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Rockman Guitar Ace Headphone Amp

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The Rockman Guitar Ace headphone amp lets you hear your instrument's dynamic range and clarity to inspire you to "pick up your guitar and play". This...Click To Read More About This Product

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Full-stack sounds from a tiny box you can carry in your pocket.

The Rockman Guitar Ace headphone amp lets you hear your instrument's dynamic range and clarity to inspire you to "pick up your guitar and play". This high-quality, low-priced headphone amps offers built-in compression, volume control, and auxiliary stereo input/output. You can even route the output to a mixer for recording! The Guitar Ace offers pristine clean, semi, and heavy distortion.

FEATURES
  • Built-in compression
  • Volume control and auxiliary stereo input/output
  • Route the output to a mixer for recording
  • Pristine clean, semi, and heavy distortion

Order it today and practice all night without disturbing your roommate.

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RockmanGuitar Ace Headphone Amp
 
3.5

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Portable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Guitar Ace Still Sounds Great

I bought a Dunlop Rockman Guitar Ace to complement my old SR&D Guitar Ace. The only significant physical changes are the Dunlop sticker on the back and the choice of input jack...Read complete review

I bought a Dunlop Rockman Guitar Ace to complement my old SR&D Guitar Ace. The only significant physical changes are the Dunlop sticker on the back and the choice of input jack hardware on the control panel. The Dunlop Rockman lacks the SR&D logo on the front of the body.

To me, the SR&D and Dunlop products sound alike, in clean and distorted modes. It appears that Dunlop has succeeded in continuing the tradition that Tom Scholz started. The settings are limited, but I think the Guitar Ace still has a great sound when used with decent headphones.

It would be nice to see Dunlop re-release some of the more sophisticated Rockman products, such as the X100 or the Soloist.

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Piece of ****

I was unfortunate enough to buy this online after reading a decent review of it. It sucks. The backing of the battery case has to be opened with "a large...Read complete review

I was unfortunate enough to buy this online after reading a decent review of it. It sucks. The backing of the battery case has to be opened with "a large coin". I had to use a butter knife because no American coin would work to open a poorly designed battery holder on the bottom. The overdrive and treb functions do nothing more than boost the white noise that the machine produces. It makes a good bass sound like crap. The machine itself is made of cheap plastic that broke after 1 weeks use. The average battery life was 4 hours at the most. It sucks up to much juice from a 9v. The headphones is comes with looks like they were stolen from an airline. All in all, it's not worth the money. Save your $ and buy something better!

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(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Piece of ****

By BassKungFu

from Colorado

Comments about Rockman Guitar Ace Headphone Amp:

I was unfortunate enough to buy this online after reading a decent review of it. It sucks. The backing of the battery case has to be opened with "a large coin". I had to use a butter knife because no American coin would work to open a poorly designed battery holder on the bottom. The overdrive and treb functions do nothing more than boost the white noise that the machine produces. It makes a good bass sound like crap. The machine itself is made of cheap plastic that broke after 1 weeks use. The average battery life was 4 hours at the most. It sucks up to much juice from a 9v. The headphones is comes with looks like they were stolen from an airline. All in all, it's not worth the money. Save your $ and buy something better!

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Guitar Ace

By Savage-cGoLb

from OR

Comments about Rockman Guitar Ace Headphone Amp:

Just purchased the Guitar Ace. Bottom line: Very poor peace of equipment. Heres why: Very low volume, no chorus or reverb. Now, I knew there were no effects which is "ok" but the volume, especially for the distortion, is a real big negative here, when you're trying to play to a CD. The old Rockman X100 is still the best and I'm waiting to here back from the company, after complaining to them about the Guitar Ace. We'll see if there are plans to revamp this thing.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

It just have the name

By Frankyblues

from Montreal

Comments about Rockman Guitar Ace Headphone Amp:

This Dunlop version has really nothing to do with the originals from the 80s. It's ok for practice, but it's not the real thing, find an original if you want that ''Bostone''. I returned mine to the store after one day. They should not used that name for a product that can't match the original.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Guitar Ace Still Sounds Great

By Bruce

from Berkeley CA

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable

Cons

  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

  • Practice

Comments about Rockman Guitar Ace Headphone Amp:

I bought a Dunlop Rockman Guitar Ace to complement my old SR&D Guitar Ace. The only significant physical changes are the Dunlop sticker on the back and the choice of input jack hardware on the control panel. The Dunlop Rockman lacks the SR&D logo on the front of the body.

To me, the SR&D and Dunlop products sound alike, in clean and distorted modes. It appears that Dunlop has succeeded in continuing the tradition that Tom Scholz started. The settings are limited, but I think the Guitar Ace still has a great sound when used with decent headphones.

It would be nice to see Dunlop re-release some of the more sophisticated Rockman products, such as the X100 or the Soloist.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Use it direct

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Rockman Guitar Ace Headphone Amp:

Even the original blew used through a guitar amplifier. For direct recording, a different story. The clean setting was a bit thin, but the distortion settings were excellent, with chorus.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

JUNK! - Don't buy it!!!

By Blind Orange Julius

from San Francisco, CA

Comments about Rockman Guitar Ace Headphone Amp:

Cheap plastic case that will break in 5 minutes. NOISY hissing weak output, cheesy sounding AM-radio quality tones.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very good for the price...

By Wish_I_could_play_my_strat_man

from Florida

Comments about Rockman Guitar Ace Headphone Amp:

I bought the guitar ace for practice purposes and it is quite good. I replaced the headphones with a set that I already owned which enhanced the product's performance. There is a little bit of noise and the distortion selection does not mimick the Boston sound any longer but the product is a great little practice amp!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

More Than a Feel'n

By Stitch-x8ne4

from Georgia

Comments about Rockman Guitar Ace Headphone Amp:

OK, this unit is pretty good. I received this as a gift but also have the original Rockman from the 80's. I think the original is much better if you can ever find a used one since it has more options. One thing I have noticed from both models is it sounds much better when you run the output cable through the 1/8 inch headphone jack instead of the 1/4 inch instrument out into your Amp. The sound is much cleaner. I use a Fender stage 185 for my main amp with a Dean Markley Overlord and with this Rockman it sounds just like the classic Boston sound.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Road Warrior Practice Amp for Civilians

By Mark-482jW

from Warren, OH

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Comments about Rockman Guitar Ace Headphone Amp:

Great little personal amp that lets you take your favorite guitar on the road for practice. My job requires regular travel and this solves the problem of getting an overdriven electric sound without disturbing anyone in the hotel. It gives you great range from clean to heavy distortion. You might want to upgrade the headphones. Battery life is longer than you would expect.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Boston tone in a box - nothing more or less

By Someone who digs that Boston sound

from Southern CT

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Comments about Rockman Guitar Ace Headphone Amp:

The folks who loved the old Scholz branded models and hate this must be hearing something I don't. I've used just about every version of this thing since it came out, and FOR THE MONEY and FOR THE PURPOSE this Dunlop version delivers. Take a quality single coil/P90 guitar, run it into this, run that into an amp with a cabinet back (i.e. some natural compression) and you have almost the exact tone of the first three Boston album rhythm and lead gtrs. THAT is one of the most influential gtr tones of the whole rock era, and versions of it appear on every digital box out there. Scholz is anti digital, so you get hiss. You can get rid of a lot of the hiss with tone controls (on gtr or amp or board or all three) or add a noise gate. If the goal's "I want to plug in and sound like late 70s arena rock" this thing kills. Otherwise, I suppose it is just cheap plastic junk...understand what you're buying guys!

(1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

this sounds kewl

By dave from sacramento

from sacramento, CA

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Comments about Rockman Guitar Ace Headphone Amp:

i know i dont have one of these ones, but from my old man, i got the old original rockman by tom scholz from boston (i think he said he was from them). he said he got his for like, $300 at the time, but he thinks now it aint worth nothing. but judging from the tom sholz model, any of the new ones should be good too, since i can also use my bass on the tom sholz too... so either guitar or bass, rockman should be used by everyone. besides, it also saves money on pedals since it has gain control, clean channal (two on the tom sholz), edge aka overdrive, and distortion, as well as chorus and echo which you could use one or the other or both, three volume choices, and an input/output to hook up to an amp. so either way, like i said, bass or guitar, rockman should be part of every big player's arsenal. (also, the sholz model works on keyboard too.... it says so on the main input jack)

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This headphone amp has quality sound

By Dukeadt

from Atlanta

Comments about Rockman Guitar Ace Headphone Amp:

I have used Rockman amps since the original came out, and until it was stolen, it was plugged into my sound system for like 12 years... I have had others, most notibly the Fender headphone amp, which sounded OK, but it broke in 6 months... The Rockman will last and last... Get the plug-in power adapter....

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Read this before buying

By StratMan 420-a80hT

from Millburn, NJ

Comments about Rockman Guitar Ace Headphone Amp:

I was very unhappy with my Rockman Guitar Ace amp. Here's why. It's pretty big. It's cheap plastic. The sound is terrible. It took me 30 minutes to get the battery cover off. It took my 30 minutes to get the battery cover back on. The clean channel hisses too much. The distortion has hardly any tone. It's about as good as this super cheap Danelectro headphone amp I have. 7. The sound is lousy with my Gibson ES-335.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Keep Looking

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Rockman Guitar Ace Headphone Amp:

I was very disappointed in this model. In no way does it sound like the classic rockman's that were made in the 80's. Terrible tone, hissing, ugh. Don't waste your money.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Ideal for solo/travel practice

By DMC

from Dearborn, MI

Comments about Rockman Guitar Ace Headphone Amp:

This amp has decent overdrive and distortion modes as well as a crystal clear clean mode. It's pretty durable, so if it's dropped it most likely won't break or damage easily. Great for when you want to crank up the distortion and rock out but others around you don't want to hear it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Hisses like a snake

By Phil-d_RH6

from Undisclosed

Comments about Rockman Guitar Ace Headphone Amp:

This unit sounds horrible and I know its not the cables because it hisses before I evan plug my guitar into it.

 
3.0

Good Product, just missing adapter

By Tbone

from Portland, OR

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Rockman Guitar Ace Headphone Amp:

    Only sent the box and headphones. Adapter did not come with it :(

     
    5.0

    Great headphone amp.

    By Julio Iguana

    from SC

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • 9vdc is improvement vs older 12vdc (8 AA's)
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • learning songs using input from other source
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Rockman Guitar Ace Headphone Amp:

      Primarily to learn songs using player to input jack. I also own an older X-100 that has some issues due to age. I don't understand the complaining that this unit does not compare to the older products. It works exactly as described. Yes it has less functions but it is it's own product, well made and to me sounds great. The use of better headphones improves overall sound quality. Battery access is same as original and American coins or flathead screwdriver work perfect!

       
      5.0

      This is a great answer to a practice alone amp!

      By KEB

      from N.Catasauqua Pa.

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful
      • really helps a beginner hear what their playing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Drummer; learning guitar excellent item!
        • Use on snare drum also.............

        Comments about Rockman Guitar Ace Headphone Amp:

        I am a Drummer Learning to play Guitar to add to my resume.. I also use it in line on my snare drum for effects. And add inline to my keyboards. Pretty good unit for a lot of inline use.

         
        5.0

        Nice Quality Package

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Rockman Guitar Ace Headphone Amp:

        The Rockman Guitar ace is a real nice package, for both recording and live use. You really don't have to add much more to it, as far as effects.Really love all of the tones. And as we all know, tone is the name of the game. The chorus is great.I owned the original X-100 for over 10 years, until it finally fell apart. That was essentially the Guitar Ace, but with the added feature of chamber echo.I much preferred the X-100 for practice purposes, for that reason.Otherwise, just add echo or reverb, and you have most of your basic needs. .

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