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by thom
Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:57 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS power tubes: which tubes apply to which wattage setting?
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: LSS power tubes: which tubes apply to which wattage setting?

For 15w and 5w it's the inside pair. In 5w both inside tubes are active but one is shorted at the input. I don't know which one is shorted but both tubes are required to complete the connection and maintain the same impedance to the OT. Sorry to contradict you, but according to the manual: "15 watt...
by thom
Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: To mod or not to mod...?
Replies: 24
Views: 4407

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

I would make sure the amp is working 100% before deciding to mod it. There is a good youtube demo with settings that includes the Classic. I have attemped to paste the youtube link below. The settings they use for the lonestar are similar to how I have my LSS dialed in, at least on channel 2 http://...
by thom
Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: To mod or not to mod...?
Replies: 24
Views: 4407

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

I have the Special, not the Classic, and initiallty felt much the same. I think it would help if you gave an idea of your settings. I find having the gain up almost full with the drive engaged but backed off to about 12 o'clock (I do use boost and drive pedals as well) gives a lovely sound even at l...
by thom
Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lonestar Reverb Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1999

Re: Lonestar Reverb Problem

Hi First off you do have the Classic. I have the Special and had reverb issues with mine. I ended up getting a new reverb tank, (about 35 quid I think) from TAD, (Tube Amp Doctor). The other thing you could try is changing out the valve associated with the reverb circuit, (the manual will tell you w...
by thom
Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Great footswitch deal & buying experience - Edited
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Great footswitch deal & buying experience

mdortona wrote:After reading about all of the horror stories getting aftermarket footswitches (e.g. from Analogman)

Matt
What horror stories have you heard about Analogman? Are you sure?
by thom
Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS schematic / help?
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: LSS schematic / help?

Sorry. I tried to get the schematic also, from Mesa's UK distributor. Turned me down flat..........
by thom
Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lonestar bias mod
Replies: 78
Views: 29545

Re: Lonestar bias mod

Wow, very interesting. When ordering output tubes my supplier has always made a big deal about selecting ones for a Boogie when I told him I had an LSS. Don't think I was ever charged any extra but still.........
by thom
Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Original tune recorded with LSC & Ruby el34 BSTR's
Replies: 8
Views: 914

Re: Original tune recorded with LSC & Ruby el34 BSTR's

Nice

Great tone and playing. The singer is very good as well. Nothing like Ian Gillan but very good.
by thom
Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: I'm offering another free bias mod kit
Replies: 2
Views: 712

Re: I'm offering another free bias mod kit

Hi John

Do you mean the Lonestar Classic, not the Special? :wink:
by thom
Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lonestar bias mod
Replies: 78
Views: 29545

Re: Lonestar bias mod

I am no expert but I am pretty certain that the LSS is not cathode biased.

Regards

Tom
by thom
Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lonestar bias mod
Replies: 78
Views: 29545

Re: Lonestar bias mod

Thanks Charles. I will drop John a line and see what he says.
by thom
Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:10 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lonestar bias mod
Replies: 78
Views: 29545

Re: Lonestar bias mod

Does anyone know if the Lonestar adjustable bias mod would work on an LSS and if so if it would be a worthwhile mod. I did read on the Eurotubes site that the Mesa EL84 amps are biased hotter than the 6L6 amps. I do like the tone of my LSS fitted with JJ output tubes (NOT JJ preamp tubes though) but...
by thom
Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Pedals that stack well with LSS Drive channel
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Pedals that stack well with LSS Drive channel

I have 3 boosts, all used on channel 2 with drive engaged usually on the thick setting with drive up at about 2 oclock with the gain around 11 oclock. I have an Hartman germanium treble booster, a very old Boss OD1 and a Skreddy Skrewdriver. All are used individually, not stacked, to help the amps o...
by thom
Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: For the LSC or LSS gurus
Replies: 7
Views: 829

Re: For the LSC or LSS gurus

On my LSS there is a very noticeable pop when switching channels that are set on different power modes.
by thom
Sun May 02, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Is it possible to make the Lonestar lighter?
Replies: 16
Views: 1970

Re: Is it possible to make the Lonestar lighter?

Stick some neo spekers in it. I put 2 celestion neos in my LSS and it is so much easier to carry. Sounds great but I do concur that it will change the sound. In my case I thought it changed it for the better, but that is only my opinion. Also it has to be said that speaker changes are like pick-up c...