FoxGear Rats Distortion / Overdrive Pedal

Old School Distortion Pedal Inspired by Over a Quarter Century of Vintage Distortion Tone

The Foxgear Rats Distortion was inspired by the old school Proco Rat distortion pedal design from the late 1970‘s. Few sounds have meant more in the development of Rock N’ Roll than the ‘Rats’ distortion tone. 

The Foxgear Rats perfectly reproduces the vintage ‘Rats’ distortion sound so widely loved by generations of Rock, Metal and Alternative Musicians including Doug Aldrich, the Foxgear signature artist. And thanks to Foxgear’s noise-free, transparent circuitry, you can enjoy that vintage tone without any damage to your amp’s base tone.

Like all of Foxgear’s  Professional Compact series pedals, the Foxgear Rats Distortion measures only 2.3” x 4.7” x 1.1”, and can easily fit any pedalboard. Constructed with completely screw-free housings, the Rats features an acrylic face plate that lights up and glows warmly once connected to power, and comes with a limited 5 year warranty.


  • Power In 9 to 12VDC (negative TIP)
  • Consumption at 9V <100mA
  • Input Impedance <=1M Ohm
  • Output Impedance <=10K Ohm
  • S/N ratio <70db
  • Larghezza (Width) 60mm. (2,3”)
  • Lunghezza (Lenght) 120mm. (4,7”)
  • Altezza (Height) 30mm. (1,1”)
  • Peso (Weight) 0,2Kg. (0,4lbs)


  • FILTER: Passive EQ filter
  • GAIN: set the level of distortion
  • VOLUME: set the level of the pedal

Vintage Sounding Distortion Effect Delivers the Classic Tone so Many Musicians are Looking For 

The Foxgear Rats Distortion Pedal delivers on all fronts, producing the beloved classic distortion sound that guitarists love without muddying up your guitar’s bass tone. While many inexpensive pedals are constructed by machine using SMD components. Foxgear pedals are hand-built using all analog, non-SMD, true bypass circuitry ensuring noise free, completely transparent effects. In a world where tone is everything, the Foxgear Rats Distortion Pedal delivers the noise free distortion tone at a fraction of the price of a vintage Rats distortion pedal.