Same here... and I agree. Most of those bands were using Marshalls with tubescreamers in front, or boogies.. etc. I remember reading an interview in a guitar mag with Vitto Bratta talking about being on tour opening for AC/DC. he talked about getting to hear Angus's rig on stage during his soundcheck and mentioned how small his rig (ADA) sounded compared to the Marshalls.Introduced in 1987. Most 80's Hair bands didn't use it. But I'm sure the unit was in response to demand for "that sound". I think of Vito Bratta whenever I hear one.
I remember seeing an Mp-1 in the rack at a music store for the first time ....."$1200 for that!! I'll never afford it!!" I currently have 4 in my studio.This thread has brought back some memories of my first years starting to play. This was my first "real" pro rig, MP-1 with a Metaltronix SP 1000 poweramp, BBE 482 with two of those ADA split cabs.
Funny, a year earlier my first "real" guitar was a flip-flop/white-pink finish Kramer Baretta, only way I was able to afford it was from a Lawsuit. This guy sucker punched me from behind and cracked my jaw bone, So he got arrested and had to send me checks in the mail for awhile.... Like to find and thank him for buying me my gear, I wouldn't had a chance in hell to buy it back then.
You gotta be a guitar addict to be fine with taking a punch for some gear!
Server went down March/April (i think) and it has not been back since. I was thinking of sending MJMP an email to see whats up. There are a few ADAdepot users over here. I modded some for myself and others, I have some MJMP modded (Ultra+) and Hairston did my first 3TM.Cool thread
I have two MP-1's that I bought used for cheap many years after the 80's ended. I know the Axe II is probably superior in all areas, but I just can't get myself to sell them. Something about those blue front panels in the rack... hehe
GuitarDojo, do you happen to know what has happened to Adadepot? Is it gone for good?
you have four !?! ...ok...I'm pretty sure you can afford to live with only three for a couple of weeks and send one to Cliff. since the early Axe days there's always been threads about the A/DAs on here, so there really seems to be some ongoing interest in that little box...I remember seeing an Mp-1 in the rack at a music store for the first time ....."$1200 for that!! I'll never afford it!!" I currently have 4 in my studio.
He is the co-designer of the MP2 digital guitar preamp, which won the award for best guitar processor of 1993.