TC Electronic channel the legendary RAT for their new Magus Pro pedal
11.05.2021

TC Electronic channel the legendary RAT for their new Magus Pro pedal

Words by Will Brewster

Big '80s distortion on a budget.

Hot on the heels of the launch of their mini Skysurfer reverb pedal, TC Electronic have unveiled another new stompbox in the form of the Pro Magus, a versatile distortion pedal designed in the vein of the infamous ProCo RAT.

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Boasting a trio of knobs to control Volume, Gain and Filter (a high-pass filter similar to that of the RAT) parameters, the Pro Magus makes use of an all-analogue, slow slew circuit to emulate the characteristics of the revered LM308 op-amp.

This signal path helps to tame gnarly harmonic overtones for a smoother sounding breakup, ensuring that the Pro Magus retains tonal integrity and maintains clarity within your chain.

The pedal also makes use of a three-way mini toggle switch beneath the Volume knob, which can be used to flick between different clipping modes: FAT, Classic and Turbo.

FAT mode helps to boost the low-end output of the Pro Magus and define the low-midrange, making for a tone that’s best suited for soaring ’80s-style rhythms and leads, while cranking the Gain up will create a thick, fuzzy sound adjacent to classic ’70s rock tones.

Meanwhile, Turbo mode engages two different LED clipping diodes to inject more bite and output volume into your signal, minimising sag for a searing overdriven tone suitable for modern styles.

Elsewhere, the pedal is powered by a typical 9v DC power supply, and features top-mounted jacks to ensure it squeezes easily onto your own board.

Check out the Pro Magus in greater detail over at TC Electronic. For local enquiries, contact Australis Music.