2 Months ago I purchased a 1984 Pro Co Whiteface Rat, and I'm in love with it. I'd been checking ebay periodically for about 8 months and one finally was listed with only a buy it now option of $350 US Dollars.. I talked the guy down to 300 and we used paypal to exclude the third party (ebay).
My favorite thing about this pedal, is that when set right (tad bit of distortion, some filter, and volume set at 12 o'clock), I'll be playing a longer line and run up high to grab a last final note (with a touch of vibrato) and the pedal reacts in such an amazing way. It's as if the pedal was in my head, knew the line, and sent a beautiful ray of burning/fuzzy distortion that decays like no other pedal I've ever used (I hear the same burning rays in a few solos on the OJM record. Love it.). I have a cheap Rat from the late 2000s and I've also experimented with distortion/fuzz pedals from MXR, EHX, DOD, Boss, Keeley, Empress, and Zvex.. Anything else y'all suggest?
One fuzz pedal I kept, was from this company called Skin Pimps.. Its called the Halloween Fuzz and it has a real unique sound when used drenched or when used lightly.. I use it in Jazz and Rock gigs, very versatile.. But I'm still in love with my Whiteface Rat more than anything.
Does anyone know more about the Whiteface model in general? How seldom I see them up for purchase and for good reason.. Thanks!