Dating proco rat pedal

09 Jan

You could very well build the guitar yourself from scrap metal but what’s important is that you’re comfortable with holding the guitar in your hands, playing it and the sound it creates.

Some basic knowledge about the different wood types, neck and body profiles, pickups etc will help you in making the best choice.

Theres no such thing as magic in electronic pedals. I'm oroco electronics whizz, but it would be interesting to hear what the function of that op-amp in the circuit actually is. The MIC was slightly more aggressive at the same settings, but a tiny tweak backwards on the knobs and they matched up as exactly as I could imagine any two things matching.

In the 80s and early 90s, Japanese Fenders were well known for being superior to any other models and the quality is still top notch.

I had an older TS9 Tube Screamer handitv proco rat serial number a few months ago.

I did it when I first bought them and couldn't hear much in the way of an appreciable difference, either into an amp or direct into the board Sune Numbed Wagner-style.

The Rat 2 is the granddaughter of the RAT, released at the end of the 70s and whose 1985 reissue model has just been announced by Proco.

The RAT has been the pedal of choice of a number of guitarists including at some stage Jeff Beck. According to Robert Keeley (who knows a thing or two about effects), the RAT 2 made after serial number 300000 (early 2008) are of inferior quality.