Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by niclake13, Feb 28, 2012.
Is there something special about the LM308-chipped RATs? Apparently I have one and didn't know it.
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.
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.
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.
Can anyone instruct me as to figuring out the exact model/year? Is there a way?
Post a picture!
I can roughly tell you by the serial number.
Pic with others here...
Pot serial numbers are saying it's a '86.
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.
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.
What he said
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.
Gotcha. Ok, that makes sense. Am I silly trying to recover ~$140 for this?