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.

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 decades' 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 read more turned off.


- 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)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 4 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RAT2

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-253-7360

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (81 ratings)
Submitted October 20, 2006 by a customer from

"plug in, turn on, be a rockstar."

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Need just a little dirt or a lot of sludge? It does both. Even good on Bass.
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.
3 knobs. Black. Excellent for blunt force trauma.
Ease of Use
plug in, turn on, be a rockstar. Simple Pedal.
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.
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.

Musical Background:

Active Musician

Musical Style:

Rock, Metal - Doom & psych
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