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  • Speak to me of Peavey's Rockmaster Preamp.

    I may have a line on one and was wondering what peeps think a fair price is for one that's a little beat up but functional. If I'm remembering correctly, and I wouldn't make any bets on my memory right now, they can sound pretty gnarly.



    Opinions? Prices? Tone thoughts? A2M/GAPE/MURDER/SUICIDE?
    Originally Posted by Murdoch


    HCAF Y U NO TALK MAPS

    Three dicks in an ass, n00b.









    Originally Posted by Dr.Picklebottom


    wtf is next? lets talk about our favorite nsync album. i love them all because i was really making strides in my dress making business at the time...

  • #2
    For a beat up one, $200.

    Killer preamp - pretty tight gain, and plenty of it.

    Cleans are...not worth mentioning, IIRC, but it's been a while since I've owned one.



    I'd like to pick one up if I can find one again.
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    • #3
      ^^^^ yup not bad at all. They don't sell around these parts for more than $200 in mint shape but it is different every where. Rockmaster is my favorite preamp of all time. Cheers, Lucius
      Good transactions with: Brewski, gtpfbod, Xenoanthropus, wassupg,NickCormier, Ben J , Skyhighrocks, JonathanD, gooman, UVguy, Rho, Erocku, warplanegrey, exilea, Jerryp, Mogwai, thefyn, guitarslinger, Mr Scary, madrigal77,Dark Aegis, a few others that have slipped my mind.



      FS: Mesa Dual Rec - SOLD! To the man with the big green shoes!

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      • #4
        KILLER preamp. $250ish is going rate in clean shape.
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        • #5
          I'mma float this dude an offer and see what he says. Thanks guys.
          Originally Posted by Murdoch


          HCAF Y U NO TALK MAPS

          Three dicks in an ass, n00b.









          Originally Posted by Dr.Picklebottom


          wtf is next? lets talk about our favorite nsync album. i love them all because i was really making strides in my dress making business at the time...

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          • #6
            Great preamp. With the right power amp they are hard to beat. They are also fairly simple to mod if you find something you dont like about the tone. My favorite mod for it though is to change the crunch pre-gain pot out for a 1meg pot which makes it identical to the Ultra channel. If you have a thing for the crunch channel you can also change the ultra channels pre-gain pot out for one the same value as the crunch and have two crunch channels.
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            • #7
              Does it come with a footswitch? You need one to switch between the crunch and ultra channels. Otherwise it defaults to the Ultra without the footswitch. FX loop jacks are notorious for getting gummed up then it cuts out and loses volume. Not a big deal, Deoxit every now and then takes care of that.



              To my ears they sound a bit dry and lack some of the low end of the XXX/3120s but a conservatively set BBE or Aphex Exciter can brighten it up and add bass.



              I have owned a Rockmaster preamp and currently have an Ultra 60 which is similar to a Classic 60 power amp with a Rockmaster preamp in head form.



              At some point I will probably get another Rockmaster preamp and run it with my 22 Caliber or a Lee Jackson SP-1000 if I can ever find one.



              I wish AMT would come out with a pedal based on the Rockmaster preamp.

              Originally Posted by diddlybo


              Just last week I went to the local GC with my 18 inch cock to buy several guitars and amps. On the way out I punched a hole clean thru the body of a MIM Tele, which caused the entire store to give me a standing ovation.









              Originally Posted by ShaneV2


              I play gay through the amp- it involves plugging into the amp's output jack. Sometimes you end up blowing a tranny though.

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              • #8






                Quote Originally Posted by Goop
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                I wish AMT would come out with a pedal based on the Rockmaster preamp.





                I'd guess AMT will stick with the P1 for Peavey. I do dig my P1 a whole lot though.



                I'll have to ask him about the footswitch. Do they take a standard footswitch or need something special? If it doesn't have it that may not be a deal breaker, I'll just adjust my offer a touch.
                Originally Posted by Murdoch


                HCAF Y U NO TALK MAPS

                Three dicks in an ass, n00b.









                Originally Posted by Dr.Picklebottom


                wtf is next? lets talk about our favorite nsync album. i love them all because i was really making strides in my dress making business at the time...

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                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by nightflameauto
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                  I'd guess AMT will stick with the P1 for Peavey. I do dig my P1 a whole lot though.



                  I'll have to ask him about the footswitch. Do they take a standard footswitch or need something special? If it doesn't have it that may not be a deal breaker, I'll just adjust my offer a touch.




                  As much as I would love to see a pedal based on the Ultra series I agree with you and will not be expecting an AMT Ultra/Rockmaster any time soon.



                  It's been years since I had my Rockmaster but I do remember my standard footswitch did not work so I ended up finding one that would work on ebay. Don't remember how much it cost but not a deal breaker by any means. I'm guessing it was 30 or 40 bucks. I ended up running mine on the Ultra channel all the time anyway and ultimately didn't need the footswitch.

                  Originally Posted by diddlybo


                  Just last week I went to the local GC with my 18 inch cock to buy several guitars and amps. On the way out I punched a hole clean thru the body of a MIM Tele, which caused the entire store to give me a standing ovation.









                  Originally Posted by ShaneV2


                  I play gay through the amp- it involves plugging into the amp's output jack. Sometimes you end up blowing a tranny though.

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                  • #10
                    any run of themill two channel tip to gnd will work as the footswitch. Cheers, Lucius
                    Good transactions with: Brewski, gtpfbod, Xenoanthropus, wassupg,NickCormier, Ben J , Skyhighrocks, JonathanD, gooman, UVguy, Rho, Erocku, warplanegrey, exilea, Jerryp, Mogwai, thefyn, guitarslinger, Mr Scary, madrigal77,Dark Aegis, a few others that have slipped my mind.



                    FS: Mesa Dual Rec - SOLD! To the man with the big green shoes!

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                    • #11




                      Had this rig for about 12 years, it was decent, sold it to my amptech.
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                      • #12






                        Quote Originally Posted by charveldan
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                        Had this rig for about 12 years, it was decent, sold it to my amptech.




                        Clean rig. Great for those Dokken riffs. Too bad you didn't keep it.







                        Add a BBE and maybe an Alesis Midiverb/Quadraverb in stereo to your Marshall cabs...
                        Originally Posted by diddlybo


                        Just last week I went to the local GC with my 18 inch cock to buy several guitars and amps. On the way out I punched a hole clean thru the body of a MIM Tele, which caused the entire store to give me a standing ovation.









                        Originally Posted by ShaneV2


                        I play gay through the amp- it involves plugging into the amp's output jack. Sometimes you end up blowing a tranny though.

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                        • #13
                          Dude wants way too much for it for the shape it was in. I had to pass. Kinda sad now. I was listening to some clips people had of them and they sound . Ah well, there'll always be another somewhere.
                          Originally Posted by Murdoch


                          HCAF Y U NO TALK MAPS

                          Three dicks in an ass, n00b.









                          Originally Posted by Dr.Picklebottom


                          wtf is next? lets talk about our favorite nsync album. i love them all because i was really making strides in my dress making business at the time...

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                          • #14
                            How much was he asking??

                            It was stock?

                            FJA modded quite a few of those with good results.
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                            • #15






                              Quote Originally Posted by mamberg
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                              How much was he asking??

                              It was stock?

                              FJA modded quite a few of those with good results.




                              He wanted two fiddy, and said that was bottom line for him. It was stock, and pretty beat down. Missing some knobs and such. Functionally OK, but I wasn't gonna toss that much AND have to do a bunch of work to it. I'm fussy with my gear and even though you can turn the pots without a knob, I'd OCD until my brain exploded over it.
                              Originally Posted by Murdoch


                              HCAF Y U NO TALK MAPS

                              Three dicks in an ass, n00b.









                              Originally Posted by Dr.Picklebottom


                              wtf is next? lets talk about our favorite nsync album. i love them all because i was really making strides in my dress making business at the time...

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