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MXR MC404 CAE Dual Inductor Wah Wah
- Select between a Yellow or Red Fasel Inductor for two distinct tones
- Features a custom designed CTS extended life low noise potentiometer
- User selectable gain output stage with kick switch and LED indicator
- Designed with low noise class 'A' operational amplifiers
- Bright LEDs indicate effect status, inductor mode, and boost on or off mode
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|Item Dimensions||3 x 6 x 2 in||4.9 x 10.9 x 3.5 in||4.4 x 9.75 x 3.4 in||4.72 x 10 x 3.9 in||2.5 x 10 x 4 in||6 x 9.25 x 3.5 in|
The MC404 CAE Wah was developed by Bob Bradshaw of Custom Audio Electronics and the Cry Baby 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 MC401 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 MC404 boasts true hardwire bypass, a long-life CTS potentiometer, and internal pots for "Q" and gain adjustments.
Top customer reviews
Red Fasel: Nice and creamy and very full sounding. Definitely my favourite. This is what you'd use when playing a bit of Hendrix
Yellow Fasel: Very much the token Dunlop modern wah sound. Think GCB95-F or classic. Focused more towards the highs. The live version of No Quarter by Led Zep is my favourite song to play with this fasel.
My biggest problem was that the Allen Key wrench wasn't supplied with my wah but that was solved when I emailed Dunlop for a replacement and the sent me one free of charge. The adjustable pedal was very important to me as I really don't like a sloppy pedal.
I've owned the Dunlop Classic w/Fasel and a Bud-wah but I think my search for a wah has ended. Some of those extremely expensive boutiquey wahs may come close or even be a little better than this one however they most definitely won't beat the value of this wah. IMHO it is a wah that is underpriced, yes I can't believe I just said that, the build quality etc is just top notch. Highly recommended.
Careful with the "range gain" pot - the pedal is sensitive to its position more than I would have thought and it may be hard to find the sweet spot again. I changed the settings because the bandpass at its lowest frequency was too low at the factory settings. I probably should have left it alone, but it isn't my nature. It varies the yellow and red at the same time and you need to achieve a balance. Some of its range leaves undesirable artifacts in the sound.
All-in-all a very nice pedal with enough tweaks to find your sound, not so many as to get lost.
Out of the box the wah is impressive as is, but the ability to fine tune this wah to taste is wonderful, and the recorded wah tones I've gotten sound amazing. No exaggerations.