Browne Amplification released the Protein Dual Overdrive pedal. It is a collaboration between David Brown and guitarist/producer Adam Sniegowski. After years on the road and in the studio using backline amps that the pair found very inconsistent, they wanted to create a dual overdrive that would sound great with any backline they encountered. The Blue Side is based on the classic OD used by the likes of John Mayer on the “Continuum” album. The Green side was inspired by the classic “Nashville” overdrive, which has been used on the pedalboards of session greats from Tim Pierce to Jerry McPherson.

The company lowered the amount of gain (distortion) to make it usable through the entire sweep of the pedal, added some of the mids back to make it not quite so “scooped” and eliminated some of the “woofiness” in the low end. When running the green side into the blue of this pedal, a secret third channel provides added gain and fullness without sacrificing note clarity or getting that “mushiness” that can happen while stacking some overdrives, the manufacturer stated.

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