Rat Tail vs. Iron Pig/Acid Pig Low End

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  1. russpurdy

    russpurdy Supporting Member

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    So, anyone know what the low end is like on these pedals? I have heard the Rat Tail maintains your lows nicely. Does the Iron Pig/Acid Pig do the same? Thanks!
     
  2. zwkoch

    zwkoch You can't do that on bass enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

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    I've owned both the Rat Tail and Iron Pig. The RT has more consistent bottom end performance throughout the settings. The Iron Pig has a few clipping settings that are thinner than others, but overall is very good. It all depends in which clipping mode you select. Sometimes thinner may be what you need.
     
  3. russpurdy

    russpurdy Supporting Member

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    Thanks man. When it's in "standard rat mode" does it retain lows better than a Proco? Thanks!
     
  4. zwkoch

    zwkoch You can't do that on bass enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

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  6. Lebowsky

    Lebowsky Effects Forum Resident Supporting Member

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    Rat Tail has all the low end you need and more
     
  7. russpurdy

    russpurdy Supporting Member

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    Thanks guys, I've been gassing bad for a Rat Tail but an Iron Pig came up and I'm waffling between them. Hard to find a Fuzzrocious for immediate purchase as well.
     
  8. Insouciance

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    I have owned both. Kept the Iron Pig...but I almost exclusively use the straight LM308 setting, as it is the most open and raw sounding...which is also on the Rat Tail. Whichever one you end up with, you will find awesome sounds.
     
  9. bassmusic17

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  10. russpurdy

    russpurdy Supporting Member

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    Ah, but shipping to Canada is a tricky one with them.
     
  11. aBoMoFo

    aBoMoFo Supporting Member

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    I've played through a rat tail before and it was pretty cool but for some reason the iron pig just seems to get along better with my bass and playing style. I play stingrays with a moderately heavy hand and the pig just felt more "there" to the sound in my head when I think rat.

    Everything else that the pig can do makes it a killer addition to a board. I'll never sell mine.
     
  12. zwkoch

    zwkoch You can't do that on bass enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

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    I had the exact same experience with my Sterling 5HH. On my single coil basses, the RT had that nice nasal bark that I love in the Rat. IMO you can't go wrong either way.
     

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