- Used as a primary distortion, it excels at arena rock rhythm tones and soaring leads
- Nails that sweet spot where a tube amp goes from sparkly clean to warm overdrive
- Use the RAT 2 as a boost for solos and get the extra kick you need
Publisher: ProCo Sound
Release Date: 22-07-2008
Details: The beauty of the RAT 2 lies in its versatility. Used as a primary distortion, it excels at arena rock rhythm tones and soaring leads. Do you have a powerful amp with too much headroom for the gig? The RAT 2 nails that sweet spot where a tube amp goes from sparkly clean to warm overdrive. Maybe you already love your amp’s distortion. Use the RAT 2 as a boost for solos and get the extra kick you need.For any further queries please contact Pro Co’s Technical Assistance (800) 467-2726 x1206 / Customer Service (800) 467-2726 x1123 / Quality Assurance (800) 467-2726 x2306.
I bought this pedal because I wanted a distortion tone that sounds like a fuzz stacked with an overdrive, but I also wanted to control the tone using the guitar volume knob. I haven’t used another pedal that does it better than this.
The Filter control at 7-9 o’clock give a gritty overdrive and 4-5 o’clock gives a muffy fuzz tone.
If you’re wanting something that is a harder distortion, but not heavy metal, then this is a good generic distortion that sounds great across the spectrum.
Rolling back the volume on your guitar cleans up the tone keeping the output at near consistent volume.
I play generic rock cover songs and church music, and this overdrive into a tube amp sounds great. You can’t not like it.
For church lately, though, I use a direct injection setup and I find that the highs come in a little too harsh for my taste. Still sounds good, just different.
I’m a bassist who owns 30+ pedals, and Pro Co RAT is one of my favorites. It’s a magnificent distortion that you can effortlessly transform into an exceptional bass distortion. If you’re a bassist looking for a really good distortion sound, this might be what you’re looking for.