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by rfrakes
Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: John Mayer Gravity tone using Mesa Boogie LSS and Strat
Replies: 7
Views: 2046

John Mayer Gravity tone using Mesa Boogie LSS and Strat

In the settings for MB LSS there is the knob settings for Gravity tone. For the clean parts on the song it is spot on, but for the sweet singing lead, how would you get that tone? I have a 1996 USA Strat with 50s low output single coil pickups pluged straight in. I have 3 TS-9s, a Sparkle Drive, and...
by rfrakes
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Amps
Topic: Has Boutique Lost It's Meaning?
Replies: 20
Views: 6123

Re: Has Boutique Lost It's Meaning?

We have to keep our Mom and Pop stores in bus. Sure, you might pay more for 2 for 1 Strings, but if we don't, they will go away never toreturn. My local store keeps an Amp Repair guy, a Luthier, 2 guitar instructors and 1 drum teacher in bus. On Sat mornings, you can go listen to a bunch of Blue Gra...
by rfrakes
Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: What brand power tubes are you using in your lonestar?
Replies: 18
Views: 5060

Re: What brand power tubes are you using in your lonestar?

All stock Mesa Boogie EL-84 tubes. I can not see the original brand like you can with GTs, they are also marked with 6BQ5. I play mostly in the 5 watt Class A mode as I like the sweet harmonics.
by rfrakes
Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: Considering a Fender Vibro-King
Replies: 17
Views: 7912

Re: Considering a Fender Vibro-King

Tucker, my email is rfrakes331@hotmail.com, if you have any other Questions.

VR, Ron
by rfrakes
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: Considering a Fender Vibro-King
Replies: 17
Views: 7912

Re: Considering a Fender Vibro-King

I would buy used to capture thesavings and possibly the first or second owner got everything fixed already. In half of the early models, there were some reverb driver reliability. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=2&sqi=2&ved=0CGAQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tdpri.com%...
by rfrakes
Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: Why Dumble?
Replies: 33
Views: 19644

Re: Why Dumble?

I thought Dumble started with a BF Super Reverb and tweaked every component so he could tweak for a customer that wanted a specific sound.

And why they were so expensive.
by rfrakes
Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: Considering a Fender Vibro-King
Replies: 17
Views: 7912

Re: Considering a Fender Vibro-King

Tucker, I had a Vibroverb. It was broke many times, but the 3 knob reverb is exceptional. It has the capability to deliver multiple shades of distortion or tube OD. This amp was so picky and unforgiving. If my playing was not up to snuff it pointed out all my mistakes. So if you are talented, then t...
by rfrakes
Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: What is the best amp you have ever heard or played?
Replies: 140
Views: 37050

Re: What is the best amp you have ever heard or played?

RR, I have to agree completely about modeling amps. At first they sound great then ear fatigue sets in and all I hear is buzziness.

A 65 Super Reverb at or above 6 is killer, and my LSS. Both these amps get most of my play.

The LSS has been my favorite for home play.
by rfrakes
Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: Do I want a Lonestar?
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

Re: Do I want a Lonestar?

Just some observations, if you use Tremolo, I bet the Tremoverb has killer Trem, so you might miss it if you were trying a Lonestar. Otherwise, the LSS is one of the most versatile amps I have ever played. The best cleans I have ever heard. The reverb works like I want it to. It is suttle and doesn'...
by rfrakes
Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Running patch cable in LSS efx loop?
Replies: 3
Views: 1315

Re: Running patch cable in LSS efx loop?

So whick is better to not hard bypass the loop or run a patch cable?
by rfrakes
Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: LSS Chassis Bolt
Replies: 38
Views: 43342

Re: LSS Chassis Bolt

I would think you would have to back this screw off a bit when sliding the chassis out or you might rip the foil shield.

Is this correct thinking?

Thanks, Ron
by rfrakes
Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Why I love living in Petaluma.....
Replies: 18
Views: 2595

Re: Why I love living in Petaluma.....

Sounds like a similar story I have about hangin out with the guys at Tomco Carburetoors in San Diego.
by rfrakes
Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: LSS Chassis Bolt
Replies: 38
Views: 43342

Re: LSS Chassis Bolt

I replaced mine with a cryogenically treated screw! Sounds much better now.
by rfrakes
Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lone Star Reeder Mod #2: The "Mid Mod"
Replies: 8
Views: 18811

Re: Lone Star Reeder Mod #2: The "Mid Mod"

The grounding and Anti vibration screw that runs up thru the chassis and touches the shield at the top of the amp. I found, you don't have to do anything with the screw. I do wish the chassis had a shelf to slide out on. Mine dropped, no damage tho. I was expecting similar to a fender ledge.
by rfrakes
Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Running patch cable in LSS efx loop?
Replies: 3
Views: 1315

Re: Running patch cable in LSS efx loop?

It won't hurt it. I do notice a huge difference when I use the hard bypass. My LSS is louder.