Introducing the new Pure Class A, EL-84 Powered LONE STAR SPECIAL® featuring Channel Assignable Power (patent pending) that allows you to assign 1, 2 or all 4 EL-84s to either of its 2 Channels for independent Power Ratings of 5, 15 or 30 Watts!
In one short year, the stylistic momentum of the Lone Star ® has been overwhelming.
Players and reviewers alike have bestowed global accolades on this gem, including prestigious Editors Pick and Platinum Awards.
why another Lone Star? Because tone this good, demands it!
Take that incredibly
expressive pre-amp with its intuitive versatility, add the vintage magic of EL-84s running Pure Class A and a new classic is born. Read More »
Where its Big Brother boasts the huge warmth and headroom of 6L6 power, the Special delivers seductive, bubbly tone and a sensual, elastic feel. This Lone Star is short on weight, but tall on personality.
Authentic retro-tone is all about power and the way it clips. Yet in any given amp, the sweet-spot of power clip is inseparably tied to its wattage and playing loudness. The Lone Star Special smashes this age-old limitation by offering three distinct power configurations, each with its own window of wattage: 30, 15, or 5. Perfect Power. Per Channel. On Demand.
Thirty Watts, bold and pure from all four power tubes punches through the mix and hangs with a band in mid-size venues. Fifteen watts cries the blues with sinful passion
coaxing expressive soul from an electron-soaked pair of EL-84s. Both these circuits run Pure Class A in a Push-Pull configuration. But what really makes this Lone Star Special is its ability to switch down to five watts of single-ended power bliss (patent pending).
In Push-Pull circuits, the second harmonic is cancelled out when the two halves of the wave-form are re-combined in the output transformer. Unlike Push-Pull, Single-Ended circuits preserve this most musical of all harmonics. A subtle coating of warm distortion (an octave above the note youre playing) glazes the entire spectrum with a purring, golden halo of precious nuance. Perfect for individual playing or recording. For a full description of this technology see Randall Smith's "Class A - Exposed and Explained."
Between the two Lone Stars, you can choose to clip your power at 5, 15, 30, 50 or 100 watts. All this bouncy Class A tone blooms naturally in a trim new 1x12 cab roughly 3/4s the size of its Big Brother. (And you can afford to pack both these hand-crafted jewels for around the same bling-bling as a one-trick pony from the boutique corral. But dont shop price compare tone!)
Gigging at the club
rehearsing with the band
recording in the studio
tracking at home
or simply finding inspiration late at night
the finely tuned power sections of the Lone Star Special ® transcend all these needs going where no single amp has gone before.
Lone Star Special ® FEATURES
Handbuilt in the Petaluma, California
Pure Class A, Multi-Watt™ Channel Assignable Power Amp (Patent 7,602,927) allows you to assign either 1, 2 or 4 Power Tubes to each Channel for Power Ratings of 5, 15 or 30 Watts per Channel via independent 5/15/30 Watt Power Switches / 4xEL84, 5x12AX7, 1x5Y3
Rectifier Tracking™ (5&15 Watt Mode = Tube, 30 Watt = Diode - Patents 5,168,438 & 7,193,458)
2 Fully Independent Channels each with Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Reverb & Master Controls
Channel 1=Boutique Vintage Clean/Classic Breakup
of Ch 1 or Cascading High Gain
Drive/Clean Switch activates Ch 2 Drive Control (Multi-Stage
Cascading Gain Circuit)
Thick/Normal/Thicker Voicing Switch (Channel 2)
Spring Reverb with Bright/Warm Reverb Tone Switch
Output Level Control (over all channels
Footswitchable Solo Level Control Patent 6,724,897 (over all channels
Fully Buffered FX Loop with Send Level Control (over all channels when activated)
True Hard Bypass Switch that removes FX Loop, Output Level & Solo Level Controls from signal path
Slave Out w/Level Control
Fan Cooled with On/Off Switch
Jacks for Channels 1/2, Solo & Reverb
All Aluminum Chassis
2 Button Footswitch (Channel 1/2 & Solo)
Lone Star Special ® FORMATS
Head 23 (Width 22-3/4 in)
(Width 22-7/8 in), 12in Speaker, Casters
2x12 Combo (Width 26-3/4 in), 12in Speakers, Casters
Lone Star Special ®
2 Standard Finishes Available:
Cocoa Bronco, Cream Bronco Front Panel and Tan Grille
Black Taurus and Black Grille
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