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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-09-2003, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Noise gate on an ADA MP-1?

Hey guys-I was wondering what would be a good cheap noise gate for my rig. I am running a MP-1 through a Carvin power amp with a Midiverb 4 in the effects loop. It's got some serious hiss to it. I'm gonna buy new tubes for the MP-1, but I'll still probably need a gate. I was thinking about the Rocktron Hush pedal instead of the rack unit, due to the price. Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-09-2003, 03:52 PM
 
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Either will work fine.
I used to use the Boss NS-2 pedal which was pretty good as well.
you can find the hush racks cheaply nowadays.
if you go with a multi fx unit, many have gating on them as well.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-09-2003, 04:47 PM
 
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I would definitely go with the rack unit. My buddy has the pedal and although it is ok, I found the rack unit was nicer. Then again you could sell your ada mp-1 and buy yourself an ada mp-2 which has a built in Noise Gate. They usually sell for about 275 on evilbay.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-09-2003, 07:51 PM
 
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Problem with the ADA MP-2 is, most agree it doesn't sound even close to as good as the MP-1. Is a has a lot more features, voicings, you name it.... but I feel the sound really suffered. MP-1's are noisy little bitches though. I prefer the MP-1 to the MP-1 Classic as well. They never got it quite right again when the original went out of production.
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Yeah the MP-1 Classic is crap. I really loved the original MP-1 and used it from 1987 till 1992 when the MP-2 came out. At first I was so damn frustrated trying to dial in a sound that even compared to my MP-1 setup.
(At that time I was running an MP-1 thru a BBE Sonic Maximizer, plugged directly into the effects return on my Marshall Jubilee.) Once I got a my sound dialed into the MP-2 there was no way I was going back to the MP-1. To this day, I still use my MP-2 thru a BBE Sonic Maximizer into 2 microtube 200's. I have yet to hear anything else that has satisfied my need for Hi-gain and tone.

BTW the MP-1 sounds excellent if run guitar into the input of MP-1 and output of the MP-1 into the effects return of effects loop on your guitar head (preferably older JCM 800 type with loop)
This actually reduces alot of your noise.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-09-2003, 10:08 PM
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I had an MP-1 for awhile, but the noise got to me so I sold it. I used it with a BBE Sonic Maximizer too; that seems to be a common pairing. Anyway, you definitely need some kind of gate. I like the Boss NS-2 a lot. It's real easy to adjust and you can get one for like $50.
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Interesting, creature. I might have to give it another chance soon, hell it's cheap enough now. I just got a new BBE 482 and makes the MP-1 really shine.
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Yeah Steeda definitely snatch one up. It is a pain at first but its great once you get it set up.


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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-10-2003, 04:00 AM
 
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totally agree: get one as soon as you can!

Leishan,
DO NOT sell your MP-1, and get a Hush pedal or a NS-2. but do not sell the babe.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-10-2003, 11:39 PM
 
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Yes, ADA MP-1 RULES!!!!
Including mine!
My settings:
Gain 1: 5
Gain 2: 5
Bass: 10
Middle: 2
Treble: 6
Presence: 12
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-11-2003, 04:16 AM
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I used the Hush circuit in my Patchmate with my ADA MP-1-works fine as you can midi control the Patchmate and therefore have different noise reduction levels for different patches.

Cheers

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-13-2003, 07:52 AM
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I use the noise gate on the G Major in my rig, and it works fine with my original MP1.

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