Trusted musician and artist reviews for Joyo JF-13 AC Tone Vintage Tube Amplifier Emulator
Based on 7 Reviews and 31 Ratings
Great quality for the price.
I originally bought this as a preamp for direct recording/live applications, but now I use it mostly as a nice light overdrive, or boost into my main drive pedal and it does that very nicely. I've never played through a real AC30 so I can't give an accurate comparison, but to my untrained ear it definitely carries some of the same qualities.
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Ton(e)s of AC
It's been ages since I have been cooling my legs with some fullblown 2x12 AC 30 amp... But the Joyo Pedal seems to remind me a lot. The Voice knob can change the whole character of the pedal from crisp to distorted (cw). And the 3 way tone stack is really active, so make only small changes when chasing tone.
good for slightly overdriven and clean tones!
I use it regularly in my live shows. serves its purpose. It tries to clone VOX AC30. It doesn't do a perfect job. But whatever it does is pretty credible. And for the price tag of under 40 usd, I don't think there is any other choice as well. If you are starting off in the world of pedals, this is a great first pedal!
Nice VOX AC30 bright tones
This Vox AC30 sim has a lot of versatility, even if always chasing the Vox tone. The building is very good, seems to be a very durable little metal box. I found it great on the clean side, never getting too much over the crunch sound. Don't expect a raging overdrive, but expect a very good tamed one. The controls are sensible, so small changes have big consequences in the guitar sound.
Our AC Tone pedal reproduces the sound of a Vox AC30 amplifier--that classic British rock sound all guitarists dream about. Aluminium alloy casing with stoving varnish finish. Dimensions: 11.8(L)X8.7(H)X3.8(W)cm