The original circuit and appearance suffered some changes over the different revisions but the tone remained the same. Although the pedal was originally built as custom-order product inPro Co began to mass produce it in Pro Co Rat Schematic.
The basic RAT has changed in appearance over the years, but its tone has remained largely the same. The Pro Co RAT became very popular in the early s, thanks in part to fame gained by its use by several artists. Burnham decided he could build a superior product from the ground up, and designed "The RAT" pedal.
Discussion in ' The Stomp Box ' started by logan2zJul 27, Telecaster Guitar Forum. Are 'vintage' RATs that good?
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Like those other pedals, the Rat pedal has spawned countless variations and imitations over the decades, and anyone seeking its searing brand of distortion has more than a few options to consider on today's pedal market. Dating back to and the work of Scott Bruhan and Steve Kiraly, the life of the Rat began, as is the case with many other pedals, as a custom order project. And since then, the main production Rat has been updated and altered many times, with new enclosure styles and various component swaps.
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There were only 12 of these pedals made, prototype included, and they were all hand made, drilled, and finished with a silk screen logo. We wanted to share with you some classic albums that changed our lives personally, that have a healthy dose of the RAT distortion sound. Buy On Amazon. When people think RAT distortion, they tend to think of that classic dirty sound, but then from there it becomes somewhat confusing as to what genres of music actually fully embrace the RAT.
We collected 5 distortion pedals, their structural design is very strong, and the texture is very good. Although one of the finest pedals, you can still get a healthy range of available tones from this cheap unit. Having said that, it comes with four knobs: Gain, Level, Bass and Treble.
From these humble origins, the RAT has evolved from a single, hand built prototype into a family of the most versatile and most recorded distortion pedals in the world. Do you want to see how the RAT has evolved? Also, since there is no accurate way of dating a RAT pedal by its serial number alone, this timeline can help you determine the general age your pedal. All of the holes were hand drilled and were finished in a black crinkle coating with a bright florescent silk-screened logo.