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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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The Pro Co RAT2 was researched and designed to produce a sound that is radically different from any "distortion" you've ever heard before - a sound as mellow as a vintage "twin," or as bone-crushingly powerful as a battery of those famous English stacks - instantly, at any volume.

Smooth, continuously variable controls for distortion amount, filter cutoff, and volume level let you preset just the right degree of overdrive, tune in on the presence without tinny treble, and balance the output for that perfect extra boost.

The RAT 2 offers glow-in-the-dark luminescent control graphics and LED status indicator. You'll never be "lost in the dark" again!

Rugged Performance, Night After Night

The RAT 2 is housed in Pro Co's inimitably massive steel enclosure, with a simple-to-use "no tools required" battery compartment. Top grade components like a mil-spec glass-epoxy circuit board, conductive plastic controls and the heavy-duty industrial footswitch make for trouble-free reliability on the road. Careful circuit design and integrated circuit selection insure extended battery life. For 120 VAC operation use the RPS-1 power supply.

The true bypass mode utilizes passive switching of both input and output from the signal path to eliminate the loss of power and clarity often caused by other devices. The LED indicator on the RAT 2 is driven by a unique FET sensor circuit to avoid the noise of unnecessary buffer stages and preserve the great RAT sound.

The RAT 2's smooth harmonic distortion puts the extra punch in rhythm work and makes solos cut through with authority, power, and effortless sustain.

Distortion, sustain, fuzz, overdrive -- from the sweet wail of the blues to the grinding raunch of the heaviest metal -- STOMP ON A RAT!

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- Input Impedance: 1 Megohm
- Power Requirements: 9 V Battery or external DC power Supply (RPS-1)
- Output Impedance: 1 Kilohm
- Maximum Gain: 60 dB
- Equivalent Input Noise: -110 dB
- Filter: 6 dB/octave low-pass
- Maximum Output Level: 1.2 V (P-P)
- Weight: 1.7 lbs. (0.8 kg)
- Current Consumption/Battery Life: 3.0 mA/160 hrs
- Shipping Weight: 0.9 kg (2.0 lbs.)
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 73 x 79.4 x 103.2 mm (2-7/8 x 3-1/8 x 4-1/16 in.)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 7 x 5 in
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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