#1
I just got my ADA MP-1 preamp and i got a few questions:

1. When i connect the ADA to the Power In of my amp (the return jack),
the clean sound i get is very closed and muddy with tons of bass.
Why is that? when i connect my guitar straight to the amp's regular
jack, i get a very bright punchy tone (it's a Fender 212R amp) and
with the ADA's clean it's simply unplayable.

2. Is it normal that i can't use the amp's reverb when i connect through
the Power In jack of the amp to bypass the amp's preamp?

3. I don't understand what is the use of the loop option of the ADA.
I understand that in an amplifier i need a loop to connect effects after
the amp's preamp, but with the ADA i can just connect the out jack
to the next effect. So what did i miss? I also have an overdrive pedal i
want to connect with the ADA, so how should i connect it?
#3
1. I don't know why it sounds bad, maybe you just need to dial it in?

2. Depends on where the reverb driver/recovery is located. If it's before the loop then going into the FX loop will bypass the reverb. I don't have a schematic to look at. Link me to a schematic and I'll confirm/refute this.

3. The primary reason FX loops were included in amps (which started in the 80's around the time of your unit) had nothing to do with what people talk about nowadays. Their purpose was to raise the signal level so you could use studio rack effects of the day that needed line level to function properly. It was later that people discovered that some things sounded better in the loop even if they could be driven with guitar levels. I assume that is the purpose of the MP-1's loop.
I have a loop on my GP-8 too (which is about the same vintage as the MP-1). I run my Morley in that loop, not because it sounds better but because it is more convenient in the rack configuration I use.

Just stick your overdrive pedal out front.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
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#4
Quote by Cathbard
1. I don't know why it sounds bad, maybe you just need to dial it in?

2. Depends on where the reverb driver/recovery is located. If it's before the loop then going into the FX loop will bypass the reverb. I don't have a schematic to look at. Link me to a schematic and I'll confirm/refute this.

3. The primary reason FX loops were included in amps (which started in the 80's around the time of your unit) had nothing to do with what people talk about nowadays. Their purpose was to raise the signal level so you could use studio rack effects of the day that needed line level to function properly. It was later that people discovered that some things sounded better in the loop even if they could be driven with guitar levels. I assume that is the purpose of the MP-1's loop.
I have a loop on my GP-8 too (which is about the same vintage as the MP-1). I run my Morley in that loop, not because it sounds better but because it is more convenient in the rack configuration I use.

Just stick your overdrive pedal out front.


Two words. His amp.
It's Fender's equivalent of my MG.
#5
Yeah, but the power amp should be usable, their cleans are acceptable.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#7
Nothing about an MG is acceptable.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band