#1
I found a LS on ebay with this description. Is this properly phrased?

"Yes, this is the 2x12 version which kicks out 50w tube power or 100w in solid state mode."

does this mean that its only 100w in solid state mode and not tube?
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#2
its probably switchable and 50 watts tube will give you as loud or louder as 100w solid state
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#4
It may mean the rectifier at 50 watts is tube and at 100 is solid state. But im really not sure.
#5
I think he is talking about the rectifier mode, tube or diode. I think that most Mesa swith to tube rectifier at 50w, and diode at 100w. here is what the manual says:


"Selecting DIODES chooses the solid state diode rectifiers which deliver maximum power and headroom, while tracking tighter and imparting a quicker transient response and bolder attack....Selecting TUBE RECTIFIER TRACKING engages the 5U4 rectifier tube automatically (either or both channels) whenever the 50 watt selection is made on the Front Panel Channel Power Select switch".

The guy description is just confusing! My Roadster works the same way too

Hope it helps!
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#6
so i cant use the tube mode in 100w?

isnt that a terrible thing?
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#7
I don't think so because it would need two 5U4 restifier tubes when running in 100w, and the Lonestar got only one.
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#8
Quote by Rockstar12345
so i cant use the tube mode in 100w?

isnt that a terrible thing?

it's still fully tube at 100 watts, but the rectifier is SS. that still makes it a full tube amp though. amps don't need a tube rectifier to be considered "all-tube".
#9
Quote by The red Strat.
it's still fully tube at 100 watts, but the rectifier is SS. that still makes it a full tube amp though. amps don't need a tube rectifier to be considered "all-tube".



damn..i dont know the difference....


i need a website that explains all this.
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Stephen Designs '59 pups [waiting for them to come]
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#10
Quote by Rockstar12345
damn..i dont know the difference....


i need a website that explains all this.

Some people here just did. The tube rectifier is nice to have but most all tube amps have SS rectifiers. Tube rectifiers just make the sound "sag" when at high power.

At any rate, you will probably never need the full 100 watts so if the tube rectifier thing is killing you, just keep it on 50 watts.
#11
Quote by acdcrocks0323
Some people here just did. The tube rectifier is nice to have but most all tube amps have SS rectifiers. Tube rectifiers just make the sound "sag" when at high power.

At any rate, you will probably never need the full 100 watts so if the tube rectifier thing is killing you, just keep it on 50 watts.



Oh, so most have SS rectifiers...
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#12
Quote by Rockstar12345
Oh, so most have SS rectifiers...

Yep.

A solid state rectifier will give very fast rise time and response as the voltages are produced
very quickly. A vacuum tube rectifier will yield more to the player?s touch dynamics, sound
warmer and less harsh by some folks feelings, and give the compression and sustain in a
much different way than its solid state brother.

When one initially hits a loud note or chord, with a tube rectifier, there is voltage sag, in
some cases, a LOT of sag. As the note or chord starts to decay, the voltage then builds,
and what you have in essence, is a built in compressor / sustain device.


That exerpt is from http://www.guitaramplifierblueprinting.com/rectifiers.html
#13
sweet. thanks.
MIM HSS strat
Boss Dd6
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Diamond Memory Lane
Mesa Dual rect.

To Get:
Mesa lonestar [prolly trade my DR for it]
Xotic BB preamp
ISP decimator.
Stephen Designs '59 pups [waiting for them to come]
A new bridge pup.