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Pro Co RAT2 Distortion Pedal
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- Used as a primary distortion, it excels at arena rock rhythm tones and soaring leads
- Nails that sweet spot where a tube amp goes from sparkly clean to warm overdrive
- Use the RAT 2 as a boost for solos and get the extra kick you need
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|Item Dimensions||4.80 x 4.50 x 3.30 inches||4.00 x 3.50 x 2.50 inches||4.00 x 6.00 x 3.00 inches||4.00 x 6.00 x 3.00 inches||5.30 x 3.00 x 2.40 inches|
The beauty of the RAT 2 lies in its versatility. Used as a primary distortion, it excels at arena rock rhythm tones and soaring leads. Do you have a powerful amp with too much headroom for the gig? The RAT 2 nails that sweet spot where a tube amp goes from sparkly clean to warm overdrive. Maybe you already love your amp's distortion. Use the RAT 2 as a boost for solos and get the extra kick you need.For any further queries please contact Pro Co's Technical Assistance (800) 467-2726 x1206 / Customer Service (800) 467-2726 x1123 / Quality Assurance (800) 467-2726 x2306.
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First off, this review is for bass. It's great for guitar as well, but that's not what I primarily use it for. Right out of the box, this pedal gives you a mean crunch. The bass output will quickly distort it so you have to leave the distortion at about 10% unless you just want fuzz. Turn the filter to about 70-80%, and you get a nice crunch without fizz burying the low end.
However, this pedal's real strength for a bassist comes once you've modded it. If you look up the Ruetz Mod, you'll get find instructions for how to very easily turn this into a truly wonderful pedal with lots of character. Basically, by cutting one of the filter resistors out of the circuit you can give the pedal much more headroom and cause it to preserve even more low end. With this mod, the distortion is actually usable for bass throughout the entire range because the deep tones don't immediately get blown away. This gives you a whole lot more room to dial it in. And, if you don't like it, just solder that resistor back in place and it's good as new.
If you, like me, are a bass player that has been trying to find a REALLY good distortion sound for a long time and just weren't getting it from other options, give this a try. Also, if you have an overdrive laying around you can use it to put a boosted signal into this bad boy for even more tonal options.
This was pretty much straight outta the box, so all controls were at noon. I was running it through my 65 Deluxe Reverb, and no matter how many cables I switched out, or different amp settings and configurations I tested, nothing was working.
Turning down the volume was the only solution, but unless I barely wanted to hear anything coming from the pedal at all, the hum would still be immense. Honestly, the pedal is unplayable at this point and I already requested a refund.
I’m still on a journey to find a decent distortion, and this is my second time returning a loud and poorly made distortion.
Bass boost or "Fat" setting is great for standard tuned guitars, but it might sound muddy on extended range guitars.
The fat setting will boost the low end and cut some of the upper frequencies which can muddy up the sound a bit. The stock setting sounds better for brightening up the low strings while keeping the rat growl intact.
I ordered both the rat2 and the fatrat to see which one sounds better for doomy riffs and the cheap rat2 growls just as good as the fatrat with the stock setting.
I dont want a low rumble, I want a growl. I'm returning the fatrat and saving a lot of money.
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An other thing in impressed with is that there's not as much background noise as I was expecting, which compared to other distortion pedals I've used l, that's really good.
Though, it sounds more like a fuzz than I was expecting. I knew it was a fuzz type distortion, but I didn't realize it'd sound that fuzzy. If it wasn't for that I'd have put 5 stars instead of 4. I'll still be using it though. Though I proffer distortion to fuzz, I was wanting to get a fuzz eventually anyway just to experiment with.
If you like grung, doom metal and punk, this is the pedal for you.
This pedal sounds about as grunge and hardcore as it looks, nirvana used it and now im using it.
Will be my first choice for grunge music pedals for the rest of my dayss.