I have a few Joyo pedals. I particularly like the Sweet Baby OD.
I have Joyo Compressor that I pull out when I need a pedal compressor. I had a Joyo Fuzz a while back. My impressions. They're not bad, but there's nothing amazing or special about them. I think they are great for people who are just getting into pedals for the first time, but they're all slightly lesser versions of well established designs, and people like me who are pedal fans that have been around the block have owned or currently own the pedals on which these pedals are based.
So, great way to get a new sound for cheap, great to toss in a music room or studio, and a great way to satisfy the itch for a new toy, but not serious pedalboard contenders or stage worthy companions.
yep. Someone just tried to tell me their line 6 pod sounds as good as my rig. I invited him to come down and sit in with my band and hear it for himselfI think this is a very good summation. Those Chinese cheapos are fine for people just getting into pedals, or they're good for home recording and so forth, but for serious players with experience using boutique pedals, they're not realistic.
Another with bad experience here.
Tried 3. Have none now. Worst was the noisegate which was totally unusable. Then the delay which sounded kinda ok but seemed to eat battery's before the switch gave way after very little usage.
This is similar to my experience of behringer pedals too by the way
I'd rather pay a bit more for a decent brand in the future.
There is often a bit of truth in the saying " buy cheap, buy twice" in my experience