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    This popped up on YouTube recently. It's "We're Ready", a Boston Cover on a Rockman Soloist:


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    Quote Originally Posted by voggin View Post
    Oh, man, I wanted one of those soooooo badly when they came out.
    As did I. I played one in a music store a few years back and it didn't bowl me over the way it did years ago. I found the GK to be lacking balls and bottom. I wanted so bad to like it, it was priced very nice. It just didn't do it for me the way it did when I first heared it.

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    I have created a monster. This is now tied for the most replied-to thread in the amp room of all time… and its about Rockman products. When I made it, I expected fewer than ten responses.
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    Since it is MY thread, I will feel free to doublepost to push it over the threshold!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirion View Post
    I have created a monster. This is now tied for the most replied-to thread in the amp room of all time… and its about Rockman products. When I made it, I espected fewer than ten responses.
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    Taylor Rhodes is at it again, covering "Walkin' At Night". He does a nice job of demonstrating the auto-clean circuit on his Sustainor 200:


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    Here's another recent Rockman video. It's an XPR mixed with some other lineups. Watch the onscreen notes for the details:


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    I tried running my Sustainor double IC 200 into my Lexicon PCM70 last night. Mind blown!!!
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    Taylor Rhodes covers "Home of the Brave" by Toto using his Rockman X100:


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    Any thoughts on the XPR? I've actually seen one for a fair price in Europe (!). I assume it will need refurbishing; is this something that the knowers-that-be have looked into?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirion View Post
    Any thoughts on the XPR? I've actually seen one for a fair price in Europe (!). I assume it will need refurbishing; is this something that the knowers-that-be have looked into?
    Getting a refurb for a XPR is probably going to be tricky. Rockman-Repair.com and B5 Amplification don't work on them that I'm aware of. I heard of one being worked on lately, but that was a really unique situation involving a former SR&D employee.

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    I saw that. There is, however, a seller who claims that he has refurbished his XP100. A one-off? A lie? I don't know.

    https://reverb.com/item/10883058-sch...man-repair-com

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    Rockman Compressor comment edited due to failed patch cable. See below...
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    Well, they can't all be winners 30 years hence…

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    Turns out that the patch cable was bad. Using a new cable, it actually sounds pretty good for such an old compressor. If I were to keep it, I'd use it for acoustic (feedback prevention) vs electric play. Degrades pick attack and dynamics to a point, though not as badly as it did with the failed patch cable. For electric, the original Barber Tone Press is the best I've found.
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    I still have my soloist from the 80's.
    Great sounding box!

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    If anyone has a schematic to the Rockman Sustainor, I'd love to see it. More specifically, the tone stack.
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    To those who still think Rockman = Boston, this might be illuminating:

    http://kkdowning.net/steelmill/Q&A/february-2009/

    Quote Originally Posted by K. K. Downing
    Hi Mathieu. You are right I was using the Rockman [on Painkiller] but with 3 other pedals but I can’t remember what they were right now. I was using a Tascam 8 channel mixer and I think each channel had a send and return to connect the units to it. It was a full range system as my amps were clean pa amps and the speakers were actually JBL studio monitors. The Rockman was important as it has filters that cut out the fizz. I think I was ahead of the game because now many guys use gear such as line 6 pod so that they can take a line to the pa just as they do to get their sound in the studio. My problem was that I kept on blowing up my high range tweeters. That’s the only reason I changed I guess. Hope this helps a bit.
    Regards K.K.
    This doesn't sound like Cool the Engines to me:

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    Getting a more traditional sound/feel from a Rockman Sustainor is achieved by minimizing the effect of its compressor/limiter circuit. Minimize the compressor setting, then punch the input with a hearty drive pedal. The Sustainor (IMO) works best when paired with a Ibanez TS9 or TS808. What about a KLON, you say? I'll experiment today.

    Painkiller is one of my least favorite JP albums. As a matter of fact, it is completely removed from the JP music I relished throughout the 1970's and early 80's. Everything up to DOTF, nothing after that for me. I think my favorites are Stained Class and Hell Bent For Leather.
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    Ironically, you jump off JP at the same time as they jumped on the Rockman gear. I rather like both Turbo and Painkiller, and whilst I am a stalwart defender of the merits of the former, I can see why it was disappointing to many in context.

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