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Pro Co Rat2 Distortion Pedal

Turn heads and shred faces with the Pro Co RAT2 Distortion Pedal. This Rat is radically different from any "distortion" you've ever heard before. (82) Read 14 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Proco Rat2 Distortion Pedal

Do you straddle the fine line between the traditional guitarist and the constant innovator? Are you just as comfortable laying back in the pocket as you are taking a solo with a foot up on the monitor? If this sounds like you, The RAT 2 will be your go-to distortion pedal for every gig, whether it's rock, blues, punk, or jazz.

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 amp's 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.

Features:

- 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

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- Input Impedance: 1 Megohm
- Equivalent Input Noise: -110 dB
- Output Impedance: 1 Kilohm
- Maximum Gain: 60 dB
- Filter: 6 dB/octave low-pass
- Power Requirements: 9V battery or external DC power supply (RPS-1)
- Battery Consumption: 3.0 mA/160 hours
- Dimensions:
- Height: 2-7/8 inches (73mm)
- Depth: 4-1/16 inches (103.2 mm)
- Width: 3-1/8 inches (79.4 mm)
- Weight: 1.7 lbs (0.8 Kg)
- Shipping Weight: 2.0 lbs (0.9 Kg)
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RAT2
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-253-7360
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4.5 out of 5 (82 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "The Rat has built a permanent nest in my pedalboard."
Sound: Great great sound, really crunchy and distinct. The amount of distortion can be set so low or so high that it can really be used for anything. I get crunchy overdrive out of this most of the time, but I will crank that knob and get some really heavy distortion that commands attention. Feature: 3 knobs & a footswitch, pretty standard, but it's all you'll need. Ease of Use: 3 knobs and a footswitch, you'll figure it out before you even start using it. Quality: this thing has been beaten to hell and it doesn't seem any worse for wear. it's a friggin tank. Value: wish it was like, 10 bucks cheaper, but whatever. The Wow Factor: it's a classic & an original and people keep getting new sounds from it in all sorts of musical genres. who the hell doesn't want it? Overall: one of only a few pieces of gear that have become essential to my setup. i could not play a gig without it.
Style of Music: Post-Rock, Experimental, Shoegazer, Electronic
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Sound: Frigin great distortion, subtle, to very harsh. Melvins to Molly Hatchet. Full on old school rat sound. And true bypass to boot. I love it. I have a Big Muff, and this can mimic it as well, but another level of distortion that the Big Muff cannot seem to do. Feature: 3 knobs. Black. Excellent for blunt force trauma. Ease of Use: plug in, turn on, be a rockstar. Simple Pedal. Quality: Everything seems just fine. Well built and constructed. The battery wiring is a little jammed in this little box, that's the only issue I have. Value: I was looking for a little better price, but after noodle-ing with it for a bit, it's waaay worth the price. Manufacturer Support: Hopefully it won't be an issue. It's damn sturdy. The Wow Factor: I've been shopping for a nice distorion pedal for a while, and have done my homework. (The only good kind of homework.) Check it out. Overall: Need just a little dirt or a lot of sludge? It does both. Even good on Bass.
Style of Music: Rock, Metal - Doom & psych
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