Turbo Rat?!

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  1. torza

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    So I've been looking for a distortion replacement for my MXR M80. I like the M80 for the clean blend/keeping the low end, but wanted something that's more of a "distortion" rather than the overdrive boost that the M80 is good for.

    Someone recommended the Turbo Rat, and wanted to hear other opinions on it as far as tone, keeping the lows intact, etc.

    Thanks for reading!!
     
  2. yaksonator

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    Look at a fuzzrocious rat tail.
     
  3. WhiteNinja

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    The Turbo Rat will cut lows, but there's a simple mod that removes the bass cut, but also reduces some of the gain. If you want a Rat for bass, the Fuzzrocious Rat Tail is exactly what you're looking for.
     
  4. vegas532

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    Get the Rat Tail and never look back!
     
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  6. Guinness20

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    If this is a stupid question please forgive me (which means I know it's a stupid question but bear with me) - I'm more of a fuzz and od guy - like b3k and muff-style fuzz territory, but the other day I saw a video somewhere of a guy covering hysteria using a proco rat and it sounded pretty good! I've never really considered a distortion pedal before. Is it normal to use a distortion pedal with fuzz and/or od pedals, or is that just for all-out craziness?
     
  7. torza

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    Wow! The Rat Tail sounds absolutely insane!!! Is it true bypass? Does it have hiss? Does it have a "pop" when activated?
     
  8. rratajski

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    Yes, no, no.
     
  9. rratajski

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    You're already using distortion in a sense if you're using a b3k. It's not really a fuzz machine. It's a overdrive that can push into distortion territory. Yes, totally normal to use any combo of fuzz, distortion, and od.
     
  10. vegas532

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    I'm an all around gain junkie, and I approve of this message! :D
     
  11. Guinness20

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    Right ok, cheers :) So with the proco rat for example do people use both od and fuzz with it, or is it one more than the other?
     
  12. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Gold Supporting Member

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    the rat tail basically is my channel switcher for the mesa boogie d180, super clean to crazy od, and when i need the feedback for the intros or bridges i've got that too, cause i don't have the second distortion, i've got the feedback loop
     
  13. skulletwhip

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    Around these parts I use od dist and füzz. Get straight inzane with the true trip metal when ya gotta get that bong rattling bass into the face of space.

    In your face space coyote.
     
  14. torza

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    95% sold.Just have to try this thing out! There's seriously no low end loss?
     
  15. rratajski

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    I don't think that's accurately quantifiable. Just know that a lot of people pair dirt pedals from time to time.
     
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    The Rat King is phenomenal, in case you wanted one more voice of approval. Same circuit as the tail with a couple extra bells and whistles, more useful for some than others.
     

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