Just curious.. what ever happened to "rockman"?

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Vaifan77
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I used to have a Rockman by Tom Shultz (sp??) from the band, Boston.
Remember that? The Rockman had some GREAT CRUNCH to it.

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I remember those. They were the rack unit stuff, mid eighties

I wonder if anyone is still using those, lol!
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They got bought out by Jim Dunlop, quality suffered, and the brand went bye-bye.


Sad story, eh?


Those old rockman powersoaks are cool, I must get one someday. Probably not as good as a hotplate but if its cool enough for Tom Scholtz, its quite cool enough for me.
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"hot plate" whats that? never heard of it befor...
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http://www.thdelectronics.com/products/hotplate.htm
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realgreenfire wrote:"hot plate" whats that? never heard of it befor...
There are also threads in this forum about the Hot Plate. I suggest a forum search. 8)

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I still have my Rockan Stereo Chorus.... its untouchable with clean electric guitar. Not even my Lexicons stuff can compete with it. Its vintage now isn't it :)

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I think they were reissued some time ago
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I used to have a Rockman by Tom Shultz (sp??) from the band, Boston.
Remember that? The Rockman had some GREAT CRUNCH to it.

wow thats bizzare...a m8 of mine found his after many years and he recently brought it round for me to have a play with.
Instant boston sound 8) :D
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I don't know anything about a takeover of the business, but Sholz Research and Design, Tom Sholz' corporate holding company that produced both the Rockman and the Power Soak, was shut down in 1995 amidst Tom's frustration of a continual focus on the bottom line.

Nowadays he uses that big brain of his (he was an MIT grad) to work on stuff that's interesting to him -- I read that one of the things he's working on is a better design for skates, which he referred to as "walking boots from the 1800's with a steel blade stuck on them".

Still, he's got nearly 3 dozen patents to his name and since he's still touring, I'm sure some other inventions may come out -- just not under SRD.
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Someone told me they saw one on ebay for around 150. Wow. I can't believe they held that price.

I think it retailed around 200 or 225?
can't remember..

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in a shop near man u often get the odd rockman bit of gear appear in an old batteded box. where its spent the last ten years in the back of a stock room.
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