Inexpensive Pedal Clones - A List

, by Mark Jackson, 11 min reading time

There are a lot of great pedals out there manufactured by some of the big manufacturers. Unfortunately most of them are relatively expensive and will easily cost over £100. However there is a big market of guitar pedal clones out there. They essentially make the clone sound like the original by using similar components and circuit designs.

There are a lot of great pedals out there manufactured by some of the well known manufacturers. Some of them can be relatively expensive which means there's a big market for guitar pedal clones. 

This can be done legally because very few circuits are actually patented, and only brand names / designs can be copyrighted.

Below we've put together a list of popular pedals and their corresponding inexpensive clones, some of which we sell. These are all real clones, not pedals which pretend to be original and cost twice as much as the pedal they're cloning. So the ones we list here are clones, and don't try to hide that fact (and in some cases even make it obvious with a nod to the original in the name).

This is a work in progress. It's certainly not complete and there's a fair bit of guess work in there. Please get in touch if you know of inexpensive clones which aren't on the list!

It should be noted that some pedals are heavily influenced by the original, as opposed to being a 100% clone. So for a few of the below pedals, the manufacturer has put their own twist or improvement on it.

Sources for the info is our own knowledge, contributions from readers of this article (thanks!), and straight up awkwardly asking the manufacturer who they're cloning. 

Full disclosure - we are an e-commerce site and sell some of these pedals to customers in the UK / Europe. Clicking on the links should bring you to the product page. We started selling Electro Harmonix pedals and they often reissue their classic pedals; just check the category to see them. 

We've not included the clones which are more expensive (a lot over £100).


Ibanez Tube Screamer

EHX Big Muff

EHX Metal Muff

EHX Electric Mistress

  • Mooer Eleclady

EHX Triangle Muff

  • Mooer Triangle Buff

EHX Rams Head

  • Moen Fuzz Moo

Fulltone OCD

Fulltone Ultimate Octave

Pro Co RAT

  • ENO Myomorpha
  • Mooer Black Secret
  • Biyang DS8 Mouse
  • Behringer Distortion Modeler
  • R-attack Little Bear
  • Mosky Black Rat

MI Audio Crunch Box

MXR Dyna Comp

MXR Phase 90

Boss BF-2 Flanger

  • ENO BF-2 Flanger
  • Behringer Ultra Flanger UF100
  • Digitech Turbo Flanger
  • Daphon E20FL

Boss BD2 Blues Driver

  • Digitech Screaming Blues
  • Behringer Blues Overdrive
  • Biyang BL-8 Blue (or maybe Way Huge Red Llama)
  • Mooer Blues Mood

Boss CE2 Chorus

Boss DS1 Distortion

  • ENO Trinity
  • Mooer Ultra Drive
  • Danelectro FAB 1 Distortion
  • Digitech Hot Head
  • Daphon E20DS

Boss OC3 Octave

  • ENO Octaver OCT-1
  • Behringer Super Octaver SO400
  • Mooer Pure Octave

Boss DD2 Delay


Boss DM3 Analogue Delay

Boss EQ7

  • Biyang EQ7
  • Behringer EQ700
  • Danelectro Fish 'n' Chips
  • Daphon E20GE

Boss DM2 Delay

  • ENO AE-1 Ambient Echo

Mad Professor Deep Blue

Mad Professor Sweet Honey

Xotic BB Preamp

Xotic RC Booster

  • Mooer Pure Boost
  • Joyo JF38 Roll Boost

Tech21 Blonde

Tech21 British

Tech21 Liverpool

Tech21 California

Dunlop Uni-Vibe

  • Moen Shaky Jimi

    Suhr Riot

      Demeter Tremulator

      Carl Martin Plexitone

      • Joyo JF-32 Hot Plexi Drive
      • Caline Englishman
      • Tone City Golden Plexi (Maybe not clone - just Plexi sim)
      • Mosky Plexi Distortion

      Marshall Guv'nor

      • Danelectro Daddy-O Overdrive 

      Klon Centaur

      DOD Overdrive Preamp 250

      Fulltone Fulldrive 2 

      Wampler Plexidrive

      Diamond Compressor

      Boss Acoustic Simulator

      • Mooer Acoustikar

      Xotic AC Booster

      • Mooer Flex Booster

      Super Shifter PS-5

      • Mooer Pitch Box

      Lovepedal ZenDrive

      Paul Cochrane Timmy

      Boss RC3

      • Nux Loop Core

      Friedman BE-OD

      • NUX Fireman NDS-5
      • Joyo R3 UZI


      Rebrands: A rebrand is where a factory (likely Mooer or someone who has cloned Mooer) internals into a different enclose they made for another company. Not all rebrands are exactly the same, but they’re usually cloning the same pedal. There are dozens of Mooer rebrands on the market, so we’ve not listed everything we think is a rebrand of a Mooer pedal since that’d just saturate the list. Here are the pedals we suspect of being rebrands:

      • ENO
      • Donner
      • Xvive
      • Rowin
      • Mighty Sound
      • Tomsline
      • Blaxx
      • Fame
      • Fender
      • NCZ Audio

      Joyo also seems to offer rebranding services, but not as much as Mooer. Ammoon and Harley Benton are rebranded Joyo pedals.

      Tone City and Movall always seemed to share the same pedals too. But Movall seem to not be around anymore.

      A company called DemonFX have been making quite a few clones recently. They've got the Revv G3, a few Darkglass pedals, Friedman BEOD, Origin Cali76 several KoT pedals and others. We've not included them on this list because to us they're closer to counterfeits than clones since they keep the branding almost identical.

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      • Joyo R3 Taichi = A very good Lovepedal Zendrive



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