Yeah, sorry, but I just had to share. After reading so many glowing reviews, and watching some videos on YouTube, I decided the Joyo JF-14 American Sound might be a simpler solution for my direct-to-PA rig than the more-complicated (and 6x more expensive) Giggity-to-ADA-GCS-2 solution I was using. While there are a couple things I miss a little bit about the GCS-2, the JF-14 does sound very convincing, is much simpler, and gives me more tone options than I had before. Not to mention that it takes up less space on the board than the two devices I was using before. In fact, now I could put the JF-14 on my primary pedalboard that I use with amps, instead of having a separate pedalboard for direct applications. I planned to just switch off the JF-14 when going into guitar amps, and switch it on to run direct-to-PA. Nifty. But that’s not what this post is about. In the past I’ve always found any device that was supposed to emulate a miked-speaker sound to sound dull and flat into a guitar amp. That makes total sense, given that one is feeding an already-frequency-compensated tone into another frequency compensator (i.e., the speaker in the amp). Didn’t expect the JF-14 to be any different. But the other day, I kicked it on while practicing with my amp, and “holy cow!” It sounded great! I don’t understand how this can be, but it makes a great front end for an amp too. I use small tube amps (Fender Pro Jr.), which are still too loud when cranked up to the tone I like. The Joyo makes it much easier to get a tone I really like while still having total control over the volume. It just really surprises me that a direct-to-PA pedal can also sound good into an amp without having some kind of speaker-emulation bypass. How’d they do that?