In the UK JOYO has a growing number of UK music shops & retailers who can hook you up with a little JOYO in store.
The number of music shops who stock the JOYO products in the UK is increasing, we now have over 65 music retailers in England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales. Please take a look on our JOYO retailer map and support your local music retailer. Try the pedals out in person & in confidence from our authorised dealers.
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This is the first looper pedal I have owned so I'm still getting to know how to use it, but so far, I love it! I'm also new to joyo and again I'll say I'm impressed with the value for money they offer.
For such a tiny little thing it can make a big sound and with the drum machine you really can be a one man band. It's simple to use and the instructions are concise. I like the metal body and it feels quite solid. The flashing lights I can take or leave but at least you can turn that off. I'm realising that unlimited overdubs sounds like a good idea but in practice after about 3 or 4 tracks things can start to sound a little crowded, the drum machine is a great feature but for me I'd have liked a few less options but maybe make them sound a bit more authentic or "useable". The biggest flaw in the pedal is only being able to remove/replay your most recent track. So if you record track 1 then 2 then 3, you can only remove or reinstate track 3, what would have made this perfect for me is to be able to remove each track one after the other because what I am finding is I record my tracks and then am unable to really end the song. But I guess that's a feature in much more expensive units and for less than £85 I really can't complain. This thing is great and for lonely guitar players like me it's transformed my jamming and practice sessions. If you're thinking about it, I'd get it.
I wasn't sure whether to buy a "big name" reverb pedal or a more budget friendly one so I bought both. In my honest opinion your stock room, hall etc settings are as good on this pedal as the one that cost almost 4 times as much. True, the expensive pedal has more settings and its stereo but I hardly ever used these features so I sent it back and kept the Joyo! If you want the fancy modulated stuff look elsewhere, but if all you want is a good sounding standard reverb you won't go wrong. Its not just good for the money its good full stop. The knobs can be a bit fiddly but its an affordable micro pedal with 4 different reverbs on it so there has to be a downside somewhere, but once you've found your sound just flip the guard down and your sorted.
Excellent pedal, built like a tank. Nice smooth sweep on the pots with a very useable range of tone. I use mine as a bass overdrive with a Boss LS2 to blend in the clean - if Joyo included a clean blend on this then it might be the best bass overdrive out there. Bravo Joyo.
I've had this pedal for about 3 months now. It sits in front of a Laney Lionheart 5w combo. I play a Bareknuckle equipped Ibanez SZ, a 335, a Strat and an Ibanez Saber. This pedal works great with all my guitars which have a huge variance of tone and output. drive settings go from almost clean to very high gain. With the clipping switch and boost on/off can get anything from clean boost, through tubescreamer tones to modded marshall type gains. I generally use it with gain around 50% and the boost set to 60-70%, pre-distortion. This way, with a 2 channel amp I get 6 footswitchable tones just from amp and this pedal. Great value and cool tones.
When I bought this pedal, having very little knowledge about Joyo, I wasn't expecting much. But it blew me away! It sounds amazing, and it can be used as a very low gain overdrive or a heavy distortion. Spectacular pedal!
I had space on my board for one more pedal and though I have a tremolo effect on one of my amps was never happy with it. Felt it could add something as an effect on some Dire Straits and Blues I have been working on. I have been very satisfied with this. Have been able to dial in a subtle level of tremolo which adds a shimmer to those more laid back songs. Maybe could have done with an on pedal volume control but being picky. When I'm looking for a new effect or pedal Joyo is now my first port of call. I have been using a lot of Boss and had tried Behringer as lower cost options for some effects with mixed results (hissy and dulling of tone). Joyo gives much better quality at a great price. Have a couple more on my wish list!
I was looking to try a tubescreamer but wasn't sure about shelling out for the Ibanez TS as I'm mainly a Gibson player and with a number of overdrives including the BD I wasn't sure about how much use it would get. Then I came across this and thought I would give it a try. It has more than exceeded my expectations usually working it through a clean channel on my amp when using modest distortion playing blues with my strat. Ideal for this use. Recommended.
LIke most home users I sometimes struggle to get the tone I am looking for when playing on small practice amps at home. I bought this having read some positive reviews as a secondary OD pedal. I have been blown away. It is more than a match for my considerably more expensive waza Boss super drive giving me a more hi-fi thicker tone. Very impressive at the low volumes I play at. Highly recommended.
Had a JF-10 Dyna Compressor first, not bad but when I read about this pedal and the fact that it is a parallel compressor, allowing you to mix more of less of the original signal in, I was sold. Pretty much a leave on pedal, works really well with my single coil equipped guitars, but can still tighten up the sound of my Ibanez, especially clean
Combined with my JF-10 it gives a great clean slide sound, a la Lowell George
Another representation of an mid-humped Green overdrive pedal, which is excellent for the money. Also works well as a clean-ish boost, after my Ultimate Overdrive to raise the level for solos , or in front of my Ultimate Overdrive to push it into more gain
Bought one of these at the same time as the Vintage Overdrive. Ended up using that as a cleanish boost since the Ultimate Overdrive is just that. Massive range of available sounds, tones and drive levels. Work very well with the volume pot on your guitar, will clean up nicely when you drop the volume and then go to scream with the guitar flat out.
Only downside is the graphic, which pushes it into metal territory, and this pedal is so much more. Buy with you ears, not with your eyes
Bought one of these as I wanted to have tremolo in only one or two songs. Great sound, very versatile, the only downside being there is no level control and the higher the intensity is set the greater in variation of volume and it can seem to dip in volume compared to your clean sound
Bought one of these when I first saw them, ended up with 2 on my pedal-board at one time as I need a few different delays during the course of a set. Very versatile, great price. All modes are useful, with only the reverse being less useful.
An upgraded version 2 is rumoured which would be nice
I have the 'green' compressor pedal that has been on the market for quite a while now. I use it with my Vintage Bass guitar when I play with my band 'Tunky Pig'. What can I say, it does exactly what a compressor should and more. The 'dynamic' boost is instantly noticable, because we play classic rock, (Surprise, surprise...lol.) Zepplin, AC/DC, and Hawkwind amongst them, I need a variety of 'sounds and tones' from clean/smooth right through to gritty/dirt. I like a quite 'steep' attack and this pedal does it better than any other pedal I have ever used, including my old Ashdown Dual, and a Keeley, (That I borrowed of a friend) When pushing the 'sustain' up, I can sometimes make my notes ring for longer than our lead guitarist on his Gibson going through his Marshall and a Vox valve amplifier, and his pedal board which is just a little smaller than a battleship...lol. I wouldn't swap it for any other compressor out there on the market regardles of cost and plan to add some more JOYO pedals to add to the versatility of my sound...(Not too many, no-one likes to see a bass player with a pedal board...lol... I will be looking at a flanger and an envelope filter) I couldn't recommend this pedal enough, I get complimented on the tone all the time, had it for over 3 years and never had the slightest bit of trouble with it, and, to be honest, I don't expect to. Great job JOYO, looking forward to owning more. As for a star rating, you don't say how many stars it is out of. If it was out of five stars, I would be giving it a five without doubt.
I'm using mine straight into a pa system and it works exactly for what I need it for. The Voice dial gives me a nice range of different amp sounds as well as the drive and tone dials added to the overall exceptional sounds that comes from this cheap, nice little pedal.
Great sound - just what I need, and brilliant value. The only problem I've experienced is that it is very noisy if powered by an AC adapter with the battery left in; but take the battery out and it works fine.
Great little overdrive for pushing my 'hot' bass solos (not my words, honest). The knobs are big enough to see under romantic lighting (or stage lighting) and can be adjusted using your foot when you realise you forgot to set the levels before you started the song.
Only two knobs for those of us that desire something simple and true bypass so you don't lose any sick bass tone.
Not standard shape, but if you place it in "portrait mode" then it fits a standard sized pedal spot and your foot is less likely to hit knobs when switching. Cabling is then just in the top and out the bottom.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.