Pro Co Rat 2 Distortion Pedal Reviews4.6/5.0 based on 10 customer reviews
The Pro Co Rat 2 does anything from subtle boosting up to some of the raunchiest fuzz you could ask for. I've had one on my pedalboard for about two years and it's not going anywhere.
from New York, NY USA
October 9, 2012Music Background:
Rat for a mouse runninOutstanding pedal. I actually use it for vocal distortion, so much fun and for a great rate. Wouldn't use it on everything, but very great for specific usage and distortion fun.
Sweet water is outstanding. Period.
from Manchester, CT
February 14, 2011Music Background:
Exactly What I needed!Perfect! I have a Vox AC30 for an amp. The clean and crunch sounds I get out of it are great, but I was having trouble getting a good BIG distortion sound. I tried a few other pedals, and nothing comes close to the RAT. This pedal sounds awesome with the AC30. The sound out of this thing is huge! I love it!!!
from La Grange, IL
February 27, 2007Music Background:
Pro Musician, and always a student!
I Love Stepping on a Rat!I've owned a Rat since 1984 and have since gotten the Duecetone. I can't say how much I love these pedals. I keep looking for others to come along. But I still go back to my Rat. Everything dirty in anyway that I've recorded, I've used the Rat. I'm planning to order another Rat II as a backup! I've heard mods work well for these pedals. I think they sound great just as they are. Hears to Rockin' the Rat!
April 22, 2013Music Background:
Wonderful Fuzz PedalWas looking to replace my big muff, which seemed too washed out and bassy, and this is the perfect answer. Creates a great range of fuzz sounds without losing the actual guitar tone. Tremendous harmonic overtones and feedback possibilities. I love it!
March 5, 2013Music Background:
Semi-pro musician & home recording enthusiast.
The Rat - a marvelous little pedal!I really like my new pet RAT. It has a little more juice than I need but I find if I increase the filter and cut back the distortion, I can get a really smooth sustain sound which is what I wanted. Tons of ooomph and well worth the money.
from United States
January 3, 2013Music Background:
Hobbyist musician and song writer
nice warm distortionI haven't had a chance to push this to it's boundaries yet. But when I used it, I got what I've been looking for. A very warm overdrive that does not get distorted when pushing harder beats or higher scales.
from Los Angeles
January 3, 2008Music Background:
Hobbyist musician - Guitar.
Beautiful ToneThis is probably one of the best pedals I have ever had. The tone on this thing is just beautiful. I have tried it using single coil strat and a humbucker ibanez, in both cases the tone is amazing. From smooth to pasty distortion just by turning the knobs. Really classy sound.
from Louisville, KY
January 20, 2013Music Background:
At home guitarist. Been playing for ruffly 2 years.
ProCo Rat IIAt first when I got this pedal I was a little disappointed, I guess I was just wondering if getting a solid state amp before getting this was a good idea. But slowly this pedal grew on me. I know people say that the Rat II is not as good as the old Rats but this one is quite amazing. You just can't plug it in and expect perfect tone without trying some different settings first. This pedal is great at what it does and that is full on distortion. If you were looking for a little tubescreamer you've bought the wrong pedal! To find "You're Tone" that you are looking for in this pedal you will have to do some searching around. The slightest knob adjustment can completely change the sound. More than likely you will have to do some amp eq switches aswell. (I did). My settings are Distortion: 9 o'clock, Filter 11:59 (different than 12 o'clock, trust me) and Volume 2 o'clock. These settings, given my amp (Fender Frontman 212r) give you a Sum 41 All Killer No Filler kind of tone also very much like the Foo Fighters. As far as I can tell turning the dist. up will increase the fullness of the bass so that is why my flter is at 11:59 and not 1 or 2. Overall this pedal does what it is supposed to do and does an AMAZING job at it. Great job ProCo!
from Toledo, OH
March 9, 2006
Bad-*** Monster soundI just received this pedal yesterday and plugged it into my Fender Blues Deluxe. I used my Strat (single coil) through this and it gave me anything from a classic rock tone up to a real heavy overdrive (think early Def Leppard, Sorpions,etc.)
Reading the reviews before I purchased this pedal, I expected a goood tone, but it surpassed my expectations! I was "WOWED" by the power and clarity it brought to my tone! Truly satisfying!
That was just the beginning. After running my Gibson Les Paul (Standard) through this it became SURREAL! Unbelievable power and tone. The overdrive is second to none! Flat out BALLS, but maintained the integrity of the guitar's original sound. I have never been this satisfied with my tone. I will NEVER give up this pedal. If I lost it I would place a RUSH order on it immeadiately. It is built like a tank and Pro Co offers the best warranty in the business. Check out thier site (proco.com). I can't wait to run this through my Marshall 40 watt combo! I can only imagine the sonic terror it will produce!
No, I do not work or represent Pro Co in any way, shape or form - but now I am a dedicated consumer.
January 1, 2004
The best distortion pedal ever.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!