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    Ok so maybe one of the purists can help me

    The Rockman tone is typified by
    Chorus
    Overdrive
    Compression
    And some EQ

    Could I get something similar
    By stacking these pedals.together?

    And if so
    Which order?

    Is there some special sauce?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Securb View Post
    Understood. However, most of the people using/owning these units are collectors or nostalgic. When is the last time a Rockman was used outside of someone's bedroom? There is plenty of gear out there that is no longer manufactured that is sought after for music production. A lot of the analogue synths come to mind, or a vintage electric piano, Wurlitzers or Rhoades. Most decent recording studios also have a vintage Fender blackface somewhere. You will not find SR&D gear in the studio or the stage. The tone just does not translate to any form of music in the past 30 years.
    This guy's a home player. I don't think that's his bedroom though:



    It's one of those 500 watt Rockman Guitar Monitors. He just posted it in August.

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    Man, that lead sound!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirion View Post
    Man, that lead sound!
    Here's another demonstration. This is a "White face" Sustainor by itself with no chorus or delay:


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    Quote Originally Posted by rbc View Post
    This guy's a home player. I don't think that's his bedroom though:



    It's one of those 500 watt Rockman Guitar Monitors. He just posted it in August.
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    Here's another recent demo of a "white face" Sustainor that focuses on duplicating the Boston sound. I know that's not for everyone. It's interesting in that he used a hybrid Sustainor/GarageBand lineup. Here it is:


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    Hah! I was already 3 minutes into this on YouTube when I saw this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesStrat View Post
    I believe the Rev was using it during this period:

    Afterburner was recorded using a Gallien-Krueger 250 ml...which could easily be dialed in to the Guitar Institute of Technology mandatory 89's sound.

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    My favorite Satriani Rockman Ad is the one for the Rockman Guitar Monitor:


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    Quote Originally Posted by rbc View Post
    This guy's a home player. I don't think that's his bedroom though:



    It's one of those 500 watt Rockman Guitar Monitors. He just posted it in August.
    Wow, that sounded GOOD

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    Y'know, it may not be a mainstream sound any more – it has a sort of squished quality to it that goes very much against the times, as I understand them – but I think it has its place in the right set of hands (or ears!) even today. Perhaps the rebirth of the Rockman will be the rebirth of rock?

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    One of the more interesting YouTube videos featuring the Rockman X100 and Soloist headphone amps came to mind this weekend. It's surprising how good these 1984 era "practice" amps sound:



    The ballet dancer in the video, Polina Semionova, is pretty amazing too

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    Y'know, I defy anybody who is even mildly sympathetic to rock music on this album to say that that is not an enormously awesome guitar tone, even when playing a Luther chorale! (Also, there is probably a bit of production magic going on)
    Last edited by Sirion; 10-14-2017 at 08:06 PM.

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    Good? Yes.

    "Enormously awesome?" Not to me anyway.

    There's no doubt that Tom Scholz had a great sound for the times and I'd even go as far as to call him a huge influence on rock... particularly from the eighties (my favorite time for rock and roll). Boston was even one of my favorite bands.

    But that was 30 years ago, and there are LOTS of great sounds out there. Why waste time worshiping one that's long ago run its course?
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    That is okay, I can live with good. I am not sure why it would be more of a waste of time to enjoy this tone than any other tones, but I guess it doesn't really matter anyway…

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    Put a Metalzone after it...


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    Default Re: Rockman Tone in 2017

    is "guitar monitor" a fancy way of saying "amp" or was it called that because it may have preceded racks and there wasn't really a name for that type of setup yet?

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    The Rockman Guitar Monitor is basically a rack system with a Carver PM175 2x250W and full range cabinets. The Carver amp has a Rockman front plate and it is modified with an input that is copied to a pair of jacks, used to send the signal to the main PA mixer. The Rockman Guitar Monitor was intended for use with a Rockman system made up of Rockmodules or the Rockman XPR.

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    Do any of you have experience with the Rockman choruses? How do they work outside of Rockman rigs? I see there is a chorus/delay unit for sale close to home, and I wonder if that box (together with an early guitar synth) was the secret behind many of George Lynch's Under Lock and Key clean tones.
    Last edited by Sirion; 10-15-2017 at 01:27 PM.

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