I think it's hard to judge the merits of any overdrive pedal from another persons demo of
it (especially a youtube effort)..... The guitar it's used with alongside the amp it's
squirting into make a vast difference before you've even twiddled a knob or gone down the
old chestnut route of every player sounding different
we have everyone's ears having a preference and none of it is really 'wrong' - one persons
'wasp in a bottle' is another persons 'must have overdrive'.
For these reasons,
it's really hard to tell what is going to make you smile until you've tried it with your
The beauty of the Joyo pedals for the consumer is that they are
giving you a clone of a £150+ pedal for £30. The original or the Joyo may or may not
work in your rig. With the Joyo, you've blown £30 and can eBay it for £20 / give it to
a friend. Far less risk than the £150+ effort.