Which Rat....?????

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Re: Which Rat....?????

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:14 pm

I've got an Arc Effects Soothsayer, and it's probably my most used drive pedal. It's got some tweaking functions with internal dip switches, and honestly, I haven't gotten a bad sound out of it yet. If it's that close to standard RAT's, I don't think you can go wrong with one.
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Re: Which Rat....?????

Post by elektrovac » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:31 pm

andy_tchp wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:37 am
And PS the 'Reuss' mod still sucks a big one.
There's no such thing as a 'Reuss' mod >:(

You must be thinking of the Ruetz mod:

https://music-electronics-forum.com/sho ... hp?t=35200

I will be releasing a Rat (and Klon) based two-in-one pedal this fall, though, with a switchable mod. But not the Ruetz 8)

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Re: Which Rat....?????

Post by andy_tchp » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:06 am

Oh shit :o my mistake and my apologies! :fp:

Yes, it's the Ruetz mod that sucks.

Two in one rat+klon sounds very interesting!
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Re: Which Rat....?????

Post by Jaguar018 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:37 am

My latest addition.
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Re: Which Rat....?????

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:47 am

That's killer looking! They should totally do a whole series of different colored RAT's. I'd love to see an orange one. And purple.
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Re: Which Rat....?????

Post by panoramic » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:51 am

Jaguar018 wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:37 am
My latest addition.
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looks nicer than my rusted to hell one that some of the type has fallen off of but mine is one of those distortion from heaven pedals
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Re: Which Rat....?????

Post by popvulture » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:43 am

I have a Whiteface RI with the 308 and it sounds pretty good, but I've also heard Rat 2s that I like just as much, so I'll definitely agree that the OG chip's not the be-all end-all.

Also I think Fuzzrocious's offerings are worth a look, as well as the Caroline Wave Cannon. I always thought the latter was based on a Rat, but it turns out it's just the MK1 (MK2 based on a Shredmaster).

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Re: Which Rat....?????

Post by s_mcsleazy » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:54 am

also, unpopular opinion but i have a little bear r.attack on my 2nd board and it's really good for the £25 i spent on it
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Re: Which Rat....?????

Post by elektrovac » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:08 am

andy_tchp wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:06 am
Oh shit :o my mistake and my apologies! :fp:

Yes, it's the Ruetz mod that sucks.

Two in one rat+klon sounds very interesting!
Launching it at the Copenhagen Guitar Show this weekend. Ships from November 1st. It's called the 'Swiss Army Knife'. There's 33 pedals in the first batch:

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Re: Which Rat....?????

Post by s_mcsleazy » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:23 am

that is 2 of my main pedals in one box.
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Re: Which Rat....?????

Post by jorri » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:49 am

I remember talking to a guy designing the fat rat (on here?) and they were thinking of using germanium/mosfet, but it does look like mosfet.
I do prefer the BYOC mouse, but you need to actually build it.
It has the original chip, and i prefer the other clipping options: assymetrical, germanium/mosfet (that may have been my own design), LEDs (without the other mods that are in the turbo rat) etc. But some are better for different things, i had a mooer black secret, which is modified to buffer the signal into the rat, and it was pretty good as standard, tight, heavy distortion a lot fatter and tighter but lacked some character.

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Re: Which Rat....?????

Post by jorri » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:50 am

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:54 am
also, unpopular opinion but i have a little bear r.attack on my 2nd board and it's really good for the £25 i spent on it
I wondered about that one, it was similar to the custom rat I built, and i didn't feel like building another! its very cheap.

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Re: Which Rat....?????

Post by postpostrock » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:38 pm

The 1981 DRV pedal is on my wish list. It's based on the Rat pedal from what I understand.
Demos look great.

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