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I wasn’t sure what to think about the Joyo Ultimate Drive when I purchased it. I was new to Joyo and was wondering if a 40 dollar pedal would be a do or a don’t. My expectations were exceeded when I ran it through a telecaster into a Marshall. Amazing overdrive sounds and incredible transparency. At an extremely low gain setting, it’s a very Klon, Soul Food feel. As you turn up the gain, you get some of the best...

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I came across the Joyo pedals when searching on YouTube for a high gain distortion pedal, I was looking for something big sounding and a lot of videos were speaking very highly of the ‘Suhr Riot‘ pedal. After many days of trying to convince myself that the Riot pedal was the one for me, I couldn’t bring myself to parting with the cash for this boutique pedal. So I began searching for a clone of the Riot, and the US...

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“There’s no way this $29.00 pedal is gonna sound like a Tube Screamer”, I said to myself while pressing the ‘Place Order’ button for the Joyo JF-01 Vintage Overdrive. I was expecting it to probably end up in a pile of not-oft-used pedals, collecting cobwebs and watching it’s sparkling green finish turn an off-pea as the years rolled by. That is NOT to be the case with this marvel. For starters, the...

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