#1
Hey, does anyone know what year the LM308N chip was removed from the Rat? I'm looking into buying a RAT2 made in the US from March of 2000, I'm not sure if the chips were swapped out yet, though.
Ventura Howard Roberts
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Martin 000M

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Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 112

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#2
The rat2 wont have it, look into getting the vintage big box reissue, should get one for around £90/$90, but you can just get an older rat 2 and mod it, the 2000 made one should be fine for modding into old rat specs.
#3
hm, okay, then, I'm looking to ebay, should I pick up this
http://cgi.ebay.com/Boutique-Pro-Co-Rat-clone-LM308-chip-Mint-Condition-/280536691080?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Guitar_Accessories&hash=item41514a3188

or

http://cgi.ebay.com/Boutique-Pro-Co-Rat-clone-LM308-chip-Mint-Condition-/280536691080?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Guitar_Accessories&hash=item41514a3188

or this cheap clone, because they report it has the LM308N chip in it, and it's close to half the price. I also don't have an eBay account, and I was thinking of just doing Buy it Nows as a guest, cause then I don't have to stalk it and bid my final amount at the last second. If this doesn't work out, does anyone have an idea of what to buy that's similar? I play a Strat and my digitech hardwire doesn't give me the amount of gain that I want, I also have Blues Driver and Big Muff, but I sort of want a distortion pedal, that's between the fuzz and the overdrive.
Ventura Howard Roberts
Epiphone Wildkat
G&L Blondie
Martin 000M

Schecter Stiletto Studio-4

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 112

BOSS BD-2
BOSS TU-2
Dunlop 535Q Crybaby Wah
Boss DD7
EHX Small Clone
Digitech Hardwire SC-2
MXR 76 DynaComp
#4
Both those links are the same, if the seller claims they are what they are, itd be a good idea.

Ask for some gut shots of the pedal then post em here.

I dont think you can buy as a guest. You need an eBay account, and a paypal account set up with your bank card.

That isnt an auction, you dont bid on it, just pay for the buy it now price, if you have an account or not.

Look into the BYOC rat and GGG rat kits too. If you have a soldering iron you can build yourself one really easy.

http://www.buildyourownclone.com/mouse.html
http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/component/page,shop.product_details/flypage,shop.flypage/product_id,159/category_id,7/option,com_virtuemart/Itemid,45/
#5
I'm sorry about the first link, I meant to post this

http://cgi.ebay.com/ProCo-Vintage-Rat-LM308-Chip-Pro-Co-/260637602894?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Guitar_Accessories&hash=item3caf36344e

and also apparantly on eBay now, you can purchase Buy it Now things as a guest if you have paypal, which I do.
Ventura Howard Roberts
Epiphone Wildkat
G&L Blondie
Martin 000M

Schecter Stiletto Studio-4

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 112

BOSS BD-2
BOSS TU-2
Dunlop 535Q Crybaby Wah
Boss DD7
EHX Small Clone
Digitech Hardwire SC-2
MXR 76 DynaComp