This distortion has a sound you would be hard pushed to match in a peddle twice the price, it gives you everything from subtle overdriven valves to a cranked up stack. The 3 band EQ allows you to t... read more
This distortion has a sound you would be hard pushed to match in a peddle twice the price, it gives you everything from subtle overdriven valves to a cranked up stack. The 3 band EQ allows you to tailor your sound just the way you like it. A truly great, natural tube sound with none of the 'fizz' you expect from a budget peddle" Matt our UK product guru.
California sound distortion pedal from JOYO. The modern rockers all prefer high-gain lead and rhythm channels, and the JF-15 circuit was designed to replicate the sound of these incredible amps.
Gleaming with sparkle and smooth saturation, just like a modern tube amp from mesa boogie, the California sound will work its way into your pedal chain for good reason. The features on this distortion pedal really provide flexibility and various sounds. You can dial in high gain scooped mid rhythm tones in seconds. Or full out searing lead tones with the twist of a few knobs. This pedal is capabale of a massive amount of tones, from low gain overdrive to thick, full, distortion.
Perhaps the greatest feature of this pedal is the fact that it has inbuilt cabinet emulation meaning you can go from the pedal directly to a mixing desk, a DAW or directly to your computer/laptop with a jack to usb lead. So this pedal is essentially a DI. You can use it instead of an amp and it can save your gig if your amp fails, just put it at the end of all your other pedals and set it clean like your amp then just take the output from the american sound straight to the desk. Gig saved. Or by going direct into a DAW or even your laptop you can record direct from the pedal.
The California sound is also brilliant on bass as well as guitar. Giving a massive low end sound wether you're using it as a DI or an overdrive.
With the output near max and drive backed off a bit it provides a really smooth, subtle overdrive (used as a clean boost to get just a bit more sparkle out of an old champ-style tube amp).
The JF15 is an overdrive/boost pedal that has been likened to the rich and warm overdrive tones of the Boogie MK2 amplifier, one of the most revered tube amps ever made.
3 band EQ section and controls for level, gain and voice gives you huge scope for tone shaping to get the most accurate all California cream sound! Rugged Aluminium case and true bypass circuitry make this the best value Boogie pedal around!
Item Weight 458 g Product Dimensions 13.2 x 10.8 x 6.2 cm Batteries: 1 9V batteries required. (included) Item model number JF-15 Scale Length inches Battery Type Zinc Carbon
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Nice enough for $45
Solid case unlike plasticky Behringer, which is good. Overall hardware is great.
Comes in 6 knobs, 3 band EQ, Level, Voice, Drive. Voice knob, in my personal experience, more like a mid boost but in a certain range. It could be low mid. When you turned that knob up, the whole sounds just get fatter. If you have single coil or bright humbucker guitar, this maybe gonna be your friend.
Now here's the problem. The Voice knob has a double duty. First, it will fattening your overall sounds. Second, the gain will be increased pretty big. I thought this case is happen cause the midrange is boosted at certain db or whatever, the gain will be increased too. Problem is, when you want to clear it up, you may turn the Treble knob up. When it happen, your sound is gonna be harsher. I don't know if I am little too picky, but that's what I hear. Maybe I will do some mod to change the Treble frequency to more pleasent sound.
As many drive pedals, turn the Drive knob full to get chuggy metal will not help because this pedal was designed to be a mild distortion. Think AC/DC, Zeppelin, etc.
Overall, it's nice for the price tag.
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Ok, it's a cheap pedal, one of the cheapest I have. But it's great when you have to go straight into a DAW and make a recording. I use this pedal, or the Joyo American, after the compressor and the overdrive, and then I go into a chorus, a delay and the reverb, all the three pedals in a stereo chain. Then I pass one of the two channels in a cabinet simulator and then into the DAW, and the other channel straight into the DAW. So I have a different signal on the two channels, and more options in the mix.
The only issue i have with this pedal is its switch. Sound wise i'm satisfied.
I use the drive from this pedal to color my tone a little. To give my tone some character.
pros: Very cheap pedal. Sounds better than what you would expect from a cheap pedal. If you tweek the low/mid/highs right.. and set your voice knob to your satisfaction, this pedal will make u go wild.
cons: I connect this pedal to my delay & reverbs. Everytime i switch on or off the pedal, there will be a static sound which is sent to my delay and reverb which in turn would be sent to my amp. So that is a let down to me.