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Lil’ Rat

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by JoeNeri, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. JoeNeri

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    Apparently, Proco announced at NAMM today the new Lil’ Rat - identical inside to the current Rat2 but in a 2”-wide box.
     
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    Speaking as a two time Rat owner, it looks like ProCo has surrendered to Donner/Mooer who have been making smaller clones with actual LM308 op-amps for several years now. Too little, too late?
     
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    No, if space were a concern I’d get the ProCo. As it is, I like pedals that are big for no reason. Like the Big Muff Pi.
     
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    While the chips in those offshore Rat clones say "LM308" on them, remember that:

    A) The LM308 has been discontinued for over 20 years.
    B) You can also buy $200 guitars with "Gibson Les Paul" or "Rickenbacker" on the headstocks from the same suppliers.
     
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    I like that they kept the enclosure basically the same but smaller, vs stuffing it in the same small boxes that almost every other mini pedal uses. From an aesthetic standpoint. Not enough to buy one.
     
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    While it is (hopefully) widely known that there is such a thing as a knockoff product what may not be widely known is that there is also such a thing as a knockoff component or part.

    It is not beyond or above unscrupulous suppliers to fake things like an LM308 or a special tube etc knowing it will increase the perceived value of the end product.
     
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    My Mr Vermin and Jam Rattler are only that wide....
     
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    Now we know they can make a Deucetone Rat in a regular Rat box. Do it!

    Edit to add: I'll probably buy one of these Lil Rats. It's cute as a button.
     
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    Thats pretty cool. Kudos for keeping the design style of the current model.
     
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    It’s cute. I wouldn’t mind having one. I’m really glad they didn’t go too small with it. I would love to hear what 11gauge thinks of the circuit of this one.
     
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    4C0BC67B-3ECB-42CB-9BDE-A350B020C39F.jpeg
     
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    I’m just glad they didn’t name it the Mini-mouse.
    That would have been goofy. :twisted:
     
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    The circuit is supposed to be exactly the same as the current Rat2.
     
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    That demo sounds pretty fierce- good hard rock sound.

    And I like the fact that it looks like a Rat,
    Am assuming no battery, though?

    ( I still like batteries in pedals for quick stand alone use, especially dirt pedals, but I could live with this one!)
     
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    Is it me or do they sound slightly different in the video though? Maybe placebo at my end or the settings not being exactly the same?
     
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    From what I heard, they are nearly identical. I'd say if there was a slight difference, it can be attributed to the filter not being dialed in exactly the same on both - but I think we're splitting hairs here - its all Rat!
     
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    Why do I feel like these will sell out they day they hit the market?

    We don't know how much yet, right?
     
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    Have not heard. I got on the list at Sweetwater first thing Monday AM. I'm going to go out on a limb and say these are going to come in at $99. More expensive than current Rat2 because they have to recoup the redesign and development costs - its basically a new pedal, considering the work that had to go into it. They might go for YDR/TurboRat pricing, but $99 seems like a sweet spot for it.
     
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    Where did you see it at Sweetwater I can't find it thanks
     
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