Alternative to Mesa Lonestar Classic

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  1. mims2

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    I am looking to get a new amp and love the sound of the Mesa Lonestar Classic. I went to try some the other day, but I'm not too happy with the configurations. The head is way too bulky in my opinion and the 2x12 was extremly heavy. Does anyone know any other amp like this that may be lighter in weight? Also, anything that comes in 2x10's would be great too...
     
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    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    How about the Peavey Valve King? A good bit cheaper too.
     
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    That weight is integral to the tone. Reduce the weight and it won't sound as good.

    It does have wheels.
     
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    Rivera has a class A amp that sounds fantastic on their clips.
     
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    They make a 1x12, but self-admittedly by a Mesa rep to me when I asked about it, it the overdrive channel sounds muddy.

    A good, less expensive, dual channel 2x10 would be a Peavey Delta Blues. Great amp for the money. I owned one for a short while, and loved it. They also make it in a 1x15. It is around 50lbs I believe.

    If you really like those fatty Fender cleans that the Lonestar tries to cop, try an Omega modded Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. Also an amazing amp for the money, esp if you can find one used. Much lighter, too. Make sure to change out that ****** eminence stock speaker.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions. Up there I meant 1x12. The 2x12 would be too much for me. Any other suggestions on a similar amp? I love the Fender clean tones...
     
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    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    Try the Hot Rod Deluxe then. OD channel leaves alot to be desired, but takes pedals well and has a killer clean tone.
     
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    One amp that I used to compare when I had a LSC was the Black Pearl. I know its 84s compared to 6L6/options. Of course the BP is one channel but I found the LSC ch2 worthless. That BP is pretty cool amp.
     
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    The Budda Superdrive series combos? Either the 18 or 30?
     

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