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by bitflogger
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: My LSS's smoke break.
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Re: My LSS's smoke break.

was it in tube rectifier mode? Will it work in silicon diode mode? I read that alot of guys seem to have a problem with the mesa rectifier tubes in the LSS's Thanks for the suggestion. I think it was in 35 watt (it's a 2 x 12) mode. I almost always use it in 5 or 15 watt mode. To be honest my thoug...
by bitflogger
Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: My LSS's smoke break.
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Re: My LSS's smoke break.

was it in tube rectifier mode? Will it work in silicon diode mode? I read that alot of guys seem to have a problem with the mesa rectifier tubes in the LSS's Thanks for the suggestion. I think it was in 35 watt (it's a 2 x 12) mode. I almost always use it in 5 or 15 watt mode. To be honest my thoug...
by bitflogger
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: My LSS's smoke break.
Replies: 4
Views: 926

My LSS's smoke break.

I'm bummed for a sunny day. Somebody was trying my LSS 2x12, we heard a hum, then smoke out the back! It doesn't even look like the fuse burned through. Further bummer is the closest "Repair Station" in the manual is 150 miles away in Chicago. It should be under warranty but that leaves the pain of ...
by bitflogger
Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS vs. LS Tone
Replies: 10
Views: 3954

Re: LSS vs. LS Tone

I'll try to limit to the number of speakers because I got 2x12. I'm 2 miles from a shop that has often been very well stocked with all of the Lone Star and Express series. The 2x12 seems to make low volumes sound bigger and move more air at high volumes. I probably stayed away from Lone Star because...
by bitflogger
Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Tried a LSS today.
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: Tried a LSS today.

I'll agree here. Much distortion is not my thing but I like channel 2 more than other amps or other amps and a pedal but it seems like you have to start your tweak with the treble up and bass back on channel 2. Next be aware of where you are with the drive settings when you do the treble and bass tw...
by bitflogger
Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lone Star versus Express
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: Lone Star versus Express

I can't say anything bad about any of them. My local dealer is/was (retiring, going out of business) 2 miles from home and they have had all the Lone Star and Express variations in the past few years. My reference was owning the archetypes of clean (Fender Deluxe, Princeton Reverb) and not playing m...
by bitflogger
Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: 2x12 volume and balance???
Replies: 2
Views: 392

2x12 volume and balance???

Hi, Should my two speakers be rather equal in tone? My right speaker is much louder than left. The left does vibrate but it has none of the mid and high frequency strength the other. They are indeed wired parallel and the one I'm describing as dull is the first that has the speaker to jack wire with...
by bitflogger
Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS for Jazz
Replies: 12
Views: 1416

Re: LSS for Jazz

i read somewhere here that keeping the channel masters lower and turning up output cleaned up the low end. the writer's idea was that turning up the ch master was putting too much into the circuit. (thank you to whoever wrote that-sorry i forgot who, or i'd gladly give u the credit u deserve for yo...
by bitflogger
Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Mesa LSS and Fender PRRI comparison (video)
Replies: 19
Views: 2358

Re: Mesa LSS and Fender PRRI comparison (video) (my PRRI fix)

i think the prri is a beautiful sounding clean, but it also screams when cranked-very touch sensitive response... where did u insert the shim? did u take the front off the prri to insert the shim? thanks! I cut pieces of the wood shim used in carpentry, then wedged them between top of baffle board ...
by bitflogger
Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS: Confusion & consensus over loop and bypass.
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: LSS: Confusion & consensus over loop and bypass.

So would I take same instrument cables I have and loop make that separate loop off of my pedal board? Yes. I found this on Google. It's kind of goofy, but it's the most straightforward one I could find; That's my understanding. I'm building (slowly) a 2 watt amp, got some books and that's how I und...
by bitflogger
Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS: Confusion & consensus over loop and bypass.
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: LSS: Confusion & consensus over loop and bypass.

You only need to use the loop if you're using delay or other effects (chorus) that sound better after distortion. OK, that nailed why I thought one would use the loop if they're not doing some sort of high level production. I'm a network engineer, not sound engineer so this is new to me. I rarely u...
by bitflogger
Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Mesa LSS and Fender PRRI comparison (video)
Replies: 19
Views: 2358

Re: Mesa LSS and Fender PRRI comparison (video)

is this the new lss? how do u like the prri? did u mod anything? i love mine but there's some cab rattle... I fixed the rattle via wedging wooden shim between the chassis and baffle board and re-seating the speaker. The PRRI is nice - like much there's individual taste but I think it is a wonderful...
by bitflogger
Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS for Jazz
Replies: 12
Views: 1416

Re: LSS for Jazz

My LSS sits next to my Fender and I find channel 1, dials close to noon, not too much gain and reverb on bright to be rather jazz or Fender-like. The reverb from warm to bright seems to get it more like the Fender black face in a hurry than tweaking other dials but I confess to being a reverb junkie...
by bitflogger
Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS: Confusion & consensus over loop and bypass.
Replies: 4
Views: 621

LSS: Confusion & consensus over loop and bypass.

Hi, I'm confused by the manual and other reading both suggesting using the Loop output to adjust final volume and also stating that the tubes and circuitry has a detrimental effect on tone. This amp is much more feature laden than anything I've had so I'm still learning. I don't hear any major diffe...
by bitflogger
Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Mesa LSS and Fender PRRI comparison (video)
Replies: 19
Views: 2358

Re: Mesa LSS and Fender PRRI comparison (video)

Mine won't be near a Christmas tree (2x12 is sort of big) but this quick shot from camera phone should explain my interest in Jared's comparison and how it may have driven my purchase. The LSS matches the now dated 1980s southwest motif wall paper in the basement too. :) http://lh4.ggpht.com/_fP25Sc...