Proco Rat Distortion
Researched and designed to produce a sound that is radically different from any “distortion” you’ve ever heard before – a sound as mellow as a vintage “twin,” or as bone-crushingly powerful as a battery of those famous English stacks – instantly, at any volume.
Smooth, continuously variable controls for distortion amount, filter cutoff, and volume level let you preset just the right degree of overdrive, tune in on the presence without tinny treble, and balance the output for that perfect extra boost.
The RAT 2 offers glow-in-the-dark luminescent control graphics and new LED status indicator. You’ll never be “lost in the dark” again!
The RAT 2 is housed in Pro Co’s inimitably massive steel enclosure, with a simple-to-use “no tools required” battery compartment. Top grade components like a mil-spec glass-epoxy circuit board, conductive plastic controls and the heavy-duty industrial footswitch make for trouble-free reliability on the road. Careful circuit design and integrated circuit selection insure extended battery life. For 120 VAC operation use the RPS-1 power supply.
The true bypass mode utilizes passive switching of both input and output from the signal path to eliminate the loss of power and clarity often caused by other devices. The LED indicator on the RAT 2 is driven by a unique FET sensor circuit to avoid the noise of unnecessary buffer stages and preserve the great RAT sound.
The RAT 2’s smooth harmonic distortion puts the extra punch in rhythm work and makes solos cut through with authority, power, and effortless sustain.
Distortion, sustain, fuzz, overdrive – from the sweet wail of the blues to the grinding raunch of the heaviest metal – STOMP ON A RAT!
Input Impedance: 1 Megohm
Power Requirements: 9 V Battery or external DC power Supply (RPS-1)
Output Impedance: 1 Kilohm
Maximum Gain: 60 dB
Equivalent Input Noise: -110 dB
Filter: 6 dB/octave low-pass
Maximum Output Level: 1.2 V (P-P)
Weight: 1.7 lbs. (0.8 kg)
Current Consumption/Battery Life: 3.0 mA/160 hrs
Shipping Weight: 0.9 kg (2.0 lbs.)
Dimensions (H x W x D): 73 x 79.4 x 103.2 mm (2-7/8 x 3-1/8 x 4-1/16 in.)