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Happy to be here. I'm Sean, but everybody calls me Snake or Snakey. I've been a guitar player for about 35 years, and even though I "grew up" as a hard rock and metal player in the early-mid 80's, I never owned any rack gear. Back then, I was too poor, and then it was out of style.
I recently have been on a buying spree of sorts, picking up a late 80's HSS Charvel 375 Deluxe, and some rack stuff. I had a Rocktron Chameleon offered to me in trade with a Randall RRM 2-80, and I dug it, and about the same time, I was given an Alesis Quadraverb GT. The Rocktron sounds a lot better than the Alesis, but all of that reignited an old lust for an MP-1, which of course was the preamp of choice for a lot of guys whose tone I liked back then.
I found a good condition 1.38 version MP-1 on Reverb, and it should be winging its way to me even now.

Looking forward to learning about these units as well as of course playing it.

Thanks,

Sean
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Re: Hi guys! Long time player, first MP-1
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Hi Sean,

    Welcome to the Depot :wave:

    You found the right place for any information on the MP-1, or any other ADA gear for that matter, and we're always here.
    Hopefully, your MP-1 will be in good working order when you get it, but as is true with all tube gear, you'll probably be looking for a pair of fresh tubes for it. It might benefit you to check out the threads on tubes here, and see who likes what tubes and why. That might help you make a choice you'll like right out of the starting gate~

   Harley 8)
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Re: Hi guys! Long time player, first MP-1
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Hi Sean,

    Welcome to the Depot :wave:

    You found the right place for any information on the MP-1, or any other ADA gear for that matter, and we're always here.
    Hopefully, your MP-1 will be in good working order when you get it, but as is true with all tube gear, you'll probably be looking for a pair of fresh tubes for it. It might benefit you to check out the threads on tubes here, and see who likes what tubes and why. That might help you make a choice you'll like right out of the starting gate~

   Harley 8)

Thanks, Harley! I've been working on my own guitars and amps for a couple of decades, so I'm not afraid to fire up a soldering iron, if necessary, and I've got lots of tubes around, though I will definitely check out the tubes threads.
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Re: Hi guys! Long time player, first MP-1
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Hey Bloodspoint, welcome to the depot !!
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Re: Hi guys! Long time player, first MP-1
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Hey Snakey, welcome to the depot  :wave:   Where you using the Quadverb as an effects unit ? or a preamp ?.  I use an original QV in my rack but it just does 4 Fxs at once.
Cheers R
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Re: Hi guys! Long time player, first MP-1
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Welcome Snake!

Tie yourself to a strong rope and secure it somewhere: you'll loose yourself in this place!  :lol:

A first suggestion: use MP-1 in a full stereo rig!  :headbanger:
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ADA MP-1 (modified by MJMP)
Marshall JMP1
TC Electronic G Major
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Zoom 9150
Advance Tube Technologies TA '70 tube power amp
Marshall Valvestate 8008 power amp
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1988 Fender Strat Plus
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2016 Custom assembled Fender Strat
2013 Gibson SG Standard
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1991 MIJ Ibanez RG570FM TB
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2002 Bruno Traverso Custom "Tommy" Silky
2017 Kramer Baretta Special
2010 Simon & Patrick Woodland CW acoustic

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Re: Hi guys! Long time player, first MP-1
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Good advice Max  :thumb-up:
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Re: Hi guys! Long time player, first MP-1
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Good advice Max  :thumb-up:

I've learned this trick from a guy here...  :lol:

...or were you talking about the rope?  :o
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ADA MP-1 (modified by MJMP)
Marshall JMP1
TC Electronic G Major
Alesis Quadraverb GT
Zoom 9150
Advance Tube Technologies TA '70 tube power amp
Marshall Valvestate 8008 power amp
ADA B200s power amp
Behringer FCB1010 MIDI controller
Zoom 8050 MIDI Controller
Zoom FP01 Expression pedal
Blackstar HTV 212 stereo cabinet with 70/80 Celestion speakers
Rivera Pubster 25
Blackstar Fly 3 amp + external speaker

Stomps, stomps, stomps...and stomps (Bogner rules!): TC Helix phaser, Xotic RC Booster, TC Sentry noise gate, Bogner Ecstasy Blue, Bogner Ecstasy Red, Mad Professor Royal Blue Overdrive, Sonic Research Turbo Tuner, TC Flashback delay


1987 PRS Custom
1988 Fender Strat Plus
2014 Fender Modern Player Strat
2016 Custom assembled Fender Strat
2013 Gibson SG Standard
1995 Gibson Les Paul Studio
1991 MIJ Ibanez RG570FM TB
2016 MIJ Ibanez RG655M SPM
2002 Bruno Traverso Custom "Tommy" Silky
2017 Kramer Baretta Special
2010 Simon & Patrick Woodland CW acoustic

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Re: Hi guys! Long time player, first MP-1
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 :lol: both  :thumb-up: , there's some pretty deep rabbit holes around here, particularly tubes...
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Re: Hi guys! Long time player, first MP-1
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:lol: both  :thumb-up: , there's some pretty deep rabbit holes around here, particularly tubes...

 :lol: :lol: :lol:

...and very dangerous people...  :banana-rock:
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On the run again!

ADA MP-1 (modified by MJMP)
Marshall JMP1
TC Electronic G Major
Alesis Quadraverb GT
Zoom 9150
Advance Tube Technologies TA '70 tube power amp
Marshall Valvestate 8008 power amp
ADA B200s power amp
Behringer FCB1010 MIDI controller
Zoom 8050 MIDI Controller
Zoom FP01 Expression pedal
Blackstar HTV 212 stereo cabinet with 70/80 Celestion speakers
Rivera Pubster 25
Blackstar Fly 3 amp + external speaker

Stomps, stomps, stomps...and stomps (Bogner rules!): TC Helix phaser, Xotic RC Booster, TC Sentry noise gate, Bogner Ecstasy Blue, Bogner Ecstasy Red, Mad Professor Royal Blue Overdrive, Sonic Research Turbo Tuner, TC Flashback delay


1987 PRS Custom
1988 Fender Strat Plus
2014 Fender Modern Player Strat
2016 Custom assembled Fender Strat
2013 Gibson SG Standard
1995 Gibson Les Paul Studio
1991 MIJ Ibanez RG570FM TB
2016 MIJ Ibanez RG655M SPM
2002 Bruno Traverso Custom "Tommy" Silky
2017 Kramer Baretta Special
2010 Simon & Patrick Woodland CW acoustic

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Re: Hi guys! Long time player, first MP-1
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Hi! Welcome to the depot! So tell us about what bands do you listen?

Cheers, Orkun Orochi  :metal:
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