ProCo Sound RAT 2
ProCo Sound RAT 2

RAT 2, Distortion from ProCo Sound.

moosers 10/28/2010

ProCo Sound RAT 2 : moosers's user review


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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.


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.


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, 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...