Mesa/Boogie Lone Star Standard 100/50/10-watt 2x12" Tube Combo Amp

100/50/10-watt 2-channel All-tube 2 x 12" Guitar Combo Amplifier
Mesa/Boogie Lone Star Standard 100/50/10-watt 2x12
Mesa/Boogie Lone Star Standard 100/50/10-watt 2x12

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This Versatile Combo Makes a Stellar Stage and Studio Amp

The Lone Star is perfectly at home dishing out Texas-sized clean and grainy tones from its duo of 12" speakers, and it also shines in the high-gain range. Thanks to its two tweakable channels, selectable Class A/B or Class A operation, switchable (tube or solid-state) rectifier, great-sounding long-spring reverb, and a host of other stage- and studio-friendly features, the Lone Star packs a lot of amp into a little bit of territory. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer today and enjoy the Lone Star's tonal feast firsthand!

Mesa/Boogie Lone Star 2 x 12" Combo Amp at a Glance:
  • Tonal options galore
  • Conjure the spirit of the Blackface
  • Split personality
  • Tube Rectifier Tracking

Tonal options galore
The Lone Star's Multi-Watt power amp featuring Duo-Class allows you three power options that are channel assignable via 10-/50-/100-watt power switches. Choose two power tubes operating in pure Class A (single-ended) and producing 10 watts, or two or four power tubes running in time-honored Class A/B, producing 50 or 100 watts, respectively.

Conjure the spirit of the Blackface
The Blackface is one of the most popular tones of all time, and the Lone Star easily provides this classic sound with a punchy, shimmering twang that gives way to furry smoothness. It's based on a traditional vintage/boutique gain structure to produce angelic and warm clean sounds in its low to medium gain ranges. Like most great tube amps, this channel can be driven to clip and produces incredible solo possibilities for blues or roots chording styles.

Split personality
For more options, the Lone Star's second channel has a split personality. At the flick of a switch, it can clone the clean magic of channel one (with an added touch of blues-roots gain) or kick in an additional high-gain amplifier with its own dedicated control. With stunning performance inspired by the pivotal Mark I, the interaction of three cascading gain controls unlocks the historic vault of groundbreaking lead sounds.

Tube Rectifier Tracking
The Diode/Tube Rectifier Tracking Switch takes Mesa's patented Dual Rectifier concept to a new level. When Tube Rectifier Tracking is selected, the Lone Star will auto-assign the most stylistic rectifier circuit to track the assignable 10-/50-/100-watt power settings of both preamp channels. In this mode, when either preamp channel is in the 10- or 50-watt position, the 5U4GB rectifier tube is automatically brought online, which produces an authentic vintage feel that is extremely silky and inspiring to play. In the 100-watt position, the Silicon Diode Rectifier is automatically brought online, which provides the Lone Star with top fuel performance that produces more punch, a tighter, livelier attack, and substantially more headroom. In this way, Tube Rectifier Tracking allows you to tune each of the channels power feel to the specific preamp sound you are dialing in.

Mesa/Boogie's Warranty: The Best in the Business!

Your new Mesa/Boogie amp is protected by Mesa/Boogie's transferable warranty: five years on
the electronics, three years for speakers, and six months for tubes.

Mesa/Boogie Lone Star 2 x 12" Combo Amp Features:
  • 2 x 12" with C90 speakers
  • Bias select switch (6L6/EL34)
  • Fixed bias for consistent, maintenance-free performance
  • Selectable Diode or Tube Rectifier Tracking (patent pending)
  • 2 fully independent channels
  • Channel 1 = boutique vintage clean/classic breakup; channel 2 = clone of channel 1 or cascading high-gain
  • Drive/clean switch activates channel 2's drive control (multi-stage cascading gain circuit)
  • Thick/normal/thicker voicing switch (channel 2)
  • Full power/tweed variac switch
  • All-tube, long spring reverb with bright/warm reverb tone switch
  • Output level control (over all channels when activated)
  • Footswitchable solo level control
  • All-Tube FX loop with send level control (over all channels when activated)
  • True hard-bypass switch that removes FX loop, output level, and solo level controls from signal path
  • Fan cooling with on/off switch
  • External switching jacks for channels 1 and 2, solo, and reverb
  • Aluminum chassis
  • 2-button footswitch
  • Slipcover included
  • Important Notice for International Customers: Mesa/Boogie products sold by Sweetwater are intended for use within the United States. We are unable to ship any Mesa/Boogie products outside of the US.
Get classic tones with the Mesa/Boogie's Lone Star combo!

Additional Media

Guitar Amp Buying Guide
Lone Star Series User Manual

Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Total Power 100W
Speaker Size 2 x 12"
Reverb Yes
EQ 3-band
Preamp Tubes 5 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 4 x 6L6, 1 x 5U4 (Rectifier)
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 3 x Speaker, 1 x Slave
Footswitch I/O Yes
Effects Loop Yes
Height 32"
Width 26.75"
Depth 18"
Weight 89 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 1.LS2L.BBB.CO

Customer Reviews

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this amp stands up!

I've had this amp for about ten years now and it sounds as good, if not better than when I got it. It has survived playing in the desert, the swamps, all over the country, and even survived a fire! It is a beast. Oh, and did I mention that it sounds amazing! The clean chanel is something to behold! I normally play a gretch anniversary with TV jones pickups through it, and it sounds like it is on fire. Any country, rockabilly, texas blues sound you could ever want can be dialed in on this beast. Yes, it is expensive. But It is probably the only amp you will really ever need. And with the pure class A wattage turned on, it records like a dream! If you can afford it, you will never need another amp
Music background: 25 years of rockin

Lonestar 2x12

It's an exceptional nice amp good thing it comes with wheels Sweet water has really come through with unparalleled customer support and satisfaction . All the claims made in the literature on this amp are true and correct . The manual has valuable Information on how to get the most amazing tones from this amp. I suggest read it first and then lolololol enjoy
Music background: Personal enjoyment

Love it!

Very versatile amp, from crystal clear cleans to punchy growling overdrives, this amp has a great range. It took me some time to dial in the sounds as I wanted them, but after you get used to it you won't be disappointed. The reverb is amazing, and the multi-watts options come in very handy for different applications. This amp sounds great in live gigs and rehearsals, but where it really blew my mind was in recording sessions, I found myself listening over and over my recordings just impressed by the sound of it. The amp is built like a tank but looks very elegant in design, it is very heavy though. Sweetwater's customer service is amazing, I had a little issue with the amp, and my sales engineer was really helpful and worked to have it fixed as fast as he could, and so he did. Buying from Sweetwater is a great experience that I will continue to have.
Music background: Guitarist, composer

Messa Boogie Lone Star 2x12 Combo

First, I've always been and will always be an old-school Marshall amp guy. I tried out this amp with EL-34's and vintage 30's in a local store. Wow. Wow. I'm still getting used to active eq's but this amp will do everything except metal. But you aren't buying this amp for metal, are you? No! Channel one is faultless. Channel up on the Reeder Mod for this amp. It costs nothing, is easy to do and turns this amp into a stupid tone machine that will make the good rock fairies climb up your nose and mine your brain for every classic rock album sound you've ever heard. But, again... it's active eq's so it takes some time to learn the curves. Will it replace my Marshalls on stage? Yep, the versatility of this Mesa kills them. Will it replace my Marshalls in the studio? Probably, but you never know what the song calls for. Will this amp do plexi? Do you know what "plexi" sounds like? Do you know what a GOOD plexi sounds like? I'll tell you this: This amp will deliver sounds heard on many classic recordings as is with no mods. LEARN the EQ section. The bad/ good of this amp: Everytime I change guitars, the tone changes quite drastically. I have NEVER owned an amp that lets the guitar's character shine through so much at all gain stages. Is that really bad? Heck no. It means this amp works for you.
Music background: Semi pro, hobby, writer, session dude, junk food junky.

Fender Twin plus much more

This amp is amazing! I have owned it a little over a month now. Have the 1 X 12 100W. I also own a Fender Blues JR (older model) and a Mesa 5:50 Express both of which I love. This amp give me a warm, rich, clean tone and will break up nicely for some crunch. I play Fender American Strat Deluxe and a PRS 408 guitar doing mostly cleans (R&B, Neo-Soul, Jazzy, Soul) In "TWEED mode, I sound like I have a chimey Fender Twin (spot on!!). In normal mode, it is thick and more full bodied, but still sweet. The amp is darker in tone over all, but I like this because I can brighten it up if I need to. It records very nicely. Seemed to do best with a 57 right i front of the speaker on axis. The 5:50 does better with the mic at the outside right or left of the cone. The amp takes pedals very well and does not pierce in the upper register when I play my Strat like the Express amp does. Very heavy to haul compared to my BJ, but worth the extra tone and character. The very first time I plugged this amp in, I played it for 5 hours straight without blinking! I do prefer the gain channel on my Express to this one, but I can get some very satisfying tones by adding an overdrive in front like my Klon KTR or Tube Screamer (Keely Mod) to push the amp over the top. I am considering buying the extra 12" cabinet (23) for an even wider sound.
Music background: Professional Musician 15+ years
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