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by thom
Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lonestar Classic Tolex Question
Replies: 4
Views: 751

Re: Lonestar Classic Tolex Question

I'm fascinated with the tone of the LSC and am hoping to buy one in the next 3 or 4 months. My question is what's the difference between the blue and black tolex models? Are the newer ones with the 10-watt option all black? Is one generation of the LSC superior to another, or have they stayed the s...
by thom
Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: get the mud out LS mod
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

Re: get the mud out LS mod

I'm not the right person to answer your question Tom but I just used an ordinary ceramic disc type cap, I don't know what voltage rating they are but I think it's fairly high. It's wasn't even 250pf, I think it was 270 or 230 I can't remember now. Anyway everything works well and sounds awesome! Th...
by thom
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: get the mud out LS mod
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

Re: get the mud out LS mod

Hi

Thanks for the info. I may try this out. Can you advise on what voltage rating the cap needs to be and if it should be a ceramic cap or whatever.

Thanks again.

Tom
by thom
Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS blew the fuse...
Replies: 12
Views: 1051

Re: LSS blew the fuse...

[/quote]I'm leaning towards setting channel 2 as a grittier version of channel 1, therefore giving myself two base tones two work with - one being as clean as possible, and one having just a hair of distortion for that touch-sensitive blues vibe. I really get my rock and roll overdrive sounds from m...
by thom
Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS blew the fuse...
Replies: 12
Views: 1051

Re: LSS blew the fuse...

Hi Although the LSS is cathode biased I would still exercise some caution when changing tubes. The guy I go to for JJs, (my favourite new production EL84), supplies tubes to Mesa specs. I once bought a set of military grade Sovteks from elsewhere and these were slightly red plating when I put them i...
by thom
Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Footswitch Drive Mod
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Re: Footswitch Drive Mod

This is the thread about the foot switchable drive mod. You would need an additional footswitch to make it work. Try the search function for footswitch etc. May find some more useful stuff.

http://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.ph ... able+drive
by thom
Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: What speakers do you run in your LSS?
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: What speakers do you run in your LSS?

I have the 2 x 12. A while ago I put in 2 Celestion Century Neos. I wanted to brighten the amp up and also make it lighter as it was stupidly heavy. The Centurys worked OK sounded pretty good but I couldn't help thinking the amp had lost something, and soundrd a little flat. I ended up putting back ...
by thom
Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:12 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: To mod or not to mod...?
Replies: 24
Views: 4408

Re: To mod or not to mod...?

Do you have a manual? This will tell you which tubes work the 50w mode. Make sure they are spec'd for the amp as well. I would also have a look at what pre amp tubes are in it. I found JJ pre amp tubes to be very dull and lifeless. Not knocking JJ because I often use JJ el84 power tubes. I ended up ...
by thom
Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: To mod or not to mod...?
Replies: 24
Views: 4408

Re: To mod or not to mod...?

Okay, so recently I've started using my Lonestar plugged into a Marshall 4x12 (inspired by seeing James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers doing the same) and really liking the tone, however to get the tone I like on the Drive channel I'm having to set the treble and presence controls all...
by thom
Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Is it possible to use other tubes than EL84´s in LSS ?
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: Is it possible to use other tubes than EL84´s in LSS ?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the OP is asking about different brands of EL-84s, not different types, such as EL-34s or 6L6s. (Lots of luck trying to install anything other than EL-84s in an amp with EL-84 sockets. Not going to happen. Totally different sizes.) You could search for "7189" tu...
by thom
Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Is it possible to use other tubes than EL84´s in LSS ?
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: Is it possible to use other tubes than EL84´s in LSS ?

Hello friends! I´m a newbie here and as you could see this is my first posting, so please, be good to me !!!!! I have a Lonestar Special Head and it´s about time to change the tubes for the first time. Just like for all the rest of you guys, my life is nothing else than just a loooong chase for the...
by thom
Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:48 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: 5751 in V1 of LSS
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: 5751 in V1 of LSS

I recently put a 5751 (Electro Harmonix gold) in V1 of my LSS. I thought it sweetened up channel 2 but not really a massive difference. I was just browsing Watford valves' web site and had a look at their preamp kits for Lonestars. One of them comes with a 5751, but Watford said to put it in V2, whi...
by thom
Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:40 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Mesa will not cover replacement of screen resistor(s)?
Replies: 56
Views: 3073

Re: Mesa will not cover replacement of screen resistor(s)?

I am very surprised and very disappointed with Mesa's attitude to the OPs issues. I wonder if there is small print in the warranty that specifies that if a tube blows that any related circuitry is not covered under warranty. An LSS is over £2000 new, here in the UK. I would feel I had paid up front ...
by thom
Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Adjustable Bias Mod Kit First Impressions
Replies: 22
Views: 4621

Re: Adjustable Bias Mod Kit First Impressions

Jared Purdy wrote:Anyone try this on a LSS? And, does that bias mod kit work on the LSS?? Thanks.
Apparently the LSS is cathode biased (kind of self adjusting), so the bias mod, which is meant for fixed bias amps does not apply. I am no expert so any one knows different......................
by thom
Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Finally tried the Lonestar Special today - qeustion
Replies: 9
Views: 966

Re: Finally tried the Lonestar Special today - qeustion

That's how it's done. Gain knob stays at noon or below, along with the bass and mid. Drive to taste, say 2-3:00. Treble and presence above noon. The mod is to clear up the mud and murk that exists in that ch stock. Thus giving a clearer rendition than what you heard. You guys are weird! I have my L...