MXR Audio Electronics MC-404

Wah

The MC-404 Audio Electronics Wah was developed by none other than the Pedalboard guru Bob Bradshaw and has much to offer. Two different Fasel coils offer a choice of treble accentuated wah effect and fleshy mid-range - Boost switch that can be activated on the side and can additionally spur the amp, all crafted from high quality and long-lasting components - a wah for Life!

  • You can select between the two different sound variations provided by the two Fasel coils (Yellow or Red Custom)
  • Custom-designed CTS Extended Life Low Noise knob, Gain Output Stage with Kick Switch and LED display
  • True bypass
  • Battery or Dunlop adapter (optional)
  • Made in USA

Note: Register your purchase at www.w-distribution.de/Warranty for an extended warranty of 4 years.

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  • Funk
  • E-piano
  • Blues

Further Information

Wah Wah Pedal Yes
Volume Pedal No
Dynamic Wah No
Distortion No
True Bypass Yes

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Unbelievable quality and sounds.
Emilia S., 09.09.2014
As you plug this, you smile. I couldn't believe the difference between this and a "normal" dunlop crybaby. Astonishing difference in the quality of sound. Expecially if you're recording i nstudio, this is like having all the wah options in one box, which makes it really worth the money in a long run. Avoid having other wah until you try this one. The boost knob also colors the sound slightly, but it a way that really makes you smile, again! I also like the fact that I FINALLY have a led to know if the baby is on or off in live situations. Great pedal, worth ALL the money in my opinion, one of the best pedals available on the market today. I would only have put an even bigger led to signal if the pedal is on or off, as it might be confusing initially to discern if the on/off led or if the feasel yellow/red led is on. Apart from this really minor detail, if you're looking for a quality wah which is also a boos and gives you a wider palette of tones, buy it, you won't be disappointed.
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Versatile wah - great sound
Alexander aus N., 19.02.2014
The features on this wah pedal made want to have one immediately. I used to play Morley wah pedals because of their convenient switch (i.e. step on it and go), but I wasn't quite happy with the sound. With the MXR MC-404 I can actually get the "normal" wah sound which is, at least to my ears, still the best for clean sounds AND I can also have a wah sound that works really well with hi-gain sounds. Since I am using the higain channel on my amp most of the time, I really dig the red setting of the wah. Additionally, the boost switch is another great feature on this pedal (mine is usually on to deliver some extra kick!). I have been playing 20+ gigs with this pedal now and I am very happy with the way it holds up, can't complain about the quality.

The only thing that is bothering me is that is hard to turn off/on the mini switches on the lefthand side when the pedal is on a pedal board. This takes away the versatility in live situations.
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great addition to my gear
JJj, 27.02.2014
This wah-wah lets you chose between red or yellow Fasel inductor. Difference in sound is very distinct and I like both options. So this is really a killer feature to me.
It also features internally adjustable "Q factor" separately for both coils, but I cannot tell much about that, because I have not tested it thoroughly yet. Certainly it seems like nice thing to have.
Another great thing about this pedal is integrated booster (this is exactly what I needed). It can be easily used like a booster pedal (when it is leaved in down to switch position). But it needs to be mentioned that it colors the tone very much. I personally find it a good thing, but some people might want something neutral. When it is on yellow, the sound is bright, if you switch on in red, it gets darker and thicker. I can notice some difference in low frequency response compared to unboosted amp, but I don't see it as unwanted low frequency roll-off. It just makes my speaker cabinet sound less "boomy".
Few words about quality of the product: "long life CTS potentiometer" became very noisy soon after first use. Sent it back to Thomann for repair under warranty (by the way - I am very happy with the service - got it back quickly). Since then it works fine, but still remains a little noisy. The pedal is otherwise built solidly, replacement parts are available and it shall be easily serviceable..
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The best wah pedal on the market
Heaventeo, 06.01.2019
Yes it is. Why?
1. Reliable, becuse it is built with high quality components.
2. Tone. Yellow Fasel or Red Fasel, it has the best Wah tone.
3. Boost inside.How many times you had another Wah pedal and you had to switch on another boost pedal to play solos in front of the mix?
Now you have 2 in 1.Total appreciation for Mister Bradswaw.
It will make you happy 'till the end of your life.
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