While Joyo has branched out into guitar amps and music performance accessories, it made its name by producing a range of reasonably priced, reasonably good-sounding guitar pedals. Several of which were clones that went on to become reasonably sought-after.
To help you find them, and to discover several other diamonds in the rough, we’ve put together the ultimate Joyo guitar pedal clone list.
Joyo guitar pedal clones table
|Joyo pedal||Original pedal||Brand||Effect type|
|Vintage Overdrive JF-01||Tube Screamer TS-808||Ibanez||Overdrive|
|Ultimate Drive JF-02||OCD||Fulltone||Overdrive|
|Crunch Distortion JF-03||Crunch Box||MI Audio||Distortion|
|High Gain Distortion JF-04||Shredmaster||Marshall||Distortion|
|Classic Chorus JF-05||CS 9 Chorus||Ibanez||Chorus|
|Vintage Phase JF-06||Phase 90||MXR||Phaser|
|Classic Flanger JF-07||FL 9 Flanger||Ibanez||Flanger|
|Digital Delay JF-08||DL 10 Delay||Ibanez||Delay|
|Dyna Compressor JF-10||Compression Sustainer CS-2||Boss||Compressor|
|6 Band Equalizer JF-11||Six Band EQ||MXR||Equaliser (EQ)|
|Voodoo Octave Fuzz JF-12||Ultimate Octave||Fulltone||Fuzz|
|AC Tone JF-13||SansAmp Liverpool||Tech 21||Preamp|
|American Sound JF-14||SansAmp Blonde||Tech 21||Preamp|
|California Sound JF-15||SansAmp California||Tech 21||Preamp|
|British Sound JF-16||SansAmp British||Tech 21||Preamp|
|Extreme Metal JF-17||Metal Muff||Electro-Harmonix||Distortion|
|Power Tune JF-18||N/A||N/A||Tuner|
|DI Box JDI-01||Red Box Classic||Hughes & Kettner||DI|
|AB Switch JF-30||AB-2||Boss||Switcher|
|Noise Gate JF-31||ISP||Decimator||Noise gate|
|Hot Plexi JF-32||PlexiTone (single channel)||Carl Martin||Overdrive|
|Analog Delay JF-33||Deep Blue Delay||Mad Professor||Delay|
|US Dream JF-34||Riot||Suhr||Distortion|
|Pocket Metal JF-35||Pocket Metal Muff||Electro-Harmonix||Distortion|
|Sweet Baby Overdrive JF-36||Sweet Honey Overdrive||Mad Professor||Overdrive|
|Analog Chorus JF-37||Chorus CE-2||Boss||Chorus|
|Roll Boost JF-38||Micro Amp||MXR||Boost|
|Deluxe Crunch JF-39||N/A||N/A||Distortion|
Note: None of the manufacturers mentioned here have necessarily stated these pedals are clones of one another – so don’t take the above as gospel. In many cases the designs/graphics, features, and sounds make it clear one stompbox is supposed to be a copy of another. You be the judge whether they sound identical.
Frequently asked questions: Joyo clone pedals
Does Joyo really make clones of all these pedals?
At a minimum, Joyo has made all the above pedals intending to emulate the effects on which they’re based. Clone pedals don’t necessarily copy their inspirations part for part, circuit for circuit, or control for control. As you might expect, the important part of a guitar stompbox clone is the sound.
Joyo and Harley Benton: What’s the difference?
Depending on the pedals you’re talking about, there isn’t any difference. German music retailer Thomann (which you’ll find in our price options above) has re-badged a lot of the Joyo pedals. Sometimes they look the same, sometimes they look a bit different. By most accounts, they sound exactly the same. It’s worth pointing out that there a lots of Harley Benton pedals and only a few of them are dupes of Joyo effects.* Any price links are affiliate links. Learn what those are and why we use them.