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Todd Simpson
post Apr 4 2014, 02:46 AM
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I'm suprised you'd even have to ask!!! The BEST OD/BOOST I've EVER EVER EVER Heard.....

PRO TONE BULB DELUXE

REASONS WHY:

*THE DIODE SWITCH!!!: - Makes it sound like a different pedal in each mode.
*THE ATTACK SWITCH!! -Also makes it sound like a different pedal

So Both switches up, down, one up, the other down, etc. Each combination provides unique tones and the aggressive harmonic profile and growling/snarling character of whatever black magic is in that box won me over smile.gif

I made FOUR VIDS featuring the pedal and Pro Tone used all of them on their site!! They didn't tell me they were using them but that's fine smile.gif I'm happy they shared them.

http://protonepedals.com/bulb-overdrive-deluxe/

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 3 2014, 06:48 PM) *
Imagine I had the K7 from Ibanez - it had ONE volume button biggrin.gif enough for this old boy'o here! Ken and Todd, which od/booster would you choose if you would have to pick a favorite?

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Cosmin Lupu
post Apr 5 2014, 05:35 PM
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Heh! Amazing! I somehow thought you will say that one is the one biggrin.gif But man, why did you sell it? If it's that good, you don't wanna get rid of something, unless you need the money ..


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Todd Simpson
post Apr 5 2014, 06:18 PM
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I LOVED that thing smile.gif But I don't Marry my gear, I just "date" it smile.gif I was wanting try the ELEVEN RACK after hearing good things about it so I sold the Pro Tone and got enough from that one pedal to buy the ELEVEN RACK!!! It's a KILLER overdrive. But it's just one pedal. For about the same price, I've got an entire rig/recording interface with software app control in the ELEVEN rack. So it was a pretty easy decision smile.gif

I may get one or another pro tone later. I"m always swapping gear smile.gif


Todd

QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 5 2014, 12:35 PM) *
Heh! Amazing! I somehow thought you will say that one is the one biggrin.gif But man, why did you sell it? If it's that good, you don't wanna get rid of something, unless you need the money ..


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post Apr 6 2014, 06:36 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Apr 5 2014, 05:18 PM) *
I LOVED that thing smile.gif But I don't Marry my gear, I just "date" it smile.gif I was wanting try the ELEVEN RACK after hearing good things about it so I sold the Pro Tone and got enough from that one pedal to buy the ELEVEN RACK!!! It's a KILLER overdrive. But it's just one pedal. For about the same price, I've got an entire rig/recording interface with software app control in the ELEVEN rack. So it was a pretty easy decision smile.gif

I may get one or another pro tone later. I"m always swapping gear smile.gif


Todd


I was sure it was a necessary move in order to have a better setup at hand. Dunno man, I kinda fall in love with some things and I don't want to sell them. They are indeed just a few, but they exist smile.gif If the new rig suits your need, that means it was the right move to do biggrin.gif


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post Apr 6 2014, 07:09 PM
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I did love that pedal but it's only one pedal. It's amazing at what it did, but weighing one pedal against a full on high quality processor/8 channel interface with software control? Pedal is gonna lose. smile.gif

The only gear I can't imagine selling are my two vintage ibanez guitars just because they'd be tough to replace. I've played the same model from the same time period and these two seem to play better. So I'll probably keep rotating the other gear smile.gif


QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 6 2014, 01:36 PM) *
I was sure it was a necessary move in order to have a better setup at hand. Dunno man, I kinda fall in love with some things and I don't want to sell them. They are indeed just a few, but they exist smile.gif If the new rig suits your need, that means it was the right move to do biggrin.gif


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post Apr 7 2014, 10:07 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Apr 6 2014, 06:09 PM) *
I did love that pedal but it's only one pedal. It's amazing at what it did, but weighing one pedal against a full on high quality processor/8 channel interface with software control? Pedal is gonna lose. smile.gif

The only gear I can't imagine selling are my two vintage ibanez guitars just because they'd be tough to replace. I've played the same model from the same time period and these two seem to play better. So I'll probably keep rotating the other gear smile.gif


Well, we are different here biggrin.gif I am A HUGE fan of things that do ONE thing, but they do it BEST smile.gif If it suits my tastes, I will hold on to that and get the best of my rig with what I got. I may seem crazy for being so 'oldschool' biggrin.gif but that's just me and of course, each persons needs are different, so the conclusion is pretty simple.

I've always loved keeping things simple and enjoying life more smile.gif


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post Apr 8 2014, 03:54 AM
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I hear ya smile.gif If I was running a amp/head, you'd have to pry the pro tone out of my cold dead hands. I tried it with a SOLDANO and several MARSHALL heads and it just made them come alive, even at low volume. Tried it against an old tube screamer, an OCD and one of the MESA overdrives and it was head and shoulders above in terms of overall tone and definition.

GOOD NEWS!! They are going to make the BULB DELUXE again!! They were a limited run and were selling up to $400 on ebay and the new version is going to sell for only $225! I paid $300 for mine. They are chaging the graphic and using a second foot switch instead of the second toggle which is a great idea for live work.


http://protonepedals.com/portfolio/bulb-deluxe-overdrive/

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 7 2014, 05:07 AM) *
Well, we are different here biggrin.gif I am A HUGE fan of things that do ONE thing, but they do it BEST smile.gif If it suits my tastes, I will hold on to that and get the best of my rig with what I got. I may seem crazy for being so 'oldschool' biggrin.gif but that's just me and of course, each persons needs are different, so the conclusion is pretty simple.

I've always loved keeping things simple and enjoying life more smile.gif



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post Apr 8 2014, 04:43 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Apr 7 2014, 07:54 PM) *
GOOD NEWS!! They are going to make the BULB DELUXE again!! They were a limited run and were selling up to $400 on ebay and the new version is going to sell for only $225! I paid $300 for mine. They are chaging the graphic and using a second foot switch instead of the second toggle which is a great idea for live work.


http://protonepedals.com/portfolio/bulb-deluxe-overdrive/

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Hmmmm .... I might have to try one of those.
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post Apr 8 2014, 10:30 PM
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It's tough being a gear addict and a gear pimp!!! I might have to buy another one myself at that price smile.gif But keep in mind there is around an 8 WEEK BUILD TIME!!!

I waited a couple of months plus for mine. Some folks get seriously irritated during the wait and post all kinds of nasty things. He stops responding to the same "is it ready yet" emails after a while and folks sometimes just freak out. He typically just refunds the money at that point from what I gather so I only emailed once a month smile.gif

I really wish there was a PLUGIN version of that pedal but such is life!!! You'd think I'd get some sort of discount or free pedals or even a loaner but nope. Nothin, nadda. Just a fan of the tone smile.gif

Now that I don't have one anymore no more vids forthcoming featuring that pedal though!! But there will be some featuring the 11 Rack smile.gif

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QUOTE (klasaine @ Apr 7 2014, 11:43 PM) *
Hmmmm .... I might have to try one of those.
Todd the pusher man wink.gif



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post Apr 9 2014, 02:12 AM
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I understand about wait time. I have a few things that I've waited for for months. I'm very patient.


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post Apr 9 2014, 03:39 AM
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I was pretty patient during the build as I saw how irritated dennis got at being nagged. He was evidently appreciative as he upgraded me to the BULB DELUXE from the BULB for free. In the end it was well worth the wait smile.gif As a bonus, I sold it for a good bit more than I paid for it so I was able to get the ELEVEN RACK and something towards a midi foot controller smile.gif

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I understand about wait time. I have a few things that I've waited for for months. I'm very patient.



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post May 12 2014, 05:32 PM
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HA, "Favorite Pedal", then sells it. rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif

Looks like it does similar things to HBE Big D pedal (but it's more a Smoother metal sound, as apposed to the more wild Bid D sound)

Gotta love all the features pedals can have.



QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Apr 5 2014, 05:18 PM) *
I LOVED that thing smile.gif But I don't Marry my gear, I just "date" it smile.gif I was wanting try the ELEVEN RACK after hearing good things about it so I sold the Pro Tone and got enough from that one pedal to buy the ELEVEN RACK!!! It's a KILLER overdrive. But it's just one pedal. For about the same price, I've got an entire rig/recording interface with software app control in the ELEVEN rack. So it was a pretty easy decision smile.gif

I may get one or another pro tone later. I"m always swapping gear smile.gif


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post May 12 2014, 07:03 PM
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It was my favorite pedal for a good while smile.gif My favorites change with time as I'm a serial gear addict. Currently my fave bit of kit is the 11 RACK!! After I got the 11 RACK, I really didn't need the Pro Tone it seemed so I sold it fill the finance gap created when I purchased it smile.gif

Some guys find something and keep it forever, I"m just not one of those guys. But to each his own!

QUOTE (SeeJay @ May 12 2014, 12:32 PM) *
HA, "Favorite Pedal", then sells it. rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif

Looks like it does similar things to HBE Big D pedal (but it's more a Smoother metal sound, as apposed to the more wild Bid D sound)

Gotta love all the features pedals can have.




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