1 JimmyR 12 months ago It occurred to me recently that some of you fellas might not know what a quokka is. Last year I built myself a Rat pedal and became interested in how I could make one with less gain and with a bass and treble control and once I was happy with it I called it the Quokka. I live in Perth, Western Australia, and just off the coast here is a small island called Rottnest. You can see it from the beaches here and it's a popular holiday spot, although I find it boring and over-priced. But it's an institution here.Rottnest was named by early Dutch spice merchants who would bump into it in their sailing ships. Rottnest means rats nest (although to school-leaving Perth kids it means getting pissed and creating havoc). The "rats" in question are quokkas, and Rottnest is the only place quokkas now live. They are a bit like mini-kangaroos. It has become fashionable to take selfies with a quokka because they look like they are having a good time. I hope the quokkas survive their brush with fame.