I think the Lonestar Special is a pretty special little amp. The Lonestar is so-so. It's a okay Boogie, neither here nor there. Now the Lonestar Special -- that amp has a killer green channel. Shimmering chime. Just gorgeous. The wide-bodied 1x12 LSS combo sounds fantastic. Red channels on both are meh.nice sounding amp?
The LS is a 6L6-based amp, the LSS is EL-84 based. The LS is meh. The LSS is gorgeous on green, not so on red.and the lonestar special....what is different exactly? does it sound better?
Good point. My brain automatically replaces Lonestar with Lonestar Specail sometimes. I was thinking the LSS was not even remotely comparable but definitely the LS and RoadKing share some stuff in common.except the clean channel is taken directly from a lonestar.. so you get mesa's best cleans, and mesa recto drives. if that's what you're after, its a helluva deal. unless you want a mark IV, in which case, get one lol.