NCB: Mesa LoneStar

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  1. Iron1

    Iron1 Well-Known Member

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    I've been running my DSL1 through a pair of Marshall 110s w/Celestion Ten 30s in them and they sound decent enough - probably need to put better speakers in them sooner or later, but it works for now. Picked up a Fryette R112 for my Jet City as it was the best deal I could find at the time. Well, Tuesday a great deal on a Soldano 212 popped up on my feed and while I was getting specifics from the seller, someone else bought it.

    So, yesterday morning this popped up for a great deal and I went and grabbed it.

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    Mesa Lonestar 112

    The Fryette sounds good, but this sounds better for what I do. It's loaded with a Mesa Black Shadow (made by Celestion) and honestly sounds like a 412, just without the volume, which is what I wanted.

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    When chugging I can feel the riff in my feet through the floor. The high end is a bit more articulate than the Fryette and overall it just sounds better for metal. Now, if I was a lead player, or a single coil rock guy, I'd probably prefer the Fryette. But, I'm not, so this little bad boy is a great replacement for me.

    If anyone's interested in the R112, it's for sale. :lol:
     
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    Mesa cabinets lead the pack. Great find
     
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    Thanks! Yeah, definitely glad I found it and grabbed it up.

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    Mesa cabs are ground pounders. always have been.
     
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    There's a Lone Star I've been eyeing. Must...resist.
     
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    fitz288 Atmospheric Void Compensator Silver Supporting Member

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    Love my Mesa/Boogie stuff too.
    They make excellent gear.
    Sweet looking speaker.
    Enjoy your new cab.
     
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    C90 is nice indeed
     
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    Why resist? YOLO! Mine sounds incredible. Can't recommend it enough. Only bummer is I can't run 2-8 ohm cabs off my Jet City. Not that I need another one as at a fraction of the volume, with attenuator at almost max, is sounds incredible and shakes the walls. But... YOLO!
     
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    Oooooo... ! :drool:

    So, my JCA22h has the ability to run 1-8ohm or 2-16 ohm cabs at once. The Lone Star has a parallel out on the back. I've always had some stupid mental block when it comes to ohm conversion, so bare with me. If I ran an 8 ohm out into this, then from there split to 2-8 ohm cabs, would that work? Or, how would I do it if not?

    I considered just getting a pair of 16 ohm speakers, but I love the sound the Black Shadow gives me and don't want to mess with that.
     
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    fitz288 Atmospheric Void Compensator Silver Supporting Member

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    ?

    JCA site says 22H does 1x16 or 2x8 output.
    You actually don't need the merger box, unless I'm reading something wrong.
    But the Palmer would let you series 2x8 into the 16 out, or parallel 2x16 into the 8 out.
     
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    Iron1 Well-Known Member

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    The manual says the opposite:

    "1⁄4” 8-ohm speaker outputs - for connecting a single 8-ohm speaker cabinet or (2) 16-ohm speaker cabinets"
     
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    fitz288 Atmospheric Void Compensator Silver Supporting Member

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    Ok, I found the manual.
    1x8 (#3), 2x16 (#3&#4 - internal parallel to the 8 ohm OT tap), or 1x16 (#5)
    So you could do the Palmer to series 2x8 into the 1x16.
    Sorry for the confusion, website is a little vague.
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    Excellent. I’ll grab one of those Palmers then hunt for another Lone Star. Thx!
     
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