The charge pump lets the op-amp run with more headroom and allows for more quiet operation. The original RAT is known for a specific frequency response do to the inability of its IC to amplify quickly. Instead of chasing unicorns, the Backstabber uses filtering to emulate the frequency response. We are using a more modern IC which results in RAT-like tones that are tighter and more responsive.
Original signal is run through a highhead overdrive cirucit, Which can be used as a traditional clean blend, or parallel overdrive
Works with 2.1mm Boss styled standard 9-volt power jacks (Sorry, no batteries). Consumes less than 50mA. Upgraded power supply with over-engineered capacitors and resistors keeps this thing quiet.
Gain. Controls gain of the main circuit
DRV – controls gain of the “clean” side.
Blend- Blends gain and dry features. Fully CCW is the DRV side and fully CW is the gain side
Cut Hi cut filter for DRV knob
LPF Hi Cut filter for the Gain knob
Volume – works as expected
Toggle North is red led clipping, center is Zener clipping and south is white LED.
We have worked hard to ensure our pedals will work for a long time. Workmanship (ie soldering and assembly) has a lifetime warranty for normal wear and tear. We will try and repair accidental damage to the best of our ability for a small bench fee.
Our pedals are hand built in small batches. We will not accept returns because it is “not your thing”. However, we do understand the eternal quest for tone and encourage selling and trading of our products.