Thanks, everyone. You've given me a lot of ideas and new things to try and I really appreciate it. I'll do more experimenting over the upcoming long weekend with your suggestions.
Mike, to answer your questions, I'm not sure off-hand of the PUP height but it's a split Super II high enough to not have created prior issues with any of my preexisting effects but not "too" high because I like the clarity of some space between the PUP and the strings. My guitar, as noted, as an OBEL and UGB (I'm embarrassed to say I can't now recall if it was this guitar with yours or mine has the CAE and yours left with the other Jerrycaster I sold last year but it's one of the two). For today's initial run, I placed the Proton first in my chain in the OBEL. It's followed by my Line 6 M13 which is presently in buffered (not true bypass) mode. And I have an also true bypass Fulltone Fat Boost 1 at the very end, outside of the OBEL, that I toggled on and off when test-driving the Proton (it seemed to have no discernible impact on it).
When we Go to Heaven, will Jer ask whether we were the perfect Jerry ... or whether we were the perfect us?
What does Jerry tone mean to you? Copying Jerry slavishly? Honoring Jer's music no particular way but our own?
We're each of us unique. And also the same. Can we open our hearts and minds to both?