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by gregrjones
Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: New tubes with Yellow Jackets - burning smell
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: New tubes with Yellow Jackets - burning smell

Groove Tubes.

But one reason I suspect the YJs is because the reason I retubed was due to the fact that with the previous power tubes in the YJs, I was blowing fuses.

Now, the problem is different though....

I did put 6v6's in the amp last night and they're working alright as well.
by gregrjones
Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lonestar with 6V6's?
Replies: 5
Views: 1572

Re: Lonestar with 6V6's?

I notice that the manual for the LSC says to keep the amp set at the low AC wattage setting when using these tubes. However if that's true, then why would we need to insert 4 6v6's? Aren't you only using 6 (outer pair?) when running 50 watts?
by gregrjones
Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: New tubes with Yellow Jackets - burning smell
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: New tubes with Yellow Jackets - burning smell

BTW, I tried turning the amp on again afterwards and this time watched the tubes very closely. The first power tube started burning red hot. I turned the amp off before smelling anything.

Could my YJ adapters be bad?
by gregrjones
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: New tubes with Yellow Jackets - burning smell
Replies: 6
Views: 677

New tubes with Yellow Jackets - burning smell

I recently retubed my LSC with new EL84's (using Yellow Jackets) and 6V6's (I've used this config before). After a couple of minutes of playing, I started to smell something burning so I immediately turned off the amp. The tubes were hotter than normal. I couldn't see smoke and the tubes look like t...
by gregrjones
Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Midi switching amp channels?
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Midi switching amp channels?

I use a multieffects pedal in the effects loop of my LSC. It has midi capabilities and COULD be programmed to swtich channels on an amp if I had the right convert The few converters that I've found seem too large. Can anyone recommend a more portable solution that would fit on a pedalboard or discre...
by gregrjones
Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Anyone using all 4 YJ's with EL84s in LSC?
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Anyone using all 4 YJ's with EL84s in LSC?

I've read posts about those of you using the Yellow Jacket adaptors using one pair of EL84's with a pair of 6v6's, but I was curious if any of you have tried using all 4 YJ EL84's with this amp? A second question: I've been using my LSC with YJ 2 EL84's (outer pair) and 2 6v6's (inner pair), but if ...
by gregrjones
Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Fuse kept blowing at a gig.
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Fuse kept blowing at a gig.

I played an outdoor gig yesterday and kept blowing fuses on my LSC. I tried changing outlets since I was originally plugged into a power strip, but to no avail. The ultimate fix was that I retubed the power tubes with a spare set on hand. Does it make sense that a bad tube would keep blowing fuses? ...
by gregrjones
Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Fan on/off
Replies: 1
Views: 642

Fan on/off

I think I know the answer to this question, but I've never read or heard it confirmed.

What is the purpose of the fan on/off switch on these amps? Is it to temporarily shut off for recording purposes in order to further reduce extraneous noise?
by gregrjones
Fri May 29, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Whats your favorite pedal with the Lonestar?
Replies: 42
Views: 5378

Re: Whats your favorite pedal with the Lonestar?

On the clean channel of my lonestar classic 50/100 watt, I run a TC Electronics NOVA system.....sounds like they were made to go together. TC Electronics makes studio grade effects for little cash compared to some rack mount gear. The NOVA system has an all analog distortion....nothing digital, but...
by gregrjones
Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:27 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Where we stand makes a huge difference when tweaking!
Replies: 11
Views: 1945

Re: Where we stand makes a huge difference when tweaking!

BTW, with my new Weber Beam blockers, I have not heard any rattling with my Strat playing SRV type tones. However, I did hear a rattle with my archtop hollow body attempting to play classic jazz tones. The archtop is woofier. I only heard this rattle when I played certain specific lower notes. I cou...
by gregrjones
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Where we stand makes a huge difference when tweaking!
Replies: 11
Views: 1945

Re: Where we stand makes a huge difference when tweaking!

I don't know about the technical arguments made by Egnator, but I just installed my Weber Beam blockers this evening and boy am I hearing a difference. Regarding the point that if the treble came only out of the cone, micing the edge of the speaker would only produce woofy tones misses the point. Wh...
by gregrjones
Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Where we stand makes a huge difference when tweaking!
Replies: 11
Views: 1945

Re: Where we stand makes a huge difference when tweaking!

I bought a set of Webers that just arrived today (I'm not the type to build so the Mitchell idea deterred me). For those of you who have put the Webers in, how come it didn't come with the mounting screws? Can I use the pre-existing screws already in the Lonestar's speaker mount? Will I have to be c...
by gregrjones
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Where we stand makes a huge difference when tweaking!
Replies: 11
Views: 1945

Where we stand makes a huge difference when tweaking!

My LSC is a 1x12 combo. I had been perplexed at the fact that the amp sounds great in my bedroom but when I play at my church, it doesn't sound as great on the platform. Now, I understand that volume levels effect tone tweaks, however I keep the master volume at the same level for gigs as I do in my...
by gregrjones
Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:35 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Drive knob higher than Gain knob?
Replies: 29
Views: 2648

Re: Drive knob higher than Gain knob?

Finally, I'd be remiss to not mention that to get the SRV tones that I go for, I'm using a custom TS808 pedal. The settings I listed don't yield enough gain without it.