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Rack mountable dirt?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by andrew, Mar 10, 2013.


  1. andrew

    andrew

    May 20, 2000
    Vancouver BC/Pacific Northwest
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Spector, Regenerate Guitar Works, Tech 21 NYC
    There's the Aguilar AGRO, the RBI and RPM, what other rack mountable overdrive, distortion and fuzz are out there?
     
  2. I use the Agro with a series of boosts on the front end (including a tone hammer). Gives great multi-staging to dirt. Sometimes I piggyback it with an old Lexicon GX2 which has some of its own distortion settings.
     
  3. I got a Boss GL-100 that is good fun. Lots of EQ and clipping options. Not so good for live use unless you figure out a way to remote bypass as it is just a 2 channel deal. Cheap used if you can find them too.

    Still, good sounds inside IMO.
     
  4. Ry over at fuzzrocious made up a rack mounted rat tail which looked pretty cool!
     
  5. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    Proco use to make the R2DU.

    procorat_rack_r2du.
     
  6. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    SWR Interstellar Overdriver
    Ampeg BSP and SVP (not CL)
    GK RBP 2001
    H&K Crunch Master and several other models
     
  7. Crystalman85

    Crystalman85

    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    That's pretty cool that proco made a rackmount version of the rat. I'll bet it sounds just as awesome as the rat itself. and I've noticed it has 2 channels. perhaps 1 channel is for rhythm and 1 channel is for lead. that sort of thing would be pretty useful for bass solos. I'll bet that proco rat fans would like to have a rack-mount like that.
     
  8. Buddy beat me to it. I want to get my hands on one of these.
     
  9. Just looked on Ebay. There are 2 listed, bud.
     
  10. Of course there is. I just bought two different Rats. :(

    They don't show up on ebay.ca. They probably don't ship to Canada.
     
  11. They pop up AFTER I pay rent it seems.
     
  12. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    I may be totally mistaken, but I believe the initial inspiration for the Turbo Rat was the gain achieved with both Rats in series on the R2DU.
     
  13. andrew

    andrew

    May 20, 2000
    Vancouver BC/Pacific Northwest
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Spector, Regenerate Guitar Works, Tech 21 NYC
    I'd like to see that.
     
  14. Crystalman85

    Crystalman85

    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    Since everyone here is talking about rackmounts, I was wondering has anyone here ever tried the rocktron gainiac 2 tube distortion rackmount on bass? I know there's the blue thunder, but I wonder has anyone tried the gainiac 2. I'll bet it sounds pretty cool on bass.
     
  15. gastric

    gastric Professional product tester for hire

    Jun 8, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    Source Audio BETA tester
    Most of the Boss / Roland / Line6 rack gear has dirt FX available.

    Of course you can shelf mount pedals and remote swith them.

    Kep in mind you STILL need foot pedals to remote switch rack gear. :what:
     

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