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by rfrakes
Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS only works in 30w mode?!?!?
Replies: 9
Views: 2676

Re: LSS only works in 30w mode?!?!?

Mine was blowing Rec tubes. They suggested a Copper cap SS instead of tube Rec. I haven't had any problem since. My Fender amps have original Rec tubes in them from when I bought them in the 70s. For $2K, I am not sure why this amp is high maintenance. One of the reasons I got rid of the Fender Vibr...
by rfrakes
Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lonestar Tommy Folkesson Mod
Replies: 10
Views: 3907

Re: Lonestar Tommy Folkesson Mod

I still don't see a link to the mods. Am I missing something??
by rfrakes
Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Solo stopped working on LSS
Replies: 5
Views: 1992

Re: Solo stopped working on LSS

So did you check the cable to make sure it has continuity? Or is it in the box? You have 3 conductors in that cable, so it can switch 2 different things.

Also, there must be another 12AX7 cascade gain stage added when you kick in Solo, check your 12AX7s.
by rfrakes
Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Stupid Question: How Do Non-bias-matched Tubes Affect Sound
Replies: 7
Views: 2106

Re: Stupid Question: How Do Non-bias-matched Tubes Affect So

I would caution not using the non MB matched tubes. The amp can go into runaway, stress the transformers, blow the fuse and a Rectifier tube. I went to one of my local music shops. I needed what I thought was 1 tube since I was using it in 5 watt Class A mode. Well their version of Class A uses a pa...
by rfrakes
Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: Anybody Roll Without OD Pedals?
Replies: 50
Views: 26271

Re: Anybody Roll Without OD Pedals?

LSS and Strats SCs and P90s. Vol pot swap mod and Reeder mod. ch2 is great OD now. And don't use any other pedals either. They dampen the tone.
by rfrakes
Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lone Star Reeder Mod #1: Channel 2 Pot-Swap
Replies: 63
Views: 78728

Re: Lone Star Reeder Mod #1: Channel 2 Pot-Swap

He might be fine for this mod. I am also miltary tech, but had a Stroke and did it with no problems.

VR,

Ron
by rfrakes
Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS Tone
Replies: 3
Views: 2320

Re: LSS Tone

What about taking the back off your Speaker cab and making it an open back?
ron
by rfrakes
Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS only works in 30w mode?!?!?
Replies: 9
Views: 2676

Re: LSS only works in 30w mode?!?!?

Or non MB matched power tubes. They can cause the LSS to go into Runaway and blow fuses, melt wire coatings or cook the transformers. Was the reduction mod done on it?

Ron
by rfrakes
Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS best tubes for max clean headroom
Replies: 5
Views: 2298

Re: LSS best tubes for max clean headroom

I found out the hard way, you need to use MB matched power tubes, other brands might let the amp go into runaway and blow fuses, burn wire and transformers.

Ron
by rfrakes
Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lonestar Tommy Folkesson Mod
Replies: 10
Views: 3907

Re: Lonestar Tommy Folkesson Mod

It doesn't look like this is for the Lonestar Special? If so are ther pictures and dialog for the mod in English?

VR,

Ron
by rfrakes
Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lonestar with strat
Replies: 2
Views: 1449

Re: Lonestar with strat

Take the back off your speaker cab?
by rfrakes
Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lonestar Special not loud anymore?
Replies: 8
Views: 2267

Re: Lonestar Special not loud anymore?

J200george, Did you figure out what was wrong with it? What wattage are you running it? 5 watt is tube rectifier, 15 and 30 are SS Diode rectifier. I you flip to stand-by and change wattage, and it still sound not loud, it is not the tube rectifier. Probably 1 of the 12AX7s not a power tube.
by rfrakes
Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lonestar V2...what are the changes?
Replies: 7
Views: 2607

Re: Lonestar V2...what are the changes?

I was told by MB that the Class a powere designis proprietary to MB. Not your single tube Class A, but a pair of the EL-84s are involved. So there is a slight push-pull tube pairing to this Class A style.
by rfrakes
Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lonestar rectifier tube guide pin breaking
Replies: 3
Views: 1291

Re: Lonestar rectifier tube guide pin breaking

Or qrap the tube base with some heat resistant tape, so that the retainer bites it better. The tubes with broken key can be fixed with: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newoldsounds.com%2Fimages%2FTA-8PS-KW.JPG&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newoldsounds.com%2Findex.php%3Fmain_page%3...
by rfrakes
Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lone Star Classic pick attack
Replies: 7
Views: 1929

Re: Lone Star Classic pick attack

I have an LSS and the pick attack is what I like, but using the 5 watt setting and tube rectifier, it is melodic. I also have tinnitus. One of the resons I use 5 watt. I don't need more sound energy, just nice OD with 3rd order harmonics for that sweet old school roundness to the pick attack. A Twin...