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by felix vampiro
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Newby to Mesa Amps - Early LSC
Replies: 2
Views: 1851

Re: Newby to Mesa Amps - Early LSC

Congrats on the purchase - I love mine and still my main amp.
Guess the earliest ones will be in the states.
No 631 here, bought Newcastle UK in 2005 - and it had been kicking round in the store for while.
by felix vampiro
Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Forgetting about CH2 LSC v2
Replies: 17
Views: 6144

Re: Forgetting about CH2 LSC v2

I've had my LSC nine years and am only now getting to appreciate Ch2. Was disappointed at first but I think it is worth persevering if you have already laid out the cash for it. True, it can be a mud-fest (I cannot do much good with a neck humbucker on Ch 2, personally I can't stand the woman tone)....
by felix vampiro
Thu May 09, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSC - Help!! Fuse Blowing Only on Full Power (not tweed)
Replies: 5
Views: 1521

Re: LSC - Help!! Fuse Blowing Only on Full Power (not tweed

I can only suggest flipping when in standby mode and seeing if that makes a difference.
Certainly the LSC can blow fuses when flipping from tweed to full power but I have not had a problem when changing between silicon diode rectifier and tube rectifier tracking or from 50 to 100 W.
by felix vampiro
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lonestar Classic crackling - Need help troubleshooting
Replies: 16
Views: 2358

Re: Lonestar Classic crackling - Need help troubleshooting

Are you using the combo? If so, check the speaker lead terminals. I had a persistent crackling which I eventually traced to the solder joint on one speaker terminal which had come apart (probably in the store or in transit), so the end of the lead was vibrating in the terminal and crackling with the...
by felix vampiro
Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lonestar Classic crackling - Need help troubleshooting
Replies: 16
Views: 2358

Re: Lonestar Classic crackling - Need help troubleshooting

Hi there, R Rbnsn - thanks for posting that. Mine has just started crackling as the note decays so I will try swapping round the output valves. I have found Svetlana winged Cs 6L6s to be crisper and with slightly more clarity than the Mesa valves. Sound good with strats. Pre-amp valve covers - you m...
by felix vampiro
Wed May 23, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSC hum from reverb Ch1 only
Replies: 1
Views: 771

LSC hum from reverb Ch1 only

Hi guys, have noticed a definitely louder than normal hum has developed on my 2005 LSC, which increases as the reverb level is turned up, but only on Channel 1. No hum from reverb on Ch2 at any level. I have replaced V4 but makes no difference. When V4 has been on its way out before I had a hiss on ...
by felix vampiro
Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lonestar Lossy Crunch out Problem oh please help
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Re: Lonestar Lossy Crunch out Problem oh please help

Is the effects loop in or set to hard bypass?

we just seem to get a few posts with problems that are cured with cleaning the jack sockets on the loop
by felix vampiro
Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lonestar on/off question
Replies: 5
Views: 1353

Re: Lonestar on/off question

Hi, From the Tube Amp Handbook, waiting until the tubes warm up before taking the amp off standby is supposed to make them last longer: When powering up (also to avoid blowing the in-line fuse) 1. standby is on (i.e. in standby mode) 2. turn on the power switch and wait a minute 3. flick standby swi...
by felix vampiro
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: el34s in your LSC? Different tubes for more gain?
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: el34s in your LSC? Different tubes for more gain?

I play about with a set of EL34s on occasion but always go back to 6L6s - EL34s are better for overdriven crunch but the trade off is the clean strat tones which aren't as good I reckon. +1 for Svetlana winged Cs The 6L6s have better sparkle and clarity than mesa valves I had in previously. When the...
by felix vampiro
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Anybody Owns Both a LSS and a Vintage AC30?
Replies: 8
Views: 757

Re: Anybody Owns Both a LSS and a Vintage AC30?

guitardr

6L6s, although I have a set of EL34s, I always go back to the 6L6s.

I hear you about the TA30 - would love to get my hands on one: Vox and fendery/boogie tones with reverb!

Not many here in the UK yet and killer expensive.

Cheers
by felix vampiro
Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Anybody Owns Both a LSS and a Vintage AC30?
Replies: 8
Views: 757

Re: Anybody Owns Both a LSS and a Vintage AC30?

Hi, well, I have the LSC and early 62 Normal, non-top boosted AC30, though i have played the LSS while testing a couple of strats. Tonally, I thought the LSS was much closer to an LSC than it was to my Vox, in as much as the LSC and LSS are much more 'fendery' sounding. They both bring out the quack...
by felix vampiro
Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: I think I may have just 'saved' my LSS.
Replies: 15
Views: 1650

Re: I think I may have just 'saved' my LSS.

and for another alternative for brightening the Ch 2 darkness and adding an extra overdriven dimension- I have used the slave out on my LSC into an old Vox AC30. Blended the slave level on the back panel and the channel level on the Vox. Turned the pig into the mother of all pre-amps. Added beautifu...
by felix vampiro
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: If the Lonestar didn't exist, what would you turn to?
Replies: 14
Views: 1847

Re: If the Lonestar didn't exist, what would you turn to?

I am very glad this is a hypothetical problem. This is a difficult one, because it would be hard to find a reverb as good as the Lonestar. If they did a lower wattage version of the Electradyne then probably that would be first choice, although I think the lonestar cleans are superior to the ED. Or ...
by felix vampiro
Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Additional amp to compliment a Lonestar Classic 212
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: Additional amp to compliment a Lonestar Classic 212

Hi, new member here, although I lurked here for a while and had my LSC for four or five years now. I love the blue beast. So Hi to all boogie boarders. I found that slaving out the LSC through my old AC30 (brilliant or normal channel) gave a bright sparkly dimension, very useful for the darker Ch2. ...