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MXR Custom Audio Electronics MC-402 Boost/Overdrive Pedal
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Simple dynamic overdrive and an independent clean boost circuit in one pedal.

MXR joined forces with Custom Audio Electronics founder Bob Bradshaw to bring you the MC-402 Boost/Overdrive Pedal. Cleans up nicely when you roll back your guitar volume, making it extremely responsive to picking dynamics without thinning your tone. The warm sounding classic overdrive adds sustain and punch. High-quality components provide quiet operation and trouble-free interaction with other pedals on your board.

Custom Audio Electronics has made limited quantities of pedals for select clientele since 1980 and has now teamed up with MXR to bring these pedals to the masses.

MXR Custom Audio Electronics MC-402 Boost/Overdrive Pedal

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  • Take time to experiment & learn to use this pedal

    As reviewed by Tom on 2/26/2009

    I've seen bad reviews of the MC-402 elsewhere & I think these may have been written by players unwilling to experiment with different settings (not to mention the guitar's volume nob) to get the sound they want. I can dial in a nice gritty, gainy blues tone (MIA Strat-MC402-old Crate amp), very smooth for rhythym, then a little edgier for soloing. Similar to a Pickup Booster, you want to roll off the volume a little for heavier chords, then turn up for solos. Picking dynamics become crucial - heavy handed picking=feedback. Smooth it out though, & you get beautiful tone. Boost is killer - does exactly what it says without changing tone. Beginning to love this pedal.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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  • Excellent Tone

    As reviewed by Henry Summy on 3/22/2010

    I've been searching for an overdrive and boost stomp box and have finally found it. The MXR MC-402 can be dialed in to achieve almost any tone. My preference is a somewhat clean driving crunch but if you want metal heavy distortion, just dial it in. I've tried the TC VPD1, the Rocktron Booster and they just don't have the range, flexibility, and overall tone that the MC-402 can produce. The boost function is also incredibly flexible and not over bearing. My leads now stand out and shine through the heavy rock rhythms I favor. It's a great product!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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  • excelent product

    As reviewed by Julian P on 9/21/2010

    This pedal is perfect for one thing: boosting your signal or your drive. The boost is amazing, it is perfect it doesn't change your tone and 20db is a whopping amount of boost to have at your feet. The OD is where most people are fooled, this is not your average OD that must be left clear. This OD is very clean and clear it doesnt change much your tone but it boosts and adds the perfect touch of gain to boost and give your lead tone that fatter meatier and endless sustain touch. This overdrive is not meant to be a stand alone overdrive it should be used with an already overdriven amp or behind another OD or distortion pedal to give you that extra humph you might be missing. In general what a great pedal it is perfect you can use it in many ways you can even use it to make yourself a three channel amp, first with nothing clena, crucnh with the boost and lead with the overdrive. great pedal but it isn't for everybody those who found it to be a piece of **** dont really know how to use it, they might of been fooled by the CAE on it, but i find this pedal to be trully worthy of the CAE

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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