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by notyalcer
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Foot Pedals & Misc Mesa Stuff
Topic: Caster upgrade to fit Track-Loc plates
Replies: 6
Views: 14346

Re: Caster upgrade to fit Track-Loc plates

Turns out Wallmart sells them now and not too expensive. Online only.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/REVVO-TSED-0 ... a/40786597
by notyalcer
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V with Mesa Open back Widebody?
Replies: 11
Views: 1799

Re: Mark V with Mesa Open back Widebody?

This is a little late as you have already chosen the closed back cabinet. I wanted to get the same cabinet to put under my Mark V combo, thinking the extra bass woudl be nice, but came across a deal on a used widebody open back with a C90 ($200 out the door). I couldn't pass it up. I rationalized it...
by notyalcer
Fri May 25, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Amp turning off and on again quickly
Replies: 23
Views: 9864

Re: Amp turning off and on again quickly

I have very similar symptoms with my amp. Very random but probably once a week the amp will shut down and back on. I hear the fan shut off, the relays click, and then everything starts up again, all within a second or less. Occasionally it will do it again within a few seconds. It seems once the am...
by notyalcer
Sat May 19, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Amp turning off and on again quickly
Replies: 23
Views: 9864

Re: Amp turning off and on again quickly

I have very similar symptoms with my amp. Very random but probably once a week the amp will shut down and back on. I hear the fan shut off, the relays click, and then everything starts up again, all within a second or less. Occasionally it will do it again within a few seconds. It seems once the amp...
by notyalcer
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Speaker recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 2026

Re: Speaker recommendations

I swapped the C90 in my MK V with an Eminence Texas Heat. From what you described, I think you would probably really like it. It added sweetness, for lack of a better word, to the voice of the MK V. It’s a darker speaker but still has plenty of high end and a very pleasing, singing midrange. It lack...
by notyalcer
Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: 5:25+ Speaker Suggestions
Replies: 45
Views: 19354

Re: 5:25+ Speaker Suggestions

a very well broken in V30 works for me, the amp certainly feels more alive than with the standard Celestion I have a non-plus 5:25. Almost immediately I changed out the Mesa Vintage 30 for a Cannabis Rex, more out of reflex than anything else. Sounded very good but found that it tended to over-emph...
by notyalcer
Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Lonestar effect loop users
Replies: 3
Views: 2676

Re: Lonestar effect loop users

I learned something recently with my setup described above. The manual clearly states that the channel Master knobs set the send level for the effect send, which I had forgotten. Well, I was playing the amp at a recording session and did not use the effect loop. While dialing it in, I set the clean ...
by notyalcer
Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSC Tube Retainers?
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Re: LSC Tube Retainers?

DaveSwenson wrote:Eurotubes has spring retainers.

https://ssl.eurotubes.com/cart/index.ph ... ory_id=183

Dave
Those look too large for EL-84s but a great idea.
by notyalcer
Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Lonestar effect loop users
Replies: 3
Views: 2676

Re: Lonestar effect loop users

I have a Lonestar Special, but the loop circuitry is identical to your Classic. I use a Akai Headrush delay in the loop. I am using a 4 cable method, using a Hosa stereo cable to make the connection between the loop send/return and the delay in/out. This setup works very well. I personally perfer no...
by notyalcer
Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSC Tube Retainers?
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Re: LSC Tube Retainers?

YES! This drives me nuts. I have the LSS, and the wire retainers do not firmly hold the EL84s in their sockets. They tend to angle forward due to vibration or getting moved by the power cord. It doesn't seem to take much. At my third gig with this amp, I turned it on at soundcheck and it started smo...
by notyalcer
Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS Tone Heaven:
Replies: 12
Views: 1998

Re: LSS Tone Heaven:

I noticed a third button in the middle of your LSS footswitch. Did you by chance do the mod to make the drive pot footswitchable? Been thinking about doing this. Thanks.
by notyalcer
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Installed a Greenback in my LSS combo
Replies: 8
Views: 1260

Re: Installed a Greenback in my LSS combo

Very interesting! Glad you are happier with your tone - that is such a great feeling. I have a LSS, and I've considered swapping an Eminence GB-12 into it. This is supposedly a greenback clone, and is a really nice sounding speaker. I have it in my old Studio .22 which I've been using as an extensio...
by notyalcer
Sun Dec 26, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS footpedal
Replies: 22
Views: 2166

Re: LSS footpedal

Update: Plan-X is correct, no resistors needed.
by notyalcer
Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS footpedal
Replies: 22
Views: 2166

Re: LSS footpedal

This is an older thread, but wanted to chime in. I just did some experimentation and the circuit is very simple. The two switches connect to a common ground. I measured the voltage one each positive channel at 11.5 Volts, so the LEDs definitely need a resistor in line to keep from popping. I think.....