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Mesa Lone Star Classic Question

sandbag

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How well do humbuckers sound through the LSC?

I've read posts that mention the LSS not being particularly
kind to HBs and wanted to know if this was also the case with the LSC.

Thanks.
 
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pjrhd28

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Other than Marshall clones (Germino), I know of no amp that adjusts better to single coil and humbuckers than the LSC.

I think the LSS, like a lot of El-84 powered amps, is a little harder to dial in with humbuckers, but not the LSC.

Great, great amp.
 

Lucidology

Silver Supporting Member
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27,135
Excellent with humbuckers or single coils ...
Can't go wrong with an LSC ... an LSS is a very different sounding amp
 

vds5000

Member
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I owned a Lonestar Classic for a short while about a year ago, and I had absolutely no issues with the sounds coming out of my PRS or my Les Paul coming out of that amp at the time. It's the only Mesa amp I actually really like.
 

Steeltoe

Silver Supporting Member
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1,841
I use my LSC regularly with hums, P90s, and single
coils. Works very well for me. I thought about selling it
once to get something else, but changed my mind. It's
a keeper, especially with the reeder mod.
 

zosozep7

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What is the classic? I have the light blue 50/100 watt amp 212. Mine sounds really good but am a Fender lover. I want to sell mine and will go up for the auction block very soon.
 

vds5000

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What is the classic? I have the light blue 50/100 watt amp 212. Mine sounds really good but am a Fender lover. I want to sell mine and will go up for the auction block very soon.
Odds are that yours is the 'Classic'. I think they just added 'Classic' to the Lonestar name after they introduced the Lonestar Special.
 

buddaman71

Student of Life
Gold Supporting Member
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Best all round non-metal Mesa ever made.*
A true American classic tube amp IMHO.





* Drive channel = Those 6L6s are low end happy; turn the bass control alost all the way off.
 
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Pat Healy

Senior Member
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SC's and HB's both sound utterly fabulous through the LSC. As long as you're not looking for high gain metal sounds, I can't imagine anything that would sound bad through this amp. It's sweet, warm, and wonderful.
 

John C

Gold Supporting Member
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What is the classic? I have the light blue 50/100 watt amp 212. Mine sounds really good but am a Fender lover. I want to sell mine and will go up for the auction block very soon.
That's the original model; VDS5000 is correct when he says they renamed it the "Lone Star Classic" when the Lone Star Special was released.

I don't know when they updated the LS Classic to three power settings (10/50/100), but they've had the 3 settings for 2-3 years now.
 

davetcan

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How well do humbuckers sound through the LSC?

I've read posts that mention the LSS not being particularly
kind to HBs and wanted to know if this was also the case with the LSC.

Thanks.
Can't speak for the Classic but my Special has no issues at all with humbuckers. Sounds amazing with my LP, SG, Heritage and Hamer.
 

somedude

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7,602
Can't speak for the Classic but my Special has no issues at all with humbuckers. Sounds amazing with my LP, SG, Heritage and Hamer.
Same here.

I could see problems if you expected to be able to keep the same settings for both (I find I have to up the gain when switching to singles to compensate for the difference in output), but the LSS takes humbuckers like a champ (and is one of the reasons I bought it).
 

vds5000

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2,214
That's the original model; VDS5000 is correct when he says they renamed it the "Lone Star Classic" when the Lone Star Special was released.

I don't know when they updated the LS Classic to three power settings (10/50/100), but they've had the 3 settings for 2-3 years now.
Mine was a 2005 model, and it only had the 50/100 watt option. I believe the LSC came out in 2006 with the 3 wattage options, and then the LSC was available with the 10/50/100 option in 2007 (but don't quote me).
 

guitardr

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Mine was a 2005 model, and it only had the 50/100 watt option. I believe the LSC came out in 2006 with the 3 wattage options, and then the LSC was available with the 10/50/100 option in 2007 (but don't quote me).
I have a '06 212 LSC and it has a big, warm sound. It was the last year for the 50/100 switch, and after putting in some EL34's and throwing a Radial Hot British in front, the thing has gotten a bit more aggressive (and in a good way). Bronco Red with tan leather corners, but didn't come with the weight lifting belt that I could've used to lift it w/o harm. LOL

BTW: gets great tones with SC's, stacked, and HB's.
 

GSVBagpuss

Member
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I really want one of these! Am thinking about going the head / cab route. I had the 2x12 LSC and it was hugely heavy, sound was amazing though
 




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