ProCo RAT Small Box Distortion Vintage Effects Pedal w/ LM308N Chip 1986-1988
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Here's a vintage 1986-88 ProCo small box RAT pedal in good working condition. One of the more sought-after versions of this iconic pedal, this one features a genuine Motorola LM308N chip for maximum grit and growl! A legendary pedal and deservedly so, this bad boy will get you everything from crunchy saturation to screamin' distortion and back again. Sick nasty!! This one has finish scuffs and other normal cosmetic wear and tear throughout (see photos), but it's in solid shape overall and functions as it should. Does not include power supply, 1/8" adapter or other accessories, but check out our shop online or get in touch directly if you'd like to add anything to your order.
From the very beginning, the RAT was destined to define “The Sound of the Underground.” It was, after all, born underground in the cavernous basement of the Pro Co Sound factory in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. From these humble origins, the RAT has evolved from a single, hand built prototype into a family of the most versatile and most recorded distortion pedals in the world.
Small Box RAT 1984-88:
The switch to the “Small Box” RAT was essentially just a cosmetic makeover. While the circuit remained the same, the enclosure evolved into a more compact version, with a 12-gauge U-shaped base. The Pro Co logo sat next to the RAT logo on the pedal top, silk-screened in black inside of a white box. In 1986, the logo was reversed to white on the black, painted metal.
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