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by thom
Sun May 02, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS: No Sound on 5w and 15w Setting
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: LSS: No Sound on 5w and 15w Setting

The 5Y3 is the rectifier tube. It is not a pre amp tube. The LSS uses the rectifier tube in 5 and 15 watt settings, but uses a solid state rectifier on the 30w setting.
by thom
Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Placement of Lonestar Special serial number?
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: Placement of Lonestar Special serial number?

Oops, sorry. I just checked again, I knew I had seen it somewhere. The Sn on mine is definately on a sticker on the under side of the chassis, next to the rectifier valve tube base, to the right of the rectifier tube as you look from the back. Get down low and use a torch. I have removed the valve p...
by thom
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:27 am
Forum: Electra Dyne
Topic: Protective Cage for Power Tubes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1281

Re: Protective Cage for Power Tubes?

Its probably a European legislation thing. In the UK there are lots of safety legislation and all consumer stuff has to have a CE marking to show it has passed the regs applicable to the class the item comes under. I work in electronics, and several times have seen manufacturing equipment come over ...
by thom
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:20 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Placement of Lonestar Special serial number?
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: Placement of Lonestar Special serial number?

The sn on mine is on a plate fitted on the inside left of the cabinet as you face the rear of the amp.
by thom
Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Mesa Lonestar Special 1x12 5w Setting Dead Failure
Replies: 13
Views: 2883

Re: Mesa Lonestar Special 1x12 5w Setting Dead Failure

Cool. I have used a company called Voc Rock fairly recently; rang them up and the guy was very knowledgeable; just make sure you tell him the valves are for a Mesa so they can send out some suitable ones. Got them very quickly and its always great to talk to someone who knows their stuff. I use JJs ...
by thom
Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Mesa Lonestar Special 1x12 5w Setting Dead Failure
Replies: 13
Views: 2883

Re: Mesa Lonestar Special 1x12 5w Setting Dead Failure

Glad you got it working again. Re the power tubes, I just had a look at the manual and under the section describing the function of the power selector switch it states that the tube to the "far left facing rear", is the one that is used for the 5W mode. That would be the one near the rectifier valve...
by thom
Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:07 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Mesa Lonestar Special 1x12 5w Setting Dead Failure
Replies: 13
Views: 2883

Re: Mesa Lonestar Special 1x12 5w Setting Dead Failure

I would try swapping round the 4 output tubes, as the 5w mode uses only 1 tube. No idea why the solo function would play up, but it won't cost anything to try swapping the tubes round.
by thom
Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Speaker Replacement in LSS (Redux)
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: Speaker Replacement in LSS (Redux)

The most important thing is to make sure that you don't drop hot solder on the speaker itself. I've got a heatproof, flexible mat that plumbers use when soldering. Cost me a couple of quid in a hardware store. Other than that, there's nothing else that can go wrong that can't be fixed by desolderin...
by thom
Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:46 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: A Theory
Replies: 7
Views: 732

Re: A Theory

I also have a Deluxe strat, and went through a similar process of mods, with similar results. I replaced the pick ups with a set of Kinman Woodstock plus, with the wiring harness offering some non standard combinations. It was only when I replaced the block for a Callaham steel one that the guitar r...
by thom
Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: How much do you crank Channel 2?
Replies: 2
Views: 484

How much do you crank Channel 2?

Hi The manual set up examples, (LSS), show the drive and gain at fairly conservative levels. I am getting amazing sounds on channel 2 with the drive on about 4 o'clock, (the knobs maxed out look like about 5 o'clock, just so you know what I mean), and the gain on 2 o'clock, treble almost maxed out, ...
by thom
Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Speaker Recommendation for LSS
Replies: 29
Views: 3436

Re: Speaker Recommendation for LSS

Cheers Thom, was wondering about neo magnets. Im putting some money aside for new speakers, had kinda settled on some Fane Axa's but now you got me thinking.... Cheers for the info! After a few days I have a bit more info on the neos. Firstly I mostly use channel 2 and it sounds really good, the dr...
by thom
Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Speaker Recommendation for LSS
Replies: 29
Views: 3436

Re: Speaker Recommendation for LSS

Well I am expecting some negative responses to this, but here goes.....I have an LSS, 2x12, with both Reeder mods. Great amp that has really grown on me. But, it is just too heavy; I recently had to take it upstairs as I had workmen in downstairs, and I could not believe how difficult it was to move...
by thom
Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS Combo split to head/cab Now What?
Replies: 11
Views: 1669

Re: LSS Combo split to head/cab Now What?

Thanks Mork, muchly appreciated.

Tom
by thom
Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS Combo split to head/cab Now What?
Replies: 11
Views: 1669

Re: LSS Combo split to head/cab Now What?

Couple of questions

Are head shells readily available from Mesa or are people making their own or is there another maker? I am in the UK so I expect I would have to get Westside to order one if I wanted one from Mesa. Anyone dealt with Westside?

Thanks for any replies.

Tom
by thom
Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:48 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Are there any weird problems with getting the foot switch
Replies: 9
Views: 1142

Re: Are there any weird problems with getting the foot switch

I would try taking the footswitch out of the equation. I think if you plug the footswitch cable into the amp but leave it disconnected from the foot switch, then you can see if the switch functions work by shorting tip to ground and then ring to ground, on the unplugged cable end, using an opened up...