Proco Rat low end problem

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Billion, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. Billion


    Feb 2, 2018
    I have a ProCo Rat clone (is the Little Bear version, with vintage, dirty and turbo switch).

    On guitar is amazing but on bass it sucks a lot of low end and when I use it in a pedalboard with my Green Big Muff the difference of low end is huge.

    My question is:
    Why I see it in a lot of bassist's pedalboards? How people use it? Why in my pedalboard it doesn't work so good?
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Most people who use them on bass either use them in a two-line clean/dirty setup or they just plain don't care that it drops low end. I love Rats but I don't want to do either, so my solution was an MXR Bass Distortion. There are other bass-specific Rats out there as well...Fuzzrocious Cat Tail and Cat King (Fuzzrocious also designed the MXR), Dunwich Volt Thrower, Idiotbox Blower Box...just off the top of my head.
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