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Superb “klone” tones on the cheap.

No matter how you feel about the Klon Centaur—whether you share the near-religious reverence of its acolytes or simply shrug your shoulders—it’s a damn fine and mighty versatile overdrive. And as with any good (or excruciatingly rare and expensive) pedal, it’s nice to have affordable alternatives.

Tone Bakery’s Creme Brulee doesn’t promise anything apart from being an affordable Klon alternative. But at 99 bucks, it’s very affordable by the near-mad standards of the vintage Klon market. And it delivers much of the Klon’s transparent, near-clean-to-crunchy tones, while offering the responsiveness that spawned the great Klon craving in the first place.

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