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Keeley Blues Disorder, Super Rodent & Angry Orange Demos | First Look
Keeley Angry Orange, Super Rodent, & Blues Disorder Demos | First Look

Three new flexible, combination gain machines offer a slate of overdrive, distortion, and fuzz sounds from rambunctious to raging.

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A collaboration between IdiotBox Effects and grindcore outfit Dead Neanderthals yields an interesting take on the classic RAT recipe.

Handy blend control. Even raging settings have ample bass. Sludge and dBs for days.

“Dry” signal muddier and less distinct than bypassed signal. Little nuance past the first third of the distortion trimpot’s throw. Two screwdrivers necessary for dialing tones.

$119

Utech Records Rat Licker
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Designed by IdiotBox Effects’ Matt Shea in collaboration with Utech Records duo Dead Neanderthals, the Rat Licker is driven by LM308 and TL072 chips and aims to expand on the classic Pro Co RAT recipe by pairing the usual distortion, filter, and volume controls (here they’re internal trimpots) with an external wet-dry blend knob. A fourth trimpot boosts the input signal.

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ProCo Lil' Rat & Lava Coil Cable Demos | NAMM 2022
ProCo Lil' Rat & Lava Coil Cable Demos | NAMM 2022

The classic sound of a seminal stompbox gets shrunk down into a micro-sized box.

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