I've looked everywhere for a good bulb alternative. After repeated attempts to order a bulb only to receive a box of glass shards I almost *ALMOST* gave up.
Since our lamps use 1-way sockets, they'll use the medium output on 3-way bulbs! So I ran down to my local store, bought a $2 box of 50/100/150w bulbs, and it's been flowing for the first time in 2 years! I thought I was going to have to mod the base a little bit since the bulbs are so huge, but the grande's base allows for the massive bulbs without a problem. I had to bump the dimmer down just a bit since it's closer to the globe, but it was minimal.
As a perk, 3-way bulbs are exempt from the incandescent phase-out, so they'll be made for a long time :).