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Old 01-17-2016, 08:57 PM   #2421
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Funny, my Roadking II combo arrived last week
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Old 01-18-2016, 09:03 PM   #2422
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is the progressive linkage the only difference between a Roadking II and a Roadster ??..... is the reverb and clean channel same too ??
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Old 01-20-2016, 01:30 PM   #2423
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Progressive linkage, ability to assign different channels to different cabs, and two serial fx loops. Reverb is tube operated as well. Not sure soundwise since Ive never play a Roadster, but my Roadking is very versatile and better sounding than any 3-channel rectifiers I played.
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:53 PM   #2424
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Can a MK V do the Lone Star sounds ??.... or is a Lone Star by itself it for sound ?? ..... never played a Lone Star and just starting/trying to learn Mesa's amps , so excuse the ignorance if this comes off as stupid

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Old 02-04-2016, 02:11 PM   #2425
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My first amp was the original LoneStar. The RoadKing II (which I still have) comes very close to the original, better than the new LoneStar ... or maybe that's just nostalgia.

The Mark V's Clean is just as gorgeous, but different.
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Old 02-04-2016, 02:57 PM   #2426
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how does a new Roadster compare with the Roadking II and Lonestar ??.... I assume like the RK II ??....... trying to make my next Mesa purchase really count and not back track
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Old 02-04-2016, 05:38 PM   #2427
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Don't take my word for it. Audition them all.
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Old 02-04-2016, 06:10 PM   #2428
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I look at the Roadster and RKII having the same preamp but the RKII has both the 6L6 and EL34 power tubes at the same time, 2 FX loops, and multiple outputs to the RKII cab (it's open and closed depending on which side you select) and all of this after the preamp is channel assignable.

The clean and fat modes are from the Lonestar IIRC.
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:38 AM   #2429
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I have a Road King II. To be honest I'm still experimenting a lot with it But the one thing I have found to be great with it is an Orion Elektro Booster just before the input, set just before it starts really overdriving the input. Alternatively an Xotic EP Booster is good too.
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Old 02-05-2016, 03:37 PM   #2430
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If money isnt an issue, Roadking II. I have the 2x12 combo and it is awesome lol

More versatile than the Mark V IMO due to the extra channel and the ability to choose which power tube combinations you want. Vintage mode on channel 3 with 2 EL34 and 2 6L6 and a tubescreamer give me a tight metal rhythm and on channel 4 i have all the tubes running for my leads. 4 6L6s for cleans and 2 EL34s on channel 2 for a AC30 type of breakup.

Same circuit as the Lonestar so the cleans are fantastic.
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