Our Mission

Creatures have feelings too. Here at CREATUREFEATURES we specialize in design and realization of characters and content with personality. Be it digital content, real world models, or even cake.
Without personality your creations might as well work for the government.

Flaming Howl Of Rat

After studying Tool’s Schism bass line (this guy pretty much nails it) I decided I needed a RAT distortion pedal after also looking here

After looking at the steep cost curve of the actual Rat pedals and having a brief flirtation with making my own pedals, I decided making my own would be the best option. Allegedly the newer Rat pedals do not come with the  LM308 op-amp and don’t actually sound like Rat pedals anymore, so would need to be modded anyway.

I am a regular customer of Barry Stendel’s GuitarPCB.com, and bought his awesome Rat PCB board. First thing was to get a LM308 and then research into interesting stuff I could add to it. Diode switching, flaming howl of death mod. Awesome

I designed the enclosure after a stop for inspiration at google images, and voila! a pedal that betters the original in a number of ways.

Now all I need is the chorus (coming from GuitarPCB soon) and a whammy pedal….. I think I may buy that 😉

If you decide you need one all of your own, (and believe me you do), contact me.

gutshot

gutshot

IMG_1481

almost done

 

finished etch

finished etch

ready for etching

ready for etching

enclosure design

enclosure design

circuit complete

circuit complete

Written by

tranimatronic

12 Years experience in the film and computer games industries. Python developer, 3d Modeler, Animator & sometime cook. Trevor began objecting to conveniently situated monsters and bad guys from a very young age, leading to a burning desire to add personality and interest into fictional creatures wherever he goes.

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