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Mertay
post Aug 15 2016, 10:23 PM
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http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Freeshiping...2249706412.html

Among this fake OCD the list I know is; bb preamp, klon, some mad professor pedals, maxon 808, ep booster, shur riot and wampler triple wreck.

Just be careful when buying used, ask the seller for detailed photos if needed. Either coloring, parts or prints these fakes can be detected.


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post Aug 16 2016, 02:37 PM
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Good info. Thanks!

*Also, on Fulltone pedals, when he writes (screens) the input/output and 9 to 18vdc on the side, he does it upside down ... so you can clearly read it while standing or looking over it from above.

Here's a close up ...

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Chris S.
post Aug 16 2016, 03:24 PM
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Thanks for the heads up!


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Todd Simpson
post Aug 17 2016, 02:34 AM
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Sadly this is very, very common. Especially on sites like Ebay and Reveb.com

On ebay for example, always check where the item is coming from. If it's coming from China, it's a bit of a red flag. The fakes are getting better every year. It's getting harder to tell on many of them. Some of them are even made in the same factory as the original. The owner of the factory will do a run of pedals after getting a real order to make real pedals. since he has no marketing costs, he can sell them much cheaper than the real vendor.

Pedals are fun, and I will probably always be around, just gotta be careful smile.gif

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http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Freeshiping...2249706412.html

Among this fake OCD the list I know is; bb preamp, klon, some mad professor pedals, maxon 808, ep booster, shur riot and wampler triple wreck.

Just be careful when buying used, ask the seller for detailed photos if needed. Either coloring, parts or prints these fakes can be detected.



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post Aug 17 2016, 06:03 AM
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Be careful on eBay or reverb, but those sites are relatively reliable. OTOH if you're buying something on aliexpress, like your example here, it's pretty much guaranteed to be fake


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post Aug 17 2016, 02:21 PM
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Thanks for the heads up, even though I'm not exactly a pedal kinda guy anymore smile.gif


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post Aug 21 2016, 04:09 PM
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Anything made by Joyo is a knockoff and a fake. It has been common practice in China for decades (as long as any of us here have been alive) to rebrand (steal) products, technology and literature etc from other countries and claim it as their own.

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post Aug 21 2016, 07:18 PM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Aug 21 2016, 03:09 PM) *
Anything made by Joyo is a knockoff and a fake. It has been common practice in China for decades (as long as any of us here have been alive) to rebrand (steal) products, technology and literature etc from other countries and claim it as their own.


Rumor is Joyo although makes knockoff pedals they're trying to become a decent company (I guess something like hotone) while Mooer actually is fine taking orders to make fake pedals in their factory (like the OCD picture I shared).

Here is a video I found showing the factorys;



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post Aug 21 2016, 07:46 PM
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Same guy explaining how the business works. I actually hate this guys gears demos by the way but these videos are imformative.


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