"The Rat" Question....

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  1. shecfr

    shecfr Supporting Member

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    I visited a local music store today, and I noticed a Proco Rat in the display.....it was a little bigger box and looked new, I suppose it was some type of re-issue....anyway the name of the pedal was "The Rat"....can anyone tell me what is the differece between this one and the Rat2 tonewise....?
     
  2. Kev O)))

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    It sounds like your describing the Vintage Rat Reissue. I think they came out around '91 or so and the earlier ones had the coveted LM308n chip. IIRC, they were supposed to be smoother and less gainy than the Rat2 and were quite popular.

    Unfortunately, they were discontinued a couple of years back. But if you like this one, be sure to unscrew the battery door and see if it has the LM308 chip. It should be located on the right hand side of the circuit board.
     
  3. Felix Leclerc

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    Try it out!

    Letters and numbers don't mean nothing if your ears don't like it.
     
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    Check out the Rat history link in my sig.
     
  5. shecfr

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    Thanks everyone for the info...
     

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