Price on the app only:
Special discount has ended
Please note each user for only 1 item(s)
if the goods arrival in 90 days,we will inform you by email!
Error appeared,Please try again later!
Questions & Answers
based on 460 Customer Reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers and get Tomtop Points, the first 5 reviews get DOUBLE Tomtop Points!Write a Customer Review
July 4, 2018
This has quickly become my favorite pedal. The overdrive tones it produces are so rich, articulate and pleasing to the ear. Ever have an OD pedal that you thought you liked, but then turned it off and felt relieved that you did? Well, you won't get that with this pedal. I've not had the opportunity to try out a Fulltone OCD, but if it's anything like this Joyo JF-02, then I totally get all the positive reviews and hype. The Ultimate Overdrive has so many wonderful tones - from a slightly over driven amp tone (think SRV) to a rich, not quite full-on distortion tone (think Schon and Lukather). With the gain turned all the way up, you get a very Bogner-ish overdrive that makes you realize why those amps are used by the pros and come with a hefty price tag. And here you just got it for $30 (mind you that I'm running this through a Blackstar HT Club 40 that I LOVE - but that's another story). Seriously, treat yourself and your ears and get this pedal. You will be SO glad that you did.
January 17, 2018
The joyo distortion crunch does a good job producing plenty of overdrive. I wanted the sound of an MI Audio crunch box looking for a sound similar to an overdriven Marshall. The joyo is pretty dam close, it seems a bit noisy, but in my experience most overdrive and/or distortions are. I've had OD pedals in the past that I thought were just noisy junk, well known and respected one's. I think the joyo crunch distortion sounds better than anything else I've had. At a price of$29 it's also a great deal.Granted I'm not playing onstage currently, just in the family room so I don't know it sounds in a live setting. but again for the price it's definitely a bargain
By todd fraser
December 28, 2017
I think this would make a great first time fuzz pedal for anyone. I just replaced my Russian Big Muff Pi with a Fulltone '70 BC Fuzz and had I not bought the Fulltone this would stay on my pedal board. I would think side by side you'll notice the difference between the two. The Fulltone being a little better sound and full but I could easily swap this in and most people would probably not be able to tell the difference. The Octave portion is what I wanted and it's ok but I've only heard them before and never used them so maybe it just isn't for me. I haven't spent a lost of time with. I don't feel slighted in the least with the price. I've spent $150 on pedals that I hated so there it is. If you have good tone between just your amp and guitar then everything else should just enhance it and this will do just that. Now we'll see how long it lasts.
By Monitoring Czar
December 20, 2017
I've had the Joyo JF-09 tremolo pedal for a few months and have sufficient time on it to provide a fair review. I'd give it 3.9 out of 5 stars. Pros: Simple, cheap, good battery life. Cons: Not quite as intense as a tremolo should be. A good, strong tremolo should penetrate much deeper than this one, to the point where your ears and body really feel it. If you've stood in front of a Fender Twin Reverb with the tremolo cranked you'll get the picture. Or listen to "How Soon Is Now" by the Smiths. I can't that level of thick, throbbing, pulsating sonic thrust that engorges the room from this tremolo. Overall, for the price it's not bad. I'd rather save the money for other effects because tremolo is pretty low on the effects chain. If your not a dedicated tremolo snob, then get this one, but don't expect earthshaking tremolo. There are videos and DIY mods for this unit. If I undertake it I'll post an update.
By Patrick Richards
December 20, 2017
Bear in mind thay I am a lo fi, blues/funk rock player who loves distorted tones. Now: Is this a boutique fuzz, made by hand in America? No. Does it have a ton of great fuzz tones that you'll have a blast tweaking and messing with? Yes. Built like a tank and capable of everything from just a pinch of fuzz to full on fuzzageddon, the JF-12 has a huge range of musical, usable tones. The octave up effect, like most, doesn't track perfectly and definitely works better with single note riffs and leads than with chords. Engaging the mid cut switch kicks in fat , creamy sustain for days. I am very happy with this steal of a pedal, it made an immediate impact on my playing and songwriting. Definitely worth a listen for the money. Four stars because nothing is perfect.
December 20, 2017
It's a good OD pedal. I set it up with OD at zero and level at 9. The boost certainly did an excellent job of pushing my amp into some thick overdrive. It doesn't take much from the OD knob to get the breakup you want. Using it past 6 or 7 would suit some, but it gets a little fuzzy for anything I'll need. Pushing the level knob up to 9 did create some noise when the pedal was engaged, but it was less than I expected. Bringing it back down to 6 negated much of that anyway. Pulling back on the level to 6 and increasing the OD to 3 seems like the right spot...for me. It gives me just enough boost and added overdrive to get the hard rock that I like. Of course, we all want something different, and your settings will be different. But the pedal has a wide enough range in each knob that you should be able to get what you want. It's not a distortion pedal, but it does get pretty aggressive. Not sure how it will sound as a standalone gain tool for a solid state amp, but it certainly does an excellent job of driving tubes. The paint job...that's my one dislike. Not that it matters to me all that much, but I think it can affect expectations of people considering it. It LOOKS like a heavy distortion pedal. But it's not. As for hints...I've seen a review from three years ago where the switch wasn't activating, and the red light was staying on. I bought mine "used" through Tomtop. When I got it, it was doing the same thing. Maybe it's the same pedal, but I doubt it. All that needed to be done was to tighten the nut on the switch. It was a little loose and was allowing the switch to sag into the pedal. Tightened it up and all was well. As for other complaints about definition and clarity in chords...I can't speak for them, and they may have different ears than mine. For me, everything sounded very clear and defined. It's always possible that tweaking settings between the guitar, amp and pedal can make some difference there. It's also possible that this pedal is being compared to a considerably higher end option. I don't know other than to say that all situations are different. Bottom line is that there seems to be widespread love for this pedal, and the price point is amazing. I'd take this easily over the Boss Super Overdrive, Bad Monkey, Screamin' Blues and many others in its price range. To be honest, for me personally and what I like to hear...ill take it over a TubeScreamer too.
December 19, 2017
Nice, durable casing. The only issue I had with the pedal is that the plastic knobs are a bit sticky, and seems like they'll probably strip soon....but the metal posts in the knobs are fine. Nice fuzzy tone. It seems to be true bypass, which is a plus. May just be buffered, but it doesn't suck tone. The standard fuzz sound is a bit shrill to my ears, but with a little eq'ing of the tone knob you can make it work. The octave option is kind of an afterthought. If you are buying this because of the octave option, my advice is don't do it. It really makes little to no sonic difference to me, just adds a little fizzy metallic ring sound, like a dim ring mod, and really only cuts through on single notes or power chords, which is true of a lot of octave fuzz pedals. In my opinion, this pedal excells with the mid-cut engaged. It gives you that nice, fat, fuzzy sound that is great for big, fuzzy walls of sound when ran through some reverb, while leaving those mid tones open for lead guitars, vox, etc. It also is a warmer, fuller tone with the mid-cut on. Some people would disagree 100% with this, and tell you the mid cut sucks and the standard sound is fine. I suppose it depends on your sound and what you are going for. I bought this pedal for MBV/JAMC Shoegaze fuzz/wall of sound and it does the job. I only use fuzz on a couple of my songs, so I didn't want to spend more than I needed. All is in all, this pedal does what it is supposed to and does it well, and the price is right. I would suggest trying one out on your own prior to buying, but if you just can't wait then give it a whirl. I got mine for about $40 and it's well worth it.
By Patrick A. Foster
December 7, 2017
I bought this Compressor on a budget, hoping to give a better dynamic 'feel' to my playing. I was 'hoping' for a nearly endless sustain effect, as i had gotten with compressors in the past. The first setting i tried was with the level control about half, the attack control low, and the sustain nearly all the way up. It did NOT produce the 'tube-like' compression i was 'expecting.' i played around with several scales and chord shapes and i could definitely 'feel' something was different. it didn't seem to, at first, noticeably do MUCH though, until i switched it off and compared it to the 'clean' sound. as soon as the pedal was turned off the sound was very thin, as if muffled somehow. i checked all my cables, amp settings, (turned the master up a bit) and everything was fine. Playing with the clean sound a few moments made me realize just how thin my old telecaster's tone really is, and how much this compressor 'fattens' every note played, a much more 'THERE' dynamic feel, (How else to describe a guitar effect xD) it does add SOME sustain, though it wasn't the endless sustain i expected.
By Ryan Rister
December 7, 2017
Love this pedal! FYI- there is a ton of volume on tap, so start out low. Read all the other reviews for tone. I just want to tell you about the inside's of this pedal. Great build quality on the PCB. Two red 5mm led's for clipping. true bypass switch is just fine. Jacks are pcb mounted, but they are pretty solid. 9V jack is about the same as Boss pedals...just fine. Now for the bad......the ribbon connector going from the pcb to the true bypass switch is HORRIBLE. I recommend replacing this asap. The ribbon connector's wires are super thin and break VERY easily. I removed it and soldered six 22awg wires in place of it. Much stronger, and I swear it sounds better. This soldering job is not for the novice...you need a very fine tip on your soldering iron and quick soldering skills. These Joyo PCB's are good...but not so good that you can really heat them up....the pads will lift. I used a 40w soldering iron and was quick with my connections. I am attaching a pic of the PCB for all you DIY geeks out there. Notice the broken ribbon connector at the bottom of the pic! Other than the ribbon connector, I love this pedal! Well worth the money....been using it live for a year now. Cuts through the mix nicely. Also has a presence control trimpot on the solder side of the PCB to tweak the mid's to your liking, if need be.
By tommy rehbein
November 29, 2017
This is a solid economy delay pedal. For $40 you're getting a great deal: It sounds good, comes in a heavy duty enclosure, and is made with higher quality components that other pedals at this price-point. I work for a company that makes boutique effect pedals, so naturally, I have a habit of taking everything apart to see under the hood. I was expecting to find a bunch of crap but was surprised to see metal film resistors (much better than carbon film resistors), good jacks, and a 3PDT true bypass foot switch. Another person made the comment, "there's no way this pedal is true-bypass," because of alleged noise. I can assure you from taking it apart, it is. That other individual may have something else mucking up his/her signal path. Another thing that I like about this pedal is all the components are through-hole instead of surface mounted, so it's very easy to mod. I added a "Slam" switch to mine and did other minor tweaks. So if you're a modder, check this one out. As with any delay, I would recommend running the pedal off a power supply because delays and chip-based pedals (chorus, loopers, etc) tend to eat batteries like a hungry Pac-Man. In fact, I would recommend using an isolated power supply (Voodoo labs, etc) because daisy chaining will give you noisy and sometimes unstable results depending on how much other stuff you're running off the chain. I only stated that because that is usually the noise culprit people complain about, not the pedal itself. Totally a good enough pedal to use on your board, but 100% a fantastic back-up to keep in your backpack in case something goes awry, or if you don't want to fly with your expensive gear (we all know how terrifying that can be). Bravo.
November 22, 2017
This is a nice pedal. I got it as an option for making my clean tones a little more interesting, and it does that very nicely. Sound: It can be a very subtle or very obvious effect, but I prefer the subtle side of it. Clean from a neck pickup with the rate at 9 o'clock and the depth at 3 o'clock sounds awesome. Add a little overdrive, and you can also get some cool sounds. If you put on distortion, I think the effect kind of gets lost, but I didn't buy it for that purpose, so no harm done. Build quality: Nice tough stompbox, except for two things. Like the other two Joyo pedals I have (the JF-01 Vintage Overdrive and the JF-17 Extreme Metal), the battery case is cheap plastic lameness. If you use a power supply, this is not a problem. The on/off switch on this disappointed pedal me, it seems less secure and kind of cheap as well. It works, but it doesn't inspire confidence in me as much as the nice switches on the other Joyo pedals. In my opinion, nice subtle sound, good for cleans and overdrive; not for distortion. Good quality for price.
November 21, 2017
I've probably got too many distortions, overdrives and dirtboxes. Right now, I've got my trusty MXR script Logo, a BOSS OS-2, a Boss FZ-5, a home-made distortion based on the shredmaster, and now, this little number. I got this one because i heard the hype about it, and about the OCD that it supposedly rips off, and well, yes, it's a really good distortion pedal. It does have some overdrive character, but it's got more of the hard clipping distortion. A TS9, this is not. In that respect, it's definitely able to do the "Marshall in a box' thing that people like. But, by bringing the gain down, setting it on the high switch, and bringing the level knob past noon, it's a really solid Boost pedal. By bringing up the gain ( and bringing down the level) you can get some really saturated distortion- but it does get a bit fizzy on the really high gain settings. I've only had it a few hours, so I've not yet dialed in the settings I'll stick with, but they are definitely there. It can get a bit boomy with a neck humbucking pick up, but, on the bridge humbucker, and on the neck with a single coil, it pretty much instantly goes for a great mid range voiced distortion. It's worth the 30 or so dollars, at least.
By Rock Morton
November 18, 2017
The Joyo High Gain Distortion is based on the Boss Heavy Metal circuit. The main difference is this pedal only has one clipping stage opposed to the three clipping section in the Boss pedal. The resulting sound is less compression and more head room. In my opinion this pedal is good at two sounds; fuzz (crank the gain, highs and mids) and overdrive (crank the volume, treble and add a little bit of gain). In general I find it's more versatile but less aggressive than the original. I'm happy with purchase. UPDATE- according to freestompboxes.org this is actually based on the Marshall Shredmaster. I did some research when I noticed that the Boss tone controls are for bass and mids and the Joyo's controls are mids and highs. Anyway, this is becoming one of my favorite pedals it's perfect for old school punk and metal, it sounds real amp like.
By Film and music buff
November 7, 2017
The reason this is only getting 4 stars and not 5 is due to an issue I only discovered yesterday - yes - almost one year after I purchased it. Going back to October, 2014 - plugged it in and played with it. Loved it. Around 12 o'clock position just worked for me. Yes - that early EVH sound is there but playing around also gets you Gilmour and Hendrix as well. Sounds great with distortion, or without. But a word about distortion - I place it in front of my amp and after distortion pedals. If I place it before distortion it is more subtle and when placed in front of amp, and with the amps overdrive channel on, it is very subtle. I point this out because of some reviews and comments about this being far too subtle of a pedal and it really isn't - and if you open it up there is a small "sweep" knob you can access and adjust - people have reported finding it set too low. I would suspect opening it would void your warranty - but it is an super easy tweak if you think your pedal is not working correctly. Now onto the issue I found - in trying to reduce overall noise I discovered, by process of elimination, the pedal causing a lot of buzz is the JF-06. So I removed it from my chain and put in the battery - and guess what? Does not work. When the battery is in and pedal off the signal passes through but when I kick on the pedal it outputs buzz and nothing else. Hard to think I never used this with a battery before yesterday. So I suspect this buzz is some sort of miswired/faulty connection having to do with the internal 9 volt battery clip. I did do a look over inside, looking for anything obvious such as loose solder. Nothing jumped out at me. So for now living with it, but because I love this so much I will get another - although technically this is still under the one year warranty I really do not want to pack it up and send off to China for a replacement. But if any of the official US JOYO distributors reading this would send me out a new one that would work too.
October 27, 2017
Good: Plenty of gain on hand. Lots of sustain! This thing can get really loud. It gives your inexpensive tube amp that Marshall crunch. Built well, it's casing is made out of metal, not plastic. Inexpensive but performs and sounds just as well as boutique boxes costing 3 times as much. If you're looking for your first cheap distortion pedal, forget the Boss DS-1 and get this one! Well worth the money. Bad: Adds a little noise & hiss specially to single coils (strats & teles). You might need to use a noise gate to tame the noise. Quieter with humbuckers but hums when I use it with my Xotic EP Booster which I always keep on. It doesn't happen when I boost my overdrives (OCD & Hardwire CM-2). If you move farther away from your amp, the hum disappears but you can still hear some noise. I guess this is typical for distortion boxes. No need to boost it though, it already has that thick & big sound to start with. It didn't come with a 9V battery as shipped, not a big deal 'cause I use a power adapter anyway.
October 19, 2017
I don't use all that many pedals, and the ones I do use are fairly proven/reliable standards for the most part: ISP Decimator II Boss Chorus Ensemble Morley Vai 2 Wah Boss DD-3 Delay and or Boss DD-7 Delay (each on different settings rather than changing one back and forth) Hardwire reverb Tuner pedal And for occasional use some other thing might jump in for a project, a flanger or whatever. Now while I can get by with what's on my amp, I wanted to re-add an OD to the board. I've had decent enough results with TubeScreamers, Blues Driver & Super OD sin the past and could use any of those for my purposes and make it work, but for what this cost I figured I'd take a shot based on reviews. I have a Joyo Tremolo set aside as one of my sometimes pedal and like that well enough. To get down to it I think this is a fine-sounding pedal. It's definitely a vintage OD style as advertised, used as a boost in front to push the signal with some drive. I know we guitar folks tend to split hairs about every piece of gear but I would say this is as good as the other options I mentioned. I do like the Boss-Hardwire-ISP style footswitch mechanism better but other than that there's no reason a good player couldn't go to work with this one, assuming everything else is straight on the guitar and amp ends of the chain. The shop had a few other Joyos I tried out that I didn't care for. I thought this and the red-and-black OD were great, and I mentioned the tremolo, but not so much luck with their modulation effects. Unfortunately they were trying to get 50 bucks for them and I saw this first.
October 18, 2017
Pretty cool knock-off of the Schaller trem or Diaz Tremodillo. This is my 2nd or 3rd Joyo pedal, and my favorite thus far. I don't care for the cheap jacks, but you get what you pay for, and I can always replace them if they break (I work on pedals all the time). I've got a scratchbuilt improved EA Trem (with two footswitchable speeds) and a cheap little Danelectro Tuna Melt. Other than the crummy bypass and plastic construction, the Tuna Melt is my favorite since it has the hard/soft switch. The improved EA has a great preamp for guaranteed unity gain (or more), and the footswitchable speeds that I added gives it extra flexibility. But I think the Joyo trumps it by just a little bit in that the core trem sound is a nice blend of the Tuna Melt's hard and soft settings. So part of this is really a subjective take on this flavor of trem, but suffice it to say if you've tried a few, this one will probably satisfy you at least a bit. No unity gain issues, and the speed and depth have a good sweep throughout their ranges. And it's just a niggle, but how hard would it be to get the word "tremolo" silkscreened so that it's centered on the box? At least there's no skull and flames like on the High Gain Distortion.
October 3, 2017
I'm not a professional musician by any stretch of the term, but I do know quality when I play it. I picked up the Joyo comp pedal just to try out...it's price is low enough to try out just for he heck of it...I thought a 2nd comp pedal might be handy. As a comparison to this pedal, my other comp pedal is '74 Dyna Comp...'73 pots, from the first run of their production. The Joyo isn't better or worse, but it's just as useful and provides a very smooth tone. Owning them I can tell the difference, but I doubt anyone elsem could if I A/B'd them for them. The Joyo is slightly quieter than the Dyna Comp, if you've never used a compression pedal...you will hear some noise, it's just the way they work. I play a 57AVRI Strat w/ Fender CS 54 pups and a 62AVRI Strat with stock pups thru a Hot Rod Deluxe. I'm VERY impressed with the Joyo comp pedal. Now here's the downside. Sound wise this is to my ears a 5 star product, build wise it's a 3 star. These pedals are not as well made as the other pedals I own, it's not build like a tank. I had also bought the Joyo Sweet Baby OD pedal, and it didn't work. Thankfully Amazon's return policy is great. Don't expect a top tier make, but the pedal's sound is great. If you're looking for a pedal to play around with, it's worth it. If you're on a budget or are new to playing this pedal is a good buy. My first comp pedal was a BOSS CS-3 and it was an awful sounding pedal compared to the Joyo.
September 28, 2017
I love this pedal. It is clean and clear. I've not noticed any hiss or distortion from this peal being in my effects chain. This is most certainly not the worlds number 1 digital delay, but for the price it can't be beat. Though this does not have a port for an expression pedal, the Joyo digital delay is great for adding some delay to any mix. Personal I use this along side my tcelectronic flashback and use it to add some ambiance. I would like to have seen a expression port for adding the option to have tap tempo, though this would raise the price. When toggling the pedal on and off, there is an evident click (the same as all other Joyo pedals). This makes it easy to feel (and hear) when the pedal has been toggled. Its personal preference but I prefer smooth non-clicking switches like those found in tcelectronics pedals. All in all, I am very satisfied and would recommend this pedal to anyone looking for a budget friendly digital delay.
By John Kasinecz
September 24, 2017
When opening the box I pulled the pedal out it well exceeded the quality I expected from a 35 dollar pedal. The knobs turn well, the casing is heavy, It just felt good. The switch is definitely cheap. you can hear an audible click when it turns on but replacing the switch isn't a huge deal and since it's just a lighter overdrive, you likely aren't going to be turning it on and off. Now, The plugged in details... The Overdrive is very expressive. as you turn the volume up, it gets louder but doesn't really change the sound. The drive knob has plenty of functionality. It sort of caps out the grit around 12 o'clock but the rest of the pot really shapes the tone. I kept mine pretty low and really dug the tones. The tone Knob has a wide spectrum but the treble end of it is pretty unusable and the bass and is not very bassy. I set it pretty low and it was a very clear and defined tone. You're not going to get any bass-ey tones out of it but it definitely thickens up your sound... As for the treble, you can crank it all the way over and it's going to sound like a chicken' picken' players dream, but to the rest of us it's going to sound very harsh. I run a Walrus audio mayflower on my main board and I AB'd them together. You're obviously going to see a noticeable difference in quality between the two in an isolated environment but I think most of the differences would be lost when you got it up to gig volumes. Overall, Great pedal, Can't believe how much value you get for the price.
Hot Event More
Top Sellers More
Your question has been submitted successfully
Please activate your account first. We will resend the activation email to help you complete your registration.
OUR SITE RUNS OF COOKIES