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Boost, Overdrive

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MXR and Custom Audio Electronics founder Bob Bradshawtwo names that have shaped the tones of the world's greatest guitaristsjoin forces to bring you a dynamic new line of pedals. The Boost/Overdrive and Boost pedals are the first offerings in the series produced by MXR, featuring the unique sonic stamp of legendary designer Bob Bradshaw. Since 1980, CAE's innovative pedal designs were made in limited quantities only for his select clientele. When it was time to bring these pedals to the masses, there was only one name he could trust to deliver the same quality and standards that his customers demandMXR. Available only from Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc., the world's leader in analog pedal technology. MC-402 Boost/Overdrive The MC-402 Boost/Overdrive offers the combination of a simple dynamic overdrive and an independent clean boost circuitall in one compact pedal. The overdrive section is truly "classic", adding warmth, sustain and punch, without coloring your sound. It can go from a bluesy, slightly overdriven sound to full-metal crunch with a twist of the gain knob. The MC-402 also cleans up nicely when you roll back your guitar volume, making it extremely touch sensitive and responsive to picking dynamics, without becoming thin sounding. The boost circuit alone is a bonus, as it is the exact same circuit CAE has used for years to solve a wide variety of signal conditioning problems in major guitar systems. The MC-402's high quality components provide quiet operation and trouble-free interaction with other pedals on your board. In keeping with the CAE tradition, the design is simple and straightforward, with a minimum of controlsonly what is necessary to do the job.

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Boost Effects Comparison

Name Brand Sound Usability Reliability Total
AC Tone CarlMartin 10 (2 ratings) 10 (2 ratings) 10 (2 ratings) 10 (2 ratings)
Boost Kick CarlMartin 10 (3 ratings) 9.67 (3 ratings) 10 (2 ratings) 9.67 (3 ratings)
Death Rattle ToadWorks 10 (1 ratings) 10 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings) 10 (1 ratings)
Java Boost Keeley 10 (6 ratings) 9.86 (7 ratings) 10 (7 ratings) 10 (6 ratings)
Sagrado Poblano Picoso Catalinbread 10 (1 ratings) 10 (1 ratings) 8 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings)
Boosta Grande BBE 9.75 (4 ratings) 10 (4 ratings) 10 (4 ratings) 10 (4 ratings)
FD2-MOSFET Fulltone 9.67 (3 ratings) 9.33 (3 ratings) 9.33 (3 ratings) 9.67 (3 ratings)
Hot Drive & Boost MkIII CarlMartin 9.67 (3 ratings) 9.33 (3 ratings) 10 (3 ratings) 9.67 (3 ratings)
Freq Boost BBE 9.5 (2 ratings) 9 (2 ratings) 10 (2 ratings) 9.5 (2 ratings)
Hot Drive & Boost MkII CarlMartin 9.5 (4 ratings) 9 (4 ratings) 9 (4 ratings) 9.25 (4 ratings)
Micro Amp MXR 9.4 (5 ratings) 9.83 (6 ratings) 9.5 (6 ratings) 9.67 (6 ratings)
Contour & Boost CarlMartin 9.33 (3 ratings) 9 (3 ratings) 9.67 (3 ratings) 9.67 (3 ratings)
Katana Boost Keeley 9.2 (5 ratings) 9.8 (5 ratings) 10 (5 ratings) 9.4 (5 ratings)
Fat Boost Fulltone 9.17 (6 ratings) 9.43 (7 ratings) 10 (7 ratings) 9.43 (7 ratings)
ClassicBoosterDistortion TCElectronics 9 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings)
Hydra Boost CarlMartin 9 (4 ratings) 9.75 (4 ratings) 9.75 (4 ratings) 9 (4 ratings)
OvertheTop VOX 9 (1 ratings) 8 (1 ratings) 8 (1 ratings) 8 (1 ratings)
TOP BOOST IN A CAN Menatone 9 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings)
Beano Boost AnalogMan 8.5 (2 ratings) 7.5 (2 ratings) 9 (2 ratings) 9 (1 ratings)
FZ-5 Fuzz Boss 8.36 (11 ratings) 9.55 (11 ratings) 9.64 (11 ratings) 8.45 (11 ratings)
Punch Love Effector13 8 (2 ratings) 9.5 (2 ratings) 8.5 (2 ratings) 8.5 (2 ratings)
BoostOverdrive Dunlop 7.33 (3 ratings) 4.67 (3 ratings) 5.33 (3 ratings) 5.67 (3 ratings)
Brit VOX 6.8 (5 ratings) 6.2 (5 ratings) 9.4 (5 ratings) 6.6 (5 ratings)
MØLLER TRex 5 (5 ratings) 4.2 (5 ratings) 6 (5 ratings) 8 (5 ratings)
BoostLinedriver Dunlop 1.4 (5 ratings) 4.5 (4 ratings) 3.25 (4 ratings) 5.75 (4 ratings)
MEAT ToadWorks - - - -
MEAT Jr ToadWorks - - - -
White Spider Effector13 - - - -
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