Pro Co Rat 2 Distortion / Fuzz / Overdrive Pedal

Guitar Effects Pedal w/Distortion, Sustain, Fuzz & Overdrive
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Pro Co Rat 2 Distortion / Fuzz / Overdrive Pedal
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Rodents of Unusual Size. . .

The Rat 2 covers all the bases: distortion, sustain, fuzz, overdrive - from the sweet raunchy to the grinding raunchy to the raunchy raunchy, Rat 2 lets you pick yer poison! Has glow in the dark controls for distortion amount, filter cutoff and volume level.

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Distortion, Sustain, Fuzz, Overdrive
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Batteries 1 x 9V
Height 2.5"
Width 3.5"
Depth 4"
Weight 2 lbs.
Power Supply Included No
Manufacturer Part Number RAT2

Customer Reviews

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That 70's Pedal...

Out of all the distortion/fuzz pedals that I've played through, this is far and away my favorite. I'm not a metal head so I haven't tested the Rat's capabilities in that direction, but as a Blues/Classic Rock/ Hard Rock pedal it is right on the nuggets. The sloppy glory of the Faces' "Stay with Me" or the snarling bite of The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again?" It's there. It can go from thick fuzz to more measured subtle distortion and sounds good on both ends of the spectrum. I highly recommended it.


Thanks Sweetwater for the video reviews of these pedals! The RAT does exactly what you said and it sounds great!
Music background: Worship Pastor

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!
Music background: Pro Musician, and always a student!

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!!!
Music background: Hobbyist

I Keep Crawling Back to the Rat.

In my search for the tone I've had in my head I've gone through numerous distortion/fuzz pedals including a DS-1, an MXR Super Badass, the Rat and an EHX BM Pi with Tone Wicker. Out of all those, the Rat is the one that really had me convinced I had found the tone I wanted. Easy to use, rugged design, easy to access battery compartment and of course the amazing distortion tone this thing can produce is what keeps me going back to it. The clarity this thing has is awesome. I have the distortion cranked as high as it will go and can still hear every note. The only other pedal that produced that was the EHX BM, but fuzz ended up not being my taste, though the Rat can also do fuzz (I'm convinced it could do anything involving an over-driven tone). I would recommend this pedal to anyone that is looking for that distortion tone that can remain clear, or anyone looking for a distortion pedal in general. I'll be sticking with this for the rest of my musical career.

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Charlie Davis

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.
See also: Distortion Pedals, Pro Co, Pro Co Distortion, Overdrive, Boost & Fuzz