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 5 out of 5 stars. (81 ratings)
Submitted February 26, 2006 by a customer from

"The Rat has built a permanent nest in my pedalboard."

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
one of only a few pieces of gear that have become essential to my setup. i could not play a gig without it.
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.
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.
this thing has been beaten to hell and it doesn't seem any worse for wear. it's a friggin tank.
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?

Musical Background:

Occasionally gigging musician

Musical Style:

Post-Rock, Experimental, Shoegazer, Electronic
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