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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
 
4.7

(based on 23 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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Don't Waste Your Time

I went through three of these pedals in the span of about two months until the guitar shop that sold them ran out of replacements. It sounds pretty good though.

I went through three of these pedals in the span of about two months until the guitar shop that sold them ran out of replacements. It sounds pretty good though.

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2.0

not for me

By YinFu

from morgantown, WV

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        Comments about Pro Co TurboRAT Pedal:

        built very solid, compact *but* after six week i returned it. Sound is harsh through fender 30, egnater rebel 20, and emery super baby. Liked it only 20% of the time. Good for punk style maybe.

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        5.0

        Versatile distortion

        By CameronMizelldotcom

        from Brooklyn, NY

        Comments about Pro Co TurboRAT Pedal:

        This was the first pedal I bought when I was a kid, and when that was stolen 10 years later, I bought another one. I've got other distortion pedals, but the TurboRAT has always served me well. It's a meatier sounding distortion that does well when cranked or dialed back and with the filter turned up. I use it on anything from a hard rock gig to my jazz/funk trio and more, and am always crouching to dial up different tones for different songs. Maybe I need a few more of these...

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        5.0

        Great pedal...

        Comments about Pro Co TurboRAT Pedal:

        This ia a great pedal for any who plays Rock to pop. I love this pedal, and it sounds great on my pedalboard. very quiet too, and also true bypass, what more could you want! I give a 7/5.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        good pedal, slight flaws

        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.

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        5.0

        update on an old review

        By Matt-QcSeq

        from Boston

        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.

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        5.0

        One of a Line of the Best Distorion Pedals Ever.

        By OutLoudHeyHey

        from Vermont, USA

        Comments about Pro Co TurboRAT Pedal:

        This pedal is amazing. I picked up my guitar tonight after a few weeks of not playing, and I fiddled around with the distortion and filter knobs again, just trying to see what new sounds I could get from it. This is a very dynamic pedal. You can get sparkling clean tones if you roll off the distortion completely, or you can get a good, gritty dirty tone with just the slightest amount of it. Me, I play this into a Fender Hot Rod DeVille 410, with the distortion about a third of the way up and the filter facing the direct opposite direction, and it sounds like a vintage tube overdrive. The tone I get from it is lush and warm. I rarely use this thing fully open, but when I do, I can get some super crunchy sounds. If you tweak it just right, I imagine you could get this pedal to sound like an overdriven vintage Marshall. It is worth every penny. It's built like a tank, and it doesn't eat batteries. This is probably the best cash I have ever spent and it is one of a line of the best distortion pedals ever made.

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        5.0

        O.K.

        By pricey

        from Oakland, PA

        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."

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        5.0

        EXCELLENT PEDAL

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Pro Co TurboRAT Pedal:

        amazing distortion pedal the features are great and you can make it sound heavy light cleaner or raw its great i love the cruncky soun i get from it too!!

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        4.0

        Yeah she sounds like a rat.

        By Martin Hoëk from CRABE

        from Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada

        Comments about Pro Co TurboRAT Pedal:

        First I was like ... uh, that's not what I was thinking, less juice that I expected you know but you have to learn how she works and she's gonna be your first choice, maybe your second choice for a main distortion. I own a MetalMuff for the sludgy/metal parts and yeah I can play with both of them, great dual choice versatile stuff, anyway I'm gonna buy a ds-1 for completing my distortion departement. Classic way to go. Trust the TURBO RAT is a great DEVICE.

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        5.0

        the only distortion i need

        By tunnlvision

        from Boston

        Comments about Pro Co TurboRAT Pedal:

        I play in a hard indie progressive rock band and have owned the turbo rat ever since I knew johnny greenwood from radiohead used it in his rig in the late 90's. I had heard the original rat before, but never the turbo, and once I brought it home (I never even tried it out) the sonic possibilities with this box are incredible. I own a boss gt-3 multi-effects processor and a roland jazz chorus JC-120, and never used the distortion in the gt3, or the JC-120 since its horrible...but not the reason you get a JC-120. I used the fx loop in the GT-3 to route the turborat....never one of the 12 available distortions that never came close. I now dont even use my gt3, I use a turborat, routed to a wah, going directly into my JC-120. Almost every gig people come up to me and ask how I get my sound. Now you know.

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