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Pro Co TurboRAT Pedal 

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The TurboRAT expands the versatility and sustain of the unique rat tone, and its maximum output of 2.8V is more than double that of the Turbo's prede...Click To Read More About This Product

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This fuzzy rat is loaded with edgy distortion.

The TurboRAT expands the versatility and sustain of the unique rat tone, and its maximum output of 2.8V is more than double that of the Turbo's predecessors. Features a nearly indestructible steel housing with "no tools" battery compartment. Built for trouble-free reliability on the road. An LED indicates on/off status, and luminescent control graphics enhance visibility. Powered by 9V battery, or a special jack accommodates the RPS-1 power supply (sold separately).


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Pro CoTurboRAT Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 24 reviews)

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Great pedal

This is a great pedal provided you use it correctly. Like basically all distortion pedals, it does not function well at all unless you balance the distortion on the Turbo Rat with a little...Read complete review

This is a great pedal provided you use it correctly. Like basically all distortion pedals, it does not function well at all unless you balance the distortion on the Turbo Rat with a little gain on the overdrive channel on the amp. It does not work well over the clean channel, but with a perfect blend of small amounts of tube overdrive as a foundation, the Turbo Rat sounds great. The gain on the rat is way more than you really ever need, which is the way it should be. Past 12 o'clock, the gain on the Rat has a lot in common with the modern high gain sound -- thick with a lot of beefy low end. Set at lower volumes, the pedal pushes a ton of high end and the filter is very useful for keeping the highs in control. The volume of this pedal is extreme! Even when I want a large boost in volume from dirty/clean to heavy distortion with the rat I never have turned the rat volume above 11. Anyway, this pedal will not do it all, but it is simple, straight to the point, and solid. It's great for that extra overdrive boost for particularly heavy songs or for lead parts. At lower settings it works pretty well to get a medium gain sound, but not as well as some other pedals.As a side note, the Hot Cake pedal is a great pedal to lay as a foundation for the Rat. The hot cake basically boosts the tube overdrive of the amp, giving you a great medium to light distortion sound. Putting the Rat after the Hot Cake will give you an excellent and extremely versatile tone that combines the responsiveness of the hot cake driving the tubes and the sheer power of the turbo rat.

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I play this through a Gibson LP into a Vox, and it is a unique addition to my pedal collection. The controls are responsive, and it...Read complete review

Get a noise suppressor.

I play this through a Gibson LP into a Vox, and it is a unique addition to my pedal collection. The controls are responsive, and it sounds fine. No complaints there. It's just noisy as all get-out.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Turbo Rat

By Thomastik SL110

from Dayton, Ohio

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Comments about Pro Co TurboRAT Pedal:

I'm a distortion pedal nut. I own a Boss Blues Driver and a Marshall Gov'nor II now. I bought the Turbo Rat primarily because I'm a Jeff Beck fanatic. I run this through a Fender Blues DeVille and a Fender Strat. With a Strat it's hard to find a good distortion pedal that will give you the Humbucker range when you need it. I found that with the Rat and it's filter range this is an excellent pedal for anyone who needs a quick fix switching to a Humbucker sound. Can't beat it!. Good job Pro Co.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Pedal

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Pro Co TurboRAT Pedal:

I bought this pedal 12 years ago when I was a kid playing in a garage band and used it all the way up until my pedal board got stolen last summer. I play mostly funk and jazz, and tone is everything. I hardly use pedals, but when I need something, this guy does the trick. I'm buying another one as soon as my insurance check comes in.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

O.K.

By pricey

from Oakland, PA

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Comments about Pro Co TurboRAT Pedal:

The sound of this pedal is good, but not as good as the normal ProCo Rat, and ESPECIALLY not as good as the vintage ProCo Rat or the Vintage Reissue Rat(same exact sound, just not actually vintage). I own a vintage rat and love it. The low end thump is amazing, which leads me to the problem I have with this pedal. There is no real low end thump. It's not the same Rat sound that Dave Grohl gets or various 80's hair metal bands had. Good pedal, just not as good as it's "parents."

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good pedal, slight flaws

By teleman440-rvhfs

from boston

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Comments about Pro Co TurboRAT Pedal:

i purchased this after owning a metal zone, ds-1, and grunge pedal, and i was sort of looking for a metal zone type pedal. this is certainly no metal pedal however it blows every other pedal ive ever owned away. now as the previous review stated, it sounds weak and terrible through the loop on tube amps. it is amazing before the amp. i do use a soldano reverb-o-sonic so i definately have different sound but it is a stunning pedal. buy it...really.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Oh my...

By PopTodd

from Chicago area

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Comments about Pro Co TurboRAT Pedal:

I am sad that I lost my TurboRAT. But I'm gonna buy a new one right away. It's my standby for soloing -- provides an excellent volume boost with a great cutting tone. And when you crank the distortion all the way to the right, you can actually hear the signal breaking apart. Just plain nasty! I love it! Love it! Love it!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great pedal

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Pro Co TurboRAT Pedal:

This is a great pedal provided you use it correctly. Like basically all distortion pedals, it does not function well at all unless you balance the distortion on the Turbo Rat with a little gain on the overdrive channel on the amp. It does not work well over the clean channel, but with a perfect blend of small amounts of tube overdrive as a foundation, the Turbo Rat sounds great. The gain on the rat is way more than you really ever need, which is the way it should be. Past 12 o'clock, the gain on the Rat has a lot in common with the modern high gain sound -- thick with a lot of beefy low end. Set at lower volumes, the pedal pushes a ton of high end and the filter is very useful for keeping the highs in control. The volume of this pedal is extreme! Even when I want a large boost in volume from dirty/clean to heavy distortion with the rat I never have turned the rat volume above 11. Anyway, this pedal will not do it all, but it is simple, straight to the point, and solid. It's great for that extra overdrive boost for particularly heavy songs or for lead parts. At lower settings it works pretty well to get a medium gain sound, but not as well as some other pedals.As a side note, the Hot Cake pedal is a great pedal to lay as a foundation for the Rat. The hot cake basically boosts the tube overdrive of the amp, giving you a great medium to light distortion sound. Putting the Rat after the Hot Cake will give you an excellent and extremely versatile tone that combines the responsiveness of the hot cake driving the tubes and the sheer power of the turbo rat.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best distortion ever

By Alex-UsCFY

from Eau Claire, WI

Comments about Pro Co TurboRAT Pedal:

I really like the Turbo Rat because it has a very distinct sound and works well with any type of music.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very good distortion pedal

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Pro Co TurboRAT Pedal:

Very good pedal. I do get some noise when playing but it's because i have a crappy amp. Very versatile. Easy to use. I recommend it for alternative rock, grunge, not so much for metal but it probably can get a metal sound if you tweak it long enough. And its rock hard casing almost broke my foot so i don't think i'll worry about it breaking.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

update on an old review

By Matt-QcSeq

from Boston

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Comments about Pro Co TurboRAT Pedal:

As I just realized today, this pedal sounds TERRIBLE (to my ears at least), in the effects loop of my amp. However, infront of the amp, when it pushes to tubes, it sounds amazing. So please, before you give it terrible reviews, at least play infront of a tube amp. Odds are it won't sound good on a solid-state.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just the sound I want...

By Chout

from Minneapolis, MN

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Comments about Pro Co TurboRAT Pedal:

I own a Turbo Rat and a Big Muff. The Turbo Rat is my pick of the two. I find it to be a more dynamic pedal for chords/strumming, less muddy. I usually leave the knobs right around 12 O'Clock and it rocks me right.Built like a tank also. Recommended.

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