Mad Professor Amp Porn!!!!!!!

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  1. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 Member

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    This matching pair sells for $36,000.

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  2. dbx

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    I couldn't be around that setup too long, it was verrrrry seductive...

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  3. rjmmusic

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    That was quite something to see in person! :eek:
     
  4. ampvoodoo

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    There aren.t many amps out there that beat this for recording. I have number 4.
     
  5. RvChevron

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    Gulp!




    Just breath taking!!!




    Gulp!



    How much will it cost to have the same Head and Cab done in the same matching colour as my JG????


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    Gulp!! better not go there myself.....:rolleyes:
     
  6. granite

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    That more than the two cars I own! Does the amp have an on-board navigation system or On Star?
     
  7. Richards

    Richards Silver Supporting Member

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    .......one day, I would like to own a Mad Professor, I have heard nothing but glowing reviews for this amp, but to the owners, they sound that good?
     
  8. Shark Sandwich

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    36 gs?

    Why?

    Call me shallow and narrow minded, but I'd have a real hard time paying 36 large for anything labeled "Mad Professor".
     
  9. Madsman

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    What does a NORMAL version of that amp go for, without the figured wood, and minus the guitar, etc? I mean, couldn't this be like the Martins that go for over $10K because of the fretboard inlay artwork and collectibility? Or the PRS stuff in the same category? I thought their normal amp was around $5K (which is still WAY too much for me to spend on an amp, personally, but at least it orbits planet "sane.")
     
  10. yanquii

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    Absolutely ridiculous.
     
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    Without seeing it and playing it, I should not comment but WTF. Is there a bar of gold hidden in the cab?

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  12. Guitarzan

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    Thats a special 10th anniversary matching set. Its a special limited thing. The regular amp is expensive but nothing like that. I have to say, two years after initially playing one and then jonesing and saving for it all that time, I just got mine the other day. It is better than what I remembered. It is by a ton the best amp I've ever owned or played. I'm a working pro that struggles to make it, but this thing is still worth it. Theres nothing else like it out there. Everyone should it least try it befor they write it off for price. Thats the biggest bummer about it, is that its so great but because of exchange rate and an already high price most guys won't be able to ever get one. I've thought of it the way I thought of my guitars over the years, I sold a bunch to get a few really great ones. Where there is a will there is a way, and once I played it I had to move whatever I could to get one. I took two years but was more than worth it! Just like my Chapin strat!!
     
  13. LaXu

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    The normal version (just the head) costs 5199€ according to the Custom Sounds website. 4262€ ($5169) without VAT. I remember that the amp was around 3500€ a few years ago though. I remember thinking it was damn expensive back then but compared to 5k€ it sounds a lot more reasonable. Personally I'd love to try the MP, but could never justify the price.

    The $36000 version with the Ruokangas guitar and cab is obviously aimed at the people who have a very bad dilemma: too much money. I wish I was one of them. :D ;)
     
  14. Trandy

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    There comes a time when you hit the "line in the sand" price-wise.

    I'd rather spend the money on a Dumble.

    It has nothing to do with tone or preference....when you get to that price range it's about return on your investment. :D
     
  15. overture2005

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    omg... You are playing a BMW 325..
     
  16. riffmeister

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    yup, that's expensive.
     
  17. Eero

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    Hi Guys!

    I guess that 36G price tag was a little misleading to many people, to say the least. As somebody said, this is the 10th anniversary one-off model that was offered together with the guitar. No, there is not a hidden bar of gold in there, but gold plating worth $1G.

    It's not only the gold, and expensive wood material, but particularly the ivoroid binding work is costly. The wooden boxes were hand made by Juha Ruokangas, the luthier, and first and foremost as a tribute to classical hand crafted woodwork. The amp is a looker, but better suited for a living room, or an extremely upscale studio. It is not a very practical amplifier and couldn't be used in real work, because of lack of handels, etc...

    I guess the amp served its purpose however, the way it was photographed constantly during the NAMM.

    Sorry, if you found this particular price offensive. Considering how many ours of manual labor was put on the amp, cabinet and the guitar, we think it was reasonably priced. Could I personally afford it, no way.... :rolleyes:

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    Ruokangas Guitars
     
  18. Jerrod

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    Eero,
    I wouldn't sweat it. This board builds amps up and knocks 'em down! Sweet looking set... I'd buy it if I was rich.
     
  19. Dana Olsen

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    I can't afford the $36K for the set either, however .... As Eero says, it's not one that you're gonna move around - it's for a studio, or maybe home only.

    The construction of the Mad Professor cabinet by Juha Ruokongas has detail that simply is hard to imagine without looking closely at it. The 'rising sun' design on the front of the cabinet is just dazzling - this cabinet isn't just pretty, it's a wonder of artistic design and execution. The whole front of the cabinet is built with detail that approaches Ron Thorn's inlay work on fretboards.

    The pictures don't begin to do it justice.

    This is coming from a guy who ain't real big on pretty guitars either .... Juha is a real master, and a real artist. Like I say, it's not just a fancy cabinet, it's an original work of art in the shape of an amp cab.

    The guitar is even prettier. The set goes for $36k, and Juha told me that even at that rate, he wouldn't make anything on it. He has something like 250 hours in the cabinet alone.

    Oh, and the amp may be the best sounding amp ever. It can get a ton of amazing sounds, and it loves guitars. Strats sound like Strats, LP's like LP's, Ruaknogas like .... well, you get it. It will dial in a million sounds - tweed to rad gain, best master volume ever. It doesn't switch channels - but it will get tons of different sounds. If you can live with going clean to scream w/ just the guitar volume, it'd be the best sounding, most versatile amp ever.

    I can't do that myself - I gotta have a dedicated clean sound - it's how I' am.

    That's me playing thru the amp on the lead pic in this thread, and Rowan, my sweetie, knitting behind the MP amp and Juha's matching guitar.

    I loved it. Harri, Eero, and Juha were all very gracious and friendly, and a pleasure to be around. They even seemed to like their work (GRIN) A guy bought one of Juha's Tele inspired guitars when I was playing through the MP amp - he bought it right out of my hands (he'd played it earlier, and made up his mind while I was playing it. He made a good decision, and I thought the other Tele inspired guitar of Juha's was EVEN BETTER!)

    Dana
     
  20. Frankenstrat2

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    LOL!
    Afford it? Moot point.
    Lust after it? Something else entirely.
    That combo was probably the best eye-candy in the entire NAMM 06.
    There was this universal jaw-dropping response from everyone who saw it.
    I don't react negatively to excess such as this anymore than I would to a Rolls Royce or a diamond necklace or a fabulous designer suit for a staggering price.
    It was a NAMM showpiece, designed to attract attention and garner sighs of adoration.
    It was simply OUTRAGEOUS.
    Sometimes NAMM stuff like this can be kind of tacky- 'all flash, and no substance', like a movie set. Empty calories.
    In this case both the guitar and the amp were functioning, fabulous instruments. So its not in my budget, big deal.
    Somebody will eventually grab them up. The money vs. the materials and quality of the craftsmanship was totally defensable, especially with the consideration that these were both One-Offs!
    The way that Bjorns pedals are becoming collectible, and the fact that these guitars are some of the best instruments made by a modern luther might actually make the price seem to be a bargain looking back from 10 years hence.
    I have still not gotten over the gold-plated copper mesh speaker cab grille cloth.
    And trust me- the pictures simply do not do justice to the cabinet work on the amp. the front panel has an offset marquetry sunburst of pieced, bookmatched sunburst flame behind the MOP inlaid Mad Professor logo.
    INSANE!
    Then consider that when you plug the guitar into the amp it sounds like the heavens parted.
    Seriously sick gear.
    Gotta love it.
     

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