Hey, sorry, I never answered this! I modded both of my Lone Stars with the Reeder mod (I wrote this up at the Boogie Board: https://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=30857) so my settings are not going to do the same thing as they would on your Lone Star unless you do it too. That said, I generally go roughly with Treble: 1:30-2:00 Mids: 11:00 Bass: 10:00 Presence: depends Drive: depends Gain: depends, but usually slightly lower than Drive The last three really depend on what I am doing, and particularly how much I can turn up. The manual is very informative, but one thing that I found I veered away from in the manual was putting the Drive a little higher than the Gain; this seems to add a little more grit and teeth to the tone, but again it largely depends on what else is going on. Also, I'm always amazed at how much gain and sustain I get as the volume goes up, and I find that I should be backing off on the gains. I usually go with 50w both channels, but that's because I've been torturing myself trying to play these in lower-volume settings. In a more "rock" setting I think I'd be using 100w to add some more presence and pop in the mix. Fun amp!