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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-17-2005, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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rats!

i am thinking of getting a vintage rat 2 re-issue. i would play it through a fender hot rod deluxe (clean channel), with a mexican tele. would i be able to get both heavy and light distortion? i want a pedal to have coldplayesque light distortion, to radiohead/marsvolta style crunch, at both loud and quiet volumes. this pedal appears to be ideal, but i thought idd check with u guys first to see if you had and ideas on this?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-17-2005, 03:39 PM
 
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Re: rats!

RAT pedals are f'ing great. I really dig those and a Big Muff is pretty cool too. You can buy a modded RAT pedal from keeley at http://www.robertkeeley.com/
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-17-2005, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: rats!

why would i want a mod, are the ordinary ones lame?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-20-2005, 09:01 PM
 
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Re: rats!

The newer rats cheaped on the parts.

I had one. Tried it in the store through a JCM 2000. The distortion sounded hands down better and less fizzy than the distortion on the amp. So I thought it would do nicely and bought it, but it was way too harsh through my Major so I sold it. Maybe if I got it modified it would have done better, I am not sure.

I think I am going to try a Soldano supercharger for the Major.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-20-2005, 09:12 PM
 
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Re: rats!

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The newer rats cheaped on the parts.
exactly... cheap parts means more coloration of your acual guitar sound and generally more fuzzy than intended.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-25-2005, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: rats!

cheers guys, in the end ive gone for a big muff instead as i played one and fell in love. the case seems a bit weak but the tone, man i love it!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-25-2005, 05:17 PM
 
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Re: rats!

i dont like big muffs, i prefer them to be nice and clean
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