yes any plug with the wire emoved will work.
Its pluged into the input so the unit will turn on with out any thing connected
Not sure how noisy a rat is.
Crank every thing up, I would THINK you would hear some noise or hiss.
If not add a booster or another distortion after to get the levels of noise up.
A compressor after the rat will work to.
The goal is to MAKE noise!
Love your stuff. Great fan of the whole effectology series. Can’t wait for the next video.
I’m a bit confused with regards to the dummy plug. You mentioned that the dummy plug is just a standard jack with no connections. So I’m guess that means you could just take a standard guitar cable, take the plug off the end and trim down the wires so that only the plug remains. I’ve tried this but I am unable to get my distortion pedal to sound without any input. Maybe it’s because I’m not using the Big Muff Fuzz (i’ve got a Proco Vintage Rat). Surely you have to short the dummy jack or something to get the pedal to sound permanently?