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  • Rat clone on bass.

    So I had a friend/customer come to me with the need for a new dirt pedal for his bass rig. Now, I'm not all that polished up on my bass tone knowledge, so I tried a few designs, a bazz fuzz deluxe with clean blend, a muff, and then under a tip from a few forumites, I decided to try a rat.



    I made the input and output caps just a tad bigger, and dear sweet baby jesus, the rat is better on bass than it is on guitar! cuts very well in a mix, and sounds nice and thick and fuzzy.
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    Guitars:Peavey hp exp, Squier 51 (gfs liverpool in bridge Brass bottom in neck), Squier jazzmaster
    Amps: Traynor yba-1 modded for KT88, silverface fender bandmaster reverb, Silvertone 1474, 2x12 (WGS g12c), 2x12 (WGS vet30/reaper hp)
    Pedals:Eb volume/pan-->tu2-->skreddy screwdriver-->timmy-->Fuzzfactory/sho-->hm fuzz v3--> dd20--> moog phaser-->cathedral-->rc20xl

  • #2
    sounded like robots to me. :|

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    • #3
      I love the attack. its just so pronounced and rest of the tone that follows is big and buzzy and nasty and awesome, so thats great, but as far as a mix cuttin' pedal for bass, thats a great way to go.
      ain't got a sig no more

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      • #4
        a bass played through a turbo rat is a beautiful thing.

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        • #5
          the Turbo Rat is in my bass rig and i love it. I don't know about you guys but the lack of bottom end they have is ridiculous, I use an eq with mine.
          great transactions with: pointblank73, duderanimous

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          • #6
            I had Blake from Blakemore Effects make me a Rat Clone that was specifically designed to be used with bass. I wanted better control over the eq, and a mixable clean signal.

            What he ended up making for me was a Rat copy that would do Rat and TurboRat specs plus a clean blend with and a bass and treble eq instead of the low pass filter on the OG Rat. Also, it has a fadeable Reutz mod.

            It's an awesome sounding pedal, as good as my rusting old 80's small box Rat that he used to tune it with. With the mixable clean blend, it's a monster for bass!

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            • #7
              I had Blake from Blakemore Effects make me a Rat Clone that was specifically designed to be used with bass. I wanted better control over the eq, and a mixable clean signal.

              What he ended up making for me was a Rat copy that would do Rat and TurboRat specs plus a clean blend with and a bass and treble eq instead of the low pass filter on the OG Rat. Also, it has a fadeable Reutz mod.

              It's an awesome sounding pedal, as good as my rusting old 80's small box Rat that he used to tune it with. With the mixable clean blend, it's a monster for bass!

              Pic!


              wow, that takes care of that, nice
              great transactions with: pointblank73, duderanimous

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              • #8
                I used a Rat when I played bass and it sounded so huge, especially in a 3 piece. I never noticed any loss of low end.
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                • #9
                  wow, that takes care of that, nice


                  Thanks! I'm sure his ROUS could be pretty easily modded to do the same.
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                  • #10
                    Bassist in Young Widows uses a rat. As does Justin from Tool and the Failure guys did too.
                    Decolonize

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                    • #11
                      I was actually going to come in here and say that a clean blend for the Rat would be easy and make it awesome for bass. Blakemore beat me to it.
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                      • #12
                        Just finished a vero layout for the MOAR, I'll have a prototype built up and a video posted before x-mas.
                        www.facebook.com/caveinanalogeffects

                        Guitars:Peavey hp exp, Squier 51 (gfs liverpool in bridge Brass bottom in neck), Squier jazzmaster
                        Amps: Traynor yba-1 modded for KT88, silverface fender bandmaster reverb, Silvertone 1474, 2x12 (WGS g12c), 2x12 (WGS vet30/reaper hp)
                        Pedals:Eb volume/pan-->tu2-->skreddy screwdriver-->timmy-->Fuzzfactory/sho-->hm fuzz v3--> dd20--> moog phaser-->cathedral-->rc20xl

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                        • #13
                          this interests me

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                          • #14
                            I'd say play with the filter a bit while you're at it.

                            Clean blend should be super easy if you want to do that too. If you use a dual op amp, you can do one for the Rat and one for the blend, and really not have it cost you a ton of space.



                            Vr should be 4.5 volts, I think, so just make a simple voltage divider, and you're good to go!
                            http://myspace.com/hotmessization
                            http://brochu.bandcamp.com

                            - SPAM -
                            Fender HRD White Lightning - Limited run of 800 - PM me
                            Two Celestion Seventy 80 speakers - 16ohm - $100 for the pair

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                            • #15
                              I used a Rat when I played bass and it sounded so huge, especially in a 3 piece. I never noticed any loss of low end.


                              The Ruetz mod solves that problem nicely, and it's really easy to do. Been using an '80s Rat in my bass rig for 15 years.
                              Arrangements? How about I hit on two and four, and you shut the **************** up?

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