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Browne Amplification 'The Protein' Dual Overdrive Pedal in Black

A Flexible 2-in-1 Overdrive - The Perfect Gain Centrepiece For Your Pedalboard


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    Product Description

    Browne Amplification's 'The Protein' pedal is a versatile 2-in-1 overdrive that combines two classic gain circuits. Made collaboratively between David Brown and guitarist/producer Adam Sniegowski, The Protein was designed to eliminate a common problem faced by touring musicians often paired with sub-par and inconsistent-sounding backline amps.

    Adam came to Dave with the ambition of creating a dual overdrive that would sound brilliant with any amplifier he encountered. They started with two drives that they both loved and that, as it so happened, stacked well together too! But a few inherent issues cropped up, which Dave set out to fix without losing the sonic soul of the original circuits.

    2 Overdrives in One Pedal

    Blue Side - The Protein's 'blue side' is based on a modern classic OD, used by countless guitar players worldwide but perhaps most famously by John Mayer on his  “Continuum” album. Dave addressed issues like the lack of output, while also tweaking the tone control and experimenting with components in order to find his favourite version of this much-adored circuit.

    Green Side - Browne Amplification's The Protein isn't a one-trick pony, with its 'green side' inspired by the classic “Nashville” overdrive. This pedal has been a popular weapon of choice among session stars, including the likes of  Tim Pierce and Jerry McPherson. David Brown customised this circuit to perfection, by lowering the amount of distortion and thus making its gain control usable through the entire sweep. Brown also added some extra mid-range to prevent it from sounding so scooped, while eliminating some of the woolly low-end too.

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    How Do They Sound Together?

    If you really want to take things up a notch, The Protein's secret “third” channel allows you to run its green side into the blue side. Doing this gives you added gain and saturation without sacrificing note clarity or causing "muddiness". Altogether, this means that Browne Amplification's The Protein is a compact stompbox that can offer 3 distinctive overdrive flavours. Make it the gain centrepiece for your pedalboard!


    • Power: 9V DC
    • Current Draw: Less than 100mA
    • Dimensions: 1.96" x 4.92" x 4.33"
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    Customer Reviews


    13 reviews





    Mr ALVARO RAMON30th Mar 2022

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Eric Mora26th Mar 2022

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

    Trusted Customer18th Dec 2021

    Best overdrive out there at the time.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Matthew Allcock13th Dec 2021

    Possibly the best overdrive I’ve ever had. The Bluesbreaker and OD-1 side stack beautifully. Pricey but totally worth it.

    Value 4Looks 4Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Ricardo Oliveira18th Aug 2021

    Out of this world pedal! Totally worth it!

    Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer9th Aug 2021

    Value 4Looks 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer3rd Jun 2021

    Best overdrive pedal I have ever tried, hands down. Usable on all tone-settings, so many different sounds. Highly recommend!

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer21st Apr 2021

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr. David Woolger30th Jan 2021

    Both sides sound great on their own but they work so well together as well. Blue side has a sparkle/chime in the top end that has been eluding me for ages....not now though! This is going to replace quite a few pedals in my collection

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    steven manley4th Jan 2021

    High class overdrive one of the best out there!

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

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