ProCo Turbo Rat

ProCo Turbo Rat

The TurboRAT expands the versatility and sustain of the unique rat tone, and its maximum output of 2.8V is more than double that of the Turbo's predecessors. Features a nearly indestructible steel housing with 'no tools" battery compartment. Built for trouble-free reliability on the road. An LED indicates on/off status, and luminescent control graphics enhance visibility. Powered by 9V battery, or a special jack accommodates the RPS-1 power supply (sold separately).


Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $122.00

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User Reviews of the ProCo Turbo Rat

  • Submitted by Nic from Monterey, CA (78 points) on Jun 10, 2007
  • I love this pedal. I use it for a mild drive mostly, right before my Big Muff and it's fabulous.
  • Good Points: fat, nice sound
  • Bad Points: A bit temperamental in the filter section.
  • Price Paid: US$25.00
  • Purchased At: Starving Musician, Santa Cruz
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  • Submitted by Ferox from Los Altos, CA (432 points) on May 8, 2007
  • I was lucky enough to pick this thing up for free. I would pay for another one though. The filter knob is really fun to use inside of feedback loops.
  • Good Points: The filter knob is really nice for a gate/release sound. Good overdrive. The distortion sounds good outside of a loop.
  • Bad Points: Just a little bit on the expensive side.
  • Price Paid: US$0.00
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  • Submitted by Marco from Brescia (134 points) on Apr 21, 2006
  • A great dist box from ProCo, the Turbo Rat is very loud and harsh, more than the Rat II. Like others, I think that the lowpass filter is not so useful (I'd like a better eq) and the sound is less fuzzy than his brother's.
  • Good Points: -great volume boost -harsh and a bit fuzzy -good metal case
  • Bad Points: -bad eq (see: bad lowpass filter) -flat distortion, not a wide range of sounds
  • Price Paid: US$60.00
  • Purchased At: ebay
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  • Submitted by grizzlor from Springfield, PA (668 points) on Feb 24, 2006
  • incredibly loud,harsh pedal... definately has it's own sound, which makes it an awesome distortion to have, having different distortions i can switch out that sound wildly different means with your standard a/b box you can shift your entire signal to two different sounds.
  • Good Points: loud,harsh, easy to use
  • Bad Points: none
  • Price Paid: US$42.00
  • Purchased At: ebay
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  • Submitted by jkndrkn from Gainesville, FL (26 points) on Dec 17, 2004
  • output is nice and loud. filter is more like a lowpass filter than the traditional tone knob on a fuzz or overdrive pedal. distortion is nasty and distinctive.
  • Good Points: good ouput volume. useful filter. harsh and abrasive distortion. preserves the low end of signal very well. military grade construction.
  • Bad Points: distortion is somewhat sterile. tone knob is nice, but dedicated two or three bands of eq would make this a real winner.
  • Price Paid: US$70.00
  • Purchased At: music123.com
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  • Submitted by Jesse from Tampa, FL (2 points) on Oct 7, 2002
  • I've been using this pedal for years now, i love the sustain, it's just such a mean sounding pedal.
  • Good Points: sustain, volume boost and distotion level is crazy mad. i break everything when i tour with my band except this pedal i think it would survive atomic warfare.
  • Bad Points: theres no way to make the turbo rat sound polite. its just a really harsh sound. but thats why i use it
  • Price Paid: US$130.00
  • Purchased At: bowling green music in ohio
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  • Submitted by matt from Billings, MT (118 points) on Mar 21, 2002
  • i got this pedal because i heard good things about the proco rat. i do like this pedal. its a good distortion but for the noise i do, its not really that great. the tone on it is a little to warm for me. and it seems the filter knob kind of kills the signal. i do notice when i use it in congunction with me death metal pedal it creates some really nice warm low-end which i like sometimes. if you like the regular rat you should at least try this pedal. i keep in my chain al all times because it seems to have a place and any distortion is good distortion if used properly.
  • Good Points: sturdy casing, really nice distortion but a little to warm at times.
  • Bad Points: warm distortion
  • Price Paid: US$70.00
  • Purchased At: eckroth music
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