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RAT Rat 2 Pedal

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RAT 2

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This is the classic RAT tone. The standard that all other distortion devices are measured against. Heard on thousands of recordings, it has helped define the sound of the past three decade's most influential bands.

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 amps distortion. Use the RAT 2 as a boost for solos and get the extra kick you need.

The RAT 2 features the legendary the legendary RAT Filter control. Turn it to the right to roll off brittle high-end frequencies. Having trouble cutting through the mix? Turn the Filter down and allow the natural brightness of your instrument to shine through. The Distortion and Volume controls dial in the perfect amount of gain while keeping the level consistent with your clean tone. While there's no mistaking the legendary RAT tone when the pedal is on, true bypass switching guarantees that no extra noise will creep into your signal when it's turned off.

All RAT pedals feature:

100% analog signal path
Pro Co's classic, virtually indestructible steel enclosure
Heavy-duty, industrial footswitches, knobs, and jacks
On/Off LED indicator
Sloped face for easy stomping
Glow in the dark graphics
Military-spec glass-epoxy circuit board
AC jack (RPS-1 power supply sold separately)
"No tools required" battery compartment (9 volt not included)
Five year limited warranty

A gnarly beast with legit street cred3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLangley, British Columbia
There's a very good reason the Rat is one of the all time classics in the history of guitar effects. Incredibly versatile, incredibly musical, incredibly moddable, incredibly durable, incredibly quirky and incredibly rock'n'roll awesome. From it's snarling tones to it's wonky rodent-like enclosure, it bares it's razor-sharp teeth in face of all your other overpriced indie boutique hand-wired cork-sniffing pedals (I'm looking at you, 1981 Inventions). A few caveats before you shell out: one major shortcoming is the lack of low end. In a band setting, this isn't necessarily a bad thing, and your bass player might thank you. However, if the lows are really important to you for playing at home, etc., you might want to look elsewhere. The JHS Kilt for example is a close cousin of the Rat but features a toggle switch to bring the lows in or out. Another major annoyance is the odd-sized power input jack. I can't believe Proco still hasn't addressed this and gotten with the times. But it's not the end of the world - your power supply probably has a compatible power cord (e.g. Voodoo Labs). But don't let those things hold you back... especially at this price, who cares! If you don't quite love it, you can mod it too... I did with great results. Owning a Rat is owning a piece of rock history. If it's good enough for Dave Grohl, Graham Coxon, Thurston Moore and Matt Bellamy, it's probably good enough for you!
Posted by Brian on Nov 4, 2018
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Best Distortion0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
Classic pedal i just got and I love it I can get some crazy scary sounds out of it
Posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2018
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Santana all you want!0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreTrois-Rivières, Quebec
Clean, creamy and flute like. Do yourself a favor and learn to play with your guitar tone pots. Sweet!
Posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2018
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Good drive and tone, but kills low end0 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
I like the tone, but its all treble. I played around with this thing for a year trying to make it work but this pedal just sucks out most of the low end. I've since moved on to other pedals for my uber-distortion parts.
Posted by Ty on Nov 17, 2016
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Pure Classic!!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSaint John, New Brunswick
People looking for a natural sounding drive generally overlook pedals that are identified as "distortion" pedals. Do yourself a favour and don't overlook the RAT. I use this pedal in front of a Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 to give a little extra juice for my guitars that have more vintage-voiced pickups and it is AMAZING! Cleans up exceptionally well, just like a tube amp. If you're looking for a little "more" than you have now, try sticking a rat in front of what you have... I'm guessing you will be pleasantly surprised!!
Posted by Gary Stackhouse on Jan 19, 2016
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Great Range of Distorted Sounds4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
The RAT is a classic, and this version lives up to the name. Goes from screaming loud to extremely subtle and everywhere in between. I've only knocked 'Features' down from a perfect score because I find the filter setting almost always sounds best cranked to the left to maximize brightness. But that could be a personal taste thing. Extremely durable and outrageously dynamic. Would recommend to anyone.
Posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2015
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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
I was trying out a lot of dirt and fuzz boxes. I was having trouble stacking my distorted sounds. The Rat was great out of the box. Great bite but rolls back really nice when you need it too. Plays great with other pedals when I stack it with other effects. It hasn't left my board since I put it on. Super impressed also super surprised to have waited a long time before even trying it. Quick and simple features, no frills rock n' roll.
Posted by Drix on Aug 7, 2014
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