Originally Posted by RedRock
Is all this copying ethical?
Like Big Tony said....
Do you really think that pedals like the OCD or the Centaur are the sole ideas of their creators/sellers?
Then do a google search for "Klon Centaur copy" or "Fulltone OCD copy".
You should rather ask if copying/modifying a pedal design and then selling it for more than 150 $US under your brand name is ethical.
And then what about all the aftermarket pickups? These are basically all copies of Leo's original designs.
What about all the boutique amp- and guitar builders?
Just some brands that come to mind (WITHOUT any judgement and in no particular order):
Seymour Duncan, DiMarzio, Fralin, Lollar, Novak, Weber, STF, Headstrong, Mission, Allen, Ceriatone, Victoria, Demeter, Cornell, Suhr, Anderson, DeTemple, Grosh, Tyler, Carvin, Nash, Schecter, Lentz...
I think your question is obsolete.