I’ve been using a Bob Bradshaw-designed MXR/Custom Audio Electronics Boost/Overdrive for about six months now with my Marshall JCM2000 DSL50. I set the amp’s gain levels relatively conservatively, then hit the preamp with increased output from the boost when required, so I have 4 levels of gain across 2 channels. Then I stomp on the overdrive section if I need even more gain.

The latest from the CAE/MXR collaboration is the MC-404 CAR Wah. I can’t wait to try this one, and maybe add more sweet CAE/MXR gear to my pedalboard.

Here’s the press release.

The MC-404 CAE Wah was developed by Bob Bradshaw of Custom Audio Electronics and the Crybaby design team with the goal of creating a highly versatile wah-wah of top-grade components. It features dual Fasel inductors with two distinct voices (high-end emphasis or low to mid resonance), and a built-in MXR MC-401 Boost/LineDriver adds even more flexibility. Choose between inductors and turn the boost on or off with the side-mounted kickswitches; bright LEDs on each side of the wah indicate operation status. The MC-404 boasts true hardwire bypass, a long-life CTS potentiometer, and internal pots for “Q” and gain adjustments – high performance and quality that you can only expect from Dunlop, the world leader in wah-wah technology.

List price: $298.68 Street Price: $169.99

For more information, visit their web site at www.jimdunlop.com.

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