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moosers 06/04/2009

ProCo Sound Vintage RAT : moosers のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

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The ProCo Sound Vintage Rat is an analog distortion pedal designed for use with electric guitar.  It has both a 1/4 inch input and a 1/4 inch output and can be powered by either a battery or a power supply.  This isn't a rack mountable piece of gear as it is a stomp box. 


UTILIZATION

The make up of the ProCo Sound Vintage Rat is really basic and is extremely easy to follow.  It simply has three different knobs to control distortion, filter, and volume.  Everything is pretty self explanatory for the most part as the labels for the parameters are found on most distortion pedals.  Even if you don't have any experience with a distortion pedal, the ProCo Sound Vintage Rat won't take too long to understand and for this reason a manual really isn't necessary.


SOUND QUALITY

Even though it is only useful for rock and metal, the ProCo Sound Vintage Rat has a thick distortion tone that is really full bodied.  I usually use this pedal with a Gibson SG plugged into a '76 Fender Twin Reverb as the amp doesn't have any built in distortion, so I feel I'm getting a pretty accurate representation of what the pedal sounds like.  If you play a lot of harder rock, the ProCo Sound Vintage Rat will give you a great tone for that type of music, but probably isn't all that useful outside of the genre. 


OVERALL OPINION

I've been using the ProCo Sound Vintage Rat for about three years and this pedal definitley is useful and while it isn't all that versatile, it is great at what it can do.  It is incredibly easy to use and has a really fat sound to it that although is best suited for metal and harder rock, you could probably stretch to use it elsewhere, it just depends what you are going for.  The price of the ProCo Sound Vintage Rat is about average but I do wish that it was a bit cheaper than it is because it has a simple make up and is somewhat one dimensional.  Compared to the regular ProCo Sound Rat, this pedal is a bit more gritty sounding.  All in all, if you are looking for a pedal with a lot of bite to use with harder rock music, the ProCo Sound Vintage Rat is worth a shot.