ProCo Brat

ProCo Brat

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A little stomp box with a big attitude. Carefully engineered to produce a tone with the versatility and sustain of its older Rat brothers, especially the hard-clipping harmonic distortion that has made the Rats favorites for over 20 years. Buffered input and output stages let you use long cords without problem. Silent FET switching activates the Brat without any crunch, and the Brat works equally well with active or passive electronics.


Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $50.00

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User Reviews of the ProCo Brat

  • Submitted by Belial from Chicago, IL (94 points) on Jan 20, 2007
  • Like the reviewer below, I also have a "Roadkill" distortion, which I knew just by seeing the housing for the "Brat" was the exact same pedal. The Roadkill is a fun, cheap, fuzzy distortion which also makes great squealing noises when you throw a dying battery in it, which you can play with by tweaking the tone controls. I paid ten bucks for mine, and it was worth it.
  • Good Points: Decent Fuzz, Squealing Noises with Dying Battery...
  • Bad Points: Tone Controls don't do much when you're using it as a distortion, Cheap construction.
  • Price Paid: US$10.00
  • Purchased At: Midwest Buy and Sell
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  • Submitted by tapesss from Brooksville, FL (336 points) on May 6, 2006
  • For the record, i have the Roadkill distortion, which is identical in every way to this pedal except for graphics. i have opened it up and the circuit even has "brat" printed on it, etc etc. Anyways...This is a fairly decent and quite inexpensive pedal for some extra grit and boost. The distortion is rather warm and muddy, but it can have a good amount of high end bite to it. Construction is pretty much on par with Proco's output, except the switch and jacks are obviously downgraded. No matter, this is still a good pedal, works very well with tape loops.
  • Good Points: solid construction, nice sound
  • Bad Points: switch seems a bit flimsy..we'll see how it holds up
  • Price Paid: US$13.00
  • Purchased At: eBay
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  • Submitted by Jonathan from Marine City, MI (116 points) on Apr 9, 2002
  • A cheap distortion pedal. Has the standard volume, tone, and distortion amount knobs. It has a nice warm sounding distortion to it that doesn't compress your signal very much, unlike some other high gain distortions.
  • Good Points: Cheap! Housed in a sturdy steel box. Long battery life.
  • Bad Points: Unlike its big brothers (the Vintage Rat, the Rat II, and the Turbo Rat) it only has a standard tone knob instead of a low pass filter. It has some cheap plastic components, particularly the foot switch, which could easily break. Fairly standard distortion.
  • Price Paid: US$20.00
  • Purchased At: From a friend
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