Whats your thoughts on them anyone??? i use one and think they sound great ;)
ooooooooooooooohhhh the rat!!!!!
i have a vintage re-issue rat in ludicrously oversized box. quite simply these things are great. the filter knob lets you go from a dark fuzzy....thing to a more sharp edged distortion with more than enough gain for anyone! and it's cheap and a 9V battery last for ever provided you don't leave it plugged in all the time while not in use.
it is soooo versatile and very very loud, it is verging on the lo-fi side of distortion, and overdrive this ain't. you won't get any metal tones, well you could but they wouldn't be THAT good, no it's a weird distortion/fuzz hybrid with a character all of it's own.
niall owns the original proco rat, it is more straight ahead distortion in my opinion with less of a fuzzy tone. both are @#%$ huge tho.
mine's not huge, it's pocket sized and lovely.
as demonstrated by the fact that i once bumped into a Go Commando and had one of their RATs in my pocket yo give back, and last friday i bumped into Michael Killing Spree, who happened to have my RAT about his person. so nyaah.
Yep mines is very small too but it rocks ;)