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by The Mink
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Another killer LSC/LSS Mod idea??
Replies: 4
Views: 4303

Another killer LSC/LSS Mod idea??

OK, so I originally had a tech do a 'foot-switchable drive' mod on my LSS, announced it to you guys, and then you actually figured out how do do it yourselves and posted a how-to on this board. Nice! You are better men than I. Effectively this made the LSS into a 3-channel amp, or at least eliminate...
by The Mink
Wed May 13, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: 'Sweetest' speakers for the big V? Blues/Classic, not metal.
Replies: 12
Views: 1153

Re: 'Sweetest' speakers for the big V? Blues/Classic, not me

Well, I do have my LSS 1x12 with a C90 nicely broken in, so I guess I'll try the Mk V head through it. I know I need to move more ait than a 1x12, but at least I'll know the basic sound.
by The Mink
Sun May 10, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: 'Sweetest' speakers for the big V? Blues/Classic, not metal.
Replies: 12
Views: 1153

Re: 'Sweetest' speakers for the big V? Blues/Classic, not me

fr0sty wrote:My favorite speaker with the V is a celestion gold.
I've heard this with Mesas in general, and I'm definitely curious! Can you describe what makes the Gold a bullseye?
by The Mink
Sat May 09, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: 'Sweetest' speakers for the big V? Blues/Classic, not metal.
Replies: 12
Views: 1153

'Sweetest' speakers for the big V? Blues/Classic, not metal.

Huge speaker question for you V gurus... I've been renting MK V amps for awhile for sessions and I think I'm in love. The only thing is, I'm not 100% v30s are going to work for me. I'm looking for deep, glassy cleans on Channel 1 (think Lonestar, Silverface Fenders etc), great bluesy rhythm and ligh...
by The Mink
Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: More about the magic LSS/Celestion Gold combo
Replies: 1
Views: 1396

More about the magic LSS/Celestion Gold combo

I've heard many times about the compatibility of the LSS and Celestion Gold speakers, but I've never had the chance to plug in and try one out. A few questions for those of you who have... (1.) How would you describe/compare the sound, specifically against the stock Black Shadow (which I actually li...
by The Mink
Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Best speakers for non-metal Mark V tones?
Replies: 5
Views: 837

Best speakers for non-metal Mark V tones?

I'm thinking of getting a Mark V. The tones I'm into are decidedly old-school - Twins, Ac30s, Matchless, Bluesbreakers etc... In other words, the opposite of Dream Theater's super heavy vs. ultra clean vibe. I rented the amp for a week and found I could get almost anything out of it... incredible! S...
by The Mink
Sun May 11, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Channel 2 Mk I mode... dark and weird?
Replies: 7
Views: 701

Channel 2 Mk I mode... dark and weird?

I had my first day with the Mk V yesterday and was generally blown away. I am not really a high gain player and was surprised to get tons of vintage-approved medium gain sounds from the amp that simply kicked ass. The only one that left me scratching my head was the Mk I mode on channel 2. I had to ...
by The Mink
Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS and hard (EVH) rock: Did I buy the wrong amp?
Replies: 4
Views: 1299

Re: LSS and hard (EVH) rock: Did I buy the wrong amp?

Great advice and good to see it worked! This amp is so much more versatile than it would seem. A lot of guys would scoff at me saying I can get a great, toothy Marshall type sound from the LSS, but I do it every day. Like this: Drive, Gain and Treble all a little past half (1:00-2:00), Mids and Bass...
by The Mink
Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS Second Channel
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Re: LSS Second Channel

That was probably me. I read something in the manual about the Mid control affecting the 'feel' of the amp more than the actual midrange content, so I tried it. AWESOME. It brought out the best in the speaker, worked with all my guitars & pedals, and just in general made a great amp better. I keep m...
by The Mink
Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: What LSS channel do you use dirt pedals on?
Replies: 4
Views: 730

Re: What LSS channel do you use dirt pedals on?

In my experience, a really great 'no compromise' clean sound with some sparkle on top is not the best platform for overdrive pedals. And terrible for fuzz! The only drive pedals I really love on a proper clean amp are the ones with a 'clean blend' like the Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive and the T-Rex Møll...
by The Mink
Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: ft switchable drive?
Replies: 61
Views: 16112

Re: ft switchable drive?

Ha! Pics when it's all wired up and looking nice. Right now it's black spaghetti central. After seeing that that orange tolex pig, there are standards to uphold.
by The Mink
Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: ft switchable drive?
Replies: 61
Views: 16112

Re: ft switchable drive?

I've now got all 4 switchable functions (Channel, Reverb, Solo and newly switchable Drive) hooked up to a MIDI controller. You can use an RJM Amp Gizmo for this or whatever - I'm using a Sound Sculpture Switchblade - and control your amp along with any other gear in your rig. I either have them all ...
by The Mink
Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Mic ideas and techniques for LSS tone?
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Re: Mic ideas and techniques for LSS tone?

I've had great luck with the Dragonfly by Blue Microphones. It's a good all-purpose mic (acoustic, vocals etc), and it has a swiveling head, so it's very easy to set it up in front of the amp and record it at several angles wthout actually repositioning the mic, listen back and identify the 'sweet s...
by The Mink
Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:55 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Pedals that stack well with LSS Drive channel
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: Pedals that stack well with LSS Drive channel

Zendrive 2 my friend. I got stuck in the shed with that combo for hours today!

Nice and touch-sensitive, big and warm sound (esp. for single notes - wow) and not one iota of the LSS vibe is compromised. I bet you'll love it.