●One-Stop Gig Solution for Classic Rock Players with Main Effects needed.
●Analog Plexi Style Distiortion Brings the Tone back to 80s/90s Hard Rock Stage.
●BBD-style Analog-sounding Chorus adds a Beautiful Warm-Dream feeling to the Sound.
●500ms Analog-Voicing Delay & High Quality Reverb Expand the Tone into Grand Spacy Timbre.
●Built-in Cabinets Simulation for directly connecting to PA, Mixer or Audio Interface.
Specifications: Power: 9V DC center negative(included) Current Consumption：130mA Dimension: 262mm(D)×64mm(W)×44mm(H) Weight: 480g Max delay time: 500ms
Description: Basically, RockStage cracks his way into the multi effects category. But if you take it apart, you can see it as something else, like:
A Distortion Pedal Sonicake RockStage gives you exactly what you want and need - that Marshall half stack type of distortion crunch tone. Adjusting the gain knob, you can get your tone from AC/DC's saturated Plexi break-up to Guns N' Roses' classic JCM-800 crunch, to early Van Halen's fully over-the-top brown sound. Yeah, it has it all. Just get up on stage, and you are ready to rock!
A Reverb & Delay Pedal To make it quick and simple, and avoid using those confusing words like "luscious", "natural", let's put it this way: the reverb can expand your tone from a small room to a big concert hall; The delay is analog-voicing. They both run on digital algorithms, but they sound analog. Find any YouTube demos of RockStage, you'll know what I'm talking about.
A Chorus Pedal Personally I think, 80s wouldn't sound like 80s if without the chorus. To me, that's basically the cornerstone of the tone from that particular era. RockStage has a BBD-style, analog-sounding chorus in it, which I'm sure you'll dig. And here is a little hack on it: if you setting RATE to minimum, and DEPTH to maximum, you'll get yourself a "Leslie Rotary" sound. Pretty cool, huh?
Make your job easier around gigs and studios The pedal is built like a tank. Heavy-duty metal casing. Well constructed. LED knobs indicating the working state of the pedal, which would make it easy for you to gig in a dark venue. What's more? RockStage has a cab sim in. Yeah, you can directly plug it into the PA system or your sound card, for gigging and home studio recordings.
This is a review update after having the Sonicbar Rockstage and putting it to the test. I have since returned the Tech 21 FlyRig5v2 - didn't cut the mustard as the ole saying goes. In fact, I just returned an Ibanez TS9DX and kept this in its place because to me it sounds better. Anyway, I love this thing. I have 3 strat style guitars and if you are a strat/tele player, these things seem to love single coil pickups in my opinion. The other night I was practicing and I forgot to turn off the amp and unplugged my guitar from the input jack and there were no pop noises at all thru the amp speaker - amazing. I can't stop bragging about this little beast of a pedal. Stop reading reviews and just buy it already!
Sorry, no picture. I forgot to mention that, in my opinion, I feel that the Footswitches are of better quality and the Rockstage has quieter operation than the FlyRig when engaging and disengaging the effects sections. Overall, quite impressed for the money and a 1/3 of the price.
I compared this to the new Tech 21 FlyRig5v2 and I have to say that IMHO, I think that this
sounds better than the flyrig for $200 less money plus it has CHORUS, which the flyrig does NOT have. SORRY TECH 21, but I will have to pass on the flyrig and I am sending it back.
I had Version 1 of the FlyRig5 and thought the V2 would be soooo much better sounding than
the Sonicake, boy was I wrong and paid 3 times as the price of the Sonicake Sonicbar Rockstage.
Nice sounding unit. Does what it's suppose to do. Arrived quickly and as described.
I keep the Rockstage at my workbench going directly into my powered speakers with the cab sim on and it sounds amazing. The overdrive, echo and reverb on this pedal all sound amazing. It's great for practice even at low volume and I'd feel completely gigging with this as a fly rig because the cab sim in the board sounds great and the OD is very responsive with the guitars volume knob so I can just dia in the amount of drive I want for my leads and then back down to the amount of drive I want for my rhythm work. The only thing hold this pedal back is that the level of the chorus signal is too hot even when the depth is very low so it's not very useful unless you're looking for an extreme chorus setting or use it for a funky chorus volume boost.
Sonicake has terrible service, I had to fight with them just to get my tracking info then once I got the tracking info it kept saying delivery pending. It took 14 days to get my item
Bought this after seeing a review on youtube and boy it doesn't disappoint, build quality is superb and its sound is the best on the market. At long last a multi effects box without the bull that you get fed up with after 5 minutes. Got it yesterday and could not be happier, the perfect partner for my gr20. Will follow with picture later
Good item ... works great... quick delivery !!!!
A very usable and convenient solution when you don’t want to drag around a lot of gear. I found the Reverb, Delay, and Distortion very usable for most applications with a little tweaking.. However.. the Chorus isn’t very wet. Certainly nothing compared to my old trusty CS9. Kinda noisy too. I can’t decide if it has a problem or it’s just the way it is. It works.. just not well. I also plan on installing a rechargeable 9v battery pack in the future. Unless you mount the unit on a pedalboard, the external power supply is a pain.
I've only had it 1 day and it seems to do what I need for a great price. It replaces all the wires, connectors and boxes of 4 individual pedals in a nice small package.
I have lots of high end pedals used and tried. I am happy enough with the new Sonic Cake to have permanently included in my pedal train. I use the Overdrive on low gain, full treble, and am happy with it. The compressor works better than the Boss I was using, and the delay is definitely the best I have used. I would have been happy with the Delay on it's own. Very happy with my purchase and will be gigging with this new pedal.
Good looks, good feels, good stuff! Impressive, small and well build and well sounding. Lazy plugging straight into PA with a Gibson firebird, works great for all kinds of funs.
I love my rockcake, it sounds awesome and I can use it every where.
Love it, a great multi pedal for the price! It was a great purchase, with a 40% discount offer!!!
This is a one stop gig box!
This pedal is a one stop gig solution! It has a versatile and well voiced distortion that covers subtle to big singing sustain. The chorus sweetly tuned and works well with the delay and reverb if you wish to create pads and swells with a volume pedal. I did a video of just that with the VolWah pedal (also excellent). This pedal is build solid, sounds great and is a super value.
The Rock Stage + Twiggy Blues replace 2 racks I've been using for decades and a TC Nova system. The reason weight and not having to scroll through Menus to tweak the FX. Setups take minutes and you can keep the Bars in the guitar case. Great grab and go setup. The only thing I'ld change is have a stereo output. Have used it Live and in Studios and never any questions on the sound.
This pedal is an excellent idea. It has just a few effects, but the most useful. The sound quality is acceptable for rehearsal. The distortion has bite and is quite good. The reverb is best at low levels as a background. It doesn't get drippy, just sounds tinny as you turn it up.
Yes this pedal will give you the 80’s rock tone per the advertising but what the reviews and many videos I saw don’t do justice for is the amount of rich low gain drive that’s available at the low end of the gain and tone spectrum!
The Rockstage can also get you anything from a cleanish Marshall Voxy jangle to the articulate bluesy Marshall drive of the classic tones on AC/DC’s Back and Black and add a bit of gain and chorus and Brian May’s signature gained up Vox tones are at your fingertips. I find it a far more a versatile and expressive pedal than the Twiggy for a gigging guitarist looking for a multi effect option with a small footprint on your board and your wallet! Buy this!
This effects pedal strip not only has great effects quality, but the overall quality of construction and the pedal system is excellent, and especially when you consider how many lower quality effects systems are out there for considerably higher costs! Very satisfied with the sound, quality, and ease of use with this system! I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking for a solid effects pedal system for their guitar.
very happy with my purchase thinking of getting the tweed also
Seeker of Truth
This is a fun pedal. I love using it for practice ... I may gig with it live ... but right now I am loving how convenient it is.
Good luck finding four separate pedals, plus extra cables, plus extra power supply slots for anywhere near this price. This sounds decent, saves board space, and frees up power supplies. The only downfall is the lost ability to rearrange these effects with other pedals (ie. putting a fuzz after the chorus but before delay).
Best money I��ve spent on gear in a while! I use it onstage with my acoustic in a worship band but sounds amazing with electric as well! There is a small learning curve with it but really simple to use. Only down fall is there��s not tap tempo on the delay but it��s easy to dial in the right tempo.
Best money I've spent on gear in a while! I use it onstage with my acoustic in a worship band but sounds amazing with electric as well! There is a small learning curve with it but really simple to use. Only down fall is there��s not tap tempo on the delay but it��s easy to dial in the right tempo.
Jason Wolfgang Chan
Love the sound of the amp/cab sim on this - you definitely get a a solid rock/metal vibe out of itverb is very simple, wish it had a few more controls on it for length, diffusion, etc but it sounds nice, delay has a very analog quality to it - chorus is basic but again, sounds nice. The one thing about the amp sim though is that it can get really loud fast - I find that I need to keep the levels on it 10 o'clock ish or below if I am switching between clean and dirty or the levels are way far apart. All in all though I will be using this a lot.
Much more usable than the large number of nested-menu based guitar units, or the chained set of individual units. I use it for live shows where the location dynamics may need quick minor tweaking of the knobs.
I use a Portable Powered Speaker as my Guitar Amp, because the FX100 has every Amp and Cabinet known to mankind in it. I plugged the Rockstage into my Powered Speaker, turned on it's Cabinet setting and WOW!!!!!
The Chorus Effect is simply Beautiful.
Then I tried the Amp/Distortion Effect. WOW!!! It can go from Sorta Dirty With A Bite, all the way to Heavy Metal Madness!
Then I tried the Delay Effect. I'm not much of a Delay Effect user. I like to use the Delay to Fatten up my Tone as opposed to have it repeat what I just played...and the Delay's Decay knob does Magical things.
Then I tried the Reverb Effect. WOW!!! From subtle to all-the-way, the Reverb adds a layer of Extra Goodness on whatever it is you are playing. My Finger Exercises never sounded so damned good before.
Then, I tried all the Effects on at the same time WOW!!!! Every time I tweaked one of the knobs on any of the 4 Effects, I continued to create Guitar Tones that made me say out loud "WOW!!!!"
Then, I took the Rockstage to band rehearsal. I plugged the Rockstage in to a Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectifier 3-channel tube amplifier head and proceeded to blow my band's minds with the oh-so-sweet sounds flowing out the cab from my Hamer Explorer running thru the Rockstage. Then, I plugged the Rockstage directly into the audio mixing board and engaged the Cabinet button...WOW!!!! I think I just made Sonicake two more customers.
I love this multieffect pedal
I wanted to enter the pedal board world cautiously with a Multi Effect pedal to start. My YouTube wandering brought me to Sonicake and I gave it a try. I really like what it does and how well it does it. Their foot switches are top rate and do not click loudly as I have found out others do. The effects are clean, deep and have many available settings that make this pedal definetly a great choice. If you want to get about $200.00 to $300.00 worth of pedals for a lot less, buy this pedal! It has true by pass and saves cables and space in comparison to Four Pedals.
I almost kept it. I was very surprised at how good it sounded. For $75 I got 4 decent effects. Out of that, the distortion was actually pretty good. The other 3 were usable as well. My only issue was with the power supply. Where it plugs in the back, mine wasn��t snug. It fell out 2 times while using it. (That��s what she said) other than that issue, I would��ve kept it. The small footprint was perfect for a board.
Love it��s compact size and effects quality
Love it's compact size and effects quality
Just got this today, and I love it! Super simple and compact, yet so far I also feel it's professional. Great sounds and I like combining the effects. What a nice pedal.
I like this multi effects processor. It has good build quality and the sounds it achieves are good. One issue: the knobs for adjusting the parameters for each effect are very closely packed together. And their level indicator is hard to see. But I would buy another Sonicake item in the future. Nice pedal unit.
very cheap price
the Knob is really small to change parameters
Ok I only heard of sonic ale from ��in the blues�� on YouTube but he has not talked about the sonic bar as of this time. The best &70 I spent in a while. Covers the essentials and a very powerful chorus effect. I easily put this pedal on boss level. The only drawbacks are that it��s ever so slightly noisy, and doesn��t cooperate with other pedals to well. Basically, this bar wants to be alone, which is the reason for having 4in1 isn��t it?
Ok I only heard of sonic ale from ��in the blues�� on YouTube but he has not talked about the sonic bar as of this time. The best &70 I spent in a while. Covers the essentials and a very powerful chorus effect. I easily put this pedal on boss level. The only drawbacks are that it's ever so slightly noisy, and doesn't cooperate with other pedals to well. Basically, this bar wants to be alone, which is the reason for having 4in1 isn't it?
Gary W. Large
Awesome pedal. I use this with my acoustic guitar for worship service and it makes a big difference. It's worth the reverb and chorus alone. Highly recommended!