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    Quote Originally Posted by Vasshu the humanoid typhoon View Post
    Haha ok!
    And play with little blue and black boxes...going eeberfeneeber diooouurr diiiddiiel diiiddiel (optional sweep sounds)
    In spandex so that when singing, it only sounds like....27734849409404 octaves high

    After 29739863426512432+0767+207965+072072587254+7659627 +22+67872872+2+586 notes later crammed into about a 5 seconds break...then the MIDI controller crashes.....
    And the chorus gives up the ghost.....

    I liked the 80's....but the hair thing never really got to me....
    When I think about it, the alternative and more creative pop stuff was more to my likings.
    I do have an HSH Ibanez, while it needs a new neck, the dead spots on the middle of the neck just will not be banished....odd never had a guitar doing that to me before.

    Maybe it needs a Rockman
    You know me well enough to know that I am only yanking your chain. I got the sound in early: I was 5-6 when alternative replaced metal as the mainstream in rock, but after having discovered GnR, Mr. Big, Twisted Sister (and AC/DC) that sound got into my head. It has never gotten out again, and I guess it never will. Ironically it took me very long to discover the rest of the bands from that era, even after I had started playing guitar. I arrived there by way of the 70s, probably because the stigma against this music was still so strong that it wasn't discussed much in the early 2000s.

    So yes, I might bother with the Rockman tone in 2017. I, and five other people.

    Strange with that neck. I wonder if a Rockman is indeed the solution :P

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    I should probably stay out of the more heated arguments here, but I have to say that I don't think the Rockman necessarily makes one sound like Scholtz. Pyromania? Afterburner? Inside the Electric Circus? Surfing with the Aliens? (Under Lock and Key?) There is kinship there, undoubtedly, but I think it is fair to say that it isn't the Scholz-in-a-box-and-nothing-else that is is often portrayed at. I will be the first to admit that it doesn't do raw tones, though. And that is fine. As is the obvious fact evinced by this thread: that it is primarily of interest for a small subgroup of guitarists.

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    Hmmmmm. Now I wonder why that is?

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    I've had a Rockman Ace on my Amazon wishlist for a decade now
    I'm going for it
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    I've got a Bass Rockman lying around somewhere... maybe I'll...

    ...Nah!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLL View Post
    Oh undoubtedly 1k is scooped. But there's still plenty of 500Hz honk to my ears to sound in the ballpark for Rockman. He sounds like he's using a Rockman, added more gain, then took the 1k freq and dropped it down to hell.
    Well, he was using solid-state Randall heads. IIRC his most famous tones were made with a Century 200 MkII and an RG-100.
    Nope...

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    He was probably channeling the Scholz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirion View Post
    He was probably channeling the Scholz.
    The Scholz or the Schwartz?


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    You'd think with today's modelers, it would be a sound that would be modeled. In the 80s, the Rockman sound was huge, but I don't think it held up as well as the music created with it.
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    I know. Once a modeller includes the ADA MP-1 and Rockman sounds I will seriously consider getting it. But I suppose it is a low-priority, since the opinions about them are mixed and the people who still love them tend to be Luddites.
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    Ironically, the ADA MP-1 (which I also have) has a "Rockman" factory preset...
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    Indeed, I remember that (I have one as well – two, actually). The MP-1 might have gone over board trying to market itself on versatility, as it is a three-channel amp with an idiosyncratic active EQ. But I still love what it does well.

    Get an MP-1, a Rockman, a Soldano and a JMP into the same unit, and I should be covered for life where gainy rock tones are concerned. But I'm not holding my breath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LLL View Post
    Ironically, the ADA MP-1 (which I also have) has a "Rockman" factory preset...
    Thank God you don't gig. There is no way you would get all of that cutting edge gear in your '83 Toyota Corolla.

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    Didn't Metallica use the ADA MP-1 somewhere along the line? Was it ever a big part of the sound or was it just in the studio for a bit of layering with a bunch of other amps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Securb View Post
    Thank God you don't gig. There is no way you would get all of that cutting edge gear in your '83 Toyota Corolla.
    ...let alone my self-modded Marshall JTM45 and '67 Fender Deluxe with all-original glass and original cover.

    If I were gigging regularly, I'd prolly go with something cheap and easily replaceable (in case drunks spilled their beer on it)... like a Sans Amp+power amp, DSL or JCM2000.
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    Didn't Metallica use the ADA MP-1 somewhere along the line? Was it ever a big part of the sound or was it just in the studio for a bit of layering with a bunch of other amps?
    Probably. Lots of bands used the MP-1 as a preamp in some form or fashion with their rig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLL View Post
    Probably. Lots of bands used the MP-1 as a preamp in some form or fashion with their rig.
    Yes, probably far more than we are currently aware of. It seems like everybody had it present in their studios for a while, at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by Myaccount876 View Post
    Didn't Metallica use the ADA MP-1 somewhere along the line? Was it ever a big part of the sound or was it just in the studio for a bit of layering with a bunch of other amps?
    For the solos on ...and Justice for All, if memory serves. In addition to the regular endorsees, which should be well known by now, AC/DC is also supposed to have ditched the Marshalls for a while, which, to be honest, doesn't surprise me: the ADA has a highly underrated crunch channel.

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    I have a modded MP1 (more Fendery, higher headroom) and a stock one. I don't think an MP1 can get a Rockman sound really. Not without extensive prefiltering.

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    Was the MP-1 usually used as a pre-amp hooked up direct into the board, or did most people run it into a power amp/cabinet/mic setup?

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