I'm sure the company can fix your old RAT, I wouldn't ditch it because of a problem with it.Thanks for posting this! I guess I had a Rat2 for a long time, I think I got it in 88, it replaced my square wave distortion box that had died, and I used it until around 02. It was my main and only distortion option, I couldn’t afford anything else! A few years ago I bought a VFE alpha dog, but I didn’t love it, I was in the midst of my fuzz search. I also had a little bear rat, and again I didn’t bond with it b/c of my search for fuzz... but I may buy another sometime!