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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-28-2007, 01:32 AM
 
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lone star is cool but will not do metal.
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Spider III?
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The Lone Star is a great blues and classic rock amp, in my opinion. I don't have mountains of time on them, but they sound great to me. I think it would likely work well for fusion as well. If I was playing in a cover band though I would just get a Vetta and be done with it, no question.
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I just picked up a randall rm100 for precisely this purpose.I needed the versatility to go from fender cleans,classic rock to metal in the same amp.I also needed it midi switchable to switch effects on the gmajor and amp channels.For those of you not familiar with this amp it is all tube with swappable all tube preamp modules.You can run any power tubes in it.It was designed by bruce egnater.There are about 15 different modules to choose from.I'm pretty impressed with the sound,design,and versatility.I highly recommend it for those who need the versatility like I do.
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The Lone Star is a great blues and classic rock amp, in my opinion. I don't have mountains of time on them, but they sound great to me. I think it would likely work well for fusion as well. If I was playing in a cover band though I would just get a Vetta and be done with it, no question.
Vetta? What is that? How about the Lone Star with the clean channel and a good distortion pedal?
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The Vetta is the Line6 Vetta 2. It does everything; it's kind of ridiculous almost. Very dangerous (to your wallet) to play with in a store if they leave you alone with it Though like everything else they're cheaper used.

I'd have to guess about the Lonestar and a pedal, and hate doing that at that price point with someone else's money. It's a nice clean, though not a pristine jazz clean like a Polytone. I would think the Lonestar would sound great with a pedal, but if you really aren't familiar with the Vetta go to the Line6 site and watch the vids and hear the clips. The Vetta is insane
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post #23 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-29-2007, 11:59 AM
 
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You cant go wrong with an old mesa/boogie studio preamp & 50/50 power amp.

That combination is cheap, compact, sounds better than 90% of amps you can buy today, and you wont lose any money on it (provided you don't damage it).

Plus the studio is based off a MarkIIC, so its right in that ballgame tonewise.
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hmmm lets see, either a plexi modded by jose arrangado(or w/e) w/ a proco rat and g/l gettin one of those(he's dead) or a JMP Master Volume 2203 or a JCM 800 2203, and an ibanez tubescreamer, their setup from the first 3 albums(the only good ones)
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post #25 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-31-2007, 02:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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I played the Lone Star for about a half hour today at a GC with 5 different guitars (2 Ibanez, 2 PRSs, & a Les Paul). This is the amp for me! It is so versatile in my opinion. I have to get one. The clean channel was great. You can get so many blues sounds out of it. With the full distortion, it was heavy enough for me. So many options! Now I just need the money. I may get a custom finish too.
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I love Jubes.
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post #27 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-02-2007, 01:01 PM
 
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if u want a good amp for both (which i do) check out B52

it has a tri rectifier so u can run it as a tube a dual tube or a solid state

it has a 3 channel and an effects loop and is super responsive

very good amp and isnt that bad, most people have heard of it but i would check it out if i were you...

here is the head and cab site

http://www.b-52stealthseries.com/ATSeries.html

enjoy
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I use a Marshall 6101 myself, which I think is one of the best combinations of vintage clean/rock tones and modern hi-gain sounds...

But if I had to buy a new amp now, I'd probably go for an Engl combo. They also have nice classic crunch sounds, and a modern, devastating distortion.
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