I have the 3 Leaf Audio Proton V3 headed to me in the mail that I just ordered. I was also wondering what settings people might be dialing in to get ideal Jerry tone coming out of it?
I have been using a Q-Tron Micro and though I could get some pretty spot on Jerry tone out of it, I have grown tired of how sensitive it is and its standard limitations. Do not get me wrong it has served me well but it is limited in fine tuning. I always found I had to drop my amp volume to use it otherwise it would distort horribly.
Anyhow, I am now looking forward to the Proton as I could not find the limited edition run of the Beigel Mutron IIIs (which sound absolutely killer) but they are just too scarce to ever make it here to Spain or even online second hand in Europe is a tough find. Anyhow, thankfully there was a 3Leaf vendor in Barcelona who will be hooking me up over the Holidays.
Really what I am looking for is some dial settings to orient me out of the box. Yes, I know it all depends on amp guitar Pups etc. I get it. I got a convincing Jerry tone on the Q Tron Micro in the following way, hopefully, someone with a Proton can guide me similarly:
Qtron With Strat and Hot Rod Deluxe Settings:
Guitar: Fender Strat American Standard 1996 modded with a Humbucker in bridge
Pups: Neck and Middle Strat Standards (ones included originally) Bridge Pup: Lollar Imperial
Amp: Fender Hotrod Deluxe
Pedal: EHX Q-Tron Micro
Q tron Settings
Q: 9:00 - 10:00
Drive: 2:00 - 3:00
Again for me this has been one severly sensitive pedal and really depended on the day of the week as to what these settings might sound like, hence the ranges in the Q and Drive settings. These tended to be the standards I used to dial in for Jerry.
I always preferred the Q Tron with the Bridge pup and when I put in the Lollar earlier this year this, this phenomenal Humbucker worked even better with the Micro. I love the Lollar at the Bridge makes my Strat so much more versatile, before I had a Pearly Gates here which was not bad, but the Lollar is flat out awesome and has pushed my Strat to a level of flexibility that I appreciate.
So for Shakedown, Estimated, Fire etc. I play the bridge pup with the tone rolled off to about 6 - 8 on the bridge pup. Guitar volume at 7 - 8 for rhythm I could push it to 9 if I needed a boost when soloing, but sometimes even that would cause tone to break up and hit distortion. Amp on a clean setting, Volume on the Hot Rod Deluxe for Qtron Micro use no more than 3 usually otherwise it would distort the Qtron tone and I loathed that. I usually play on the Hotrod Deluxe at 4 when playing with band with every other pedal besides Qtron.
Anyhow, looking for any similar guidance on hitting Jerry tone with the Proton. I would appreciate as well any other extended cool tone settings for playing with the Proton V3 as I use the Envelope filter in other settings as well especially on Stevie Wonder tunes and standard wah tunes when I have to sing.
I did see a couple of Vids on YouTube which sold me on the pedal itself, in particular the one by Mike Hermans which was cool with a variety of nice different sounds. But as is usual for standard pedal reviews exolicit Jerry inspired tone was not really dabbled with here.
I appreciate any guidance anyone here might have to offer here. Many thanks in advance.