Joyo Blue Rain Overdrive Pedal Review
The Joyo Blue Rain overdrive is a new pedal from the Ironman series of pedals recently released with the flip down “Ironman” style visor on the front. These pedals are about 1/3 smaller than the Tone City pedals so as expected they run on AC only. Any regular 9v Boss style power supply will work on these pedals.
The Joyo Blue rain is a really vintage style tone as it generally feels like it rolls out the highs a little which reminds me of a Tubscreamer without the prominent mid hump. This pedal feels very neutral with it on, it doesn’t bump anything up too far or not enough, this is what I really like about it.
Initially, I was a little concerned about the build quality being that the pedal is tiny, but I had nothing to worry about. There’s a die-cast aluminum enclosure and 4 really sturdy potentiometers that control the Drive, Volume, Low, and High Settings.
The video above illustrates how the Joyo Blue Rain sounds in context to music as well as on it’s own with a few different guitars. These pedals are really great for the price and I feel like Joyo has stepped up to make higher quality pedals than the original series. The original series were nice but they were no where as nice as the Ironman series in terms of consistency and build quality.
Much like the Tone City and Movall pedals, I would have no concerns taking the Joyo pedals to a gig and trusting they would work. They are built like a brick and weight quite a lot for their size.
Check them out if you get a chance. Buy the Joyo Blue Rain Overdrive JF-311 on Amazon.com