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(@boonezai)
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I play in the church band but I can't balance my sound or hear myself in the monitors when I have an amp on stage and everyone else is going through the sound board. So, now I am trying to use the Scholz RockMan (soloist) as a pre-amp before the mixer. The 1/4" line out is barely audible so I tried using the stereo headphone output. On the clean channel it sounds great but when you add in the distortion or the chorus it gives a loud whining sound. Is there a filter that I should be using when running the RockMan through a sound board?

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Hey bro, let me know when you are taking that to the guitar center. (you can take me along) :twisted: We won't tell the wives :lol:
What kind of PA are you using? What are you plugging into exactly?They have the board up stairs don't they. I think I saw it when Tod was playing in the band.

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Why not invest in a good instrument mic like the Shure SM57? Mic your amp and run it into the board. This will get you the best sound.

Don't know anything about that Rockman, but perhaps you can tweak the gain down some.

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He's taking the rockman to the Guitar Center so they can put it through their system and maybe be able to do some trouble shooting. I agree about amp and mic.

Hey, Paul. Is the princton still acting up? we are going to guitar center after all :twisted:

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Hey Ken. We'll get to the Guitar Center sometime next week. I could just mic my Marshall through the sound board as a quick fix but have you heard the Rockman? This little box was the driving force behind Boston's Third Stage album. Let me know what day you'll be available.

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Wednesday is good for me. I need some strings pretty badly. maybe we can get your mixer hooked up and get you recording. Schools back in so the jam forum should pick up soon. Up for some cyber jams :?: :twisted:

BTW you could use the rockman through the amp and mic it. I think it would sound good that way :D

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I've tried to run it through the Fender as well as the Marshall but you cant use the 'low output' on the rockman without having to crank the volume on the amp. When I try using the headphone output (stereo & mono plugs) into the amp it has a loud hiss as if not grounded but the direct box has a ground selector and both ways sound bad. Guitar Center thought it may be my cords so I replaced all of them with Mogami Gold cords. No difference. Anyway, guitar center said to bring the whole rig (Strat, rockman, cords) to them and they will run it through their sound board till they get it right. Please pray for my wallet! If none of this works, I'll just use the multi effects pedal as a pre-amp going into the sound board. See you Wednesday Bro.

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I used to use a Rockman through a Peavey Musician amp years ago . I used the headphone output and a "Y" patch cord and plugged both sides into the same channel of the amp (each channel had two input jacks) . It worked great for me , especially the clean sound . The overdriven sounds tended to get a little noisy (hiss) but only if you weren't playing anything . That Boston sound is still awesome whenever I hear it !

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Posted by: @boonezai

I play in the church band but I can't balance my sound or hear myself in the monitors when I have an amp on stage and everyone else is going through the sound board. So, now I am trying to use the Scholz RockMan (soloist) as a pre-amp before the mixer. The 1/4" line out is barely audible so I tried using the stereo headphone output. On the clean channel it sounds great but when you add in the distortion or the chorus it gives a loud whining sound. Is there a filter that I should be using when running the RockMan through a sound board?

Since this seems to be the only thread referencing this problem on all of Google, and since it was apparently abandoned without a resolution, I figured I'd register here and post my solution for anyone else who would have been unfortunate enough to stumble upon this thread, wondering if there was ever a solution to the problem.

I ran the headphone out of the Rockman into a $25 Pyle 4-channel headphone amp, and the Channel 1 output to the pedals/amp, and that stopped the oscillating noise coming from my pedals (as well as the low volume issues):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPPD7VrmGbk

Hope this helps some frustrated Rockman user out there...

 

This post was modified 1 year ago 2 times by Billkwando

   
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Thanks for taking the time to respond to this old thread. We appreciate the help.

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