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Had this a few month's now great pedal good sound and sounds better than some moor expensive pedals i have got.
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
SteveW on 04/06/2020 Purchased: JOYO JF-14 American Sound Guitar Effect Pedal
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.
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build4
  • Total:5
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.
ProsPros
  • Versatility
  • Build quality
Cons title=Cons
  • Volume drop on some effects.
  • Value6
  • Tone3
  • Build5
  • Total:5
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
ProsPros
  • Great sounds
Cons title=Cons
  • None
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
Geoffrey Burford on 29/05/2020 Purchased: JOYO JA-01 2W Guitar Mini Amplifier with 9V Battery, Black
Great innovative products! Little mini amps fine for practicing! I've had quite a few joyo products, and they've all been very good!
ProsPros
  • Great for practice
  • Small easy to carry in your case
  • Easy to use
  • Very handy
Cons title=Cons
  • Not obviously as good as a practice amp
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
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 ;)
ProsPros
  • Loud
  • Gain
  • Size
  • Weight
Cons title=Cons
  • Hissy
  • Emulated headphones sound
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
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.
ProsPros
  • stereo in and out
Cons title=Cons
  • none that i can see
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
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!
  • Value5
  • Tone6
  • Build5
  • Total:5
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.
ProsPros
  • Size
  • Price
  • Weight
  • Plenty of gain
Cons title=Cons
  • No carry case
  • Channel footswitch?
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
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
  • Value5
  • Tone4
  • Build5
  • Total:5
Very effective, made an enormous difference on the clarity of an analogue RM pedal. Total absence of background noise.
Well made and good value too.
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
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.
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
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
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
Craig on 02/04/2020 Purchased: JOYO JF-14 American Sound Guitar Effect Pedal
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.
ProsPros
  • wide range of tones
Cons title=Cons
  • none
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
Stub Mandrel on 07/01/2020 Purchased: JOYO JF-07 Classic Flanger Guitar Effect Pedal
Another stupidly cheap Joyo 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.
ProsPros
  • Classic 60s/70s flanger
  • Brilliant fun
  • Doesn't struggle with bass notes
Cons title=Cons
  • Can get out of control
  • Value5
  • Tone4
  • Build5
  • Total:5
Stub Mandrel on 07/01/2020 Purchased: JOYO JF-12 Voodoo Octave Fuzz Guitar Effect Pedal
It's cheap, it's green and it sounds great.

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.
ProsPros
  • Great classic fuzz for bass
  • Reasonable range of tones
  • Mid cut improves sound for bass
  • Not overpowering
Cons title=Cons
  • Not a huge range of tones
  • Octave effect is a bit weak
  • Value5
  • Tone4
  • Build5
  • Total:5
Stub Mandrel on 07/01/2020 Purchased: JOYO XVI Polyphonic Octave Guitar Effect Pedal
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.
ProsPros
  • Rock solid tracking
  • Polyphonic, even for harmonics
  • Modulation = sensational effects
  • Tremendous range of usable sounds
  • 'classic octaver' sound
Cons title=Cons
  • No rate control for modulation
  • No internal battery
  • Word count too strict
  • Give us more characters
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
John Page on 28/12/2019 Purchased: JOYO Nascar Delay Analog BBD Guitar Effect Pedal
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!
ProsPros
  • Warm tape-like delay
  • Robust construction
  • Positive in use
  • Easy set-up and operation
Cons title=Cons
  • None found as yet
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
Richard Doyle on 21/11/2019 Purchased: Joyo Preamp House 18 Guitar Amp Simulators in 1
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.......
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
Bignorm on 09/11/2019 Purchased: JOYO JF-01 Vintage Overdrive Guitar Effect Pedal
Just took delivery of my new joyo vintage overdrive, plugged it in, (Fender hot rod deluxe, clean) tried a few different settings........it's a ten out of ten for me.
Beautiful sounds to my ears.
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
Jack on 22/09/2019 Purchased: JOYO JF-14 American Sound Guitar Effect Pedal
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.
ProsPros
  • Amazing value
  • Versatile - can change "voice"
  • Gets a decent overdriven tone
  • Solid build
  • Great tone
  • Value5
  • Tone4
  • Build5
  • Total:5
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.
ProsPros
  • Vintage sound, vey small, great value
Cons title=Cons
  • None so far.
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
Ian Paul on 04/07/2019 Purchased: JOYO JP-02 Guitar Effect Pedal Multi Power Supply
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.
ProsPros
  • Small, compact
Cons title=Cons
  • None
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
George on 30/11/-0001 Purchased: JOYO JF-01 Vintage Overdrive Guitar Effect Pedal
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.
  •  5
The Joyo Dynamics Compressor is a great compressor, low noise, and doesn't colour your tone, great budget compressor that works well in the studio and live
  •  4
Joe Morgans on 30/11/-0001 Purchased: JOYO JF-01 Vintage Overdrive Guitar Effect Pedal
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.
  •  4
Alexander Lazarov on 30/11/-0001 Purchased: JOYO JF-02 Ultimate Overdrive Guitar Effect Pedal
Great value for the price! Sounds very open and dynamic
  •  5
Fern on 30/11/-0001 Purchased: JOYO JF-39 Deluxe Crunch Guitar Effect Pedal
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
  •  4
It is the best pedal I have. everything works properly and its sound quality is 100%. You can not ask for more.Pedals brands have higher quality and continuous with it, since years ago
  •  5
andy butler on 30/11/-0001 Purchased: JOYO JF-16 British Sound Guitar Effect Pedal
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.
  •  5
Mr J K Underwood on 30/11/-0001 Purchased: JOYO JF-05 Classic Chorus Guitar Effect Pedal
As good a sound, as pedals costing four times as much. I like this pedal for its full rounded sound. and affordable cost.
  •  5
Justin Bradford on 30/11/-0001 Purchased: JOYO JF-317 Space Verb Reverb Mini Guitar Effect Pedal
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
  •  5
Mr J.K.underwood on 30/11/-0001 Purchased: JOYO JF-08 Digital Delay Guitar Effect Pedal
A good solid delay pedal with a wide range of delay.
  •  5
Mr J.K.underwood on 30/11/-0001 Purchased: JOYO JP-02 Guitar Effect Pedal Multi Power Supply
I use this power supply to power 11 pedals , with output 8- 500ma supplying a tuner and 2 pedals. I find it quiet with no noise. and as with all the Joyo poducts very affordable.
  •  5
Gianfranco on 30/11/-0001 Purchased: JOYO JF-17 Extreme Metal Guitar Effect Pedal
excellent. excellent value for money
  •  4
Rory Haggart on 30/11/-0001 Purchased: JOYO JF-11 6-Band Equalizer Guitar Effect Pedal
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.
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build4
  • Total:5
william legg on 30/11/-0001 Purchased: JOYO JF-08 Digital Delay Guitar Effect Pedal
This is a great pedal,it sounds great,it is amazingly versatile and incredible value for money!I am no gear head so a pedal that does what it says on the tin and well is ideal for me....this is it!
ProsPros
  • cheap,sounds fantastic,versatile
Cons title=Cons
  • nothing
  • Value5
  • Tone4
  • Build5
  • Total:5
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....
  • Value4
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
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.
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
Glenn Mayo on 30/11/-0001 Purchased: JOYO JF-02 Ultimate Overdrive Guitar Effect Pedal
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.
ProsPros
  • Loads of musical gain.
Cons title=Cons
  • None
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
Logan M on 30/11/-0001 Purchased: JOYO JF-10 Dynamic Compressor Guitar Effect Pedal
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!
ProsPros
  • Small
  • Great attack
  • True bypass
  • 9V standard
  • Low noise
Cons title=Cons
  • Maybe green isn't your colour?
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
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.
ProsPros
  • Size, rugid built, great looking
Cons title=Cons
  • Still looking, don't hold your breath
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
I bought D-SEED 2 years ago because I wanted delay, and as this delay is offering 2 channels and 4 mods, it was must have.I'm using it every since and I'm happy with it.I've modified my footswitch 2 buttons, one for changing channels on my amp, other one I've connected to D-SEED, so it's easier to change channels.Only thing I don't like is when it's in bypass, you can't switch channels.
ProsPros
  • 4 mods
  • 2 channels
  • external footswitch
Cons title=Cons
  • Can't switch channels while in bypass
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
Filip on 30/11/-0001 Purchased: JOYO JF-38 9V DC Roll Boost Guitar Effect Pedal
I bought two of these.I'm using one in front of the amp and other one in effect loop. Loving it so much!In front it gives really nice overdrive, but in loop I've set it up on 9 o'clock (just a bit) so it can boost my signal.Recommended!
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
Filip on 30/11/-0001 Purchased: JOYO JF-37 Analog Chorus Guitar Effect Pedal
Bought it 2 years ago and been using it ever since.It get's the job done. Never removed it from pedalboard.
ProsPros
  • Durability
  • High quality
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
Filip on 30/11/-0001 Purchased: JOYO JF-07 Classic Flanger Guitar Effect Pedal
So, I'm using this pedal for more than two years. I'm using it mostly in effects loop.Sounds go from flanger to chorus so sometimes I'm using it as chorus pedal for clean sounds, and for lead as full flanger.Never had any problems with it.
ProsPros
  • Lots of controls
  • Lots of different sounds
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
I own old Italian copy of AC30 and I can say, sound is really close.I like both, clean and drive sound. I'm using it on my other amp, which is some Marshall hand made, and it opened my sound so much!I'm really happy with it.
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
Filip on 30/11/-0001 Purchased: JOYO JF-16 British Sound Guitar Effect Pedal
I bought this pedal for my father. I'm not using it that much as it's not my pedal, but whenever I have a chance, I'm playing around with it.As my father doesn't have a marshall amp, it gave him that Marshall tone and drive. We both love the sound!It's little warmer and there is less drive then AC tone, but still pretty good pedal!Recommended!
  • Value5
  • Tone5
  • Build5
  • Total:5
Filip on 30/11/-0001 Purchased: JOYO JF-08 Digital Delay Guitar Effect Pedal
Also, another pedal I bought for my father along British sound.There are few issues with this pedal, as time is not working as it should, but overall, great delay for money.I'm owning D-SEED and I like it better than this one. But if you can't afford D-SEED, this is a really great pedal!
  • Value4
  • Tone5
  • Build4
  • Total:4
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