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Awesome Super Cheap Bass OD #2

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by johnk_10, Jan 28, 2014.


  1. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

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    wouldn't you know it? it's another pedal from Joyo. IMO, this thng is frickin' awesome at any price, but I got mine shipped for only $37.90! it can go from completely transparent and clean, to a super heavy overdrive and anything in between. tons of eq options with the BMT tonestack along with the voice' control. the OD is great sounding, smooth and dynamic. and unlike the Ultimate Drive, this one doesn't need repainting. I knew that I loved it within 5 seconds of plugging it in. if they keep this up, i'm going to have to stop making my own pedals (like that's ever going to happen ;))

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  2. andrew

    andrew Supporting Member

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    Cool.

    Is this a clone of, or inspired by, another pedal John?
     
  3. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

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    it's said to be a clone of a tech 21 character Blonde
     
  4. tsunami1052

    tsunami1052 What the Funk? Supporting Member

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  6. Rickenmonster

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    What does "bump" mean? I don't think it means what I think it means.
     
  7. Rocksolid

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    Does it have a balanced xlr out by chance?
     
  8. gregmon79

    gregmon79 Effectheadaholic Supporting Member

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    I ordered the white one not too long ago, the California, I hope it's as good as this one. I know it's modeled differently along the lines of a Mesa but I'm hoping it's like the American too. We shall see.
     
  9. jloftin1

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    I've had my American for almost 2 weeks now and i love it.
     
  10. zapped777

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    At the risk of almost certainly making another uneeded overdrive purchase.... could you please put up some clips? my Ultimate drive came a week ago and its definitely in heavy rotation... for thirty-five dollars shipped these pedals are a steal.....

    QUOTE=johnk_10;15443958]wouldn't you some know it? it's another pedal from Joyo. IMO, this thng is frickin' awesome at any price, but I got mine shipped for only $37.90! it can go from completely transparent and clean, to a super heavy overdrive and anything in between. tons of eq options with the BMT tonestack along with the voice' control. the OD is great sounding, smooth and dynamic. and unlike the Ultimate Drive, this one doesn't need repainting. I knew that I loved it within 5 seconds of plugging it in. if they keep this up, i'm going to have to stop making my own pedals (like that's ever going to happen ;))

    pic:

    [​IMG][/QUOTE]
     
  11. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

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    nope.
     
  12. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

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    i'll try to in the next couple of days. while I think that the UD is very good and I love mine, IMO, this one is a lot better.
     
  13. noahw1

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    What characteristics does the "Voice" knob have?
     
  14. GLEN18INCHSPICA

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    To me the "character" nob on the character series pedals acts like a 2nd midrange eq after the drive stage. I'm assuming the "voice" is the Joyo's version of the "Character" nob.
     
  15. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life. Supporting Member

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    Great, Joyo's gone and done it again,
    I'm gonna post a link to this in the Joyo thread.

    I'm really excited about the minis they're coming out with.
    The Ironman series.
     
  16. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

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    you're correct that it's an extra mid knob, but it's actually BEFORE the drive stage. the three band eq is all post drive stage.
     
  17. nogoodwithnames

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    If anyone cares to know, this is how I run my jf-14. Gives just a touch of OD when I dig in, and its overall a bright sound with thick mids. Great pedal
     

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  18. Basshappi

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    Could it be modded for one?

    Now I'm glad I wasn't able to get an UD yet. Guess I'll get this one instead.
     
  19. jacksonev94

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    Aaaaaaand I'm about to spend $38 in 3....2....
     
  20. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

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    it's possible. you'd just have to build a circuit for it. the XLR won't fit in it unless you remove the battery completely and always run it with a power supply.
     
  21. GLEN18INCHSPICA

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