The Rockman Stage

This is a partial listing of Boston's actual touring setup from the "Livin' For You" and "Greatest Hits" tours. Although Boston's touring racks appear to be bewildering at first, it's important to remember that the stacks of Rockman gear on stage is used by nearly every member of the band. So what one is looking at is not one persons (Tom Scholz's) setup, but 5 guitarists and several keyboard and organ setups. Also, to ensure that the live performance will go off without a hitch, each member has a duplicate setup as backup. Thus, when broken down for each members primary setup, the Boston Stage is not as complex as it first appears.

Rack "A" on the left side of the stage is a 35 space rack with a 10 space rack stacked on top and is used for keyboards, organs and vocals. The remaining racks ("B" through "I") were the 5 rackspace "Rockman Modular Amplifier" headcases ("heads") that Scholz Research and Development (SR&D) used to sell. These were used for the guitars and bass and were divided between the (facing towards) left and right sides of the stage. Tom Scholz uses Racks "B" and "C", Fran Cosmo uses the top heads in Racks "D" and "E", and Brad Delp uses the bottom heads in Racks "D" and "E". Also, Tom Scholz uses a Rockman Sustainor, Rockman Instrument Equalizer and Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay in the bottom head of Rack "D" for his acoustic guitar. David Sikes uses Racks "F" and "G" for his bass rig, and Gary Pihl uses Racks "H" and "I" (Racks "F" through "I" are NOT shown in this image).

Rack "A" (Top)

Rockman Stereo Echo

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Rockman Stereo Echo

Boss "RPH-10"

Boss "RPW-7"

Boss "RPH-10"

Boss "RPH-10"

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Peavey Stereo Graphic EQ "PQ-50"

Peavey Stereo Graphic EQ "PQ-50"

Rane Micro Graphic EQ "GE 15"

Rockman Sustainor

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Rack "A" (Bottom)

Rocktron Parametric EQ

Roland Digital Piano "MKS-20" (Gary Piano)

Roland Digital Piano "MKS-20" (Tom Piano)

Rockman 12 band Instrument EQ (Gary Piano)

Rockman Stereo Chorus (Unused)

Rockman Sustainor (Gary Piano)

Rockman Sustainor

Rane Micro Graphic EQ "GE 15"

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Rockman Sustainor

Rockman Sustainor

Rane Micro Graphic EQ "GE 15"

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Compressor (Tom Strings)

Rane Micro Graphic EQ "GE 15"

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Yamaha "PM 180"

Rockman Stereo Echo (Tom D-70 Strings Echo)

Rockman Stereo Echo(M-3/B-3Echo)

Peavey Stereo Graphic EQ "EQ-215"

Boss Parametric EQ "PQ-50"

Boss Parametric EQ "PQ-50"

Peavey Stereo Graphic EQ "EQ-215"

Lexicon Digital Reverb. "PCM 60"

dbx 162 Stereo Compression/Limiter

Peavey Digital Energy Conversion Amp

"DECA/ 424"

Peavey Digital Energy Conversion Amp

"DECA/ 424"



Rack "B"

 

Rockman

Modular

Amplifier

Stereo Power Amp

"Rockman 500"

Stereo Power Amp

"Rockman 500"

Rockman Sustainor

Rockman Instrument EQ

Rockman

Modular

Amplifier

Rockman Programmable Graphic EQ "PGE 2"

Rockman Instrument EQ

Rockman Instrument EQ

Rockman Stereo Chorus

Rockman Ultimatum

Rockman Stereo Echo

Rockman Midi Octopus



Rack "C"

 

Rockman

Superhead

 

Rockman Stereo Echo

Rockman Sustainor

Rockman Sustainor

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Rockman Sustainor

Rockman Instrument EQ

Rockman

Modular

Amplifier

Rockman Programmable Graphic EQ "PGE 2"

Rockman Instrument EQ

Rockman Instrument EQ

Rockman Stereo Chorus

Rockman Ultimatum

Rockman Stereo Echo

Rockman Midi Octopus



Rack "D"

Rockman Sustainor

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Rockman

Modular

Amplifier

Rockman Midi Octopus

Rockman Smart Gate

Rockman Programable Graphic EQ "PGE 2"

Stereo Power Amp

"Rockman 500"

Rockman Sustainor

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Rockman

Modular

Amplifier

Rockman Instrument EQ

Rockman Instrument EQ

Rockman Sustainor

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Peavey "LM 8S"

 


Rack "E"

Rockman Sustainor

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Rockman

Modular

Amplifier

Rockman Midi Octopus

Rockman Smart Gate

Rockman Programmable Graphic EQ "PGE 2"

Rockman Instrument EQ

Rockman Instrument EQ

Nady Wireless System

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Rockman Sustainor

Rockman

Modular

Amplifier

Rockman Instrument EQ

Rockman Instrument EQ

Peavey "LM 8S"

Stereo Power Amp

"Rockman 500"



Rack "F"

 

Rockman

Modular

Amplifier

Peavey 1200 watt Bass Power Amp

 

 

 

Rockman

Modular

Amplifier

Trace Elliot

G12 or AH1000-12

Rockman Sustainor

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Peavey Graphic EQ "PQ-50"

Peavey Graphic EQ "PQ-50"



Rack "G"

 

Rockman

Modular

Amplifier

Peavey 1200 watt Bass Power Amp

 

 

 

Rockman

Modular

Amplifier

Pro Bass Rockman (Serial #1017)

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Rockman Sustainor

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Peavey Graphic EQ "PQ-50"

Peavey Graphic EQ "PQ-50"



Rack "H"

 

Rockman

Modular

Amplifier

MXR Pitch Transposer

Stereo Power Amp

"Rockman 500"

Rockman Sustainor

Rockman Sustainor

Rockman

Modular

Amplifier

Rockman Programmable Graphic EQ "PGE 2"

Rockman Smart Gate

Rockman Midi Octopus

Rockman Stereo Echo

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Delta Labs Effectron ADM1024



Rack "I"

MXR Pitch Transposer Display

Rockman

Modular

Amplifier

MXR Pitch Transposer

Stereo Power Amp

"Rockman 500"

Rockman Sustainor

Rockman Sustainor

Rockman

Modular

Amplifier

Rockman Programmable Graphic EQ "PGE 2"

Rockman Smart Gate

Rockman Midi Octopus

Rockman Stereo Echo

Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay

Delta Labs Effectron ADM1024



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