Likely buying first Lone Star this weekend... need a cab

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Likely buying first Lone Star this weekend... need a cab

Post by Assault Bacon » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:52 pm

Hey folks,

If all runs its course as planned, I'll be buying my first Lone Star head, a Special, this Sunday. Currently, I own a Rectoverb 50 combo.

This means I'll have to grab a cabinet somewhere. I have a couple of options:

It's been suggested by friends that I pick up a 1x12 with either a Creamback or a V30. I've been itching to try a Cannabis Rex.
I know where I can pick up an Avatar 2x12 with V30's at a reasonable price.

My situation: I don't gig right now, nor do I belong to a band. I'm buying the Lone Star for heavy blues and creamy leads and its cleans. I may move my Rectoverb 50 and go Dual Recto at some time in the future for heavier stuff.

I would think a 2x12 would handle a Dual Recto just fine, so I'm considering going that way to begin with. Any thoughts on the matter? Speaker choices, etc?

Thanks very much.

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Re: Likely buying first Lone Star this weekend... need a cab

Post by Jmarnell » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:42 am

I have a LSS and I run it through a Fender 1X12 Tweed, solid pine closed back cabinet. I put in a 16 ohm, 75W Celestion Creamback. Sounds awesome. I also have a Mesa Boogie Lonestar 2X12 open back with 90's. To be honest, I like the sound of the 1X12 closed back with the creamback much better. Punchier, more bottom, and snappier.
Joe Marnell
Sewickley, PA

Mark V HD
Lonestar Special HD
Fender American Professional Strat
PRS Custom 24
Mesa Boogie 2X12 open back with 90W celestians
Deluxe Tweed 1X12 closed back with 75W celestian creamback
Way too many pedals

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