible at that level on my LSS. Cranked it is somewhat audible but doesn't sound very good.

I suspect the LSC has a better reverb than the LSS.
by elvis
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Shopping for first Mesa
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: Shopping for first Mesa

If you tried the III and love it, there are plenty of clean cabinets for sale that would be compatible. Having had the JP-2C, V, V:25 and V:35, I can say that all of them want to run loud, so it doesn't matter if you get a lower-power version. Also, it is my strong opinion that the V:35 sounds WAY b...
by elvis
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS Reverb seems not so great - What don't I know?
Replies: 7
Views: 3608

Re: LSS Reverb seems not so great - What don't I know?

Hmmm.

Seems like maybe we have different opinions about how a reverb should sound. Or maybe they are different. If only we could have a large-scale shootout.
by elvis
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS Reverb seems not so great - What don't I know?
Replies: 7
Views: 3608

LSS Reverb seems not so great - What don't I know?

After seeing so many comments and vids about the LS reverb being incredible, I'm finding the LSS Combo reverb is not. I usually struggle with spring reverbs in any case, but I expected the reverb to be stronger/louder when cranked, and a bit richer. It seems anemic. It does work, so I doubt it's wir...
by elvis
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: NGD: Lonestar Special Combo
Replies: 0
Views: 2324

NGD: Lonestar Special Combo

I'm an Andy Timmons fan, and always wanted to try out a LS. I was selling a Princeton Reverb LE and got a LSS combo as a trade. I love the amp. Definitely has that certain tone. The clean channel is gorgeous. Dirt channel has a fair bit of range, and can be altered by changing V1. Lots of great tona...
by elvis
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Line 6 Helix HX Effect
Replies: 4
Views: 5506

Re: Line 6 Helix HX Effect

I have had both the FX8 and have an HX Effects now. I really like the HX Effects. For the $ prefer the HX.

Totally inappropriate to bash Line 6. They are a lot of bang for the buck, and the G series wireless and Variax are really great products, as is the Helix.
by elvis
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Pedal board comparison
Replies: 3
Views: 4597

Re: Pedal board comparison

I've had two PT Pro boards, still have one.

I have switched to a Friedman board. I really like it. The two-layer design with the ability to add in spacers for things like wah or volume is really cool, and the boards are a great size and shape. I also recommend the power supply.
by elvis
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: pedal board question
Replies: 3
Views: 4797

Re: pedal board question

Most of us do this. It means you need to run 3 cables from your board to the amp. I have had a couple custom looms made for this to keep it neat. Or you can zip tie them together.
by elvis
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Parallel compression pedal suggestions?
Replies: 1
Views: 5629

Re: Parallel compression pedal suggestions?

I like the Carl Martin. Also the Unit67 has a very mild compressor that gives quite a lot of sustain, plus it has EQ, boost and a treble boost built in.
by elvis
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Looper pedal users please chime in
Replies: 1
Views: 3993

Re: Looper pedal users please chime in

That sounds a bit much to expect from a looper. You might try using a sequencer. You can probably set one up on an iOS or Android device at this point.

Also TC has a new Ditto that follows the drum beat. Pretty cool.
by elvis
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Pedal For Mesa Mark IIC+ and Mark IV Tones
Replies: 6
Views: 7468

Re: Pedal For Mesa Mark IIC+ and Mark IV Tones

I think that guy made it himself.

You might just get yourself a Mesa Studio Preamp.
by elvis
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Pedalboard Layout Right to Left or Left to Right?
Replies: 3
Views: 3549

Re: Pedalboard Layout Right to Left or Left to Right?

Agreed. Everything is easier if you get used to R -> L.
by elvis
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Bought a Friedman BE-OD, made a video
Replies: 2
Views: 3876

Re: Bought a Friedman BE-OD, made a video

Wow, super compelling tones and great playing.

Rock on! :twisted:
by elvis
Sat May 25, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: New Fillmore 100 Head and Combo
Replies: 1
Views: 2541

Re: New Fillmore 100 Head and Combo

Kind of like a Fender Twin. Should be 2x12 I would think.
by elvis
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: ACE combo vs Friedman Smallbox Combo
Replies: 1
Views: 2093

ACE combo vs Friedman Smallbox Combo

Had to try a Friedman. Just had to.

They sound fantastic. But the ACE can do all that and more. More gain available. More access to modes and tones.

I could be happy with either, but the ACE is a sick amp at half the price of the Friedman.

https://youtu.be/Q3pkGHGLTss