Updating the Ace Family

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Updating the Ace Family

Post by rbc » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:31 pm

As the last of the Rockmans to be shipping, I've been kind of thinking about what would make the Ace family better. I thought I'd solicit opinions about that. I guess for me, I'd suggest focusing on three areas. Make them quieter. Ship them with better headphones and do something about the battery hatch. I think those things would make a big difference.

Something that goes a little further is to merge the Guitar Ace with the Metal Ace, adding a voicing switch (to the side?) to select between "normal" and "metal".

Let me know what you think.
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Re: Updating the Ace Family

Post by GuitarBuilder » Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:13 pm

Quieter is always better. I might go with a rechargeable battery.

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Re: Updating the Ace Family

Post by rbc » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:26 pm

The Smartphone generation has really become accustomed to rechargeable gadgets. I think it would broaden the appeal of the line to provide some kind of recharging capability.
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Re: Updating the Ace Family

Post by rbc » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:04 pm

With the disappearance of the Ace Family from the Dunlop web site, I thought I'd bring this thread to life. Maybe we'll see the Ace family again.

On the other hand, an X100, with USB audio out and USB recharging added would be awesome too.
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Re: Updating the Ace Family

Post by Fireful0 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:14 am

Aww man!
An X100 with those would be sick!
In a dream world, the X100 should also have some sort of EQing sliders/knobs, whether it be on the side or back.

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Re: Updating the Ace Family

Post by RockmanCentralBob » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:11 am

Push button on/off (instead of a switch) for the chorus and reverb... and add a stereo delay.

Also, old car radio style push button selectors for clean~distortion settings... you know, where when you push a button, the button goes in and the other buttons pop out.

Or, offer a footpedal to switch options.

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Re: Updating the Ace Family

Post by Fireful0 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:47 am

I think we should design the next one! :D

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Re: Updating the Ace Family

Post by rbc » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:25 pm

Well, maybe if we come up some good ideas, they'll get noticed.
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Re: Updating the Ace Family

Post by Fireful0 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:14 pm

I hope so!

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Re: Updating the Ace Family

Post by Fireful0 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:10 am

Just saw a used Rockman Bass Ace in a local Sam Ash used display case.
They wanted 99 dollars for it! :lol: :lol: