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Browne Amplification 'The Protein' Dual Overdrive Pedal in White

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


    7 reviews





    Markh090920th May 2022

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr RAYMOND ZELESKY5th Apr 2022

    Great Pedal ... however, the Blue light would cut out intermittently which is why I am trying to swap it for another..

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 2Sound 5

    Mr Chris Brooks31st Mar 2022

    This pedal when looking at the specs doesn't seem like it would have anything super special over other similar pedals but that's where looks can be deceiving. There is something special in the tone of this pedal. It's different! The tone is crisp. It's got a special bite to it without being harsh. When using it for lighter gain the break up is smooth not staticy. In heavier gain it's thicker but not fizzy. It's got it's own character to it that just works and feels good when you play. It's a must have on your Board.

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Peter Wood23rd Aug 2021

    Very few pieces of gear have that something special in my experience. I took a bit of a gamble that this would work in my set up, but was already familiar with how the Nobel side would likely sound. However, I was looking for a little 'hair' on my clean tones and was hoping that part of the pedal (blue side) would deliver. It did perfectly and the bonus was finding that the Nobel (green side) had also been improved on nicely. The bass is tighter and it just sounds better to my ears. Both sides combine perfectly and produce something quite beautiful for soloing. In a few short weeks it's gone from occasional use to being fully in use 99% of the time.

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Leonard Jones27th May 2021

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer19th Apr 2021

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Francisco Silva4th Jan 2021

    Amazing overdrive sounds. A very complete dual overdrive pedal that can allows your guitar humbuckers - in my particular - to shine when you're playing.

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

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