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RAT 2, Distortion from ProCo Sound.


37 user reviews
Prices starting at $70 average price: $70

ProCo Sound RAT 2 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:ProCo Sound
  • Model:RAT 2
  • Category:Distortions
  • Added in our database on:04/19/2004

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User Reviews ProCo Sound RAT 2

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 37 reviews )
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songboy09/02/2011

songboy's review"Gritty and in your face"

ProCo Sound RAT 2
This is Distortion/Fuzz style effects pedal. There are only audio and power hookups, no midi, usb or other type of connections. This is an analog pedal. The only audio connections available are a 1/4" input and output.

UTILIZATION

There are only three knobs on this pedal for manipulating your sound, Distortion, Filter, and Volume, so yes, I would say that is pretty simple. Setting up this pedal is a breeze if you have two standard guitar cables and either the power supply (mine has a male power supply tip as opposed to the standard female) or a 9 volt battery. I have never seen or desired to see a manual as this is a very easy to understand effects unit.

SOUND QUALITY

I use this pedal with just about everything. I now run my guitar effects chain in my aux channel on my mixer. This way I can run all my instruments/samples/ and whatever else into the effects. I particularly love this pedal for Synthesizers. I also use it for Guitar (of course), Rhodes, Clav, and also on plain old audio tracks to give them some nasty grit. I also really like it on vocals too.


OVERALL OPINION

What I like most about this pedal is it is relatively versatile. I have friends who actually use this in there Jazz band guitar rigs. They sweep a lot of frequencies out via the "Filter" knob and get a pretty nice warm tone reminiscent of Wes Montgomery. I personally use it more for the "Screaming" distortion aspects which this pedal is wonderful for. Again, I love it on Synthesizers and my Vocals too. It's a bright enough (when dialed in to be so) distortion that when used even heavily, won't mud up your sound beyond recognition. The only thing I can see being a hassle is the strange male power supply tip. Luckily I have a VooDoo Lab Pedal Power 2 which came with a male tip adapter. So thankfully I don't have to go to Radioshack and dump $25 + on a new one. The sound quality in this pedal can range from smooth distortion to screaming fuzz/hiss. I love it. I have used a lot of distortion pedals including Ibanez Tube king, Damage Control's Distortion and Ibanez TS9. I use both the TS9 and this together to get some excellent distortion tone. I got this unit for a really good price ($50), if I find another at that price, I will buy that one as a back up.
Also I should mention this thing is built like a tank. It's made of solid, heavy metal material and weighs a little more than you would expect.
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moosers10/28/2010

moosers's review

ProCo Sound RAT 2
The ProCo Sound Rat 2 is a distortion pedal that is designed for use with electric guitar. The pedal is an analog one and has the standard make up of two 1/4" connections for input and output and has an easy pull off battery compartment for powering it with a nine volt battery. The pedal isn't rack mountable as it's a stomp box.

UTILIZATION

If you've ever used a distortion or overdrive pedal before, you should be able to use the ProCo Sound Rat 2 pretty easily right from the start. It's only got three knobs to control your sound, but this will give you a good amount of varying tones. There are knobs for distortion, filer (tone), and volume. These are pretty much the three parameters that you'll find on most distortion pedals, so this make up isn't anything out of the ordinary and for this reason I don't believe a manual is necessary.

SOUND QUALITY

The ProCo Sound Rat 2 gives you a super thick distortion sound that in my opinion is best suited for heavier forms of rock. It's pretty much the same sound that you'll get with the original Rat pedal, although I haven't had a chance to shoot the two of them out side by side. I've mostly used the pedal for tracking rhythm guitar with a Gibson Les Paul Studio guitar. I don't own it, but I've used it in the past at a studio I used to work at. It's not the kind of pedal I would personally use on every song, but it did work at bit here and there for me when I was looking for a little bit of extra gain...

OVERALL OPINION

Overall, the ProCo Sound Rat 2 is a very solid little distortion pedal. It's certainly not the most versatile distortion pedal out there, but for what it can do, it does a great job. It's also cheap enough where pretty much anyone can pick up one to have around, even if it's not going to be your main distortion pedal. I think that the Rat 2 is the perfect compliment distortion, but wouldn't be my main one...
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Northern People07/30/2003

Northern People's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

ProCo Sound RAT 2
What are the effects or types of effects available?
Overdrive, filter, distortion

What technology is used?
analog

USE

3 knobs

a volume, a low pass filter, a volume

SOUND QUALITY

A bomb, sound bold vintage ...

NOTICE GLOBAL

All good less than 100 euros
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08/04/2006

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

ProCo Sound RAT 2
See below

USE

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SOUND QUALITY

I have prciser right away that I do not possde loriginale this pedal but i manufactured Clone that I even alone as a great. (I ralise the most of my effects even myself: Fuzz Factory, Tube Screamer, Tremolo, Equalizer)

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I have to say than before pluger of the components on my Board Dessai, jtais some septic because i tried many distos without being really satisfied. I look for a Marshall typ his 70 year ../ stratovolcano .possdant a Valvestae 8080, long t i lass its distortion floating mediums too my taste.

So I've had occasion dessayer in my quick tests on Board: Guvnor (floating mediums such as 8080, Vol poop pushed) MXR distortion (too acidic), Fuzz Factory (uh TRSM solo singing rhythm but this is porridge) simulation 18watt marshall JFET ..; .. blah ..

Then i played on any short-amps: Crate lamps and simulated digital (blah), Mesa Boogie F30 (sound too modern for me), VOX AC15 lamps (have reverb industrial shed poop, her yuck .. i may be wrong model essay ..) JCM2000 + 4HP: Ahh this is the bug ca SAINT GRAAAAAL.

Well this PRO CO RATE my bluffVRAIMENTCest the best DISTO THAT NEVER TRIED IN JAI 17 YEARS OF GUITAR !!!

A well rounded, beautiful hamoniques in low waouwCa sounds .. MARSHALL !! my ca reminder on my tests the same typology of its JCM..vraiement

This is the first time that I can play on the distortion of the strat neck pickup (that of ht), and that the sound drooling pastrs balanced on the heads true cordesdu Hendrix! For example you can make arpges (intro AC-DC hells bells) and sounds good net heads notes !!! same high gain.

We can do the kind Loverdrive Stones Completion its very heavy Annes 70trs typs Marshall Guns by exempleLe Tone knob to correct nickel.

Really, this pedal 80 is given.

Oh, I have a prciser choseje havent put the original post saturation diodes, 1N914.comme throughout my pedals I put spcialesvintages diodes that soften the sound died and are never used in the pedals for distortion but rfrenceca this is my little secret (price ever lide?);-) ) .. with a strat this is paradise

In short, his love of Vintage typ Marshall with grain, rockailleuxsautez this pedal !! This is the bomb!

NOTICE GLOBAL

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