I am not educated in the ways of DIY electronics, I only learned how to flow solder when I started on this new undertaking, so I would very much consider myself a complete novice in this field.
But getting to the point of this article, I recently made a clone of a Lovepedal Eternity Burst, which I have owned and reviewed in the past but sold to fund other GAS related purchases, which to my ears sounded very, very close to the original.
So, just a few days ago a friend of mine popped over to compare his original Eternity Burst to the clone and here are a couple of videos we shot comparing the two.
This first video is with the two pedals set on a low gain boost setting.
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.
First up, let’s have a listen to how she sounds. Today we have Darren playing a Fernandes Super Grade Les Paul, fitted with Seymour Duncan Seth Lovers. He’s playing through the Big White Monkey VT5 hand wired amp.
The RAT pedal is described as, “The Sound of the Underground“, and was designed in the Pro Co Sound factory in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan by Charlie Wicks, who sadly passed away just recently.
The Rat first started out in 1978 and soon after was being used by some prominent artists, such as Pink Floyd (ala Dave Gilmour), Jeff Beck and a truckload of others… and the rest, as they say… is history.
The amp in the video is a Fender ’59 Bassman LTD (Lacquered Tweed 410 Jensen 45W combo). The guitar used is Dazza’a Customised E Series Fender Contemporary Stratocaster fitted with Seymour Duncan and Dimarzio pickups. Including a Dimarzio humbucker from hell in the neck and a Seymour Duncan 59 in the bridge. The video was recorded with an iPhone and the Fostex AR-4i Audio Interface for iPhone 4. Continue reading →