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.
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.