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by thom
Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS problem
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: LSS problem

Very pleased if not slightly embarrased to report that all is well. It was the guitar lead, but not the usual open circuit/intermittent thing, but the tip connection shorting to the ground due to an internal break in the insulation, where the cable has flexed. The meter proved this and on closer ins...
by thom
Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS problem
Replies: 3
Views: 760

LSS problem

Hi I am hoping someone can maybe help with an issue with my LSS. I play channel 2 mainly with the drive engaged, on 5w setting. The amp has both reeder mods, done a few months ago. I was playing at the weekend and found that the amp had hardly any drive or guts to the tone. The drive knob seems to w...
by thom
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Any thoughts on turning my lonestar special into a 2x10
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Re: Any thoughts on turning my lonestar special into a 2x10

I think it would probably sound great, but how would you propose modifying the baffle to take 2 x 10 inch speakers? Maybe just stick a 12 inch gold in, much less hassle. I have done both Reeder mods on my LSS, they are simple to do if you can solder and have a bit of experience in doing this kind of...
by thom
Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: Electra Dyne
Topic: Electra-Dyne Clip (Metallica)
Replies: 13
Views: 2011

Re: Electra-Dyne Clip (Metallica)

Great, thanks, now I need to get one of these amps too!
by thom
Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Let's talk dirt boxes
Replies: 11
Views: 1284

Re: Let's talk dirt boxes

I have a Hartman vintage germanium treble booster which really makes channel 2 shine for a bright Blackmore ish Burn type sound. I also have a Danelectro cool cat drive pedal, ultra cheap, that is great to push channel 2 into rich distortion, truly a great pedal for the silly low price.
by thom
Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lonestar Drive Knob - Reeder mod people might be interested
Replies: 17
Views: 4180

Re: Lonestar Drive Knob - Reeder mod people might be interested

Ok well Im back. I did a speaker change, while I was there though, the tech a good friend of mine decided to start messing with tubes because he clearly heard it as well. Took out the JJ's Gold pin 12ax7's and it was nearly gone, go figure, I tried so many different tubes I have lying around and he...
by thom
Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Clean channel sounds better with overdrive pedal
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: Clean channel sounds better with overdrive pedal

I seem to be in the minority in that I love the dirty channel of the Lonestar. For heavier tones I picked up a Digitech Hardwire SC-2 Valve Distortion. The pedal is absolutely marvelous. It picks up where channel 2 leaves off giving you the full rich tone of a cranked Dual Rectifier. I agree, post ...
by thom
Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Tube question for LSS
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: Tube question for LSS

Hi I am in the UK but have used Eurotubes. Bought a full set of tubes, JJs and they worked perfectly. My latest retube of the power valves I bought JJs from Voc Rock in the UK. I called them and had a chat; the guy there was very knowledgeable and he thanked me for telling him I had a Boogie LSS and...
by thom
Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS speakers
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Re: LSS speakers

UKBoogieboy wrote:I think there was no sound in the 5 watt setting because there isn't a 5 watt setting, lol. :P
LSS has 5, 15 , 30 watt selector switch
by thom
Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:33 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Reeder Mod correcting a "defect" the way people talk
Replies: 27
Views: 2697

Re: Reeder Mod correcting a "defect" the way people talk

It comes down to personal taste. I just prefer the amp modded, and when I have the money I will probably also fit some Celestion blues or golds. I enjoy tinkering with gear and my guitars are not standard/as supplied either. The comment that if the amps were supplied with the Reeder mod already in p...
by thom
Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:25 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Any reason not to crank the loop volume all the way up?
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Re: Any reason not to crank the loop volume all the way up?

I just switched to the Digitech Hardwire Delay and Chorus pedals, which have higher voltage capacity than most other pedals, so if damaging them or making the signal clip is out of the question is there any reason not to max out the loop volume? I have just started doing this. I have an Eventide Ti...
by thom
Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Reeder Mod 1 and 2
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Re: Reeder Mod 1 and 2

Just an update, a week on or so from doing the 2 Reeder mods on my LSS; I was very happy when I first did the mods. Since then I have experimented with the tone controls and I find they are so much more useable, (not sure if 'useable' is a word but I'm sure you know what I mean). I used to have the ...
by thom
Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:09 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Reeder Mod 1 and 2
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Re: Reeder Mod 1 and 2

As stated by everyone else, I didn't touch the 5th screw. I just removed the output valves and the rectifier valve as a precaution. The chassis comes away very easily, and I was very surprised by just how light it is. The weight is definately in the cabinet and speakers.
by thom
Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Reeder Mod 1 and 2
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Reeder Mod 1 and 2

Hi Just did the pot swap and mid mod on my LSS. It was a bit fiddly to do, the hardest thing being to get the lower pots out as they clash with the PCB. Anyway all done in about an hour. I have done stuff like this before so was qute confident. If you have not I would recommend getting a tech to do ...