Soul Food vs. Creme Brulee?

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  1. MartinPiana

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    Haven't heard the Creme Brulee,
    but owned a Soul Food...

    My vote is for the Creme Brulee !!
     
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    Looking at some Creme Brulee has me wanting it! Never had a klone before :(

    The Double Creme looks awesome! Anyone have it?
     
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    How about this one? I might take a chance on it. Tone City Bad Horse Overdrive Pedal Review INTHEBLUES Tone Podcast #7
     
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    I feel like their website was completely different (and much better put together) just a few weeks ago. Seems like they've stepped back to 1997.
     
  7. MartinPiana

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    Anybody tried both and can chime in?
     
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    If both share the same circuit and tone characteristics, the Creme wins aesthetics by a mile.
     
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    I don't own a Creme Brulee but have talked to about 6 people that own one and every one of them swear by it as their current favorite OD. One of the guys compared it to a Klon and said they couldn't tell any noticeable difference.

    The single and double are the same but the single is buffered and the double is true bypass..... or i may have that reversed? Just something you may want to check before deciding which one to go with if that matters to you.
     
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    Nice geocities "made by geobuilder" site. Even some of the links are broken
    (i.e. http://www.tonebakery.com/www.jrrshop.com)

    Also, about the made in the U.S.A thing....
    Yes, I am sure that they install the knobs in the U.S.A. :fisticuffs

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  13. chrisjnyc

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    Really? Plain lemon yellow for the win?

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    I love the small EHX size... dont really care what color it is.
     
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    I tried to look at the "Tone Bakery" website last night - had the same reaction
    "This site needs a lot of work".
     
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    i'm intrigued. Been looking for new OD...
     
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    I tried a creme double and ended up buying it. I wasn't expecting any more than a new drive flavor to use, but it's really special, imho, and I've been using it pretty exclusively as the main drive/boost since I got it. It's also wonderful in a mix! Having two channels is more useful, to me, than I thought it would be, too. I love the creme d (klone or not)! :drool
     
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    The creme double is also buffered.

    "Lower noise level than the original"
    "Pristine buffer improves your tone even when the Creme Double is bypassed"

    :beer
     
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    With so many Klon\Klones floating around TGP... it seems a bit odd that the Creme Brulee has been around since 2012 (check the date if the vid), but yet hardly anyone owns a Creme Brulee...

     
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    Hmm, weird, one of the guys that either made it or works for the company said this on another forum:

    "the orignal cremes are not true bypass. you might need that one instead. we were split. half the people asked wanted true bypass. half not."

    in reference to the Double being True Bypass.... IDK.
     
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    I've used both. The Soul Food I borrowed for a couple of weeks and the Creme Brulee I bought based on YouTube demos. Once I heard the Creme Brulee, I much preferred the Soul Food. The Creme has a really brittle tone with a lot of honk where the Soul Food was much more smooth. YouTube compression hides that, I think, in the few online shootouts. For me, the Creme Brulee was like an anti-Klon--it made everything in my rig sound harsher. Not dirty, just sharp--almost ice picky. The Soul Food is less "transparent" though. It definitely has color even in the clean boost setting. But I'd take the Soul Food's mild color over the Creme Brulee quack. In the end, I personally settled on an Archer. But that's a whole different conversation!
     

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