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Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by SilvaStrat, Mar 21, 2017 at 12:07 AM.

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  1. SilvaStrat

    SilvaStrat Strat-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2015
    Fort Worth,tx
    i found a mesa boogie lonestar head for 900 bucks , the guy says is I'm perfect condition , i have a blues deluxe , but i think with the mesa i will be able to get better tone at bedroom volume at 5 watts settings . am I right ? the price sounds very convenient , ay thoughts ??
     

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  2. Braumeisterblake

    Braumeisterblake Strat-Talker

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    Feb 17, 2017
    Wheaton, Il
    I was jonesing for a lonestar to be able to run it low wattage,but I'm good with my hot rod
     
  3. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Most Honored Senior Member

    Disappointed. New amp on the horizon should be a Sunn.

    D
     
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  5. Misfit

    Misfit Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 26, 2011
    Netherlands
    Depends... If this is your bedroom, it'll be fine:
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    Not so much:
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  6. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Senior Stratmaster

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    Feb 8, 2011
    Raleigh NC
    Shouldn't this be in the amp section?
     
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  7. LeicaBoss

    LeicaBoss Strat-Talker

    387
    Sep 4, 2015
    New Jersey
    5 watts is still deafeningly loud.

    The biggest difference is the harmonic content and playing feel.
     
  8. alainvey

    alainvey Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 31, 2015
    London, UK
    My thr 10 modeller sounds better than my 5w laney at bedroom levels. 5w is too much to get the amp working hard at acceptable volumes imo.
     
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  9. frpax

    frpax Strat-Talker

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    Dec 19, 2013
    Nikolaev, Ukraine
    One of the best amps I've ever had was a Lonestar. When I get back to the States, I plan on getting another.

    In my opinion, it has better cleans than a Fender and the OD is heavenly.

    Yeah, I'm an enormous fan of the Lonestar.
     
  10. TheDuck

    TheDuck Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 12, 2016
    Lil' Rhody
    The Lonestar will outperform the Blues Deluxe on any and every level.
    The BD shouldnt even be mentioned in the same sentence as the LS.


    Congrats on a fine amp :thumb:

    **NOTE: The 5w setting is going to be louder than you might think. If you expect it to be whisper quiet, you may be disappointed.
     
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  11. alainvey

    alainvey Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 31, 2015
    London, UK
    If you do get it, it will still sound very good, I'm sure.

    If it has a master volume, be sure to max that and use the gain/preamp to control the output.
     
  12. gofmusic

    gofmusic Strat-O-Master

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    Sep 24, 2013
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    Why is that @alainvey ?

    Using my cub12r at <1W, YES, LESS THAN 1 WATT, sometimes is too loud given the time of the day, etc. Do you say that it sounds better at low volume with the power section pushed more than the preamp? Cant wait to get home and run some tests :p
     
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  13. alainvey

    alainvey Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 31, 2015
    London, UK
    I believe this to be the case. I am not an amp expert, but I am very good at reading other people's opinions and assuming them as my own :D
     
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  14. SilvaStrat

    SilvaStrat Strat-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2015
    Fort Worth,tx
    I have a THR10, I like it , I use as a practice , just feels like a toy , I am new on electric guitar, my blues deluxe defenetly sounds good , but with my playing skills , I feel a chill go down my spine , is too loud to amplify the crap I play , :))))))):)
    I literaly feel scared when i want practice and turn on my blues deluxe, lol, when i drop the volume lower than 2 , and my strat in half of volume , it sounds bearable , but sounds like a amp under water ,
    apparently I need to play more with my THR10
     
  15. SilvaStrat

    SilvaStrat Strat-Talker

    248
    Dec 1, 2015
    Fort Worth,tx
    I had a eureka moment here,:thumbd:
    the wattage does not matter much on the volume , is just a way to choose if your amp is more or less capable of handling the signal you are sending in? less wattage it will be a little less volume , but it will distort more with your signal? am I right ?
    so that being said i can play live with a 5 watts amp if the sound makes me happy , that does not mean it is quiet ?:thumbd:
    that being said a fender bass breaker 007 can be loud as my blues deluxe? :thumbd:
     
  16. SilvaStrat

    SilvaStrat Strat-Talker

    248
    Dec 1, 2015
    Fort Worth,tx
    So for practicing , the THR10 as physical amp is the best option and modeling pedal board and Plugins are the only way to be quiet enough and be as close you can get from tube?
    even if you get a small tube amp , if there is a little speaker it will sound not professional,,,
    holly , I can see now ,
     
  17. SilvaStrat

    SilvaStrat Strat-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2015
    Fort Worth,tx
    news I sent a question to the seller and , I guess the reason he says is a "hard to Find" head, is because is a 5,15,30 watts head .
    does that is good ? it will be like a single speaker combo right ?:thumbd:
     
  18. henderman

    henderman Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 4, 2013
    largo,fl
    I deeply regret selling my Lone Star Special 1 x 12 combo, but even on the 5 watt setting - it is not even close to being a bedroom whisper machine.
     
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  19. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    The longer I live in a city the size of LA, the more I wish I had a place like that top pic. My current pad isn't much more than the bottom one...
     
  20. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    Correct. Wattage doesn't matter that much. If you have a speaker with a sensitivity of 95 dB, a 1 watt amp will put out 95 dB of sound. That's still pretty loud.
    As you push a low-wattage amp more though, it overdrives at a lower volume, so low-wattage amps are good if you like that driven sound.