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Wish ADA MP-1 preamp

Swedish Chef

Power User
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A timeless classic, the ADA MP-1, used to form the guitar tones of bands like Metallica, Testament, Extreme, Racer X, Kansas, White Lion, Skid Row and many more. "The ADA MP-1 was a preamp that was all the rage back in the ’80s – the early "had to have a rack" days. Anyone who got guitar magazines back then might recall the ADA ads – Paul Gilbert, other guys, lots of guys were using them for a while. Apparently the players liked the ability to control things: Distortion levels, distortion with articulation, channel switching, sustain, etc. Plus they also sounded good. Here’s one example: Paul Gilbert talking about the MP-1, starts at about 4:15, after all the funny stuff…." quote source: Remember the ADA? Nuno, Vito, Skid Row : WoodyTone!


Like with any other amp in the AFX2, this tone is possible to dial with other amps in the unit, getting you in the 90 percentile ballpark. With that said, I really think it'd be cool to have a dedicated amp model to this classic preamp, for us "hair" specialist out there... :D
 

javajunkie

Moderator
Moderator
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A timeless classic, the ADA MP-1, used to form the guitar tones of bands like Metallica, Testament, Extreme, Racer X, Kansas, White Lion, Skid Row and many more. "The ADA MP-1 was a preamp that was all the rage back in the ’80s – the early "had to have a rack" days. Anyone who got guitar magazines back then might recall the ADA ads – Paul Gilbert, other guys, lots of guys were using them for a while. Apparently the players liked the ability to control things: Distortion levels, distortion with articulation, channel switching, sustain, etc. Plus they also sounded good. Here’s one example: Paul Gilbert talking about the MP-1, starts at about 4:15, after all the funny stuff…." quote source: Remember the ADA? Nuno, Vito, Skid Row : WoodyTone!


Like with any other amp in the AFX2, this tone is possible to dial with other amps in the unit, getting you in the 90 percentile ballpark. With that said, I really think it'd be cool to have a dedicated amp model to this classic preamp, for us "hair" specialist out there... :D
One of these days I'll get around to tone matching mine.
 

Matt Steele

Experienced
This would be cool. So many recordings were done with that pre amp. Vito Bratta and White Lion come to mind when I think ADA. Brings back memories.
 
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Dr.Strangenote

New Member
I'm going to be 'that guy' who resurrects and old ass thread just because it needs more love... :) Anyone out there have an ADA MP1 patch? I got Leon Todd's, but there's got to be more love for the Vito Bratta tones.
 
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