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Anyone else use a Rat?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Judas101, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. Judas101


    Apr 12, 2007
    Dublin, Ireland
    Just curious if there are many folks around here who use a Rat pedal for distortion/overdrive.

    Was originally looking into a Big Muff big tried the Rat and liked it.

    It not something i've seen a lot of bass players using.

    I'd recommend ppl to check them out.

    great pedals altogether.
  2. sonicvi


    Jun 10, 2005
    Houston, TX
    There was a thread about this just a couple of days ago. Try searching for Rats and you'll find plenty of discussion about them.
  3. Judas101


    Apr 12, 2007
    Dublin, Ireland
    So i'm guessing there are a few people around here that use them then!
  4. sonicvi


    Jun 10, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Yeah, there are many. A lot of people really like them eventhough they lose a good deal of low end.
  5. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    I recently got a vintage 80's one, it's nice but does lose a lot of bass but I could still think of plenty of applications for it but it would never be my only distortion pedal.
  6. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    I had a Keeley-modded Rat that was supposed to keep the bottom end better. It was still un-usable for my needs.
  7. Chris Novoselic used one for the song "Breed" by Nirvana. I love that tone. I think I might snatch me one of them.
  8. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Great clipping, needs to be blended.
  9. Judas101


    Apr 12, 2007
    Dublin, Ireland
    i noticed the low end thing a bit sometimes.

    is there anything that could solve this problem?

    i recently started using the rat with a MXR micro amp booster thingy that my guitarist was no longer using. i stumbled upon a winner there.
  10. TrevorNorton

    TrevorNorton Banned

    Jun 8, 2007
    and also in bloom, endless, nameless and a devo cover called turnaround ( im a big fan )
  11. eyvindwa

    eyvindwa Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2007
    Oslo, Norway
    A blender pedal, perhaps?
  12. I use a Rat quite a bit but mainly on piccolo bass for that nasty Jeff Beck tone. When I use it on bass I will blend it with clean signal unless I want that skinny bottom bass tone for a bass solo.

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