Mesa Boogie Lone Star Flame Maple 1x12 Combo Amp - Used  From Mesa Boogie

Texas twang meets cascading gain in this beast of an amp, with 100 watts of Class AB push-pull power per channel. 

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Renowned for consistency and quality in all their products, Mesa Boogie has knocked yet another one out of the park! An amp loosely based around the Black Face era Fender's with a few modern twists, the Lonestar is the epitome of American amplifier.

The first channels sparkling cleans have extremely articulate highs with a tight low end making a massive yet refined sound reminscent of most American rock and pop music from the 50's and 60's. Channel 2 starts off the same with an additional high-gain amplifier with it's own dedicated control to allow for more headroom and gain on tap, achieving dirty and driven tones with ease. The power switch is fitted with the "Tweed" option, which is a built in variac effect by reducing the incoming AC voltage (allowing the "spongier" feel and clipability).

Whether you're a studio musician, gigging live, or just looking for a new amplifier to play around with, the Mesa Boogie Lonestar encompasses almost all sonic possibilities - truly seperating itself as one of the most versatile amps on the market.

This particular used piece sports a beautiful flame maple finish and a classic wicker grill as well as the original footswitch and slipcover. This piece is begging for your attention, so don't miss out on this phenomenal deal!

Note: The given specs were pulled from the Mesa Boogie website however this is an older version of the Lonestar which does not have the 10W setting.

Manufacturer's Description from Mesa Boogie

The Home of Tone®

From its conception, the Lone Star® Series was targeted directly at exceeding players' expectations of both tone and versatility from a vintage and/or modern boutique amp, without accepting compromise. Tonally it must be experienced to believe, as there are not enough adjectives and expletives to remotely do it justice – Simply put, the Lone Star is a sonic flood of Texas-sized proportions!

As guitar players, we live for those elusive moments of divine musical inspiration, where you become one with the interaction between your guitar and amplifier and it magically transcends you and your playing to a level well beyond your normal plane. You know the ones…. Those moments of unbelievable gratification where your tone is so amazingly right and the feel of your strings are so perfectly connected to your fingers that you become an unbridled channel of soulful musical expression. These are the moments that truly motivate us as players and keep us coming back to the art of playing guitar! It is in this exact spirit that we have created the Lone Star®!

From its conception, the Lone Star was targeted directly at exceeding players' expectations of both tone AND versatility from a vintage and/or modern boutique amp, without accepting compromise. Tonally it must be experienced to believe, as there are not enough adjectives and expletives to remotely do it justice. Simply put, the Lone Star is a sonic flood of Texas-sized proportions! The most ridiculously amazing cleans, classic breakup and high gain tones we have ever offered in a single amplifier! It is "stranded island" good and if you only try one amplifier, make sure it's the Lone Star – But be forewarned, prepare yourself for a new vice because it's not just an amp – IT'S AN ADDICTION! The Lone Star will change the standard by which you measure all other amps!

TAILOR THE CHARACTER AND FEEL OF THE LONE STAR® TO PERFECTLY MEET YOUR MUSICAL NEEDS

Functionally, the Lone Star incorporates an impressive list of unique and extremely powerful features that allow you to tailor the character and feel of the amplifier to perfectly meet your musical needs. The Lone Star's front and rear control panels are extremely player friendly and are in themselves an expressive art form through the beauty, logic and simplicity of their design. Two-channel simplicity delivers the goods...with surpassing versatility. In Channel 2, a CLEAN / DRIVE switch kicks in another triode tube stage for the high gain lead mode or, lets you bypass it entirely for a slightly higher gain clone of Channel 1. Channel 2 Voicing Switch offers three gain/voicings allowing you to tune the response from NORMAL, revealing the natural sound of your guitar, to THICK and THICKER for more vocal quality high gain solo work in the DRIVE MODE.

DIAL UP TEXAS GOLD AND A SPLIT PERSONALITY AT THE FLICK OF A SWITCH

CHANNEL 1 epitomizes the best of Black Face: 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 root chording styles.

CHANNEL 2 has a split personality. At the flick of a switch, it can clone the clean magic of Channel 1 (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 ground-breaking lead sounds.

Switching in the DRIVE CONTROL adds 2 more triode stages and an additional gain control to meter in the exact blend of smooth singing saturation. The bipolar nature of Channel 2 allows the Lone Star to roam effortlessly through both vintage and modern territory with full channel switching accuracy and an emphasis on soul and simplicity. It also provides an amazing amount of added control and flexibility to further tailor the sonic character and feel of the Lone Star to best match the musical style you are playing. There are many cool combinations. Imagine having two low gain channels, one for sparkling clean and the other driven into an old school breakup - Or, one for low gain clean and the other for high gain singing sustain – Very cool!!

MULTI-WATT™ CHANNEL ASSIGNABLE POWER

This Lone Star is driven by a quartet of our legendary 6L6 power tubes and features Multi-Watt™ with Duo-Class™ Channel Assignable Power. This allows you to assign and configure the 6L6's to produce either 10 watts of Pure Class A Single-Ended clippability, or 50 or 100 watts of Class AB Push-Pull power PER channel. Then choose the optimum Rectifier. Tube Rectifier Tracking™ offers you a choice of the elasticity of vacuum tubes or the tight-tracking authority of silicon diodes. These options enable you to footswitch between high-power headroom and small amp expression.

The Power Switch is fitted with "Tweed™" or normal "On" power settings. The Tweed setting provides a built in Variac effect by reducing the incoming AC voltage, which produces a spongier feel and increased clipability. This ability to run everything in somewhat of a brown-out state produces amazing possibilities for the clean sounds that are driven to clip.

ALL TUBE, LONG SPRING REVERB IS FITTED WITH A BRIGHT/WARM SWITCH

A truly seductive REVERB (our best ever!) includes separate depth controls for each channel plus a unique voicing feature that switches between glowing amber warmth and a brilliant springy halo.

The pure, All Tube, Long Spring Reverb is fitted with a BRIGHT/WARM Switch that enables you to tailor the reverb sound to the style you are playing. BRIGHT delivers a vintage-inspired sound complete with the identifiable haze of harmonics associated with older amp circuits, while WARM produces a more pure, studio quality character. Individual blend controls for each channel allow you to get the mix just right for each of the sounds you have designated to the two channels.

THE LONE STAR'S "BACK 40"

The Diode/Tube Rectifier Tracking™ Switch is an amazing new feature that takes our 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. For example, you can select Channel 1 running at 100-watts, which will auto-track to the Diode Rectifier for high headroom clean work, while running Channel 2 at 10 or 50-watts, which auto-tracks the Tube Rectifier for a sweet, classic breakup with a sultry vintage feel. Alternatively, if you prefer the articulate power and authoritative punch provided by the Silicon Diode Rectifier in both the 50 and 100-watt power modes at all times, you can simply set the Rectifier Switch to the Diode position. This setting would be best for any application where maximum headroom is needed or tight bass response is called for, such as clean rhythm playing or extreme high gain crunch rhythm sounds.

A fully buffered, all tube, series Effects Loop with a dedicated Send Level Control handles outboard processing with transparent finesse. The ability to "Hard Bypass" the loop entirely assures the purist in you will be satisfied in the studio, where every nuance of tone is crucial and you don't need the Solo Level Control feature.

The Master Output Control is joined by a Master Solo Control that provides an additional pre-settable master output that you can trigger remotely for a footswitchable boost when you want to feature a part. These two Front Panel controls are brought on line with the activation of the hard bypassable, Effects Loop. When the Loop is not active, the individual Channel Master Controls serve as final output controls. When the Loop is set to Hard Bypass, all associated circuitry is removed (for you purists) from the signal path. Since the Output and Solo Controls are wired as Loop Returns at the end of the preamp and Loop signal path, they are defeated when the Loop is bypassed.

External switch ports are provided to assure that you can interface the Lone Star with larger rack or multi amp setups. The Channels and Solo feature will respond to any tip-to-ground latching type logic at their corresponding jacks. You can control these features via external and/or midi commands with any switcher that supports grounding type logic within their programmable menus.

Switchable Bias Select allows you to swap tube types in the power section for different response characteristics. Use the stock 6L6 type tubes for the greatest versatility, or swap them out for a quartet of EL34's for a brighter, more British feel with added harmonic spread. Slave Output and Level Control round out the Rear Panel enabling you to use the Lone Star as the "dry" master amp for a stereo setup, drive an external rack of outboard processing or, simply add additional power for larger venues. This output captures the entire sound of the preamp and power section by padding down the signal at the speaker output.

The Lone Star is an amplifier of such extravagant tone and seductive feel that we can almost guarantee that you will experience divine inspiration and effortless expression every time you plug into it! It is that amazing! From its innovative custom circuitry, down to its new classic retro/vintage looks, the Lone Star was designed to be the new defining vintage/boutique amplifier from the original boutique amp builder!

Mesa Boogie

About Manufacturer

Forty-five years and thousands of satisfied customers later, MESA/Boogie® Ltd. hand-builds the fifth generational offspring of that pivotal amplifier (and many more) now known around the globe as the MARK I Boogie®; the world’s first high gain, high power, compact 1x12 amplifier. That revolutionary little combo is the “missing link” in amp design... the pivotal nexus between Vintage and Modern guitar amplifiers. When it comes to amplified guitar, there’s really just two epochs… before Boogie, and after Boogie.

Specifications

 

Wattage Multi-Watt™ 10, 50 or 100 (Channel Assignable)
Power Tube Type 4x Mesa 6L6 (or EL-34)
Channels & Modes 2 Channels / 3 Modes
Mode Voicings / Styles Ch. 1 = Clean
Ch. 2 = Clean or Drive (Mesa's Vintage Cascading Gain)
Reverb / FX / Solo Reverb, FX Loop & Solo
Footswitchable Functions Ch. 1/2 & Solo
Speaker(s) & Impedance 1 - 8 Ohm Celestion Custom 90 / Total Load = 8 Ohms
Weight 72 Lbs.
Dimensions 20 1/4" H x 22 7/8" W x 11 3/4" D
Available Formats

Head, Rackmount, 1x12 Combo & 2x12 Combo

Amp Type Tube
Chassis Material Aluminum
Rectifier Type Selectable Dual Rectification (50 watt mode) with Patented Recto Tracking™ (Patent 7,193,458). Recto Tracking™ auto-matches the correct Rectifier compliment for the number of Power Tubes in use. 10 Watt Modes = Tube Rectification, 50 Watt Mode = Selectable Tube or Silicon Diode Rectification, 100 Watt Mode = Silicon Diode Rectification.
Rectifier Tubes 1x Mesa 5U4
Variac Power Switch Tweed/Full Power Switch
Preamp Tubes 5x Mesa 12AX7
Power Amp Tubes 4x Mesa 6L6 (or EL-34)
Bias Switch for Alternate Power Tubes Types Bias Select for 6L6 or EL-34
Maintenance Free Fixed Bias Yes
Wattage(s) Quick Reference 10, 50 or 100 Watts - Channel Assignable - See Power Amp Details for more information
Built-In Power Amp Attenuation n/a
Power Amp Details (Class & Wattage) Mesa's Patented Multi-Watt™ (Patent 7,602,927) Power Amp, featuring Duo-Class™ (Patent 7,173,488) technology, provides three power and two operating-class options that are channel assignable via two 10/50/100 Watt Power Switches: Choose 2 power tube operating in pure vintage Class A (single-ended), producing 10 Watts - Or choose 2 or 4 tubes operating in time honored Class A/B power, producing 50 or 100 Watts respectively
Convection or Fan Cooling Fan Cooled with On/Off Switch
Number of Footswitchable Channels (or Modes) Two Channels
Number of Style Modes Three
Number of Style Modes Per Channel Ch. 1 = One / Ch. 2 = Two
Types of Style Modes Per Channel Ch. 1 = Clean
Ch. 2 = Clean or Drive (Mesa's Vintage Cascading Gain)
Channel Controls Each Channel features Independent 10/50/100 Watt Multi-Watt™ Switch, Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Reverb (back panel) & Master - Channel 2 features additional Drive Mode Switch with Drive Level Control and Thick/Normal/Thicker Voicing Switch
Graphic EQ and/or Contour n/a
Reverb / Effects & Bypass Options All-Tube, Long Spring Reverb with Bright/Warm Tone Switch and Independent Channel Controls
Effects Loop & Bypass Options Fully Buffered FX Loop w/Send Level Control (over all channels when activated) - True Bypassable - See True-Bypass Options below for more information
Global Output Level Control Yes (Over all channels when activated) - See True-Bypass Options below for more information
Global Solo Level Control & Bypassable Options Yes (Over each channel when activated) - See True-Bypass Options below for more information
True-Bypass Options True-Bypass Switch removes FX Loop, Output & Solo Level Controls
Tuner Output n/a
External Switching Jack Options and/or Midi External Switching Jacks for Channel 1/2, Solo (back panel) & Reverb (bottom of chassis)
Speaker Outputs One 8 Ohm and Two 4 Ohm
Cabinet Simulation - Direct Live/Recording Output  
Slave Output

Yes with Level Control