MXR MC401 Boost/Line Driver
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MXR MC401 Boost/Line Driver

MC401 Boost/Line Driver, Guitar/Bass booster from MXR.

Dark_chameau 01/07/2014

MXR MC401 Boost/Line Driver : Dark_chameau's user review

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Boost pedal mxr size, so heavy and compact: 1 single knob that controls the amount of boost 0-20 db 9volts and a little over 18 volts (yes ...).

UTILIZATION

It has rarely been more simple, like the manual on 2 lines. 1 switch on / off, 1 knob and a nice blue led banana ...

SOUND QUALITY

Both at rest (true bypass) in action, this pedal does not color the sound, if you feel that the sound changes corpulence, it is only because the next stage take more expensive than usual . When I say next stage, I speak of a preamp, preferably lamps ... The bad idea is to insert it into an effects loop hoping to use solo pedal, generally, the output transformer do not like at all but YMMV ...

OVERALL OPINION

I needed a solution for my triple recto transitions between channels, here.
Well measured (13-15 db) is a real treat and we keep the character of his shovel and his amp, we discover even the background pushing further. I am pleased with this purchase as each item CAE that I have acquired, and the detail that kills? The knob with its phosphorescent mark a pretty bright green in the dark! and yes he was thinking ...