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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    NAD * 3

    Got some new amps in to play around with. First up, thanks to frankcastle for selling me this, I've always been curious about them.

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    I plan to try some mods on it, haven't been able to find much online about what the infamous Voodoo Amps mod to these are, but hopefully I can whip something up.

    Next up:

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    * some assembly required

    I got stuff to build 2 AX84 Hi Octane amps, basically it's a single channel high gain 5W amp. Schematics and build guides are available online, and there's a couple mods you can do while building it to personalize it.

    Still have to get an upgraded multimeter so it doesn't explode while testing high voltages, so won't be getting started on that for a couple weeks probably. After that, if you don't hear from me it's possible I electrocuted myself


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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ Rodriguez View Post
    After that, if you don't hear from me it's possible I electrocuted myself

    Wishful thinking.

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    I did get some alligator clips, I could just wire up the high voltage rails on the transformer directly to my nipples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ Rodriguez View Post
    I did get some alligator clips, I could just wire up the high voltage rails on the transformer directly to my nipples.

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    Jealous!

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    It's okay, you too can get some alligator clips and a high voltage supply to hook up to your nips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    So Real Genius is THE movie that formed my dry-ass sense of humor at a very young age. Love seeing the reference here

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    So an update: I finally got around to plugging in the JMP-1, and I can unequivocally say that the stock ADA MP-1 absolutely fucking destroys the JMP-1

    The tone isn't bad, but if you're playing anything remotely heavy, it 100% needs a boost. The "Bass Shift" button needs to be relabeled "Flub". Cleans are great, but come on, this is METALguitarist.org For any kind of usable distortion you need to crank the gain to 20 (max). Speaking of weird ranges, the EQ controls go from -6 to +6.

    I'm pretty sure the success of the ADA MP-1 was partly because of how much better it was than the JMP-1.

    I feel better about buying it as a project now, because whatever mods I do I won't feel like I'm destroying a legendary piece of gear

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