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by rfrakes
Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lonestar Special not loud anymore?
Replies: 8
Views: 2374

Re: Lonestar Special not loud anymore?

Even new tubes can be bad.
by rfrakes
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS Current Reduction and 5Y3 mod
Replies: 11
Views: 3418

Re: LSS Current Reduction and 5Y3 mod

lespauljoe1, These mods and the 5R4G rectifier tube didn't kill the sweet spot of this amp did it?

I liked it the way it was before all of this.

VR,

Ron
by rfrakes
Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS Current Reduction and 5Y3 mod
Replies: 11
Views: 3418

Re: LSS Current Reduction and 5Y3 mod

I had my LSS on an hour the other day with Power tubes on and off. Don't usually play that long, but it blew a 5Y3 and a fuse and also white wires to the PT look like they got too hot. Mine is at an Amp Tech where they sell a full line of Mesa Boogie amps. So, I don't no yet what needs to be done. I...
by rfrakes
Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Using clean channel in Hard Bypass.
Replies: 4
Views: 1726

Re: Using clean channel in Hard Bypass.

I prefer clean channel with the Hard Bypass. Nothing comes close.

VR,

Ron
by rfrakes
Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS Current Reduction and 5Y3 mod
Replies: 11
Views: 3418

Re: LSS Current Reduction and 5Y3 mod

The squeal turned out to be the loop feedback as identified in the owners manual. It took them a couple of years to engineer this solution.

VR,

Ron
by rfrakes
Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS Current Reduction and 5Y3 mod
Replies: 11
Views: 3418

Re: LSS Current Reduction and 5Y3 mod

Barn Door,

Did you take the plunge and do the mod? just curious.
VR, Ron
by rfrakes
Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS Current Reduction and 5Y3 mod
Replies: 11
Views: 3418

Re: LSS Current Reduction and 5Y3 mod

Barn Door,

Have you done the mod yet?
by rfrakes
Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS Current Reduction and 5Y3 mod
Replies: 11
Views: 3418

Re: LSS Current Reduction and 5Y3 mod

I hope this fixes it for good.
by rfrakes
Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: Considering a Fender Vibro-King
Replies: 17
Views: 7907

Re: Considering a Fender Vibro-King

KH Guitar Freak,

I had the wheat colored tolex with the brown grill cloth and ivory knobs. It was a looker. If i remember Zinky took the Bassman circuit and tweaked it to make the VK.

I hope his company Supro is doing well.
by rfrakes
Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS 5w and 15w rectifier question
Replies: 5
Views: 2287

Re: LSS 5w and 15w rectifier question

I did the current redux mod last night and it works great. Pushed it through louder high gain. I still need to push TS9 and Sparkle drive on it and see if it holds up.

I used a 5U4GB. I had to cut the mids in half. It made the amp louder and took away some sweetness.
by rfrakes
Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS Current Reduction and 5Y3 mod
Replies: 11
Views: 3418

Re: LSS Current Reduction and 5Y3 mod

I wonder if this mod will change the tone and kill the sweet spot?
by rfrakes
Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS 5w and 15w rectifier question
Replies: 5
Views: 2287

Re: LSS 5w and 15w rectifier question

The 5w and 15w run the 5Y3 rectifier, 30 w uses 4 solid state diodes.


VR,

Ron
by rfrakes
Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS Current Reduction and 5Y3 mod
Replies: 11
Views: 3418

LSS Current Reduction and 5Y3 mod

Has anyone had their LSS modified with Current Reduction and 5Y3 mod? I hope it doesn't change that sound and tone this amp pumps out. Gorgeous cleans on the edge of breakup. I use it in 5 watt mode mostly to save my ears. Happy New Year!
by rfrakes
Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: Considering a Fender Vibro-King
Replies: 17
Views: 7907

Re: Considering a Fender Vibro-King

Tucker44, Were you talking this Christmas? Just curious if you had a chance to play through 1 for a couple of weeks? Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!

Ron
by rfrakes
Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: Considering a Fender Vibro-King
Replies: 17
Views: 7907

Re: Considering a Fender Vibro-King

The 68 SR is a nice sounding amp, but it and the VK were too loud for anywhere I played out. The MB LSS is just right.