Well Cliff, the ADA MP1 is THE sound of a LOT of hair metal bands from the 80's and your Big Hair amp sounds just like the ADA to my ears. Amazing job! I'm beginning to enjoy the FAS amps more than the real amp models!!!No. It's just my idea of what 80's hair metal might sound like.
Maybe not EVERY hair metal band, but MANY did use the ADA MP1...Introduced in 1987. Most 80's Hair bands didn't use it.
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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...