LM308 RAT

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  1. niclake13

    niclake13 Member

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    Is there something special about the LM308-chipped RATs? Apparently I have one and didn't know it.
     
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    yeah. they sound killer.

    try using it as a boost into a dirty amp. try it at low gain. mess with high settings of the filter knob. crank the gain for fuzzy-ness. it's an awesome pedal, true bypass, etc. works with most amps i've tried, works great with single coils, and is way more versatile that it gets credit for.

    have fun.
     
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    Hah. I'm asking cause I'm looking at selling it... I'm full up on dirt now, and the RAT got the boot off of the board.
     
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    Those are the most coveted Rats. The older the better around here. Typically, any Rat with the LM308 in it is going to sell for around $100-$140 just depending. People will pay more for one from the 80s for example. It also depends on what condition it is in and whether it is a big box, Rat 2, etc.
     
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    Can anyone instruct me as to figuring out the exact model/year? Is there a way?
     
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    I can roughly tell you by the serial number.
     
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    Pic with others here...

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    Pot serial numbers are saying it's a '86.

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    yea ive got an original '88 flat box Rat 2 and that looks nearly exactly like mine. I would be confident in saying its an '86. Def worth around $115-$140 depending.
     
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    That's a Rat 2: it's got a LED, so it can't be earlier than '88. I've got a smallbox Rat from '88 that already uses that same PCB with the hole for the LED, my favourite pedal of all time.
     
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    What he said
     
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    It's a RAT 2 indeed, although I thought they started making these in 1987. At least, I always assumed my own RAT 2 pedal had to be an 87, since it also has 1986 pots. But of course they could have had a huge stock of those.
     
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    Gotcha. Ok, that makes sense. Am I silly trying to recover ~$140 for this?
     

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