Post your Rat pedal tones.

Discussion in 'The Pedalboard' started by Mark Wein, Aug 5, 2010.

    Aug 5, 2010
  1. Mark Wein :mad:

    I can never get a good sound out of one but I know they can be had. Anyone here use a Rat pedal and like their sound?
     
  2. Aug 5, 2010
  3. Prages User Error

    I'm pretty sure micwalt's signature electric sound is a Rat pedal into his Classic 30.
     
  4. Aug 5, 2010
  5. Help!I'maRock! Chud Staff

    Only pedal I want back. Loved mine.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2010
  7. Modern Saint Not My Monkey!

    That was in the past. I don't remember if the I sounded better than the II. My friend had the one that I used for a while until I bought a used II. But that was over 20 something years ago....Funny how today they call my II the white faced Rat - Huh????:confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
  8. Aug 6, 2010
  9. Help!I'maRock! Chud Staff

    the RAT changed appearances and then circuits quite a bit over the years. the newest ones are a RAT in name only. completely different circuit.
     
  10. Aug 6, 2010
  11. Modern Saint Not My Monkey!

    I figured that was the case because the website mentioned white faced RAT which brought the classic LM308 IC chip which was the heart of those RAT's.
     
  12. Aug 6, 2010
  13. Help!I'maRock! Chud Staff

    right. and they were still used in RAT2's up until about 5 years ago (i think). then production was moved and everything changed.
     
  14. Aug 6, 2010
  15. Mark Wein :mad:

    I had one in stock that was the absolute worst sounding pedal I've ever heard that cost more than $35. I sold it on eBay instead of selling to a customer.
     
  16. Sep 14, 2010
  17. micwalt Hell Bound, F*g-Enabling Whore

    Wow, I never come in here, but I just ventured in and saw this thread.
    I recorded two full-length CDs and some demos with a Standard Tele, a C30, and a RAT2 for solos. Sounded great. It was stolen at an outdoor gig (along with my entire board), and for some reason I replaced it with a Classic RAT. It was never as good. And nowadays it seems to sound crappier and crappier.
    Here's an example of how the RAT2 sounded (solo at 2:25):
    http://hc.bloodyvelvet.com/files/225/The Long Way 1.MP3
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2010
  18. Sep 14, 2010
  19. Mark Wein :mad:

    See what happens when you guys look around outside of the lounge? :p

    Rat pedals are notorious for being inconsistent from year to year....you probably had a killer old one and the one you bought was completely different under the hood...
     
  20. Sep 14, 2010
  21. micwalt Hell Bound, F*g-Enabling Whore

    :)
    Yeah, they really were completely different.
    idn_smilie
     
  22. Sep 14, 2010
  23. Help!I'maRock! Chud Staff

    if you're looking for a suitable replacement for your old RAT, and like soldering, check out the BYOC Mighty Mouse and Beavis Audio FKR
     
  24. Sep 15, 2010
  25. Prages User Error

    And if you're not into soldering, you can buy the kit and send it to me.

    I need a new project and don't have the funds for one of my own. :weebz:
     
  26. Sep 15, 2010
  27. Help!I'maRock! Chud Staff

    assembly fee?
     
  28. Sep 15, 2010
  29. Prages User Error

    Just enough to cover my shipping the pedal to you. :weebz:
     
  30. Sep 15, 2010
  31. Help!I'maRock! Chud Staff

  32. Sep 15, 2010
  33. Prages User Error

    Sorry. :weebz:
     
  34. Sep 15, 2010
  35. micwalt Hell Bound, F*g-Enabling Whore

    Ah, I think I'm over the RAT. I'm digging the tones from the Blackstar, and I'm thinking a nice compressor would go nicely with it.
    Thanks for the offer, though.
    :)
     
  36. Sep 15, 2010
  37. Help!I'maRock! Chud Staff

    i has compressors for sale. see listing in spam section.
     
  38. Sep 15, 2010
  39. micwalt Hell Bound, F*g-Enabling Whore

    Tempting... but I think I'm going to hold out for a Tone Press.
    :)
     

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