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Hey guys. I recently had interest in these pre amps. I've seen them go on **** for a pretty good price and it seems like an attractive alternative to paying for a more expensive amp. What do you guys think of these pre-amps? i have a rough idea of how they sound (nuno bettencourt, vitto bratta and clips from adadepot) but would they be any good for the modern day metal band?
 

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The rocktrons don't have the same tone as the ADA's.
The Ada was one of my faves, if I had not found a MONSTER deal on my Triaxis, I'd probably STILL be using it.
You run the MP-1 through a good tube power amp, it sounds AWESOME!
Now that the mods are publicized, they, to me are even more desirable, if you can nab one, i'd recommend one immediately! The cost is well within the limits of affordability, the reason they dropped so drastically in price is that the mfr went under and no support was available, now with the advent of user forums and a dedicated group of enthusiasts, the MP series lives on!

Get one, you wont regret it.

Bamm
 

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Well i was thinking of just buying one as they're gonna be harder to find soon (i reckon). But i also found that Alex Skolnick used to put a MP-1 through his JCM900. I'm thinking of doing the same with my JCM900, but i'm not sure if it would sound good to me.
 

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The ADA's are great units, read so much great stuff about them. But in terms of modern metal - I dont think they are your best bet to be honest. The ADA is more suited to your 80's Thrash kinda tone - which I am a personal fan of. But if you are after that modern high-gain squel, I would personally look elsewhere.
 

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bammbamm said:
You run the MP-1 through a good tube power amp, it sounds AWESOME!

Get one, you wont regret it.

Bamm
I totally agree!!
I have used a MP-1 through Marshall 9200 poweramps and Stereo 4 x 12 Laney cabs (loaded with Greenbacks) since 1994, after hearing Nuno's tone on Pornograffiti.
Pablo Gilberto used one through his early Mr Big years too.

ADA MP1 - An absolutely awesome tube pre-amp!!!!! :)
 

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I love mine. Great for lead tones and 80's type tone. If you're looking for a modern sound you can either look elsewhere or buy tha ADA MP1 and do the MOD3.666 or the one of the other modern sounding mods from adadepot.

It's a great value preamp as you can usually get it for a good price.
 

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HI, I am thinking about the same: wanna buy one. But I would need some info first.

What is the difference beetween them? I mean MP-1, MP-2, Classic ....

is the Cassic get less good tone?

bence
 

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Apparently the MP-1 is the mother of all ADA products. The MP-2 has more gain but not the same kinda tone as the MP-1. The MP-1 classic has less gain i think.

So i went and bought myself one from **** for £150. Should be here soon.
 

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I absolutely love my MP1. Even the solid state cleans kick ass. If you can, check out local second hand stores, I found mine in NOS condition for £80. Absolute steal, and nothing else I've tried touches it.

~M(ario)
 

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Tubarão Guitars said:
After using the Digitech Valve FX, 2101 Artist, Rocktron PIRANHA, and Marshall JMP-1, i did my choice: ADA MP-1. (not the Classic).
Better than that, only the TRIAXIS, dude.
Forgot to mention i was a Mp-2 owner too.
KILLER tremolo on that unit, but not too versatile and harmonic distortion tones as the MP-1.
IMO, the MP-2 has too much EQ settings, ruinning' and messing up' the distorted sounds. Same problem on the Digitech's.
BTW, just buy the MP-1 and you'll be in heaven!
Tubarão.
 
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