Mesa Boogie Lone Star 2x12 Combo Amplifier
Mesa Boogie Lone Star 2x12 combo is the largest in the series of US amplifier builders somewhat somewhere between vintage tube and boutique guitar amplifiers. A class-amp with two faces!
Tonal options galore
The Lone Star's Multi-Watt power amp featuring Duo-Class allows you three power options that are channel assignable via 10-/50-/100-watt power switches. Choose two power tubes operating in pure Class A (single-ended) and producing 10 watts, or two or four power tubes running in time-honored Class A/B, producing 50 or 100 watts, respectively.
Conjure the spirit of the Blackface
The Blackface is one of the most popular tones of all time, and the Lone Star easily provides this classic sound with a punchy, shimmering twang that gives way to furry smoothness. It's based on a traditional vintage/boutique gain structure to produce angelic and warm clean sounds in its low to medium gain ranges. Like most great tube amps, this channel can be driven to clip and produces incredible solo possibilities for blues or roots chording styles.
For more options, the Lone Star's second channel has a split personality. At the flick of a switch, it can clone the clean magic of channel one (with an added touch of blues-roots gain) or kick in an additional high-gain amplifier with its own dedicated control. With stunning performance inspired by the pivotal Mark I, the interaction of three cascading gain controls unlocks the historic vault of groundbreaking lead sounds.
Tube Rectifier Tracking
The Diode/Tube Rectifier Tracking Switch takes Mesa's patented Dual Rectifier concept to a new level. When Tube Rectifier Tracking is selected, the Lone Star will auto-assign the most stylistic rectifier circuit to track the assignable 10-/50-/100-watt power settings of both preamp channels. In this mode, when either preamp channel is in the 10- or 50-watt position, the 5U4GB rectifier tube is automatically brought online, which produces an authentic vintage feel that is extremely silky and inspiring to play. In the 100-watt position, the Silicon Diode Rectifier is automatically brought online, which provides the Lone Star with top fuel performance that produces more punch, a tighter, livelier attack, and substantially more headroom. In this way, Tube Rectifier Tracking allows you to tune each of the channels power feel to the specific preamp sound you are dialing in.