#1
I was just wondering if anyone else here uses has or want to have one. Nobody seems to know about them.
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#2
i want one, but i don't really know much about it, i'm trying to save up money for a new guitar so i don't know if i can afford spending money on it... what can you tell me about it?
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#3
I had one in college. I want another one. I don't know if it was shotty build quality or my dumb ars that didn't take care of it. I used to run it through my...
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mg to actually make it sound acceptable. Which it did. But it broke and I got the Soloist. Which was ok, but not as good as the Rockman. And it broke too. But again, I was young dumn and full of.... You get the point.

As I am sure you know Scholz designed it and it recreated his sound very well. I was able to get very good early VH tones from it too. It had chorus and reverb settings I believe along with a great distortion tone. Tight and clean distortion if that makes any sense. You could use it with headphones or as an effect into your amp. I think the pod whatchamacallits are probably similar in nature. Never tried a pod so I dunno if it compares tonally.
The decline of the band Boston probably lead to the demise of the pedal as fewer people knew or cared about who Tom Scholz was. I think the Soloist is still around. But the Rockman was great, IMO. Gotta run so I will see where this thread is later. Good luck bro. Edit: I called it a pedal, it was a unit that you could clip to your belt, plug in headphones and walk around in your own little jamming world.
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#4
wait does the rockman run through the input-output chain like other effects? how exactly does it work?
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#5
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wait does the rockman run through the input-output chain like other effects? how exactly does it work?

just imagine pluging your guitar into a box, and having headphones come out of it. You had distortion, effects, reverb, etc. all in a box that you clip on to your belt. you dont hook it to another amp, because it IS an amp
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#6
Man this thread is old


Yes Bjovi that is exactly what it is It IS an amp.

it sounds best through headphones or a PA system... But it sounds GREAT through a stereo system or boombox. anything with fullrange speakers will sound good. so a keyboard amp or something like that would work well to.


Gregs.

The Soloist is just s different version of the rockman it doesn't have the reverb or echo. but still retains the chorus setting. It has a little bit different disotrtion circut then the original X100 or rockman also
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#7
yea, i dug this thread out because it was relevant to my questions, thanks for the answers though... but i'm curious what if i want to be able to project my sound, i can still plug the rockman into a stereo right?
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yea, i dug this thread out because it was relevant to my questions, thanks for the answers though... but i'm curious what if i want to be able to project my sound, i can still plug the rockman into a stereo right?

I didn't notice the age of the thread. Through a stereo? I don't think so. Through the clean channel of an amp yes.
#9
Yes you're right again gregs. But it isn't going to sound that great through a clean amp... just okay. through any full range system it'll sound great though.

so seriously if you're gonna buy one either put it through your stereo, keyboard amp, PA, or anything else like that as long as it's full range it'll sound absolutley AMAZING
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#10
ok thanks everyone, about how much does it usually sell for?
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#13
so Rockman X100 is better than Rockman Guitar Ace?
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#14
Yes most definatly. the Guitar ace is like the super crappy downgraded version of the x100 id doesn't sound good at all
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#15
Thanks for checking that Bostonrocks. I just looked for the new stuff. I saw the X100 on ebay but caution against used with this product due to my experience with reliability. If you can get a X100 that is working perfectly, you will love it. My bad and thanks.

Edit: Always try before you buy.

Edit 2: And whyTF don't they still make the original? Seriously. Hello?!
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#16
the original is no longer in production? crap then its gonna be hard to find
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#17
Not new, no. But if you can find one and try it out.... It made my MG sound acceptable, that's all I'm sayin'...
#18
the original was put out of production in 94 when Tom scholz sold the company to dunlop. Now they make a reissue of the original with cheaper less reliable parts so it sound MUCH worse.

gregs on the reliability issue:

the Rockman I have is a 84 REV1 and it works perfectly.
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