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by Penguin
Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:38 am
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: ATA case for Roadster/Rectifier Head
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: ATA case for Roadster/Rectifier Head

Make a reasonable offer including shipping and it's yours! :mrgreen:
by Penguin
Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: ATA case for Roadster/Rectifier Head
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: ATA case for Roadster/Rectifier Head

Make an offer!
by Penguin
Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Is The Roadster For Me?
Replies: 11
Views: 1203

Re: Is The Roadster For Me?

Thank you all for the great replies! You guys are great! :mrgreen: I've had both heads for a week now and I'm still trying to decide which one to keep. Both have their pros and cons. The Lonestar sounds a little warmer and richer. The Roadster is more versatile and the knobs are more responsive. Bot...
by Penguin
Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: ATA case for Roadster/Rectifier Head
Replies: 3
Views: 732

ATA case for Roadster/Rectifier Head

I bought a used Roadster head and the owner threw this in. It was custom made by Clydesdale for a Roadster head, although I'm sure it will fit others. It measures 29 1/2"L x 15 1/2"W x 14 1/2"H. The exterior is in fantastic shape and the interior is mint! http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o22/Phryg...
by Penguin
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Strange Problems With My Roadster
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Re: Strange Problems With My Roadster

It's safe to say I've read most of those threads before I posted mine. The "popping" noise everyone refers to happens when they switch between all the channels. Mine only happens when switching from the Brit mode to any mode in Channel 1. Cycling through the channels in standby does nothing to fix t...
by Penguin
Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:45 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Strange Problems With My Roadster
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Strange Problems With My Roadster

I picked up a used Roadster head. However, I noticed some strange problems with it. 1) When switching from Channel 2's Brit mode to Channel 1, there is a brief yet noticeable popping/humming noise. This does not occur when switching to other channels or when Brit mode is not selected. 2) Turning up ...
by Penguin
Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Is The Roadster For Me?
Replies: 11
Views: 1203

Is The Roadster For Me?

I was offered a mint Roadster head for my Lonestar Classic head. I've listened to a few clips online and it sounds good. However, I don't play anything remotely heavy. I'm mainly a Blues/Classic Rock player. Is the Roadster capable of smooth lead tones (Petrucci, Gilmour, Timmons) without a pedal? W...
by Penguin
Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lonestar Classic crackling - Need help troubleshooting
Replies: 16
Views: 2358

Re: Lonestar Classic crackling - Need help troubleshooting

PS. I'm also finding it impossible to get the covers back on the preamp tubes. Is there some sort of trick to it? I'm pushing it down and twisting but it doesn't want to go round and just springs off when I let go. I find cursing at them while trying to put them back on really helps! Cursing in Eng...
by Penguin
Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSC Bias Mod Kit?
Replies: 15
Views: 4591

Re: LSC Bias Mod Kit?

Did you end up doing the mod, Nitrous? If so, how did it turn out? I read in the original bias mod thread that the mA reading should drop when you switch from 50W to 100W. Oddly enough, mine did the opposite. 100W setting http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o22/Phrygian_21/IMG_1399_zps8a0006a5.jpg 50...
by Penguin
Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Possible Tube Problem?
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: Possible Tube Problem?

Thank you for your help so far. Where exactly is this resistor and what should it measure?
by Penguin
Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Possible Tube Problem?
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: Possible Tube Problem?

Thanks for the reply, Ricardo. It does sound like a power tube. I had a rectifier tube fail in my LSS and it completely went out. Would a grid resistor be either good or bad? Would I know if it went out?
by Penguin
Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Possible Tube Problem?
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Possible Tube Problem?

A few weeks ago I was playing my LSC when it emitted a hum and then died. I checked the fuse and it was shot. I replaced the fuse, removed the power tubes and rectifier tube and turned the amp on. It remained on which meant it was a tube related issue. I breathed a huge sigh of relief! Following the...
by Penguin
Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:41 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSC Bias Mod Kit?
Replies: 15
Views: 4591

Re: LSC Bias Mod Kit?

The amp bias does get hotter as you raise the resistance, hence if the pot goes open circuit, (infinite resistance) you will blow the output tubes. That is why putting a resistor in parallel is advantageous as you can put a lower value resistor in parallel, (which is why the Mansfield kit used a 3....
by Penguin
Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSC Bias Mod Kit?
Replies: 15
Views: 4591

Re: LSC Bias Mod Kit?

Are you saying 3.9K based on the small resistor on the Mansfield board? I haven't gone back to look at what was on there. The tech I consulted with suggested a 10K or 15K fixed and a 10K trim pot that has the screw on the side. Resistors are super cheap so I'll probably buy a few just in case, but ...
by Penguin
Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSC Bias Mod Kit?
Replies: 15
Views: 4591

Re: LSC Bias Mod Kit?

I just looked up your post about this. You said you have a friend that is electronically savy...he should definitely be able to do this for you. He is very electronically savy. However, If I don't present him with ALL the info he'll tell me to take a hike, haha. The Mansfield kit was just a pot (ad...