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What is your favorite Proco Rat?

Discussion in 'Pedal/Effects Owners Clubs' started by FRESHMEAT, May 19, 2018.

  1. FRESHMEAT

    FRESHMEAT TDPRI Member

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    I have two the Rat2 and a You Dirty Rat. I really love the YDR. Both pedals are actually fantastic. The YDR just happens to sound good with just about any gear set up.
     
  2. beyer160

    beyer160 Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 11, 2010
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    My favorite is the Turbo Rat- the one with LED clipping diodes. "You Dirty" uses germanium clipping diodes, the "original recipe" Rat/Rat 2 uses silicon. For my bass rig, a standard Rat with Reutz mod is the one to beat.

    I put a couple of toggle switches in my '90s Rat 2 (which has the famed LM308 chip) to allow switching between LED and silicon clipping, or Reutz mod. It's got a ton of sounds in it now, but I usually leave it on Turbo mode.
     
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  3. ICTRock

    ICTRock Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 31, 2014
    Tampa,FL
    the expandora ... if you want something closer to home, probably the fat rat
     
  4. nocastermike

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    Big box original or reissue from the nineties.
     
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  5. OttoCorrect

    OttoCorrect TDPRI Member

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    Keeley Stahlhammer.

    It’s their modded Rat circuit with a three band EQ and a switch for silicon or LED modes (Classic Rat or Turbo in other words). They apparently weren’t the hit they should have been (though it takes some digging on the internet to find out the Stahlhammer is Rat-based, maybe they should’ve made that more apparent in the marketing) so they’re not that expensive used. Very good pedal, does everything you’d want a Rat for plus more.
     
  6. NICQ

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    My favourite is the bigbox 90ies reissue - good amount of mids and not harsh, more smooth distortion
     
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  8. Cicada Nation

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    I have the Mooer Black Secret. Rat and Turbo Rat in one tiny box.
     
  9. PixMix

    PixMix Tele-Holic

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    I have an '88 Rat 2 that I bought very cheap years ago. I think I payed $100 for the Rat 2, and couple other Boss pedals (that I sold since) and a bunch of patch cables. Many pedals have passed through since, but the Rat 2 is staying solid strong. I have another one from the more recent production, but still US made, on the way. I'm looking forward to comparing them.
     
  10. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 11, 2006
    Near Athens GA USA
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