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by gregrjones
Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:08 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Good price for used LSC in mint?
Replies: 0
Views: 335

Good price for used LSC in mint?

What's a good price to ask for a used LSC 1x12 combo in mint condition? I started asking $900, but saw one on Ebay sell for over a grand and am wondering if I'm too low. The amp is the first generation without the 10w option. I added Reeder Mod 1. I'm not seeing a lot of these amps selling on Ebay i...
by gregrjones
Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSC no longer sounds warm
Replies: 14
Views: 1256

Re: LSC no longer sounds warm

Ahhhh.... I just tested it and you guys are right. It must be the rectifier tube because the amp acts normally in diode mode.

However, the tone doesn't sound as warm to me. Does that part make sense?
by gregrjones
Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSC no longer sounds warm
Replies: 14
Views: 1256

Re: LSC no longer sounds warm

I swapped the tube pair and still got the same symptoms: Amp is dead on 50 watt mode and gives me a colder signal at the 100 watt level.

If the Rectifier tube is out, then shouldn't I still get a normal tone when switching to diode for both wattage settings"?
by gregrjones
Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSC no longer sounds warm
Replies: 14
Views: 1256

Re: LSC no longer sounds warm

Update: I discovered that my amp now want even play in 50 watt mode. I only get a signal in 100 watt mode. Does that mean that one or two tubes are out (whatever pair is engaged when in 50 watt mode)? If so, does the inner or outer pair affect 50 watt mode? If I swap the pairs and keep the amp in 50...
by gregrjones
Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:43 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSC no longer sounds warm
Replies: 14
Views: 1256

Re: LSC no longer sounds warm

I'll switch the amp back to 50 watts. I was mixed up on how the power tube tracking works. However I doubt that rectifier tube will change its behavior because when I first noticed this problem, I HAD been running in 50 watt mode. You think this is a tube issue over a bias issue? I was wondering if ...
by gregrjones
Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSC no longer sounds warm
Replies: 14
Views: 1256

LSC no longer sounds warm

My LSC is no longer sounding warm to my ears. I looked around back to see if something was wrong with the tubes and I did notice that the rectifer tube was cold and not lit even when I switched the amp to Rectifer Tracking and kicked in 100 watt mode. It also seems like the rest of the power tubes a...
by gregrjones
Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Adjustable Bias Mod Kit First Impressions
Replies: 22
Views: 4603

Re: Adjustable Bias Mod Kit First Impressions

So am I understanding correctly that if I installed one of these kits on my LSC, that I'd have to also buy new power tubes? If so, what would I be looking for?
by gregrjones
Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Mic ideas and techniques for LSS tone?
Replies: 9
Views: 919

Re: Mic ideas and techniques for LSS tone?

I'm finding that I can't stand my SM57 on my LSC. I'll hear a great tone going with the amp only to record it and find that what goes to tape sucks. I think its the SM57. I always have to roll off this gnarly high end that I'm not hearing in the room in front of the amp. Any suggestions on a mic tha...
by gregrjones
Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: If the Lonestar didn't exist, what would you turn to?
Replies: 14
Views: 1850

Re: If the Lonestar didn't exist, what would you turn to?

Egnater Renegade looks good to me. It looks like a Lonestar except with more versatility.

I can't vouch for whether or not its clean tone sounds as good as the Lonestar's.
by gregrjones
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Tone settings
Replies: 1
Views: 542

Tone settings

What tone settings are you using on your Lonestar?

I own a LSC and use it with a Strat.

For the drive channel (the channel I use the most), reeder Mod #1 in effect, here are my settings:

Drive 10:00
Gain: 4:00

Treble 3:00
Mid 8:30
Bass 10:00
Presence: 11:00

Thick on
by gregrjones
Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Getting High Gain out of Lone Star
Replies: 25
Views: 2809

Getting High Gain out of Lone Star

I love my Lone Star and never bought it to be a high gain machine, but if I want to get more diversity out of this beast, is there a really great high gain distortion pedal that any of you would recommend that gets a great tone out of the amp? The Vox Saturator looks interesting to me, but I've neve...
by gregrjones
Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Xotic BB or Barber Small Fry?
Replies: 6
Views: 1298

Re: Xotic BB or Barber Small Fry?

I own both the Xotic BB and the Barber Small Fry. I prefer the Small Fry because it sounds more "complex" to my ears. It's hard to describe...

The BB sounds good, but I think the Barber sounds even better.
by gregrjones
Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Clean channel sounds better with overdrive pedal
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Re: Clean channel sounds better with overdrive pedal

No, I've not done the Reeded mod. Is this something better suited for a technician who works on amps or is it an easy mod? Secondly, I don't really want the dirt channel to clone the clean channel, but it does seem that the clean channel has a better top end that I'd like to hear out of the dirt cha...
by gregrjones
Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: New tubes with Yellow Jackets - burning smell
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: New tubes with Yellow Jackets - burning smell

JJ's support seems to think it's the YJs....
by gregrjones
Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Clean channel sounds better with overdrive pedal
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Clean channel sounds better with overdrive pedal

Ok, I think I've been in denial as I've been playing thru a LSC for a year and a half now. It's always made more sense (especially given what I've read) to run my overdrive pedal thru the dirt channel. Being that I go for SRV type tones, I've been running the dirt channel with a moderate breakup. Bu...