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I'm not really good with schematics... Does it mean there is something I can do to fix the problem?


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**Wow... the delay of my question is more important than the delay on these MP2 voices!

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I tryed to boost the ADA with a boss DS-1 and it sounded like crap.

The rat can work as a booster, overdrive, distortion and fuzz. That's an awesome pedal :). Also, the filter control do not work like standard dist and od pedal... When you turn it clockwise, treble gets rolled off.

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I really love Rat pedals to boost high gain amps. I have a rat deucetone (wich have 4 differents rat versions in it), and I love to use every modes. Right now I like the dirty rat the most. Aweome pedal :).

I think the pedal also sounds good as a distortion pedal on a clean channel, but I just use it as a boost (dist 9 oclock, filter noon, level 3 oclock).

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I posted this in another thread (Anyone here boost their ADA MP1 - http://adadepot.com/index.php?topic=750.msg20778#msg20778), but It makes a lot of sense to post it here:
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I play a lot of fast palm muting stuff, and I use a Proco Rat to boost my MP1. It works well with the MP1, MP2, Triaxis, but not with my Rocktron Chameleon 2000, wich is a digital preamp. The pedal is actually a Deucetone Rat, that have in total 4 different clipping options, including a clean boost.

I tryed different pedals to boost my preamps, and I compared them with a true bypass pedal switcher. In order of appreciation: Rat, BD-2, Ts-808, SD-1, BBE Crusher, MT-2, Behringer MIC200, DS-1.

1- Rat Deucetone
This is my favorite. I prefer all of the modes of the Rat, to every other pedal I tryed to use as a boost. All the modes have slight different flavors (more bass, more agressive, etc.), but they are all good. It's true bypass, and really doesn't like to have a buffer in front of it. With boss pedal in front of it, it sounded like crap. It sounds tight, really low noise, awesome. Just don't put too much distortion or you'll mess everything ( I set mine about like this - dist-9h, filter-12h, level 3h).

2- BD-2
A bit more warm than the Rat, and have a more vintage/warm vibe to it. Really nice.

3- Ts-808
Sounds nice and natural, just add a touch of punch, but not quite enough for my taste, and introduce way more noise than the rat.

4- SD-1
The less expensive pedal! I could have put it in 3rd place at the place of the 808. More agressive than the ts-808, but more harsh too. That pedal can be microphonic and cause feedback.

5- BBE Crusher
Suppose to be really close to Marshall The Guv'Nor. Doesn'T sounds bad, but it have a 3 band EQ. I don't want to tweak a 3 band eq on my boost pedal! It's true bypass.

6- MT-2
Metal Zone! I have been able to get a not to bad sound, close to the SD-1... But every other settings sounded really bad.

7- Behringer MIC200
It's actually a small mic preamp that can work as a DI. It has a tube in it. I did not play a lot with it because it caused to much noise to be used as a booster for heavy guitar sounds. The sounds "wanted" to be nice, but was just too noisy.

8- BOSS DS-1
I have not been able to have an instesting sound as a booster with it. It's a classic distortion pedal, but I just could not find a way to use it as a booster.


I also tryed about every OD/DS pedals simulation of my BOSS GT-10, but I consider it a different topic :). I don't think I would have tryed a RAT pedal if I didn't have a simulation of it in the GT-10. That's a great tool, but I'm trying to remove it from my rig.

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I play a lot of fast palm muting stuff, and I use a Proco Rat to boost my MP1. It works well with the MP1, MP2, Triaxis, but not with my Rocktron Chameleon 2000, wich is a digital preamp. The pedal is actually a Deucetone Rat, that have in total 4 different clipping options, including a clean boost.

I tryed different pedals to boost my preamps, and I compared them with a true bypass pedal switcher. In order of appreciation: Rat, BD-2, Ts-808, SD-1, BBE Crusher, MT-2, Behringer MIC200, DS-1.

1- Rat Deucetone
This is my favorite. I prefer all of the modes of the Rat, to every other pedal I tryed to use as a boost. All the modes have slight different flavors (more bass, more agressive, etc.), but they are all good. It's true bypass, and really doesn't like to have a buffer in front of it. With boss pedal in front of it, it sounded like crap. It sounds tight, really low noise, awesome. Just don't put too much distortion or you'll mess everything ( I set mine about like this - dist-9h, filter-12h, level 3h).

2- BD-2
A bit more warm than the Rat, and have a more vintage/warm vibe to it. Really nice.

3- Ts-808
Sounds nice and natural, just add a touch of punch, but not quite enough for my taste, and introduce way more noise than the rat.

4- SD-1
The less expensive pedal! I could have put it in 3rd place at the place of the 808. More agressive than the ts-808, but more harsh too. That pedal can be microphonic and cause feedback.

5- BBE Crusher
Suppose to be really close to Marshall The Guv'Nor. Doesn'T sounds bad, but it have a 3 band EQ. I don't want to tweak a 3 band eq on my boost pedal! It's true bypass.

6- MT-2
Metal Zone! I have been able to get a not to bad sound, close to the SD-1... But every other settings sounded really bad.

7- Behringer MIC200
It's actually a small mic preamp that can work as a DI. It has a tube in it. I did not play a lot with it because it caused to much noise to be used as a booster for heavy guitar sounds. The sounds "wanted" to be nice, but was just too noisy.

8- BOSS DS-1
I have not been able to have an instesting sound as a booster with it. It's a classic distortion pedal, but I just could not find a way to use it as a booster.


I also tryed about every OD/DS pedals simulation of my BOSS GT-10, but I consider it a different topic :). I don't think I would have tryed a RAT pedal if I didn't have a simulation of it in the GT-10. That's a great tool, but I'm trying to remove it from my rig.

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Nice one :)

I love MIJ Ibanez, Edge trem and Dimarzio :)

I think I prefer S Series, but RG are kick ass too!

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MP-2 / Re: Pop sound after 1:30 minute
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Did you swap the tubes already?

If no, swap both with new ones.

New tubes did not fix the problem.

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MP-2 / Pop sound after 1:30 minute
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My MP2 started to make a pop sound followed by a volume drop and back to normal again. The pop seem to always happen about 1.5 min after the unit is turned on.

Any clue on what is going on?

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Original MP-1 / Re: Midi controller for MP-1
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I tryed the FCB1010 a few years ago to control some plugins in cubase. The range of the expression pedals where really wrong and I didn't really liked the feel of it. The pedal have a really cheap feeling under the foot.

I discovered that my BOSS GT-6 could do everything the FCB1010 was able to do, and much more since it's a multi-effect pedal. You can use it to change the patches of any ADA. You can even control the wah and other parameters with the expession pedal on the MP2.

You can have an old Boss GT pedal for very cheap. They still require a power cord, but they are good pedals that can do MIDI program change and CC.

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I did not try mullards yet, but tung-sol are really nice for my mp2. Sounds clear, aggressive, defined, precise. The mesa tube sounded muddier, smoother, tamed... more mids... I think some could hear them as richer sounding.

This video might help you hear the differences between tubes (at least tungsol, jj and mesa) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMeCNjkEaeM

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Rawk,
I have a Mesa 295 that I haven't seemed to let go of yet but can always move it along if you're interested.
PM me and we can talk price, etc.
I'm in Pennsylvania so shipping wouldn't be that terrible.

I left you a message :).

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Original MP-1 / Re: MP-1 Bypass Mode?
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Iperfungus or Rawk777, Did you get a PM from me? I thought I sent it but don't see it in my "Sent" box.

Nothing in my inbox.

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It's been a while since I'm thinking about replacing my Traynor YCS100H head for a stereo power amp. I never use the preamp of my traynor, since I don't really like the sound of it. But, I really enjoy my MP2 plugged in the return.

The amp runs on EL34, and is switchable 100w(AB)/30w(A). I love both modes.

I tryed a Peavey 120/120, but didn't really liked it. Ir runs on 8x6L6 and 6 preamps tubes (that's a lot!). But.. it sounded sterile, had horrible scratchy pots (a scratchy pot at 2x120w is not really fun) and the fan was really loud. I also tryed the amp on my bass kit, in bridged 240w mode, and it was more fun than on the guitar, but I was not shopping for a bass amp, so... The seller was kind enough to come to my place to let me test it. After he left, I realized I had my TS808 in front of my MP2 that was active, with the gain and level turned down! It might have been the cause of the sterile sounding impression, hahaha.

The peavey 120/120 amp had a really good price. If the problem was just the TS808, maybe cleaning the pots and changing the fan could fix the problems. Anyone have tryed a peavey 120/120 ?

The other options I have is to pick a Rocktron 150 for the same price (not sure I'll like a SS power), or a Marshall 9200 for 2.5 times the price. I could keep waiting to see If a mesa poweramp will come at a good price, but they are generally more expensive than the marshall's. I don't think I've ever seen a carvin pass by.

What do you guys think?

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I have an Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus that have a pair of Gibson USA '57 Classic in iit. This guitar had a lot of feedback issues, even at low volume. Really unpleasant feedback issues. Since I wax potted it, it plays like a charm. Did the tone change after wax potting it? Maybe... it's a bit less bright, it's hard to say, but now it's playable :p

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Original MP-1 / Re: Unit inspection
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Thank you.

What are these updates suppose to do?

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