Joyo BanTamP Atomic Amplifier Head Review

Joyo BanTamP Atomic Amplifier Head Review

JOYO ATOMIC 20 Watt Mini Tube Head New banTamp SeriesThe Joyo BanTamP Atomic amplifier head has 20 watts of power and is loaded with a single 12AX7 tube.  The Atomic amplifier is based on the classic British tones of the Vox amplifiers.  To keep things simple the Atomic features three main controls including a Gain, Tone, and Volume control.  The amplifier has two channels including a clean and overdrive channel.  The clean channel is extremely clean even with the gain up close to maximum.  The clean channel seems to take pedals extremely well too so if you’re looking for a clean platform this will do it.   Where the Joyo Atomic amplifier shines in my opinion is the dirty channel.  The Atomic amplifier will do anything from off-clean to blues and classic rock tones.

Overall, I am very impressed with this amplifier and I think these will be a hit for Joyo.   Get the best deal these amplifiers on Amazon here.

Joyo Old School Distortion Pedal Review

Joyo Old School Distortion Pedal Review

The Joyo Old School Distortion pedal is perfect for classic 70’s style rock n roll and will have enough gain to suite most people’s tastes.  Even in 2015, this type of sound is very popular and can be used for anything from AC/DC to Chili Pepper’s style music and more. This pedal is part of the Ironman series of pedals from Joyo and the build quality is top notch for the price.

In terms of size, this pedal is very small.  It’s even smaller than the Movall or Tone city pedals which are also a great choice.  Joyo has released over 20 new pedals in the Ironman series which includes many new overdrives and distortions previously not available in their regular pedals.

Don’t let the size put you off, these are built like a brick and the pots and controls feel very sturdy.

Joyo Blue Rain Overdrive Pedal Review

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

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Joyo Vintage Overdrive Pedal Review

Joyo Vintage Overdrive Pedal Review

The Joyo Vintage overdrive pedal has some serious online vibe going on.  Much like the Digitech Bad Monkey or the Behringer TO-800 these Joyo pedals live up to the hype and surpass the previous mentioned pedals in terms of build quality, tone and looks.

There’s a few things to love about the Vintage Overdrive.

  • The Price – It’s cheap RRP is around $40-50 depending on where you live in the World.
  • The Tone – This is the most important part and it delivers the goods.  This has to be a marriage made in heaven for anyone wanting a great lead or rhythm tone with enough drive to really kick your solos into the next gear.
  • Build Quality – True Bypass, High quality Construction, Pots and connectors feel great and it looks super-cool!

One of the great things about this pedal is it can cover a wide range of music styles.  If you’re into Blues, Country, Classic rock or original music definitely give this one a look as it sounds great on chord and lead solo parts.

(4.7 / 5) This pedal totally rocks.  What can I say about it other than it’s quite possibly the best, cheapest pedal on the market if you’re looking for the “green sound”. Check it out on Amazon!

 

Joyo Vintage Overdrive Pedal

Joyo D-SEED Dual Channel Delay Pedal Review

Joyo D-SEED Dual Channel Delay Pedal Review

This pedal is as good as it gets for pedals around the $100 mark (depending on where you live of course).  It features 4 really usable delay modes and offers some unique settings which set it apart from a lot of others out there on the market.  One thing that appealed to me about the D-SEED is the ability to tap-tempo the pedal along with the song you’re playing so it doesn’t require any manual configuring unless you choose to use it that way too.  The four main delay settings are Copy, Analog, Modulation, and Reverse and all of them are very musical.  This pedal has zero noise floor – it’s as dead quiet as my BOSS DD-7 and makes for a great alternative to it for those wanting those type of tones in a cheaper and more usable package.  The Joyo D-SEED is not true bypass but don’t let that fool you, it does not affect the tone of the guitar and amplifier in any way I could hear.

(4.8 / 5)
I am obviously a fan of this pedal and it comes as no surprise I rated this as high as many other great pedals I have reviewed in the past.  The D-SEED is built like a brick (in a good way), it has soft touch buttons, tap tempo and a great selection of delay effects perfect for a lot of different music styles. Check it out at Amazon.

Joyo D-Seed Pedal

Joyo Voodoo Octave Pedal Review

Joyo Voodoo Octave Pedal Review

The Joyo Voodoo Octave is a two in one pedal even though the name of it suggests otherwise.  Essentially it’s a Fuzz pedal with an “Octave Up” feature which allows it to kick into ultra weird territory.  The fuzz control is the actual “drive” part of the signal and the left most foot-switch turns the Octave Up on and off allowing you to use it as a Fuzz or in full “Voodoo Octave” goodness.

These are the sort of pedals I struggle with the most.  It goes into weird territory pretty quick for the sort of music I play.  That said, it would be good for people while love weird effects like this and can work out how to use it in a more musical way than myself.

Thanks to Swamp Industries for sending this out. Check it out at Amazon

(2.5 / 5)
I try to be fair and honest in my reviews and I don’t feel there’s much to like about this one. I was going to give it a 2/5 but I figured to keep it fair for people who will enjoy this pedal, I have given it a 2.5.  That said, the build quality and true bypass switching is a real bonus.  This pedal also runs on 9V battery as well and looks really cool.  In terms of what it does, I still feel there’s better options out there for both fuzz and octave pedals.

Joyo Voodoo Octave Pedal

Joyo JF-39 Deluxe Crunch Overdrive Pedal Review

Joyo JF-39 Deluxe Crunch Overdrive Pedal Review

This video demo and review is for the Joyo – Deluxe Crunch Overdrive & Distortion Pedal.  This is a very versatile pedal and you can wind in either preamp style overdrive or heavier distortion with separate controls for each.  What makes this pedal even better is you can blend in both gain signals which offers a vast tone range from a single drive pedal.  This sounds great with both single coil and humbucker guitars.  The more high gain you bring in, the more high end the gain signal has, it’s very versatile and worth a look.

(4 / 5) I am giving this pedal a 4/5 rating.  It’s a great pedal for the price and if you’re after something a little different to a regular overdrive then this could be what you’re after.  It is built well and sounds great especially with Humbucker guitars.

Official Site for the Joyo Deluxe Crunch Pedal or Check out the Joyo Deluxe Crunch on Amazon.

Updated version of classic Crunch with higher adjustability, which brings you a almighty Crunch distortion.This pedal definitely is the best of a lot of British pedals. True Bypass design

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Joyo Sweet Baby Overdrive Pedal Review

Joyo Sweet Baby Overdrive Pedal Review

This video demo review is for the Sweet Baby Overdrive Pedal by Joyo.

The Sweet Baby Overdrive is a really nice sounding overdrive pedal. It was $45.00AU and compared to much more expensive pedals for tone and sound.  First thing first, it sounds 99% as good as the KLON KTR at least with the tests we did! I really couldn’t hear the difference, even in a blind test we failed to pick the KLON 50% of the time.

The video demo below is the KLON KTR vs the Sweet Baby Overdrive! Can you hear the difference?!

(4.9 / 5) For the price, Joyo hit the nail on the head with this one.  Not only does it work great for every guitar I tried it with, it’s built well, it looks cool and in a blind test we did with a Klon, you could hardly tell a difference when pushing an already dirty amplifier.  If you’re looking for a pedal that only adds nice tone check it out.

The offical site for Joyo Sweet Baby Overdrive Pedal or Check out the Joyo JF-36 “Sweet Baby” Overdrive Pedal on Amazon