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ProCo Sound RAT

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marcblondeau's review

By marcblondeau, 24/12/2013
3 pots, it's simple but effective
A little bulky height, but easily box on a pedalboard.


Editing sounds simply dazzling efficiency
Unique interaction between the distortion and filter.


I use it all with a Strato with a 335 or a SG, so Gary Moore or ZZ Top.
Having any kind of pedals, I can say that the sound quality of the RAT
is the top level. More amp is good, more is realizes.
Transparent pedal, "Singing" and responsive to attack.
Does not bleed into the bass and treble aggressiveness is easily controllable with the filter.
It can also inhibit the Fuzz side with double and maintain good reactivity (how Guns & Roses).


Pedal and unbeatable cheap, despite the overall increase in quality (and price!) New pedals on the market.

voltagehigh's review

By voltagehigh, 18/10/2011
Distortion pedal: nothing more, nothing less.


No frills everything is very simple, no notice, but not required.

It adjusts the level of distortion, you set the filter ... and adjusted the volume.

The sound is there regardless of the setting. Great


An excellent distortion at any point of view. Following is a personal opinion


Of silent good for the Rat

HardBlues's review

By HardBlues, 18/09/2010
It is therefore a distortion pedal with a touch fuzzy though.
This is a model of 87, so with the famous "LM308".


Three buttons distortion, filter and volume.
I have no gear easiest to fix:) , apart from my booster LPB-1 ...


I use a Epiphone Les Paul Standard, on my amp H & K Edition Blue clear sound.


About a year it has replaced my Boss SD-2 as soon as I played three notes on it.
I use it in conjunction with a Maxon OD-808.

This is exactly the sound I was looking at disto, nasty but hot!

moosers's review

By moosers, 25/02/2009
The ProCo Sound RAT is an analog distortion guitar pedal. It has a 1/4 inch input and output and is not a rackable unit as it is a foot stomp box. It needs some sort of nine volt power to run on.


The configuration of the ProCo RAT is really simple and straightforward. It simply has three knobs - one for distortion level, one for filer (EQ), and one for volume level. It is easy to get a thick sound from this and is easy to manipulate the different parameters to get a sound that suits your needs. I don't have a manual for this, so I don't know how useful it is when learning this pedal.


The distortion sound from the ProCo Sound RAT is really thick and full. I would recommend this if you are looking for some really heavy, metal-like distortion for your guitar. I have only used this with guitar and it probably isn't all that useful for other instruments or genres other than metal or hard rock. Turning the distortion all the way up will give you a huge tone that is great for getting that fat distortion tone heard on many metal records.


I've been using the ProCo Sound RAT for about two years. While somewhat narrow in its ability, for getting a thick distortion sound it sounds really great. I would use this more for big rhythm playing rather than lead, but will work fine for both. It is hard to find a pedal that has as thick of a tone as this and the price is dirt cheap if you can get one used and quite reasonable new. If you are playing heavy metal or hard rock and need a pedal that will give you a tone for these types of genres, this pedal is worth a definite look.
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ProCo Sound RAT tech. sheet

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

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