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Discussion in 'Pedal/Effects Owners Clubs' started by TeleTeebs, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. TeleTeebs

    TeleTeebs Banned

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Canada
    I know there are some joyo lovers here as well as some other badass cheapos.

    I got the Cali.Ultimate drive.VOD,Analogue delay,classic chorus(this thing is a piece. dont bother) Us dream, eno tuner, tremolo..Gig all the time with them..no probs and get compliments on the sound of my rig..what u got
     

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  2. ValDiaz

    ValDiaz Tele-Holic

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    Jan 1, 2014
    Glasgow, UK
    Thinking of picking up a Vintage OD soon - hearing good things about these boxes.
     
  3. TeleTeebs

    TeleTeebs Banned

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  5. soulman969

    soulman969 Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    IMHO Joyo has done a nice job with most of these pedals. Quite a few of them clone the originals very effectively for a fraction of the price. Longevity may becomes an issue but so far my experience with them has been positive.

    Out of the six I've bought so far only the analog chorus had an issue and that was simply a sticky footswitch that disappeared after I sprayed it with a little tuner lubricant. Tonally I like the sound of it as well as that of the others I've bought.

    I'm sure there are better sounding pedals out the but how much better is the question. Is it worth paying $150-$200 for an overdrive that's only marginally better sounding or quieter than one that goes for $30-$40? I have no problem paying twice this for better features or tone but that's where I draw the line. Paying 5x that for little or no gain seems over the top to me.

    So I'll hand the Joyo folks a compliment. As it stands they've produced a very nice line of pedals that do the job for the average guy who only plays at home and can still be effective on the pedal boards of pros and semi pros.
     
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  6. TheOneFatGuy

    TheOneFatGuy Tele-Holic

    597
    Jul 28, 2012
    Elsenham
    I own the American Sound pedal, which I will have to say is fantastic. I can easily play anything from Eric Clapton through to Metallica through the pedal. Or I could, if I had enough talent. Let's just say the tones are there.

    I just wish Joyo would make a reverb pedal, or had a reverb knob on their amp modelling pedals.
     
  7. TeleTeebs

    TeleTeebs Banned

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Canada
    Ya man...been waiting for a reverb....a nice holy grail clone would rock;)
     
  8. waparker4

    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 9, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    Two cheeap reverb pedals I can think of are Biyang and TRex Tonebug
     
  9. TeleTeebs

    TeleTeebs Banned

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Canada
    had 2 biyangs..DOA when i got em both...have not ried the trex though..hmmmm
     
  10. drewflax

    drewflax TDPRI Member

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    Jul 20, 2013
    Chicago
    I picked up a crunch distortion recently. I like it. It does the Marshall in a box thing pretty well. It's solidly built. Great buy for $30.
     
  11. TeleTeebs

    TeleTeebs Banned

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Canada
    I was just thinkin..I dont ever remeber pedals being over the top prices late 80's early 90's...I remeber buying a boss ce2 for 25 bucks..unheard of now
     
  12. soulman969

    soulman969 Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    There were a few high end pedals back then but not like the selection of boutique stuff we see today. There's big money to be had from big profit margins and the turn over is huge. You spend just one day around here reading threads on guys tone quests and looking that their boards or the list of their backups and discards and you can see that.

    Back then Boss was pretty much the top of line stuff but now they're simply a mid priced line. One of the more expensive lines back in the '80s was tc electronic. Their Stereo Chorus + Flanger sold for around $300 then and still does today. I had one of their original Line Driver + Distortion pedals and it was also a $300 pedal as was the later Red Classic version of it that I have now. $300 was a lot of dough for a pedal in the mid '80s but they were better than most anything else out there.
     
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  13. LoretoR

    LoretoR TDPRI Member

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    Dec 23, 2013
    Utah
    Joyo is something that gives good performance and is sold at low price:cool:
     
  14. rokdog49

    rokdog49 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 22, 2010
    Ohio
    Love my ACTone!
    I still can't believe it was only $40.
    If it lasts a year, it was worth it.
     
  15. drob

    drob Tele-Meister

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    Jan 6, 2011
    Toronto
    Tremolo is uneventful. Not to fussy on the vintage OD or the ultimate. Just not my thing. Nothing wrong with them if you like that sound. But the Sweet Baby is the best dirt pedal I've owned. Love it.
     
  16. Big tuna

    Big tuna Tele-Holic

    533
    Oct 28, 2012
    east side
    I got a joyo compressor opened it up and the guts are not bad for the price and it does the job.i may try the sweet baby if I get on an over drive kick again.
     
  17. waparker4

    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 9, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    Utilitarian ;)
    My favorite thing about it is I know I have to set the rate to exactly 3:00 to get my sound from it.
     
  18. xuoham

    xuoham TDPRI Member

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    Sep 30, 2013
    Okinawa/Japan
    I just got a Joyo JF-14 American Sound and i am very impressed !

    But i have a question:

    i bought it from Amazon and on the photo on their webpage the pedal has "true bypass" written on it. The one that i got delivered has only "bypass" written.
    Does this mean that there was a previous generation that was not true bypass or is it only a cosmetic difference, like they thought they would sell more if "true bypass" was actually written on it ? ?
    I compared the signal with the signal without the pedal connected and it seems that there is no tone loss.
    What's the deal ?
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2014
  19. FeverFever

    FeverFever TDPRI Member

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    Mar 28, 2013
    Illinois
    I've got a US Dream and a Sweet Baby. The Sweet Baby is beyond fantastic.
     
  20. waparker4

    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 9, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    I wouldn't trust anything written by Joyo on or about these pedals to be accurate. ymmv. If the bypass sounds fine then what's the worry
     
  21. telemaster7082

    telemaster7082 Tele-Afflicted

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    29
    Apr 10, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    Ive got the dyna compressor. It is fantastic. I do not use pedals a lot. But this is getting very close to an "always on" pedal. Great value IMO. Ive heard the switches can be crappy and they are hard to replace, i think if this one died I would definetly go buy another one.
     
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