Audio samples of a Rat type distortion with gain up high mixed with cleans?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by JohnArnson, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. JohnArnson


    May 28, 2019
    So I am considering buying a Rat pedal and using it for my high gain distortion mixed with some clean signal via my Boss LS-2.

    However I can't seem to find any videos or audio samples of a Rat type pedal with the gain relatively high up mixed with cleans, and would naturally like to hear some examples of that to get an idea of what to expect before I buy, preferably played with a pick.

    So does anyone happen to have some audio samples of that or links to where I could find such?
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2019
  2. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 15, 2003
    Gotta be some video of Larry Graham with his Juggernaut pedal (that's the bass Rat with a clean blend built in. I played one a couple months ago and it was rad, but I couldn't quite get a mental handle on how the controls worked with the way the blend is implemented. maybe i was just a dummy that day tho, always possible)
  3. Mxr m85
  4. JohnArnson


    May 28, 2019
    Thanks for you suggestion, however I only found one YouTube video using the search term "Larry Graham Juggernaut" that seems to feature it, and although that part also was drenched in a phaser effect it did sound really great, and at least he wasn't slapping either there.

    Still perhaps not the best demonstration of what I am looking for, even if it sounded great.

    Here's the clip I found:
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  5. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 15, 2003
    Ah I know that one. I assumed there would be lots of it out there!
  6. Robertron


    Feb 12, 2010
    NewYork, NY
    Is that the Juggernaut? Dang nice. I always wondered what that drive was coming from but never bothered to look into it.
  7. cardinal


    Jan 13, 2016
    I'll try to get at least an iPhone clip for you, though I have only Turbo Rats.

    With the gain cranked up to a real distortion, the RAT gets very thick and fat sounding, so I prefer not to bother with a clean blend. But if using the RAT more as an overdrive with the gain lower, it doesn't have nearly as much low end and I do prefer a clean blend.
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  8. Here is a regular old RatII going into a BDDI, playing my buddy's J bass( it wasn't the SX P/J - I remembered it wrong, it was a MIM J)
    Even with the bass cut on the RatII, I was able to make up for it with the BDDI:
    Jam with my buddy on guitar/drums by Centaurus A

    No clean blend on that. Didn't miss it.
  9. All I can think of is tool -H. The intro to that is bass clean with massively gained turbo rat...
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  10. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 15, 2003
    Of course the most obvious rat with blend on the market is probably the MXR M85, which is good especially in turbo mode (LED clipping), but I always root for the vintage units in these kinds of things =0)