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Board added for "ADA Cab Sims" in Other ADA Gear (coz El asked for it LOL)

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 on: Today at 05:35 PM 
Started by Dante - Last post by Dante
I ran across one of these a while back and was blown away. It's a lunchbox sized amp that has the sophistication of a Boogie, with 3 channels and switches that change the voicings, and tons of knobs, and LEDs inside (oooohhhh) yadda yadda. It runs on EL84s (different for me), about 4 12ax7s, and it's switchable from 50w/22w/7w.

So, about a month after buying my Peavey lunchbox head, I bought the Carvin too. I guess I have a rig and a backup rig now  :dunno: 

I read some bad reviews about the Carvin, but hey, tone is subjective. One man's fizz is another man's fuzz. I think it sounds pretty damn nice, especially through a big cab like a 4x12. It was a bit fizzy, so I did a bit of tube rolling and found a high gain JJ inside. I pulled that and ended up using stock tubes for the clean channel and the tonestack of the dirtiest channel. In between, the Classic rock channel got a Chinese National, the Mod Rock channel got a JAN Phillips ECC83. These tubes sounded fairly clean, which lowered the gain just a tad. It gives me more control over where I leave the gain knob though = win.

It's heavier than the Peavey, but the tone is just as brutal. I think the Peavey has a bit more angst, but the Carvin gets a great big sound outta my 1x12 Thiele cab, whereas the Peavey sounds a bit too bright in that cab. The cleans are really exceptional, like the MP-2 cleans. Seriously. That is a big bonus for me, I love a clean sounding amp. I can access all three channels easily with my G-system (aka the world's largest multi effects - lol). It's convenient, small, and mighty. Perfect for gigging. I think I have the smallest amp and the largest multi FX in town.  ;D

Gotta get my rack gear back in shape

 on: Today at 07:40 AM 
Started by van Sinn - Last post by van Sinn
I'd prefer community caretakers, else I'll put it up on ebay..

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Started by rabidgerry - Last post by Dante

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Started by rabidgerry - Last post by rabidgerry
Very interesting video that some of you may find informative or just pure blasphemy.

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Started by GuitarBuilder - Last post by GuitarBuilder
Does anyone have the schematics for the Digitizer 4 and DS-4 Controller?  Thanks!

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Started by McLeanAB - Last post by McLeanAB
Hey man!

I have two clips, one clean one dirty, of the 100mpl..

Let me know what you think!

How's that MP-2?  Good shape?

Keep me posted, sir!

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Started by McLeanAB - Last post by Samuraipanda
Damn Adam, that's tempting. I have my MP-2 just sitting in a rack looking pretty. I hardly use it. I subscribe to your channel on YouTube. I'll see if you have any clips of it.

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Started by van Sinn - Last post by van Sinn
To be fair [to the MP-2 developers], it's not like I'm complaining; the MP-2 was made for big hair metal, and does it just fine for that  :bow:
Yeah, I know what can be done in these two voicings, but, as you stated, 'still isn't enough, bitch' ;)

I need to keep a rig down in physical size. My MP-2 + TCR24S combo handles most I can ask, less dual-channel pre's, but even this can be handled by using on input and output on the TSR as a clean pre.
Else, I could add an MP-1 or an Engl e570/80 (with MIDI switching), but already now it's getting bigger than what fits my trailer life.. :dunno:

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Started by AxeHarmony - Last post by Iperfungus
Hi gents!

Thanks for hints and information.
I found a Twin Tube for 60 euros and this could be a very good deal.
Looks in good shape and fully functional.

It's not close to home and the owner doesn't ship it...but, lucky me, the unit is for sale in the same town where my brother in law I will ask him to get it for me.

It has a GT and a Marshall tubes inside...curious combination.
The battery looks like a normal 1.5V battery, even if it should be a 4.5V one, and it should be possible to remove it and replace it in a very easy way.

I think I'll give the thing a try: I can use the Intellifex as FX and reverb unit.  :thumb-up:

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Started by McLeanAB - Last post by McLeanAB
Hey all!

You'd think I'd know better by now... every time I get nostalgic, I play with the 'new' toys for a month, maybe two, then it loses it's luster and I don't want/need it any more...

Anyone want to give these a good home?  Make an offer... they are all three in great shape, just don't use them... MIGHT consider a trade for an MP-2, but that's about it...

Gallien-Krueger 100mpl guitar preamp... Alex Lifeson used these on the ROLL THE BONES tour, not sure if he recorded with them...
Alesis Quadraverb - no surprises... simple.
DMC Cab Tone - cab sim, analog... similar in sound to the H&K Red Box.

Hit me up, all!

- Adam

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