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Joyo JF-15 California Sound Effects Pedal with Modern Ultra-High Gain Amp Simulator and Unique Voice Control

by Joyo
4.3 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews

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  • Achieve tone of the lead channel on "Rectifier" series amps
  • 6 Controls for complete sound manipulation, unique crunch
  • Quality components, true-bypass wiring means no signal loss
  • Cool style from white and black shell-casing, reflection image
  • Voice control allows midrange sound shaping between guitars
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Product Description

CA style from a Joyo Pedal is what you'll get from the JF-15 California Sound distortion pedal from Joyo. The modern rockers all prefer high-gain lead and rhythm channels, and the JF-15 circuit was designed to replicate the sound of these incredible amps. Gleaming with sparkle and smooth saturation, just like a modern tube amp from Mesa Boogie, Orange or Diamond, the California Sound will work its way into your pedal chain for good reason. Sound!

The features on this distortion pedal really provide flexibility and sweet various sounds. Used for rhythm work suitable for punk and rock-rap, this pedal needs only ½ gain from the drive channel; you can scoop the mids and allow just the brightness and balls to ring out; you can use it as a low-pass filter (cut mid and high 100%) on a bass or even process vocals with it (as a sidechain via reamp or even live) for a tight, unique effect. With the Output near max and Drive backed off a bit it provides a really smooth, subtle overdrive (used as a clean boost to get just a bit more sparkle out of an old Champ-style tube amp).

The JF-15 is as groovy and as funky as a chili pepper, with the attitude and focus of the "rude-boy" Omaha hero free-form rockers.. can anyone guess it? Yeah, that's right: 311! ;) If you know rock guitar of the 90s, early 2000s and beyond, then you know and can appreciate this sound.


Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B005M0MUQK
  • Item model number: JF-15
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,728 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 9, 2011

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I was very anxious to get this pedal in the mail and try it out so that I could write a review of my own. The reviews on all Joyo products are extremely polarizing. Some people love them and think they're every bit as good as boutique pedals costing three times as much, while other people (including a significant portion of the hardcore techie community) despise the whole concept and wish they didn't exist. Having tried out this specific product - the Joyo JF-15 California - I can tell you that I'm extremely impressed for only having spent $40 to $50.

First, a word about Joyo. Joyo is a Chinese company, which for a lot of people loyal to American products, starts them off on the wrong foot. Further adding to the controversy is the fact that many Joyo pedals appear to have virtually copied the circuitry of well-known Western boutique pedals, such as the Fulltone OCD ("Joyo Ultimate Drive"), Ibanez Tubescreamer ("Joyo Vintage Overdrive"), and MI Audio Crunchbox ("Joyo Crunch Distortion"). If you find that disturbing or appalling, I won't try to change your mind, but consider the following: Joyo has found a way to manufacture surprisingly faithful "clones" of these very successful pedals at a price that even entry-level casual players can afford. Larger companies, such as BOSS, DigiTech, and Ibanez, openly copy ideas, clone sounds, or borrow inspiration from other successful pedals. Finally, if you want to pay more the boutique pedal, nobody is stopping you from doing that. There are certainly areas where Joyo cuts costs by using cheaper materials, and the Joyo is absolutely not a one-for-one clone. My personal opinion is that if Joyo has found a way to take the concepts of these pedals and make them cheaper...power to them. But again, reasonable minds can differ.
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I like the pedal how ever the description in my opinion is lil off your not ganna get modern ultra high gain out of this pedal it does have plenty of distortion on tap but its better for 70's classic rock and country. Its very bass heavy pedal acts more like a fender bassman but I've never played through a mesa mkII before so it could be close to a mkII. Over all it's worth the money if your looking for a pedal to play some low gain stuff such as classic rock blues or country.
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Sustain for DAYS. Insane. Just keeps going and going.

I've played this pedal through an Ibanez Artist w/ Slash Seymour Duncan Pickups (amazing guitar and pickups!) , Epiphone SG Pro with DiMarzio Crunch Lab pickups, and Fender Mexi Strat w/Custom Shop 69 pickups and a Vox and a Fender for reference.

This pedal, like my other joyo pedals (Fuzz, Ultimate Drive, Digital Delay) is great bang for the buck. I do have some name brand pedals - Zack Wylde OD & Ibanez Tube Screamer. They all do different things...and I like them all. For this pedal - interesting surprise as far as sound. I would say that the "voice" pedal which probably makes you wonder the most about acts more like cabinet and amp emulation to me. Some may call the sound it produces something else. But sufficed to say - the pedal gets more gain and sounds more 'airy' and more like a mic'd cabinet as you drive the Voice up, in my opinion. The Voice knob almost adds more Gain than the Gain does. By themselves - cranking the gain or the voice all the way up with the other all the way down - does not produce much of any distortion. Combined - as you raise them together - the sound gets 'bigger' and you get more distortion, gain, sustain - your amp will sound 'fuller' and the headroom and bass increases. I suspect this is how all the Joyo emulating pedals work. This is also why they are marketing this pedal as a amp emulator and direct recording device. You feel that bigger, airy sound as those two knobs go up. Opens it up with more headroom - best description.

I'm keeping the Gain all the way up, the Voice at about 10 o'clock - Bass low - mids and trebs high. This is a 'bassy' sounding pedal with lots of low end headroom - doesn't break up but definitely gives some fullness.
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The Joyo California pedal is a huge surprise; it is really nice for very little money.

The California produces good solid classic rock sound with a little bit of western feel to it. There is no crazy gain or distortion. This is good for bass line rock songs and where you need to solo through the song. It sounds great on the neck pickups for higher notes. Combining this with the Joyo Voodoo, the sound was a lot like Hendrix, (Joyo Audio Voodoo Octave).

I really like this pedal a lot. The sound is just exactly to my liking. The right amount of everything. Toss the $40 price point in and I am totally sold.

I have a Boss ME-70 multi-effect pedal. This single effect pedal blows away my Boss pedal, I'm almost sad to say that. I don't have experience with other single effect pedals, so I can't make a comparison to those more costly pedals.

I have a Marshall Amp and cabinet with 4 x 12 inch speakers. My guitar is a Gibson Les Paul 2008 Standard Plus.

From a construction standpoint, these are remarkable for the price point. The whole thing has a good weight. The base has a dense skid resistant foam rubber on it. The box is a solid cast metal box, with a very heavy metal base. The bypass and octave up switches are solid and bolted tightly to the box. The 1/4 inch input and output jacks are really sweet - there is a metal insert that screws into the plastic internal jack. It looks to me like it would be very hard to break this jack - that outer ring is heavy duty. The pots look really good. All the knobs are locked on with a set screw, a great system.

The pedal comes with a 9 Volt battery.
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