Clone Pedal Index came about because there wasn’t one single online source that could be used as a quick reference to find which pedals were copies of what.
We’re not necessarily endorsing buying clone pedals, but we recognise that sometimes people don’t want to, or can’t, drop several hundred notes on a pedal and would rather see how that tone works for them at a lower price point.
Besides, some of the world’s most famous pedals started life as copies themselves!
Wherever people have the money and inclination, do consider buying the original manufacturer’s product. Especially in cases where they’ve produced something entirely original (as opposed to developing a classic circuit).
Take a look around. If you spot anything that’s inaccurate or could be improved, drop a comment on the page!