Browne Amplification Protein Dual Overdrive review

Two flavors of drive, innumerable musical possibilities...

Browne Protein Dual Overdrive
(Image: © Future / Phil Barker)

Guitar World Verdict

Two distinct sounds that can be used separately but complement each other when combined – a fine utility pedal indeed.


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    A hugely versatile drive pedal.

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    Stackable and plays well with your tube amp.


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    Not cheap.

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Browne Amplification – a guitar, amplification and guitar effects company that operates out of Kansas City, Missouri – was set up with the aim of making high-quality, durable and dependable guitar products for the working musician. 

Its pedals are designed by David Brown, a long-time musician and guitar tech, with input from guitarist/producer Adam Sniegowski.  There are currently two pedals available in the roster. The Protein Dual Overdrive is the result of years of development and road-testing with the aim of creating a dual overdrive that would sound great with any backline. 

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Trevor Curwen

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.