Joyo Pedals Inexpensive Group Of Three

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  1. rednefceleb

    rednefceleb Senior Member

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    I'm going to post pics of an analog delay/ a TS-808 clone/ an OCD clone. I've had the most expensive and in many cases cheaper is not as good. In the case of these three examples, I believe that they are every bit as good as their far more expensive counterparts. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] The delay runs about $29 and reaches 440 ms. The Vintage Overdrive runs about $24 & replicates a TS-808. The Ultimate Drive runs about $28 and replicates an OCD. The analog delay is very nice. The last two sound just like their counterparts. :) If you're looking for these type of effects you will like these replicas. :)
     
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    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    This thread would be better received in Pedals. But I second the sentiment. I use three Joyo Ironman pedals. I have the Raptor Flanger, Wow-Wah and Wooden Sound acoustic sim. All three are excellent.
    The WS always amazes my whole band every time I kick it on for the end of Band On The Run. We've been playing this for over a year now, but they still do a double-take every time we rehearse it. Alone, it's no match for a real acoustic guitar. But in the mix, especially when strumming, the effect is remarkable. If I kick on the chorus, I'm playing a '12-string'.
    The RF is the last in a search for a suitable replacement for an EH Deluxe Electric Mistress. Damn if that wasn't the nicest sounding flanger swirl I've ever heard. I bought it to play Andy Summers stuff. But it was also a real estate hog. I tried an EHX Stereo Mistress (worst ever!); an MXR Micro Flanger (awesome, but also too loud, could not find unity volume with it when pushed with distortion); a Yamaha FL 10MII (really great with distortion, but lacked for clean); in the end, the Joyo was the sweetest of the three. Plays really well with distortion (hello Barracuda), my favourite FX combo. Lovely when clean, when I feed my chorus pedal into it, I can get damn close the DEM sound I love so much.
    The Wow-Wah is a funky little monkey. I started out with an EHX Mini Q-Tron (also a space hog) and really loved it for playing some stanky grooves. Awesome for playing Superstition. In a search for a smaller package, I tried a Digitech Synth Wah (incredibly variable pedal, but not organically funky enough); a vintage DOD FX25 Envelope Filter (nice for Rock stuff, but failed the FAT FUNK test); finally, the Wow-Wah was the winning solution. Lacks the frequency switch on the Q-Tron, but I don't play much bass anymore; for guitar it brings the perfect fat quack needed for FUNK.
    I also briefly messed around with their Ironman Rushing Train, which is a VOX Night Train Amp sim in a pedal. Curious choice for an amp to emulate, it also happens to be my main amp for cleans. I wanted to recreate my setup for headphones. Worked well through an analog cab sim, but it turns out I hate playing through headphones, period. It's up for sale at a steal of a price.
    Obligatory pedalboard pic:
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  3. rednefceleb

    rednefceleb Senior Member

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    Wow, I thought I put this in pedals. :) Oh well, one of ours admins. may move it. I would move the entire thread but don't know how. You have a nice, neat pedalboard. Very tight. I'm glad a positive response came up on this subject. That's one thing that I have to do is put a board together. Something solid, not velcro on velcro. :wave::slash: I've heard good things about the Shaky Jimi Vibe...I listened to it on Youtube and I've decided on a Dry Bell Vibe 1. They are amazing. Not an expression pedal, just a button pedal with <many> settings.
     
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    bad565ss Senior Member

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    I recently got the Ultimate Drive and it pushed my Soulfood off my board. Really has a nice smooth tone.
     
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    jdto Pretend Human Premium Member

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    I had a bunch of the Ironman pedals (sold @northernguitarguy the Raptor Flanger) and they were impressive. I went to a Helix for a while and now I'm back to pedals. I was thinking about throwing together a compact board of Joyo Ironman pedals. I could probably fit 8-10 of them in the space where I currently have four.
     
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    rednefceleb Senior Member

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    It's amazing to pay so little for a fine sounding pedal! The Joyo Analog Delay is great up to 440 milliseconds. The Vintage Overdrive is as good or better than a TS-808. :)
     
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    rednefceleb Senior Member

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    Yeah, headphones are for studio only. What do the brown and purple pedals do?
     
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    rednefceleb Senior Member

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    The Ultimate O.D. is amazing. I mean, pedals are just electronic parts. A pedal should not have to cost $220! I am making one exception, a Drybell 'Vibe One'. You probably know about those. A great sounding Unvibe. If you haven't heard one, go to YouTube and take a listen. Not 'an expression' pedal but a button. It has many settings. Many settings indeed. It sounds like Robin Trower's effect. Very 'thick and cloudy'.
     
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    It's good to hear all of these good messages about these pedals. The $30 'Vintage Overdrive' is an absolute TS-808 clone.With the 4558 chip in it. The anolgue delay goes to 440ms. It's really a sweet delay with very responsive controls. I'll have to check the 'Ironman' pedals out.
     
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    Brown is the acoustic sim and the purple is the auto-wah.
     
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    The Joyo Ultimate Drive is a great pedal for the money.
     
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    chupe442 Confused as ever..... Premium Member

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    LOVE my Dyna comp!
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    +1.....amazingly so.
     
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    The Ironman pedals are more expensive and get into the price range of some more established brands. That said, the Ironman series has a few benefits that make them competitive. They sound good, which is important (obviously personal preference is a factor here), they are tough, rugged metal cases, they have a little flip-up shield that protects your settings when handling them and they are tiny. You can fit two of them into the footprint of a regular pedal.
     
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    jdto Pretend Human Premium Member

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    Hmmm.... :hmm:

    I just mocked this up for some fun. Damn GAS...

    That's a 15" x 5.5" (roughly) pedalboard. Ten pedals on a board that would fit on the back of my gigbag. I can see some possible cabling challenges, but overall this could work with a bit of creative cable management.

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    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    Some good deals here. I ordered my Mooer SkyVerb from them, great service.
    https://www.musicexpresscanada.com/product-category/effect-pedals/ironman-series/?orderby=price
     
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    jdto Pretend Human Premium Member

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    Rednefceleb I bought a shaky Jimi and really like it. Although my on off switch is getting wonky already. I may have to check out one of these you posted. The analogue delay sounds interesting.
     
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    Why not stick with the Helix? Just curious, our bass player now uses one and it looks awesome.
     
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    jdto Pretend Human Premium Member

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    I ask myself that same question quite frequently :doh:.

    GAS? Curiosity? Dumbassedness?

    Probably the latter...
     

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