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by nemesys
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Roadster ch3 & ch4
Replies: 15
Views: 1128

Re: Roadster ch3 & ch4

Aside from the presence pot, ch4 also removes all of the negative feedback from the power stage, which gives the amp a looser, more out-of-control feel. That's probably what you're noticing. I like it well enough for grunge covers and garage-band stuff, but I tend to stay on ch3 for most heavier sou...
by nemesys
Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Okay to play acoustic guitar through my LSS?
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Re: Okay to play acoustic guitar through my LSS?

This is an active pickup with a preamp, so you may find that the signal is a little on the hot side and causes your LSS to break up a little more easily than with passive pickups, but it won't damage anything. It may or may not sound very good, though.
by nemesys
Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: How much gain is the LSC capable of?
Replies: 15
Views: 1632

Re: How much gain is the LSC capable of?

Anyone feel the LS's gain channel is up for Sound garden or similar? Yes, but not quietly. The key to that sound is 6L6 tubes breaking up. Set it to 100 watts (50 or 10 won't have enough grunt), push your output and master so that happens on a moderate gain setting, maybe add a small amount of driv...
by nemesys
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Compressor After Overdrive
Replies: 1
Views: 415

Re: Compressor After Overdrive

Interesting, I've always used mine this way. It actually never occurred to me to put a compressor in front of an overdrive.

Now I have to try it, just to see what the difference is.
by nemesys
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lonestar Classic Maple
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: Lonestar Classic Maple

It would probably be a little brighter, but not too much different otherwise.
by nemesys
Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Four (4) Lonestar series Geek-out Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: Four (4) Lonestar series Geek-out Questions

1) When the switch is set to 'Bright', a 250pF bypass cap is added to the front end of the reverb circuit to allow more of the highs through. 2) 'Thick' and 'Thicker' add a 250pF or 500pF bypass cap, respectively, to the CH2 tone stack. The exact frequencies which are boosted depend on the resistanc...
by nemesys
Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSC Tube Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 1103

Re: LSC Tube Recommendations

Finally got it where I want it -- 12AX7 back in the first position, channel 1 gain at 10:00, treble at 10:00, mids off, bass at 10:00, presence at 3:00. I was running the bass too high, and extra midrange was being dumped in.

Thanks for your help, everyone!
by nemesys
Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSC Tube Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 1103

Re: LSC Tube Recommendations

I tried a new EH 12AY7 and an old JAN/Philips 5751 in V1 last night. I didn't really like the 5751, it added midrange if anything. The 12AY7 sounded great, though. Nice, balanced midrange. The amp isn't very loud anymore, and doesn't break up at all, even the second channel stays clean with the gain...
by nemesys
Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Single Rectifier and Sonic Maximizer advice...please?
Replies: 12
Views: 1777

Re: Single Rectifier and Sonic Maximizer advice...please?

I have a BBE kicking around that I still use in my PA occasionally. I've tried it with various guitar amps and concluded that it doesn't do much for a Mesa, as they are generally very forward-playing amps to begin with. It sounded really nice in the loop of a Peavey Classic 30, fwiw.
by nemesys
Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Any way to reduce noise floor on an F-50 combo?
Replies: 9
Views: 637

Re: Any way to reduce noise floor on an F-50 combo?

Every JJ tube I've ever had was pretty noisy. I could see it being a problem in something as high gain as an F-50. A gate in the FX loop might help.
by nemesys
Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSC Tube Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 1103

Re: LSC Tube Recommendations

I've noticed the same thing, that the Webers do help with the midrange. I experimented for a while yesterday, and found that I could dial some more of it out by running the presence at 3:00 or so, and backing the treble off to 11:00. I did try a Tung-Sol in V1, but I couldn't hear a lot of differenc...
by nemesys
Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:47 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSC Tube Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 1103

Re: LSC Tube Recommendations

boogiemon wrote:eq settings aside, i use tung-sol (new sensor) preamp tubes & an ev classic speaker in mine: sounds great to me. Even having a tung-sol in v1 only makes a lot of difference: great tubes.

peace.
I have a couple of Tung-Sol 12AX7s hanging around; I'll have to try this. Thanks!
by nemesys
Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSC Tube Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 1103

Re: LSC Tube Recommendations

Thanks for the reply! :) This is actually an upper-midrange sort of thing that occurs more in the clean channel than in the second channel, which doesn't have the voicing option. Channel 2 on this amp is actually easier to dial in, I've found. I actually quite like the thick setting, it has a very n...
by nemesys
Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSC Tube Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 1103

LSC Tube Recommendations

Hi all, I've had my LSC (2x12 combo) for almost a year, and the stock tubes are starting to develop some crackling noises here and there, so it's getting to be time to retube. The amp tends to have a bit too much upper midrange that can't be dialed out, as the tone stack is Fender style, with the mi...
by nemesys
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Subway Rocket eating V-1 tubes
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Re: Subway Rocket eating V-1 tubes

It is possible that you just got a couple of bad tubes in a row. That said, it's also possible that one of the plate resistors or the cathode bias resistor for that tube have drifted over time, and the tube is being run too hot and burning out fast. Does the amp sound different?