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Pro Co Sound RAT 2 - Compact Guitar Distortion Pedal

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Pro Co Sound RAT 2 - Compact Guitar Distortion Pedal

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The RAT 2 from Pro Co Sound provides classic RAT tone in a compact and portable design, ideal for casual or professional guitarists. Great as a primary distortion or as a boost to your amp's natural distortion, the RAT 2 excels at versatility.

Knobs for filter, volume, and distortion let you find the perfect settings. Turn the filter all the way up to roll off brittle high-end, or turn it down to let your guitar's brightness come through. True bypass switching ensures that no unwanted noise enters your signal path when the pedal is off.

The virtually indestructible steel construction is made for life on the road. Industrial-grade knobs, switches, and jacks stand up to the rigors of daily use. The sloped face and glow-in-the-dark graphics make for easy stomping and settings changes, even during a lighting change. The unit can be operated from a 9V battery or from a wall outlet.

Compact and versatile guitar distortion pedal
Control knobs for filter, distortion, and volume
Completely analog signal path
Heavy-duty steel construction
Sloped face for easy stomping
Glow-in-the-dark graphics for easy adjustments while the lights are off
Military-specification glass-epoxy circuit board
Runs off of a 9V battery or from an AC wall adapter 1
Input Impedance 1 MOhm
Output Impedance 1 kOhm
EIN -110dB
Gain 60dB
Filter 6dB/Oct Low-Pass
Connectors 1 x Power Input
1 x 1/4" Input
1 x 1/4" Output
Power Requirements 9V Battery or External Power Supply (Not Included)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 3.1 x 3.5 x 4.1" (79 x 89 x 104mm)
Weight 1.7 lbs (0.8kg)
Pro Co Sound RAT 2 - Compact Guitar Distortion Pedal
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    Pro Co SoundRAT 2 - Compact Guitar Distortion Pedal
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    5.0

    A classic!

    By G&L Boy

    from Fairhope, AL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Pro Co Sound RAT 2 - Compact Guitar Distortion Pedal:

      Don`t get caught up in vintage hype. The China Rat sounds just like the old ones from the so called (glory days!) Awesome pedal! Just buy it & ROCK!!! Great service from B&H!

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      4.0

      Solid Distortion; Good Price

      By Onion

      from Verona, NJ

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Price
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Noise
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Pro Co Sound RAT 2 - Compact Guitar Distortion Pedal:

        It seems almost superfluous to write a review for the RAT in 2013. It's a pedal so seemingly so ubiquitous that I am often shocked when I don't see it in at least one rig on a given night at almost any kind of show.
        That said, between the price and the quality of the sound, it's not really a surprise. In the past I've used the ProCo RAT to great effect (no pun intended) on recordings, but never owned one. The experiences I've had with it, both witnessing uses of it and my recording time were enough to pique my interest. However, it's only been after purchasing it that I've had the opportunity to more fully experiment with applications for it.

        For higher gain, modern rock-ish, "punky", power chord-y walls of sound, the distortion knob sitting between 4 and 7 is a solid choice that, at least in my opinion and experience, sounds great even on it's own through any amp. Higher than that and it starts to take on fuzz-like qualities that more than a few folks I know would and have enjoyed for soloing, and "lead" type lines, with pretty sustain.

        It's worth mentioning that to get more out of this pedal, I've found that actually using a boost/low gain overdrive before it (I've heard that a tube screamer is a good choice, but I can't vouch for that specifically) really coaxes more of the fullness and hairy qualities of the RAT into fruition.

        Outside of guitar, it has plenty of homes. I haven't been too happy with it on bass (though it does maintain a good deal of low-end), but in the context of pure noise rigs and for other so-called experimental applications its definitely well suited.

        A thing of negative note is that, while using a daisy chained power supply, it tends to create a low, rumbling sound, similar to the sound of a ground loop issue, so it seems that powering it with its own independent power supply is necessary.

        Design wise, the RAT is wonderful; Compact and extremely sturdy, definitely intended for use on the road with the realities of tour life in mind. In my opinion, it's rather aesthetically pleasing, too... though that's probably more subjective than anything else I've written about it.

        If modding is your game, there are plenty of simple mods that seem to push the pedal even farther.

        In short, it's probably the best quality/usability to dollar ratio in any drive pedal I've found, and it definitely lives up to its reputation.

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        5.0

        Rat 2

        By Redrose

        from oleasanton ca

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Pro Co Sound RAT 2 - Compact Guitar Distortion Pedal:

          I am so impressed with this product!!!!!

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          5.0

          i would buy this product again and again

          By Diego escobar

          from El Salvador, La libertad, C.A

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Bulky/Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Pro Co Sound RAT 2 - Compact Guitar Distortion Pedal:

          is bery simple to use and sounds killer!!!

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