Looking for an amp simulator that not only nails the sound of a fender tweed 57 amp but also is budget priced? Try the Joyo American Sound Amp Sim Pedal!
We’ve all been there. You get to the gig, load out and set up your gear, connect all the cables, intonate and tune, and then go to switch on your amp. Your amp gives out on you at the moment that you were hoping it would be victorious. It’s a let down to you as a player, to your band, and to the audience. This is the worst. What you need is a backup amp that is reliable,
Along comes the
Tech 21 Blonde, I mean, the Joyo American Sound amp sim pedal. Why did I just write what I did? Because many have speculated that the Joyo American is a ripoff of the Blonde. They wouldn’t be far off, I’m sure. Either way, what an incredible find this pedal is.
The construction is fair to middlin’. It is a molded metal case of some alloy painted with a durable finish, plastered with a gaudy logo. The 6 knob controls are mounted to the hand populated circuit board which also hosts the input/output and power jacks. This is a sturdy pedal. The switch and LED are mounted to a separate board for ease and speed of installation. This also implies that this part may be the first to sustain quality failures, easy to switch out. Klon designed a similar system for their KTR as most newer pedal manufacturers have done. The difference with the Joyo is that there is the presence of hot glue used to secure and insulate the connection of the computer printer cable from the switch to the main circuit board. This does not scream “quality”.
The sounds, however, do scream “quality”. This pedal can be used as a boost, an overdrive, or most aptly, as a standalone amp simulator. It excels in sounding and fooling the ears of many when used in direct to USB recordings. Just take a listen for yourselves to intheblues and their Vs. test with a Fender Deluxe Reverb. Astonishing results!
The basic EQ section of this pedal is highly responsive, and the Voice knob contains plenty of tones for the listening. The Bassman setting is to the far right and the champ to the left. Playing in a live setting where my stage volume needed to be nonexistent, I took the advice of Sean and tried one of these instead of a Line 6 or other sim. The sound was absolutely incredible! If I had the benefit of in ear monitors, I’m sure I would have enjoyed my time with it to a greater extent. That’s right, tone sniffers. I enjoyed playing this pedal without any other pedals before it and the tone was brilliant!
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If you have a number one amp that is Fender based, I’d definitely pick one of these up before your next gig for when the worst happens. You don’t want to get stuck without one, and for $35, you cannot go wrong.
Order your Joyo American Sound from Amazon today and get it in a few days time to decide for yourself.
If you like other flavors, Marshall, Vox, Mesa, then consider the other Joyo Amp sims found on Amazon. You could have an arsenal of amps in your backpack! Peace!