Pro Co is one of the rare brands which sticks to this policy to the fullest. Our expert team will guide you with gear reviews, lessons and advice to help make your guitar life a little easier and more enjoyable. Feature: It's got what you need to make it sound awesome. Full dimes in either direction open the flood gates of the damned or the righteous, respectively. It features true bypass switching. Has glow in the dark controls for distortion amount, filter cutoff and volume level. I'm a gear head and love to try new equipment, my musical ear may not be as honed as some, but I can hear enough to know that this Rat is going to stay my pet! There are a lot of things folks love that I don't.
Feature: this pedal only came in a thick cardboard box, pretty minimal but not to worry because it could probably put a hole in concrete. At mid-way settings it would become a filthy animal that would turn the cleanest Fender amp into metal monster. Overall: Need just a little dirt or a lot of sludge? Plus, it could use a status indicator. There are demos on youtube that show how little, if any, difference there is. With the Filter rolled completely counterclockwise, I set the Distortion and Volume controls to noon and fired up the pedal. And the work paid off—this pedal sounds as close to the original as you can get without owning the real deal.
Sometimes I wish all pedal manufactures would move to this setup. Loving my new pet Rat! I can definitley see people using this pedal all the time for heavier genres of rock though. But since most folks think the Rat is just a hard core distortion pedal, many will never try it this way. If you play a lot of harder rock, the ProCo Sound Vintage Rat will give you a great tone for that type of music, but probably isn't all that useful outside of the genre. I purchase my pedals with a lot of consideration, and do not keep pedals around that are just average sounding. The 85 reissue is twice the price of the others and would be very nice to have but I am happy with my second generation pedal from 1990 or thereabouts. Ease of Use: plug in, turn on, be a rockstar.
Crank that knob up if you want more bite. Maybe I just haven't found the right Rat. What else is there to say. I'm surprised this pedal is better than the price tag lets on. But here is where I have fun, If I click on an analog voiced delay behind it, the sound gets very smooth.
Ease of Use: I didn't get a manual! 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. First it becomes too dirty very very quickly Good even when after a single use Little less, diet specific to that pedal I think I've been around, and I do not know if I would do this election. The sound is so unique and. If you plan on using batteries though, it's not an issue. Volume — Also known as the Level knob, this control adjusts the amount of distortion effect that gets injected into your audio output.
I'm saying this simply isn't true. Well mainly because to my ears they do all sound very similar, and the differences are very subtle so it wouldn't have made for good viewing. This is the first distortion pedal you need, maybe the last Then build from there. You will instantly recognize the tone of this pedal. Quality: I was impressed when it was delivered.
I tried one of these some years ago,and I´m very obsessive with my guitar tone,at that time I knew very little about gear and tone,but still to this day,nothing comes close to its monstruous sound and great harmonic definition,you can go from Blackface combo to British stack and beyond;Years later gear has come and gone,but this little pedal is the only thing remaining,I want another one already! The trouble is that there is no nuance: the knob rglant the level of distortion is not nothing impossible to have a crunch without losing all. The sound can be described as thick, full, and vibey distortion pedal. Most his character, controlled roughness, the atypical model dasn all and this, as strong as its integration with electronic design. If John Scofield and Bill Frisell can use a Rat for just a touch of heat to give that slightly breaking up amp sound, it might just make it worthy of being considered king of the drive boxes. I have never played any other distortion in my signal path and I played top 40, metal, rock, blues, funk, 80's, 90's etc, using this pedal for all kinds of effects. I could not afford a tube amp of my choosing so i have a champion, let me add I don't like amps that let you dial in all the amps and so on and so forth. I know players with multiple distortions and overdrives in their effects chain which is totally cool but if I could only have one it would be the Rat.
Feature: Minimal, but intuitive and functional controls with a broad sweep of possibilities. While other pedals have Tone or Brightness knobs, the Filter control operates in a slightly different manner by always retaining a certain foundation of all frequencies. With its thick steel build, you can be assured that no amount of stomping or abuse will even put a dent on this thing. Overall: satisfied until it breaks, if it ever does, which would be easy to fix or replace. This is where the Filter becomes your best friend, because the overall sound can tend to break up and become a little muddy. I front a Classic Rock cover band, and it's perfect on my pedal board.