Rocktron Voodu Valve and ADA MP-1
Well, after all this debate i finally made my decision and i bought... the Voodu Valve!!! Like i said, i didn't had the oportunity to listen both the ADA and the Voodu, so i made my decision based in the overall bang-for-the-buck ot those pre-amps. Also, i was afraid if the ADA had some problem i was left in the dust because the company no longer exists.
I don't know what i'm missing from the ADA since i've never tested it, but, from what i'm getting out from the Voodu, i guess it isn't much... i absolutely love the Voodu!!! The distortions sounds are FABULOUS, very powerfull and extremely heavy, and the clean sounds are very good too (altough i didn't paid very attention to these, yet). Also, the effects are GREAT! The chorus, delay, reverb, etc, are very, very good. There is a lot that can be done with this pre-amp and it seems that every time i use it i come with a new great sound: it's so versatille!!!
I'm using the Voodu feeding directly the effects return of my Marshall JCM 900 2X12" combo, bypassing the pre-amp section. The sound is very powerfull, but i'm sure that with a rackmount power amp and a 4X12" cab the sound would be monstruos!
Aslo, i bought the ART X15 as my foot controller and both they are awesome! I can do dive bombs, turn on/off some particular effect, increase the delay level/time, you name it.
I'm extremly happy with the Voodu Valve in these 4 days since i bought it. Like i said, i don't know what i'm missing from, say, a Mesa Tri-Axis or the ADA, so i can't compare the Voodu to these pre-amps in terms of quality of sound. But i tried the Marshall JMP-1 and the Voodu totally blows away the JMP-1 in terms of versatillity and sound (and i already have a Marshall amp...). The Marshall didn't had enough distortion for me. But the Voodu does. And it's FAR more versatille.
I can now understand alienx for his love with the Voodu: IT RULES!!!
Thanks to all.