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ADA Preamps => Original MP-1 => Topic started by: D-Man on May 10, 2022, 08:00:29 AM

Title: Is the MP-1 becoming collectable? Prices seems to be going up...
Post by: D-Man on May 10, 2022, 08:00:29 AM
Hey y'all,


I wanted to get some feedback on ADA MP-1 availability and pricing.


I had been looking for one on a number of sites (Reverb, Ebay, Amazon, and anywere else a google search would find one) and there don't appear to be many on the market.  I eventually found one on Ebay in Europe that was 220V (that I wanted) and it looked in reasonable condition.  Seemed pricey at ~AUD$900 including shipping but I got desperate and bought it (no regrets lol).


There's a good condition unit on Gumtree (Australia) at the moment complete with foot controller priced at AUD$1200.  Others on Reverb are higher at around AUD$1500 and then there's Bill Corgan's going for AUD$6000!!!! (tell him he's dreaming...)

I have not seen an MP-2 for sale either (yet...)

How is pricing and availability locally elsewhere?

Cheers


Title: Re: Is the MP-1 becoming collectable? Prices seems to be going up...
Post by: rnolan on May 11, 2022, 04:56:09 AM
Hey D-Man, the prices do seem to be continually going up, good if you want to sell one, no so much if you want to pick one up.  MP-2s don't seem to come up very often.  For me $500 AUD (with MXC pedal pack) is a reasonable price point, well it used to be, not so sure these days  :dunno: .  Pardon my ignorance, but who is Bill Corgan? and what's so special about his MP-1 to make it $6k?
Title: Re: Is the MP-1 becoming collectable? Prices seems to be going up...
Post by: MarshallJMP on May 11, 2022, 12:59:23 PM
I think it's the guitar player from the Smashing Pumpkins??
Title: Re: Is the MP-1 becoming collectable? Prices seems to be going up...
Post by: Dante on May 11, 2022, 01:09:36 PM
Yeah guys, that's who he is - haha

Billy Corgan. Epic gains, check out his stuff. You probably already know the music

Still, I won't pay $6k for any MP-1

They are definitely continuing to climb. As Richard says, good if you're looking to sell, but good luck finding one. I'm hanging on to the MP-2 and MP-1 Classic i have.

I keep debating buying another MXC, but I also keep fixing mine so it's not really an issue. Someday, I'll use metal buttons and be done with it...whoops, off topic now....ramblin ramblin ramblin
Title: Re: Is the MP-1 becoming collectable? Prices seems to be going up...
Post by: Harley Hexxe on May 11, 2022, 01:22:45 PM
Hey D-Man,

     Everything is going up these days. ADA gear has been on the rise for quite some time now, but seems to have accelerated a bit more in recent weeks.

    Occasionally, MP-2's do pop up but the prices I've seen for them on Reverb is pretty much what they sold for when they were new. Not something I find reasonable for a 30+ year old piece of equipment. I guess it depends on how much someone wants something and is willing to pay for it.

    It doesn't matter if a MP-1 belonged to Billy Corgan or not, it's definitely not worth what that joker is asking for it.

Harley 8)
Title: Re: Is the MP-1 becoming collectable? Prices seems to be going up...
Post by: D-Man on May 11, 2022, 07:22:17 PM
Thanks all, taking comfort I didn't overpay and, in any case, gigged with the unit for the first time last night and it was great.


Yes, Billy pulled some good Pumpkin tones, but the $5k premium for his greasy fingerprints over the front panel is too much...
Title: Re: Is the MP-1 becoming collectable? Prices seems to be going up...
Post by: rnolan on May 12, 2022, 12:51:43 AM
(gigged with the unit for the first time last night and it was great.) Ahh brings back memories when I first started using MP-1,  :whoohoo!:
Title: Re: Is the MP-1 becoming collectable? Prices seems to be going up...
Post by: MarshallJMP on May 12, 2022, 10:13:53 AM


    It doesn't matter if a MP-1 belonged to Billy Corgan or not, it's definitely not worth what that joker is asking for it.

Harley 8)

+1 :thumb-up: