A ProCo Rat2 thats a Brat?

Hi guys, I have a Proco Rat2 looking pedal that has a sticker on the back which says it’s a Brat. Can you help me identify it?

Here is a video I tried to record using my iPhone, unfortunately the sound quality isn’t very good, and I kinda had to rush it a bit before my kids came in and started jumping all over me, so the playing is a bit sloppy. But at least you will get to hear the difference between a US made Rat pedal and a Rat pedal that has a Brat serial number.

1986 Vintage Pro Co RAT with LM308 Chip Guitar Distortion Fuzz Pedal

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First up, here’s the pics of the US Rat with the LM308 chip.

ProCo Rat pedal with a LM308 chip

ProCo Rat pedal with a LM308 chip

This next pic shows the pots to be dated at ’95.

ProCo Rat Pedal with LM308chip pots

ProCo Rat Pedal with LM308chip pots


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This next pic shows the markings on the chip clearly say LM308.

ProCo Rat pedal with LM308 chip closeup

ProCo Rat pedal with LM308 chip closeup

The back of the pedal clearly states it’s a Rat, made in the U.S.A.

ProCo Rat with LM308 chip serial number

ProCo Rat with LM308 chip serial number


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Okay, now for the mysterious Rat with the Brat serial number.

First up the gut shots…

ProCo Rat with Brat serial gut shot

ProCo Rat with Brat serial gut shot

As you can see from this next pic, there are no dates stamped onto the pots, other than some form of branding in the center.

ProCo Rat with Brat serial pots

ProCo Rat with Brat serial pots


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This next pic is the best I could get of the chip, as you can see it’s quite hard to read.

ProCo Rat with Brat serial chip

ProCo Rat with Brat serial chip

The back clearly shows it as a Brat made in the U.S.A.

ProCo Rat with Brat serial number

ProCo Rat with Brat serial number

The other differences between the two are the Rat has the bigger knobs, whereas the Brat has the smaller knobs with the tapered tops.

The Rat also has the square sides, whereas the Brat has the slanted sides.

ProCo Rat with Brat serial number comparison

ProCo Rat with Brat serial number comparison


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