Dating proco rat pedal

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Anyway, Rat is one of my all time favourite distortion boxes and this one sounds so good I don’t want to modify it ;)Here are a few close-ups of the pedal & insides.

Numerous variations of the original RAT pedal are still being produced today.

The top panel was labeled with Pro Co Sound "The RAT" and the three control knobs as Distortion, Tone and Volume.

In 1983, Pro Co switched to a smaller, U-shaped enclosure.

Some like the vintage glossy nitro finish and some prefer the more modern satin finish.

Depending on the radius, thickness and contour of the neck, maples are generally brighter sounding with a bit more top and less mid range.

The general design is very similar to the Boss DS-1 distortion pedal. Known for its poor slew rate, it largely accounts for the sonic difference between the two pedals.

Buying a new guitar is a considerable investment for most of us.

Each pedal was built in a standard project box, hand painted, and hand drilled. This iteration was built in a custom designed, rectangular sheet-metal enclosure, with an L shaped removable top/back section giving access to the internals.There’s little doubt that US Fenders are better than Mexicans.That’s kind of the point too, considering that MIM models are Fender’s budget brand (above Squier).It may sound like a cliché but you need to be at one with the guitar for the inspiration to flow.This has nothing to do with what models you choose or how much they cost.

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