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by Octavarius
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: [SOLD] Fully loaded DRGX '84 Mark IIC+ Head & Cab!
Replies: 5
Views: 2722

[SOLD] Fully loaded DRGX '84 Mark IIC+ Head & Cab!

Hiya, dear peeps! Haven't hung out here in a while, but figured I'd make a post here for anyone who's been salivating for one of these babies. Heart-heavy to part with this, but time has come. All original, fully loaded DRGX '84 Simul, EQ, Rev and X-101 'Export' PT. Head and speaker cabinet made by ...
by Octavarius
Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSC footswitch mod - SOLO surprise!
Replies: 6
Views: 1241

Re: LSC footswitch mod - SOLO surprise!

Nice! Pics? Where did you place the switch? Right in the middle on the Mesa logo?
by Octavarius
Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS for Jazz
Replies: 12
Views: 1424

Re: LSS for Jazz

This is REALLY depending on the guitar you are using. In fact, it is extremely different from archtop to archtop. I use the top settings with my Höfner Jazzica Custom; if too bassy/fat I raise the treble a bit and lower the mids (turning each towards each other, but maintaining the same ratio). You ...
by Octavarius
Fri May 21, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Anyone else get the hum after switching off?
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: Anyone else get the hum after switching off?

Are you putting the amp in standby before powering off? Definitely, yeah. I usually leave it for a minute after I put it on standby before turning the main power off. Sometimes it's a quick minute when I get impatient... I'm not sure if you're supposed to wait any length of time before turning the ...
by Octavarius
Thu May 06, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Anyone else get the hum after switching off?
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: Anyone else get the hum after switching off?

Last time I experienced something like this was when my Mark IIC+ died on-stage. :lol: I don't get it with my Lonestar. It's definitely something in the power section: you should get it looked at. Perhaps watch the tubes? Try swapping a few out with new ones and see if that helps. Might also be the ...
by Octavarius
Thu May 06, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Tone controls pre or post gain?
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: Tone controls pre or post gain?

I'm sorry! My bad: they're post gain. I was thinking serial vs. parallel tone-control string. The manual clearly states that the tone controls come after the gain stages, not only this but you can clearly see it on how the controls are layed out: they're usually placed similar to the signal path.
by Octavarius
Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Tone controls pre or post gain?
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: Tone controls pre or post gain?

They're pre-gain.
by Octavarius
Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Special Power Tube Question
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: Special Power Tube Question

First of all,Don't do it!!!!!!Second,even in the lowest power setting 2 tubes are operating (though only one is for audio)......This is covered in the owners manual which I'm sure you've read,right? YES, you are right. Actually, three tubes are used in the single-ended Class-A mode. Two tubes are r...
by Octavarius
Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Okay to play acoustic guitar through my LSS?
Replies: 7
Views: 1150

Re: Okay to play acoustic guitar through my LSS?

Why not just pass it through the Loop Return? It's the power section input, and then you can control the overall volume with the master output control. The preamp is meant for high impendance instrument level guitar signals.. probably won't work very well.
by Octavarius
Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lonestar on Jazz Duty: EL34s more suitable than 6L6s/5881s?
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Lonestar on Jazz Duty: EL34s more suitable than 6L6s/5881s?

I recently did a full retube of my Lonestar Classic with new Mesa 12AX7 preamp tubes (relabeled JJs, as far as I've heard) and Mesa STR-425s (Russian 5881s). I'm not very fond of the supposed JJs, by the way. Some harshness when overdriven here and there; have that nasty clipping bite that almost re...
by Octavarius
Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lonestars need guitars, let's see em!
Replies: 21
Views: 2535

Re: Lonestars need guitars, let's see em!

Octavarius, What are those guitars? You should know better than to leave us hanging. :roll: Btw, they are gorgeous. Hehe, thanks man! :P The first one is a Music Man 20th Anniversary Silhouette. Fantastic solidbody. Amazing ergonomics and truly magnificent quality and setup straight from the factor...
by Octavarius
Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: New Mesa (relabeled JJs) AX7s contributing to harsh tone?
Replies: 11
Views: 986

Re: New Mesa (relabeled JJs) AX7s contributing to harsh tone?

I think they do...I replaced all my preamp tubes with Tung Sol Reissues...and it's so much nicer now...give it a try if youre up to it...I got all Tung Sol Reissue gold (don't know if the gold really makes that much of a difference)...but I did make sure that they they had matched sections...which ...