The joyo phaser pedal does exactly what it says on the box. Not noisy or cheap sounding in any way A great pedal for a Bargain basement price. Order processed and delivered promptly with no drama by joyo Uk. Thanks guys! I’ll be back for more
IT'S A METAL MUFF!
And 1/3 of the price! Goes beyond "Black Sabbath" territory, into the realm of "Lamb of God", and then some.
BUT: just like the MM, there will be noise with everything up full-blast - although you should not need to turn this beast up to 11 to achieve a brutal tone. Many high gain pedals tend to either fizzy and tinny - or wooly and farty, at the other extreme, but the JOYO has a good basic texture before the versatile EQ is brought into play. The EQ section is razor sharp, so metallers will easily be able to dial in the sound they seek, be this scooped or boosted mids, etc - and the top/mid boost section opens the pedal up into new frontiers. My only complaint would be the noise at high settings (well, it IS based on a fuzz, after all!) but with the money you saved by opting for JOYO's take on the Metal Muff, you can buy a (*ahem* JOYO!) noise gate (something all high-gain players need, IMHO) and still have change left over!
Bought in 2012, new for £27.99, going through a Fender Champion 25 solid state amp. I already had the JOYO "OCD" clone and "Classic Flanger" at this point. I had no experience with the Suhr "Riot" this is based upon, but online A/B demos showed virtually no difference at all (apart from the Suhr costing £100 more). If I had to say what makes this pedal different from all the other drive pedals I have owned, I'd say that the clarity and note separation - even when maxed out - make this one truly special. Your tone will never disappear into a muddy haze of distortion, and you will always be heard in the mix. Plenty of gain to be had, too! This pedal will make you sound like Steve Stevens, Joe Satriani, Steve Via and suchlike, regardless of what kind of pickups you are using.
I loaned it to an associate, who was so impressed he did not want to give it back!
I bought this for £20.00 new in 2012. I was using a solid-state amp back then (Fender Champion 25) and needed something that had more drive than my Digitech Bad Monkey and my Danelectro V1 Transparent Overdrive. The JOYO "OCD" was a good choice and it fitted my needs perfectly. I have no experience using the Fulltone OCD which this is based on, but I do not regret buying the JOYO at all.
It is quiet, works well with drive pedals before it, is also good when used before higher gain pedals (I was using it with a Palmer Sold Metal), it is true bypass, and robustly made.
The sound is rich and full, and had my Fender amp roaring away like a mighty Marshall! Flipping the drive switch on LOW is comparable to the Bad Monkey at full-tilt, and the "OCD" gets better from there as you add more gain. This pedal WON'T do extreme high-gain, though - but it would still interest metal fans because it is versatile and has a great sound.
A FUTURE CLASSIC.
This is the first JOYO pedal I bought, for the princely sum of £20.00, back in 2012. Now, I tend to compare any flanger I use with the Ibanez FL9 as a benchmark - so I can safely say that the JOYO "Classic Flanger" is like a true bypass FL9 on steroids!
Soundwise, I was impressed by the ability of the unit to self-oscillate when the REGEN is maxed out (this could only be done on an FL9 if you adjust the internal trimpots), as well the pedals ability to deliver more subtle/traditional sounds, like chorusing. It works well with guitar, bass, and synthesizers. The pedal is robustly made, and is true bypass into the bargain.
You will not regret making this superb and versatile beast a part of your pedalboard, and the powerful REGEN makes it a good choice for experimental sounds, synths, drones, or what have you. I would not be surprised if the original "karate" version of this pedal becomes a collectors classic!
Great piece of kit at a very budget price. It has got a range of very convincing Fenderish tones. I'm using it during lockdown with JamKazam for online jamming with friends. It is all analogue so does not add any latency to the signal.
Recently bought this and am enjoying experimenting with it. Pedal itself is solid, well built and has a definite quality feel. The myriad effects are a ton of fun and the level of control and blend is pretty extensive. You've basically got 18 effects in one box with the ability to use 2 at once. The chorus and phase effects are very good. Don't have much experience of ring mod, low bit or rotary effects so would don't feel qualified to make any real comment, but part if the reason I bought this pedal was to dip my toe and this seems a good way to do it,. Only real criticism is that there seems to be a significant volume drop in some effects when others pedals are activated, A change of patch cable helped, but I guess some pedals just don't get along. In all I replaced a chorus pedal on my board and am perfectly happy with the 3 I got in exchange, plus the choice of adding a further effect from a large palette in the same space. Great value as well and is definitely recommend.
I purchased this on the say so of a friend that plays the same music as me ( The Shadows ) I had my doubts but WOW WOW WOW what a difference its made all the different tone's , I had to twiddle each dial to get the right sound ( Trial and error ) but got there in the end, I don't play heavy metal stuff but for anyone who does this is the one to buy. Well impressed I personally would recommend this pedal.
P.S. I got lucky as I think I bought the last one in stock lucky me lol
This 80s-90s higain monster sure sends me back to the good old times when metal and rock conquered the world.
More gain than i could ever use, a real good and responsive tone control and face melting volume in a lunchbox size.
Dave made sure the package arrived in time in germany. Here its extremely hard to get the VIVO.
But thanks to Dave and the Joyo UK team everything went smooth.
I tested the amp with several guitars. Solidbody, semi-hollowbody, modern higain and vintage lowgain humbuckers and the VIVO always sounded pretty good. Also on a 112 open back with EVM 12L and a 412 with different Eminence speakers.
8 Ohm are perfect.
At a live situation with a loud drummer just mic the box.
It mimics and old school wiring so its a bit on the hissy side. If you dont like that better use a noisegate or search for another product at Joyo. The other higain amps like the zombi are much more quiet. But thats the charm of the VIVO like its idol ;)
I think this is a very handy effects box , very well built and stereo in and out using quarter inch jack. the effects themselves are great too and with an almost inexhaustible variety of ways to mix them, plus rate and mix amount. I am very pleased with it , I am using a variety of keyboards through it then through another stereo delay pedal. some very interesting sounds indeed. I think that for the money you are getting a great little box of tricks that has been well built and designed.
I wanted a full-sounding overdrive pedal which would work with an array of guitars and be sufficiently different from other pedals that I could justify its place. I also didn't want it to break the bank in case it didn't deliver on the previously mentioned criteria! Luckily, the Taichi does the job extremely well. There is a decent scope of sounds available whilst retaining its basic tonal flavour, which is useful for getting optimum results from single coils vs humbuckers, for example. What is especially pleasing is that it always sounds good but you can tweak it to sound even better! The build quality seems more than fine and you cannot argue with the price. Finally, having bought directly from Joyo UK, I can tell you that the customer service is top-notch. Treat yourself if you haven't already!
I have a peavy valve king which is technically classed as a “budget” valve amp. It suits its purpose for what I need it for but I can’t use it at home. I got the zombie and bought a single cab with a vintage 30 in it for me to use during isolation. The combination of the two is just brilliant. These days I don’t turn the gain all the way up and you really don’t need to with this amp anyway. You can keep it at about 12-1 o’clock and it’s plenty. I do thicken it up with a TS9. Sweeping through the mids with the tone knob is great. Again, set it to about 1 o’clock and you get a good top snap with a tight bottom end. For such a small amp it goes a long way. I have already recommended it to all of my guitar player friends and can’t wait for them to try it out when we can all hang out together again. Works great with a cab sim out of the FX send to use in the studio too. I couldn’t be happier.
A very useful little pedal. I wanted the Fender sound without the price tag and this definitely comes close. A very diverse range of sounds to explore. Each tweak of the Voice control leads me on to explore loads of new settings. I've heard people say its noisy but mine is silent on isolated power. The only downside is that you have to add a little gain to get the best from it, which means you don't totally capture thise clean tones. Still some very good sounds in it though
Wasn't really sure what to expect, just plugged in my bass guitar and away I went. Absolutely astounding little amp, sufficiently loud enough for home practice and for recording with a mic. Worth every penny and doesn't break your back when moving it around.
I have the pxl pro and can honestly say its made my life 100% easier I did have all my pedals which are mostly boss running into each other and as I under stand it there not ture bypass and wasn't happy with the sound I found them very muddy when running them into each other since putting the plx pro onto my pedalboard it has cleared that problem up .... and I now have a much better tone ...im so pleased with it iv ordered a maximum mosfet overdrive and if that turns out to be just as good I will most definitely be ordering more ...has far as the plx pro goes I would recommend it to anyone its just brilliant ..and the sales team are very nice and friendly too
This is an amazing pedal, knocked everything off my board. Zendrive, light speed, BBpre etc. takes my warm sounding Cornell Romany and turns it into Fender Blackface Amp ( sort of ), Thanks also to David for helping with tracking my pedal.
This really is a classic flanger. It does one job, well. I use it with a bass, it's a vastly denser effect than my chorus and phaser pedals and best used in moderation. Think Sunday Afternoon, Itchycoo Park, think Hawkwind. Think freak out your bandmates by rending the very fabric of space and time.
Be warned if you dial everything (especially regen) it will self oscillate which means groovy sounds but they keep going if you stop playings.
Great pedal if you want that flanged sound, but use with discretion its not an 'on all the time' pedal.
This is pretty much a classic fuzz. I use it with bass and the mid-cut control really helps make sure I'm not battling with the guitars for a space in the mix. Generally I leave fuzz at about 9 o'clock, tone about 12 and level at about 1 o'clock. Wind the fuzz down and it becomes almost an overdrive in character.
The sort of bass tones I've got from this are 'Space Trucking' with the lower notes and octave off, I put the octave on and play higher up for Kasabian's Club Foot. It doesn't have that awful 'fizzy' quality that plagues the distortion channel of many modern bass amps.
It's very different in sound from my HM2 pedal, which is much thicker and darker.
Some people have criticised the octave effect for not being very strong; it's quite subtle but definitely does change the tone to a more 'modern' one. It ONLY works in conjunction with fuzz.
Blew me socks off.
For bass octave up and down is ideal. Suboctave gives a good 'classic octaver' sound. Tracking is immaculate. Octave up for rich sounds with a touch of 'mwah'. Get the levels right and get rock, funk or reggae sounds. Add distortion for 'Royal Blood' effects.
Works brilliantly on sliding harmonics on a fretless. It polyphonic; you can play chords, even polyphonic harmonics.
The modulation control adds a medium speed chorus-like effect, the first half increases the effect, dialled further it adds an envelope effect. You move to Theremin, choir then Mellotron. Add effects like chorus, distortion or delay and things go from gutsy to wild to totally surreal.
I found a spot on 'Dr Who' theme sound and the sounds at the start of Kasabian's Club Foot.
Two criticisms are it would benefit from a modulation rate control and it needs an external PSU.
An affordable alternative to a polyphonic synth pedal that responds well to different playing styles and added effects.
I've been using a Nascar analog delay for around 6 weeks now, have tried it with various guitar/amplifier set-ups and am really impressed. In use the pedal is easily set up, has a robust feel and a positive switching action. Initial set-up is simple, even if you've never used a delay pedal before you'll soon find the right combination of delay and feedback.
This device uses a bucket brigade delay which produces beautifully soft, warm delays reminiscent of tape echo. You won't quite get the same sound you'd expect from a Copycat, but you'll certainly achieve sounds similar to the Memory Man we all used back in the day. You might even describe the quality of sound as organic. If you're looking for an all singing all dancing digital echo, this is not the device for you. If you're looking for a warm, generous tape-like echo then give the Nascar Delay Analog pedal a go, you won't be disappointed!
This thing couldn't have been made to work to work any better with a Line 6 Powercab.....perfect way to get into Line 6 speaker modelling without having to hook up a full size modeller.....then just place your effects in front or in the loop. Great sounding amp models would give any expensive amp a run for its money.......
This pedal is incredible for the price. As the description says, you can plug your guitar through this into a PA and it sounds pretty much like an amp. Used it for busking and recording and it works just fine.
Excellent quality especially for the price. Separate low and hi EQ knobs add another level of control instead of just the usual single tone adjustment. Proper old-school blues breaker sound. It has replaced my Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini on my pedal board.
Bought this as a replacement for a Harley Benton powerplant junior, basically because I needed more than five outputs. The Joyo unit is neat, compact, quiet and does what it's supposed to do. I'm powering a Boss tuner, noise suppressor, Ibanez tubescreamer, Boss chorus and TC Electronic flashback delay with no issues at all. Great value for money unit and comes supplied with all cables.
Absolutely fantastic value for money, this pedal. Cheap but does not lose out on quality. Perfect for a subtle, softer overdrive effect with a good tone. Can be adjusted to give a heavier crunch to your sound.
I've had one of these for a few months and I can honestly say its the most used pedal on my board.It sounds just like a tube screamer pedal but for a fraction of the price. The only down side is that the tone adjustment is a bit 2 dimensional - aka doesn't have much of an effect on the sounds (unless you wind it right around, then it sounds very harsh), but it is still a useful function and the pedal produces a really good, all round overdrive sound.Anyone who is thinking of getting it... GET IT! For the price and quality, you can't go wrong.
Very versatile pedal. Their sound is crispy and hot with a lot of profit. Their advantage is sii is played with the treble control and presence many sounds are achieved.It can also be used as overdrive. Very good
The 'British' is an amp simulator, meant to enable you to produce the sound of a Marshall amp and speaker when DI'ing your guitar. It has buffered bypass (unlike most other Joyo pedals) which makes a lot of sense in when using as a DI, you can easily compare with the dry sound. The buffer is of good quality, I didn't get any 'tone suck'.It can of course be used in front of an amp as a distortion/boost.I wrote a long and complementary review...but the website here only accepts 100 characters max so you'll not see it.
This Space Verb is a beauty!The tiny size of it leaves great for room on my board, the knob-guard is great for saving your position (not that I'd ever worry about bumping the knobs) the pedal has a nice weight to it, too!Four knobs, Decay (Room size), Mix (Blend), Tone (Frequency) four reverb settings on the last knob; Room, Hall, Plate & Church. I'm a huge fan of the Church / Hall sounds for those massive reverb sounds, I like to increase the decay and lower the mix to blend the huge sound with my original signal. Another handy feature is that when you turn it off it trails the reverb so it sounds more natural during play.I actually leave it on at all times instead of using my amp reverb as it is too subtle even at maximum volume, and I do love having the option to switch it off should I want or need to with certain sounds.I love the option of velcro/foam adhesive for the bottom. I went straight to velcro and it hasn't left my board since I got it.10/10 would recommend
What a fantastic pedal for such a great price! Very versatile and allows for such a great range of sounds from complete bass, treble and mid cuts or boosts, and anything in between. The notches in the slide scale are very handy for finding the level of no boosting or cutting. I couldn't have wished for better quality of build and versatility for such a price. The only flaw for me would be that the sliders feel a tad flimsy.
This pedal will give you all the classic fender tones from silver face thru black face and on to tweed. Just use the voice control to set it where the tone takes your fancy. All the way to the left and you are in silver face territory, all the way to the right and it gets lovely and tweedy. the 12 'o' clock position gets you blackface.Once you have your tone flip the lid over and you are good to go every time. I have two of these, one clean and one crunchy. I have a wah and overdrive feeding into the clean which then cascades into the crunch. Fantastic tone which is then fed into a series of stereo pedals (sadly not JOYO) which then give me a left and right directly into the PA.Great tone and I don't have to lug my amp around any more, I have gigged with this set up many times and I always get complimented on my tone....
I've had a PXL Live for some time now and I've nothing but good things to say about it. It made my effect switching sooooo much simpler, I dont know how I got by without it. Super-simple to set up and program and no noise or discernable lag when switching. There are more fully-featured switchers out there but at twice the price. This switcher be can't be beaten for VFM. Highly recommended. If it got nicked, I'd buy another without hesitation.
Buy this instead. It has more gain than the OCD and it completely rocks. Brilliantly aggressive little overdrive pedal and it more than hangs with other much ore expensive pedals on my board. Remember, just because it's cheap, doesn't mean to say that it's bad. And this one definitely isn't. I acutally recommened the UD to a lot of my friends. Some of them bought one and they feel like I do about it. Awesome value for money.
This has been the only compressor on my board for years now. Use it when I use some guitars and need to keep them 'under control' a bit. Full adjustment of settings all desirable settings even on quite a small pedal and true bypass, so doesn't colour your tone!
This pedal is a must for anyone wanting to play rock or anything heavier. It's as good if not better than any gate I have used in the past, I can thoroughly recommend it. Buy from this site direct as the prices are as low as anywhere I found and the delivery is super fast. great service, will use again.