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Walked into my local shop today and seen this mesa boogie LS in there and I plugged in and wow the tone is still trapped in my head I drove the clean channel and it was spine tinglingly awesome but the price was just way too high I'd have to sell all my gear just to buy it anyone know an alternative amp under $700
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Quote by a500n54
Walked into my local shop today and seen this mesa boogie LS in there and I plugged in and wow the tone is still trapped in my head I drove the clean channel and it was spine tinglingly awesome but the price was just way too high I'd have to sell all my gear just to buy it anyone know an alternative amp under $700


If it's so awesome, keep at it and don't settle for less. You'd get there. Plus if you love it so much you'd probably be frustrated at whatever amp you get later on or keep having to tell yourself "It's ok, my amp is alright" each time you see the Lonestar.

How much is it? How long do you have to save up to get it? Do whatever you can, but make sure to play some other amps too before buying it so you don't end up missing anything else that's awesome.
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Quote by a500n54
Walked into my local shop today and seen this mesa boogie LS in there and I plugged in and wow the tone is still trapped in my head I drove the clean channel and it was spine tinglingly awesome but the price was just way too high I'd have to sell all my gear just to buy it anyone know an alternative amp under $700

There's a reason that Mesa amps cost so much. If you could get that kind of quality for under $700, then Mesa would go out of business.
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Quote by a500n54
Walked into my local shop today and seen this mesa boogie LS in there and I plugged in and wow the tone is still trapped in my head I drove the clean channel and it was spine tinglingly awesome but the price was just way too high I'd have to sell all my gear just to buy it anyone know an alternative amp under $700



the lonestar does not hold its value in the used market, if you really like it, save up a little longer and buy a used one. i've seen a 50 watt 1x12 normally selling for $2300 costing only $1100 used.


i have to say though, the lone star really is a truly awesome amp. it came very close to luring me away from my AC30. i was willing to spend the extra for it, but i went with the AC30 in the end.
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Quote by a500n54
Walked into my local shop today and seen this mesa boogie LS in there and I plugged in and wow the tone is still trapped in my head I drove the clean channel and it was spine tinglingly awesome but the price was just way too high I'd have to sell all my gear just to buy it anyone know an alternative amp under $700

If you want to stick with EL84s and Mesa Boogie, you might really like the Blue Angel. Some of the best clean tones I've ever heard, and they sound amazing overdriven.

They sell for around $700 quite often, though they're getting rarer now. Here's one I've just spotted on sale:



http://houston.craigslist.org/msg/1409161879.html
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you good look for a used crate vfx50 or just a v50 since the fx suck and probably add valueless value to the price. i think at the time, mine ran new for $1300 but i got for about $700 because my store is awesome and gives me discounts on everything!

looking at your gear, either the mesa LS or this crate would be great. my friend had a LS but sold it on ebay earlier this year. he doesnt hang on to any gear for very long and it just wasnt the tone he was really looking for to begin with. id say go with the lonestar if you can, but if not, the crate v50 would do you well too.


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If you want to stick with EL84s and Mesa Boogie, you might really like the Blue Angel. Some of the best clean tones I've ever heard, and they sound amazing overdriven.

They sell for around $700 quite often, though they're getting rarer now. Here's one I've just spotted on sale:



http://houston.craigslist.org/msg/1409161879.html



that thing is in a completely different category than the LS though. the blue angel is a dual rectifier, meaning it has a solid state rectifier and is made for high gain, the LS is voiced like an overdriven fender. It was never made for high gain, and has both a tube rectifier and a SS rectifier.
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Quote by Lt. Shinysides
that thing is in a completely different category than the LS though. the blue angel is a dual rectifier, meaning it has a solid state rectifier and is made for high gain, the LS is voiced like an overdriven fender. It was never made for high gain, and has both a tube rectifier and a SS rectifier.

My question to you...have you ever played one?

Because you are 100% wrong.
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that thing is in a completely different category than the LS though. the blue angel is a dual rectifier, meaning it has a solid state rectifier and is made for high gain, the LS is voiced like an overdriven fender. It was never made for high gain, and has both a tube rectifier and a SS rectifier.


You, my friend, should go play one. You are wrong, once again.

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#11
OMFG !!! !!!11!!!elvenen111!!! Because a Mesa Boogie is an ELECTRIC GUITAR....

Its definately not a peice of gear or accessory ....

Therefore my thread MUST not belong in the Gear and accessory forum ...

=.= *sigh*
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#12
Try to find a used Randall RM50, get a clean/blackface/deleuxe module and send it to Anthony; he has a LoneClean mod he does that replicates the Lone Star.

More info on amp: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1188551

Anthony's Clips: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=909142&content=music

MTS Forum Classifieds: http://mtsforum.grailtone.com/viewforum.php?f=12

Also check Ebay and CL. I've seen some pretty good deals on there.

Anthony is in the Czech Republic, but you can send the module to his P.O. Box in Calfiornia, and within 4-6 weeks you will have a LoneClean module. And the beauty of it all is you are not limited to that tone!!! There are many hi gain modules/mods you can get.

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#13
+1 for the Blue Angel. It isn't exactly like the Lone Star but it produces some wonderful sounds. One of my favorite amps ever. And BTY it has very little gain on its own to whoever suggested it was high gain. A perfect platform to put a Tubescreamer in front of and just let it ooze tone. ^Those MTS modules sound very nice and very close to the Lone Star IMO, I'm impressed.