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The Westie Pro Co

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by jhan, May 5, 2010.

  1. jhan

    jhan Guest

    Just picked up The Westie, a modded ProCo 'You-Rirty-Rat,' from 30th Street Guitars. The Mod is done by Frank O Hearn of Shamrock Amps in Brick, NJ.

    Never really cared for ProCo Rat's of any stripe, but I'm Really liking this thing so far. Here's some clips. Just foolin' around . . .

    Warick Corvette 5 String Passive > Radial JDI > Westie ProCo > Soundcard > Sonar (and a bit of tweaking with Ampeg SVX - couldn't help it)

    Note: The Warwick has a set of Ultra J's in it.

    Heavier Distortion

    Slight Distortion
  2. mikeddd


    Nov 12, 2009
    San Antonio, TX
    Wow, they both sound great! What I like most about the "heavy" sound is that you didn't seem to lose much bottom end at all. A lot of distortion pedals add top-end fuzz and crap and you lose the "oomph." I still heard plenty of bottom.

    The "slight" sounds great too and I actually prefer it over the "heavy." Though I can definitely see w/what type of music you'd want that sound.

    I was digging on the "Spy Hunter" esque groove, man. :cool:

    Did you have a little reverb in there too? Thought I could hear a bit of 'verb.
  3. jhan

    jhan Guest

    No verb at all. But the Ampeg SVX plugin does add a bit of oomph. It would have been a bit more accurate maybe to provide a 'dry' recording, but we do play through amps, after all. When I track at home, it's almost always an SVT 4 Pro and a 410 HLF miked, and a dry direct signal which I almost always completely EQ out.

    Note that this pedal, as with most dirt pedals IMO, probably works best with passive basses. My Spector Euro 5 would blow this pedal out even on it's lowest distortion setting.

  4. mikeddd


    Nov 12, 2009
    San Antonio, TX
    Thanks for the details, jhan. The clips really do sound great. :)

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