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JOYO overdrive pedal introduces warm overtones when used as a clean volume boost and when cranked to 11 the thing has the searing tone and warmth of a classic overdriven tube amp. The pedal features three control functions: volume (output), drive ...
JOYO overdrive pedal introduces warm overtones when used as a clean volume boost and when cranked to 11 the thing has the searing tone and warmth of a classic overdriven tube amp. The pedal features three control functions: volume (output), drive (gain) and tone (treble boost or cut, focused around the 2-5k range). The circuit features true-bypass wiring, and the world-renowned jrc4588 chip provides a full sound. From gobs of thick midrange to a modest top-end boost, this pedal is versatile, yet consistent between guitars. The vintage overdrive pedal is one of JOYO's most popular pedals. The smooth tones and rich harmonics it creates have made it a favourite among blues, rock and fusion guitar players. Without sacrificing anything in terms of quality, this modern construction pedal accurately reproduces the original soul, bite and growl of the classic 'screamer overdrive series, but at a fraction of the price. If you play classic rock, modern or hard rock, country, blues or rock-a-billy.
Really not bad at all for the price. It's not an especially 'cool' overdrive, but it can give a really good volume boost for a solo or chorus if you need it. I usually have a gainy sound right out the amp, and use this for a boost.
Very few musicians who are extremely critical with an authentic tube-y analog sound will be able to discern a difference between this and the well-known Tube Screamer by Ibanez. The designers behind this Joyo pedal didn't have to look very far to choose the parts--just get what the TS9 has. It therefore has the same opamp (JRC4558), potentiometer, and other parts to make the sound as close to the Ibanez as possible. For a fraction of the cost, it definitely punches way above its price bracket.
Great tube screamer clone at a fraction of the price - it may be a cheep clone, but it's solid, quiet and full of tone. In a sea of other cheep clones, some which you can find along side the real thing in your local store - why pay more?
there are many ibanez tube screamer clones on the market, and i find this one to be the best...in my ears there is no difference in sound between this one and the ts9...it is a true bypass, that means your clean signal is not affected when the pedal is disengaged, simple controlls like those on the ibanez one makes it easy to use, build quality is decent, its metal..green colour gives it classic tube screamer look...i use it on the bass guitar as a tube overdrive, it has a nice growly tone kinda like cliff burton had on 'master of puppets' album, or if you play with a pick you get that kind of lemmy tone on the song 'i dont believe a word'..the only reason i gave it four stars is that it sucks out the low end..otherwise great