Originally Posted by zombiwoof
I've never heard this and to tell the truth I don't really believe it. The BBE pedals are completely different than the Joyo stuff I've seen, and constructed completely differently. I'd like to see some proof of this.
I have just sent an email to BBE technical support and asked where the pedals are made. Will let you know what I find out. Since they don't say "made in China" or anything similar on the pedals or the boxes, I have assumed they are made in the U.S. On the other hand, if they are made in the U.S., you'd think they would state this in their marketing. I know one thing, all of my BBE pedals use circuit boards with good-old through-hole components, not surface-mount devices as many of the inexpensive Chinese-made pedals use these days.
"All of BBE’s pedals were designed and engineered in Huntington Beach, California and manufacturered in China."
BBE's pedals very well could be manufactured by Joyo, to BBE's specifications. Whether it's Joyo or not, their pedals are being made in somebody's factory in China.