The ProCo Fat Rat is a beefier, feature-filled upgrade on the classic distortion stompbox every rock guitarist should have in their sonic arsenal. You get way more tonal variety, plus that highly sought-after Whiteface Rat sound collectors love to recreate.
The special Whiteface sound
Why would you want the Fat Rat over the standard fuzz/distortion hybrid? So the Fat Rat isn't just an ordinary Rat with more controls; it's actually based on the legendary Whiteface model created in the mid-eighties at the peak of ProCo's influence. This is what many consider to be the foundation of the perfect grimy-sounding Rat. Dark and mysterious with the gain set low and absolutely searing set above 2 o'clock. A massive part of grunge and emo music culture.
You'll notice two additional switches you don't find on the stock Rat. You now get a choice of silicon clipping like the classic pedal, as well as a brand new mosfet/germanium clipping. Switch over for a lower mids scoop and high-mids smoothing, which sets the pedal to resemble an amp's natural gain staging.
The second switch is the reason for the name: the Fat setting. It significantly boosts the bass and cuts the highs, making it far more useable for lower tunings, bass guitar and generally gives it warmer overdrive sound.
- 100% analog signal path
- Classic, virtually indestructible steel enclosure
- Heavy-duty, industrial footswitches, knobs, and jacks
- On/Off LED indicator
- Military-spec glass-epoxy circuit board
- “No tools required” battery compartment (battery not included)
- Five year limited warranty
- 2.1mm standard barrel jack (9 or 18V operation)