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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-25-2003, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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Attn: ADA MP-1 Users

Thinking of getting one of these, can you tell me what sort of sounds I can expect? I am looking for late White Lion, Vai, Van Halen, Gilbert.

Can it do the Yngwie thing?

How does it sound with Strats and Humbucker equipped guitars? Are they easy to use (I have d/l the manual and it seems pretty straight forward)?

What are the pro's/con's?

Any info appreciated?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-25-2003, 01:21 PM
 
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The MP-1 is a great unit and should get you the tones you are looking for. The only con is the tube noise, but that is pretty common with almost all tube-type preamps. I'm sure you already know that the unit sounds great coupled with a BBE Sonic Maximizer.


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I played one for about 5 years and loved it. You will get what you want out of it but you will have to spend some time tweaking. Even though there are presets that are based on "Marshall," "Fender" or whatever, it's nothing like a modeling amp. Also, your tone will be drastically affected by your power amp. In fact, the power amp is the place where you can, and should, do a lot of research and spend some money. I've heard some amazing sounds from an MP-1 run into the front end of an old Marshall head. It's not a "plug in and jam" unit, but it can do what you say you want depending on the effort you put into it. I think you will be pleased.
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Yeah, Kent is right. You will need to shop around for a poweramp that will sound good with the MP-1. Though most of them sound decent enough.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-25-2003, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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I was either gonna run it into my Rivera Rake Reverb head or into a Marshall 9005 poweramp, would this work okay?
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Re: Attn: ADA MP-1 Users

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....looking for late White Lion, Vai, Van Halen, Gilbert, Yngwie...
the MP-1 can do all of the above, and many more...
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-26-2003, 10:15 AM
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I was either gonna run it into my Rivera Rake Reverb head or into a Marshall 9005 poweramp, would this work okay?
I have used one since 1993 and it has been great. I have also used one with a BBE since 1994.

Power amps I have used with it in order:
Marshall 8004, 9100, 9005, 8008, 9200
Mesa Boogie 2.90

The Mesa was the best and still is! 9005 will be fine.

Here are some useful websites on the ADA
http://www.nicef-ingrack.com/page4.html
http://www.ada-mp1.com/

Andy drop me a email if you want to ask anything (I am in London btw)

Best wishes

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-27-2003, 10:06 AM
 
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Another site is http://www.adadepot.com


Great unit, if I didn't have a triaxis, I would still be using the ADA.

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Another site is http://www.adadepot.com
Mike that site = http://www.ada-mp1.com/

They are the same thing
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-27-2003, 10:29 AM
 
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Wasn't aware.
I found it looking for some microtube schemats.
I wish that site had been up when my stuff was broken, it took me forever to trace out the dead opto isolator on my old gear.

Its a good resource either way !

Cheerio !

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