Great amp, but "heavy" has two minutes
I've had my Lonestar for about a week. I bought it after a lot of research. I think I read every review printed about it. It generally gets rave reviews, and so far I've found that it lives up to them. You can dial up a wide variety of great tones. You can go anywhere from Jimi Hendrix to Wes Montgomery. Personally, I find the ability to do the latter to be the litmus test of a great amp. Lots of amps can roar for you, but most fail miserably when you ask them to sing. This amp can give you tones that you'd describe with adjectives like smokey, pretty, or haunting. I don't have much interest in or knowledge about post-classic rock metal, so I wont't speak to that. However, I've played Highway 61 Revisited, Breathe, Brain Damage, Rock and Roll, It's. a Long Way to the Top, How High the Moon, and Quando men vo on it, and they all sounded great (te amp, not necessarily my playing :) )
But there is some mildly bad news. "It's a heavy amp" can mean two things. Figuratively speaking, it can mean what I said above. Literally it can mean that the thing weighs a lot. In the case of the Lonestar whichever way you take it, you'll be right. The amp weighs just a shade under 90 pounds. If you're young and athletic, this won't be a problem. If you're successful enough to have roadies, this won't be a problem. If neither of these applies to you, it might be a problem. If you're a working musician in an older city like New York, Philly, Boston, or San Francisco, and you're playing a lot of clubs in 2nd floor walk ups, you're going to want to weigh this amps very impressive performance features against the pain of schlepping it. How you'll come down will vary from person to person, but you should go into it with your eyes open. It's a heavy amp, and I mean that both ways.