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.

1983 vintage Pro Co RAT WITH ORIGINAL BOX LM308 IC Distortion pedal big box

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ProCo Rat2 Distortion Pedal – Classic for a Reason!

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.

Okay, so lets have a look at the Rat2 Distortion pedal in action. Here is a short video we shot with Darren playing his made in Japan Fender Stratocaster fitted with Seymor Duncan 59ers into a Peavey Delta Blues 1 x 15 amp.

The particular pedal in the video was made in 1995 in the USA, it has a pot code of R1379507 and it has the original LM308 OP AMP Chip, making this one of the older, more sought after models.

vintage pro co RAT original big box tone knob model overdrive distortion

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