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Turbo RAT, Distortion from ProCo Sound.


10 user reviews
Prices starting at $120 average price: $120

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

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ProCo Sound Turbo RAT user reviews

moosers01/24/2010

moosers's review

ProCo Sound Turbo RAT
The Proco Sound Turbo Rat is a supped up version of the classic Rat distortion pedal.  This is an analog pedal with a 1/4" input and output, and has a 9 volt power supply jack as well.  The pedal is a very compact one, as it is just about as small of a pedal as you will see out there.  It is rackable since it is a foot pedal.

UTILIZATION

No one should have trouble figuring out how to use the Proco Sound Turbo Rat.  It has some of the most basic parameters possible for a distortion pedal, and are ones that are pretty ubiquitously found on pedals of this type.  The Turbo Rat has three knobs - one for distortion, one for filter (EQ), and one for volume.  If you look at most simple distortion pedals, these are the three parameters that they will have, so if you've got experience with any distortion pedals, chances are that you have seen this sort of configuration.  I've never seen the manual for the Proco Sound Turbo Rat, so can't really say anything about it.


SOUND QUALITY

The sound quality of the Proco Sound Turbo Rat is comparable to the original Rat, but definitely has more oomph.  I've used the pedal for recording with a 1976 Fender Twin Reverb amp and a Fender American Stratocaster.  While the Turbo Rat wouldn't be the distortion pedal that I would use in every situation, when the pedal works, it works very well.  The sound can be described as thick, full, and vibey distortion pedal.  It almost has kind of a fuzz sound, but is a bit more transparent than your average fuzz pedal.  If you like the sound of the original Rat, just imagine that with more beef.


OVERALL OPINION

While the Proco Sound Turbo Rat isn't a pedal that I have in my live guitar rig, for occasional use in the studio for certain situations, this is great pedal.  This isn't to say that this pedal wouldn't work for live shows too, its just that for the sound that I'm going for, I don't find it necessary.  I can definitley see people using this pedal all the time for heavier genres of rock though.  The price is a bit less than $100 USD, so it is only a tad more expensive than the original Rat.  If you're a fan of the series of Rat distortion pedals, or are just looking for a thick distortion pedal, the Proco Sound Turbo Rat should be on your list.
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octoonerxc11/08/2005

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

ProCo Sound Turbo RAT
A first button named "Distortion" that gives you overdrive until the middle of knob and a Fuzz once to half Exceeds.

Deuxime a button called "Filter" which carries a medium or attnuation of frquences Aiges.

Finally troisime a button labeled "Volume" which allows you to rgler the output volume of the pedals.

Four effects available for many possibilities ...

UTILIZATION

No need for manual even my grandmother would put mre on the way, the diversity of possibilities is the word of the cl of distortion pedals ... The sound changes Fawn enough magic throughout the handling of pots.

SOUND QUALITY

This is just personal opinion, but I think this product sounds PDAL trs drafts ... and the noise level and stop rllement when he is asked too much ... I think it is not at all what I was looking ...

I test on a 1000 Fender RockPro, and a Marshall JCM 2000 DSL100 with my les paul classic double cut (micro needle: 57 'classic plus)

I ended up with a much more runny than the distortion of my amp, and not all need more powerful ...

OVERALL OPINION

I'll Sparer because it does not stick at all my musical style ...
I like the price and cons by the versatile object (it's a little magic ...)

I will hide me today on a Big Crush Compressor Rocktron home to get what j'esprais have with the Turbo RAT from home ProcoSound ...
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Marty6210010/22/2009

Marty62100's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

ProCo Sound Turbo RAT
Analog distortion pedal.

Simple but effective.

Volume
low pass filter (or a tone inside out to keep it simple)
gain.

Alim 9volts mini jack.

UTILIZATION

Could not be more simple.

The only difference from other models is the famous knob filter that acts in the opposite direction of a tone.

It's actually a low pass that allows flitre to stifle the sound more or less. The rat origin are provided with a lot of treble and thus putting a tone would have been unnecessary.

SOUND QUALITY

The turbo delivers a rat that can be both clean and dirty, according to the settings on the first half of the gain knob. There will be a big overdrive already muscular when compared to a Rat 2.
The second half will begin to drool a little, it becomes very low in fat and playing with the filter it finds its limits in a color "fuzzy" (the sound is almost a tendency to crumble nicely).

Overall the sound is very typical, very "garage", a little dirty and rough but not too much. is a color that should be in its design and, originally, to the operational amplifier LM308. Model that sounds terribly cold and fever in any other model.

The rat models of more recent embarks lm308 but keeps the character. (Or nearly to the purists).

OVERALL OPINION

In short a good pedal type, model, now well established.

Most his character, controlled roughness, the atypical model dasn all and this, as strong as its integration with electronic design.

The -: a little less versatile than the rat 2 (but hey you do not ask him at the base), these too low making it impossible to go even more gain. The power supply mini jack is not always practical.
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pierre etoile05/27/2007

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

ProCo Sound Turbo RAT
A solid and practical case mtal place in a set of pedals
A simple analog pedals volume, low pass filter and gain.
Between Jack / jack output
A trap for the stack below
Alim 9-volt minijack.

UTILIZATION

The configuration is very simple volume, filter, gain.
The sound is rglage dlicat because the sound obtained dconcerte beginners just between the marshall distortion or fuzz overdrive. The sound obtained dpart seems a bit messy but most agree on a lamp with a good amp volume all your exact change is surprising.

SOUND QUALITY

It is therefore a distortion type pedals fuzz / overdrive with a palette of incredible, of course always in the spirit Proco. Between the first and 2 nd quarter of the gain are obtained divine marshall crunch type can remain for several minutes the finger on a string with a smile ba. Once half of the race sound Exceeds s'paissit and frankly we are moving towards plutt a real fuzz rgale for solos.
I use it with a Jazzmaster, Jetstar or strata PDAL is accompanied by an exprience (Prescription Electronics) and a mercerbox overdrive ibanez + II in volume and noise rducteur home boss. In it is a combo amp peavey 5150
To get an ide of sound:
www.ratdistortion.com / soundsamples.php

OVERALL OPINION

It is an example of analog pedals affordable, I use it for 7 or 8 years it has its place in my sete of pedals. She possesses a quality standard and a unique sound, less prcise RAT2 her sister's, it is more powerful nanmoins.
For the guitarist who likes saturation, with the exprience I remake that choice without pb but I'll be right by the same tent dencetone and solo.
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