Instant Soundgarden? Wampler Ratsbane compared to...

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The first time I heard the Wampler Ratsbane I thought to myself "That's instant Soundgarden!" After grabbing one last week, I decided to compare 3 pedals that all have that vibe and then combine them in a track to show how you can use multiple pedals that are slightly different to create a nice fat recording. Which pedal or combo is your favorite?

 

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They all nail the sound.
My ears are not as sophisticated as some others, but I liked the Jonesy slightly more.
Plus it has fewer knobs to operate, which is great for a simpleton like me.
Great playing!
 

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They all nail the sound.
My ears are not as sophisticated as some others, but I liked the Jonesy slightly more.
Plus it has fewer knobs to operate, which is great for a simpleton like me.
Great playing!
Thanks! Looks like I mastered the track a little too hot for Youtube's compressed format - oh well, it was a quick and dirty experiment and I think one can still get the gist of the character of the pedals.
 
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Jonesy was the most 'sound garden" one to my ears through laptop speakers at least haha.
I get my sound garden tone from a budget Nux Amp simulator. also in budget mini pedals the mosky b box or d250x will get you there.
 

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I ordered one when they first came out and then promptly returned it, for whatever reason I didn't like the sounds I was getting out of the Ratsbane compared to other Rats, and I'm generally a fan of Wampler pedals.
 

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I ordered one when they first came out and then promptly returned it, for whatever reason I didn't like the sounds I was getting out of the Ratsbane compared to other Rats, and I'm generally a fan of Wampler pedals.
It sure has a ton of gain in it, that's for sure. I spent zero time dialing in the tone when I did the recording, but I think you have to turn the gain, and maybe the volume down even lower than I had it (and I dialed it to be similar to my "low gain" setting for my RAT.)
 


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