Mooer’s range of micro pedals features many clones of famous guitar stompboxes in small, board-friendly sizes while still offering huge sounds.
In fact, some of Mooer’s copies have been so close to their inspiration, the Chinese company has found itself in trouble. The first Mooer Tender Octaver had to be removed from sale when it was deemed to be suspiciously identical to the Electro-Harmonix Micro POG.
That pesky octaver and all its meddling siblings are covered in our full list of Mooer pedal clones. Sort the table by name, original brand, and effect type to easily find the clone you’re looking for.
Mooer guitar pedal clones table
|Mooer pedal||Original pedal||Brand||Effect type|
|Acoustikar||Acoustic Simulator AC-2||Boss||Simulator|
|Ana Echo||Delay DM-2||Boss||Delay|
|Blue Comp||Compression Sustainer CS-2||Boss||Compressor/sustainer|
|Blue Faze||Fuzz Face||Dunlop||Fuzz|
|Blues Mood||Blues Driver BD-2||Boss||Overdrive|
|Cruncher||Crunch Box||MI Audio||Distortion|
|Elec Lady (E-lady)||Electric Mistress||Electro-Harmonix||Flanger|
|Ensemble King||Chorus CE-2||Boss||Chorus|
|Ensemble Queen Bass||Bass Chorus CEB-3||Boss||Chorus|
|Flex Boost||AC Booster||Xotic||Boost|
|Funky Monkey||Auto Wah AW-2||Boss||Auto wah|
|Graphic G||Graphic Equalizer GE601||Maxon||Equaliser (EQ)|
|Graphic B||Bass Equalizer GEB-7||Boss||Equaliser (EQ)|
|Green Mile||Tube Screamer||Ibanez||Overdrive|
|Grey Faze||Fuzz Face||Arbiter||Fuzz|
|Ninety Orange||Phase 90||MXR||Phaser|
|Noise Killer||Decimator||ISP||Noise gate|
|Pitch Box||Super Shifter PS-5||Boss||Pitch shifter|
|Pure Boost||RC Booster||Xotic||Boost|
|Pure Octave||Super Octave OC-3||Boss||Octaver|
|Rage Machine||Death Metal||DigiTech||Distortion|
|ReEcho||Digital Delay DD-2||Boss||Delay|
|Repeater||Echo Pro/DL4 Delay Modeler||Line 6||Delay|
|Slow Engine||Slow Gear SG-1||Boss||Volume/swell|
|Tender Octaver||Micro POG||Electro-Harmonix||Octaver|
|Thunderball Bass||Bass Blogger||Electro-Harmonix||Fuzz/distortion|
|Triangle Buff||Big Muff Pi (Triangle)||Electro-Harmonix||Fuzz|
|Ultra Drive||Distortion DS-1||Boss||Distortion|
|Yellow Comp||Compressor CPR-1||Diamond||Compressor|
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.
There are a handful of Mooer pedals that would be unfair to classify as clones, but they certainly appear to take some inspiration from well known effects. They might just share a little of the functionality (similar to how the Shimverb only tries to replicate the shimmer mode on the Strymon BlueSky), or take their design queues from similar units.
Mooer Soul Shiver and Strymon Lex
Their burnished orange exteriors make them look a little alike, and the Soul Shiver’s rotary effect overlaps with the Strymon Lex‘s primary purpose in life: to give you that Leslie spinner speaker sound.
The similarities end there, more or less. The Lex doubles down on the rotary controls (rotor speed, mic distance, horn level, preamp drive), while the Soul Shiver is less niche with chorus and vibrato modes that don’t make any appearance on the Strymon. The sound couldn’t be regarded as a replication, either.
Mooer SkyVerb and Strymon blueSky
While the Mooer Shimverb tries to ape the Strymon blueSky’s shimmer mode (albeit by harmonising at fifths not at an octave), the SkyVerb has certainly been taking style tips from the blueSky and copying its homework with some similar features. Both have a pale blue chassis, a plate mode, and a room/studio mode.
Mooer Triangolo and Wampler Latitude Tremolo Deluxe
Both have waveform and subdivision selectors, speed and depth controls, as well as tap tempo. But is it a ‘clone’? That’s probably a bit of a stretch – Wampler’s unit has space, attack, and volume knobs. It’s a slightly better match than the Diamond TRM1 Tremolo as the Mooer and Wampler are digital, while the Diamond is proudly analogue.
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