let's list every Rat clone (and also just chat Rats)



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Postby Chankgeez » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:11 am

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Re: let's list every Rat clone (and also just chat Rats)

Postby Faldoe » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:04 pm

Anyone mention the Landgaff MO’D which is a modded rat. A guy let me borrow his years ago and it sounded really good.
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Re: let's list every Rat clone (and also just chat Rats)

Postby retinal orbita » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:24 pm

I sold my rat a while ago, no, I traded it for a Minifooger Ring Mod which was a solid trade, but I’m kind of thinking about another rat. Maybe a Turbo Rat? I don’t care if it has the right chip, I just want it to look and sound like shit.... I’m old fashioned that way....
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Re: let's list every Rat clone (and also just chat Rats)

Postby Sonaboy » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:48 pm

Pretty hot custom Soothsayer:

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That guy makes a pretty incredible russian/sovtek Green Muff clone too.
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Re: let's list every Rat clone (and also just chat Rats)

Postby Chankgeez » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:17 am

The ARC Big Green is based on skullservant's original. :D

Also, don't think anybody's mentioned this one yet:

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Postby plaidbeer » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:28 pm

I had a You Dirty Rat several years ago and liked it a lot. I think I only sold it to be able to buy something else. I used it going into a Bass Big Muff.

So, a couple of years ago, I bought a madebymike modded Rat clone from a fellow poster on Shortscale.org. I love this pedal so much.
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I've been through several dirt pedals, but this stays around. Very versatile. According to the previous owner, it has the Ruetz bass mod and diode/LED switch (which takes it from a rat to a turbo rat). And of course the LM308N.
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Postby shikawkee » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:08 pm

I just got this and I like it a lot. Very touch sensitive and rolls off great. Love the soft switch. Wish more builders did that. Pricey though:

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Postby BetterOffShred » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:18 pm

Soft switch just adds parts to fail that aren't simple mechanical switches.. I mean sure they are cool and all, but it's not a deal breaker for Me ;)

Not to be all 'oooh la la' but does that bad boy have the Op07 or the 308?
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Postby jrfox92 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:53 am

BetterOffShred wrote:Soft switch just adds parts to fail that aren't simple mechanical switches..

Mechanical switches have a much higher failure rate than relay/misc soft touch switch circuits and replacing them is often a bigger pain in the ass than repairing soft touch switch circuits. :poke:
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Re: let's list every Rat clone (and also just chat Rats)

Postby BetterOffShred » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:06 am

From a manufacturers standpoint I can see that argument. From a fix it yourself standpoint, you just need a solder sucker. Most soft touch that i have seen will have a relay in them anyway and those are a mechanical device too, controlled by a 4018 or whatever everyone is doing now.

I think by repair a soft touch, they just swap out the whole board.
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Re: let's list every Rat clone (and also just chat Rats)

Postby shikawkee » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:23 am

BetterOffShred wrote:Soft switch just adds parts to fail that aren't simple mechanical switches.. I mean sure they are cool and all, but it's not a deal breaker for Me ;)

Not to be all 'oooh la la' but does that bad boy have the Op07 or the 308?


Not sure which op amp, haven't opened it up yet.

I play jazz/free improv and if you'e playing with horns and acoustic instruments in the same room with no headphones it's a PITA to remove pedal clicks on recordings. Trust me.

Haven't yet have a soft switch fail. It's just lazy for builders to not use them. There have been great advances.
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Re: let's list every Rat clone (and also just chat Rats)

Postby cherler » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:49 am

BetterOffShred wrote:From a manufacturers standpoint I can see that argument. From a fix it yourself standpoint, you just need a solder sucker. Most soft touch that i have seen will have a relay in them anyway and those are a mechanical device too, controlled by a 4018 or whatever everyone is doing now.

I think by repair a soft touch, they just swap out the whole board.


Relays are waaaaaaaay more reliable than the latching 3pdt stomp switches. They're rated to a couple orders of magnitude more cycles, I've seen numbers like 1*10^7 cycles. The momentary stomp switches are also way more reliable I think.
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Re: let's list every Rat clone (and also just chat Rats)

Postby ratrod » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:18 pm

How do y'all like to set your Rats. I've been digging vol and filter all the way up, gain to taste but usually around 10:00. Gives a great distortion tone that cleans up beautifully with the guitar volume.
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Re: let's list every Rat clone (and also just chat Rats)

Postby ognoy » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:33 pm

Filter at noon, gain at 10:30 o'clock and volume a little over unity.
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