Joyo JF13 Guitar Effects Pedal - AC Tone -Vox AC30 Style Amp Simulator

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About this Pedal

The Joyo AC Tone Pedal reproduces the sound of a Vox AC30 amplifier -- that classic crunchy, punchy British rock sound all guitarists dream about.  Great for use as a versatile overdrive or boost pedal bursting with tonal options. You're sure to find the right tone with the amount of adjustable parameters onboard - Low, Mid, Highs, Level, Drive & Voice.

This has a normal bypass method (its not true bypass). The super tough aluminium alloy casing will last for years.

 


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The Tech Features

Model :- JF13

Dimensions :- 11.8(L) x 3.8(W) x 8.7(H)cm 

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Better than a software solution

By: chris on 14 January 2019
Hi, my use for this pedal is for amp simulation for DI recording as I don't have or really want an amp or the hassle of recording one correctly, etc. I do though like the sound of an AC 30 and wanted to find a way to use a chain that would get near that. I tried amp models in software (guitar rig, waves gtr, softube) but they all to my ears (and coming out through genelec studio monitors) a bit brittle & thin. I got close in Ableton Live with a softube amp head based on a fender bassman into an impulse response of an AC 30 cabinet miced up with an SM57 and a lot of eq on the end to rolloff the low frequencies. But running this at (64ms) low latency was a strain on the computer. This $60 pedal took me out of the box for a much more satisfying organic and playable sound. My chain now is TC electronic Hypergravity Compressor (set to vintage, sounds better than multiband in this setup for some reason) into Way Huge Green Rhino (for overdrive rather than using the AC Tone for that) into the Joyo pedal & then into interface without any processing at that end. The Green Rhino is a tubescreamer style pedal & sounds terrific into the AC Tone which kind of compresses and smoothes it out somehow. I leave the AC Tone drive just a bit above 0 and the voice as well as all the EQ settings at noon. Both level & drive on the AC change the volume hugely, I vary these a little depending on the settings coming out of the Green Rhino but find the drive setting up above 1/4 a bit much harshness wise. Great sounding pedal overall though. Hope this helps someone thinking through a way to go ampless.
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Better than a software solution

By: chris on 12 January 2019
Hi, my use for this pedal is for amp simulation for DI recording as I don't have or really want an amp or the hassle of recording one correctly, etc. I do though like the sound of an AC 30 and wanted to find a way to use a chain that would get near that. I tried amp models in software (guitar rig, waves gtr, softube) but they all to my ears (and coming out through genelec studio monitors) a bit brittle & thin. I got close in Ableton Live with a softube amp head based on a fender bassman into an impulse response of an AC 30 cabinet miced up with an SM57 and a lot of eq on the end to rolloff the low frequencies. But running this at (64ms) low latency was a strain on the computer. This $60 pedal took me out of the box for a much more satisfying organic and playable sound. My chain now is TC electronic Hypergravity Compressor (set to vintage, sounds better than multiband in this setup for some reason) into Way Huge Green Rhino (for overdrive rather than using the AC Tone for that) into the Joyo pedal & then into interface without any processing at that end. The Green Rhino is a tubescreamer style pedal & sounds terrific into the AC Tone which kind of compresses and smoothes it out somehow. I leave the AC Tone drive just a bit above 0 and the voice as well as all the EQ settings at noon. Both level & drive on the AC change the volume hugely, I vary these a little depending on the settings coming out of the Green Rhino but find the drive setting up above 1/4 a bit much harshness wise. Great sounding pedal overall though. Hope this helps someone thinking through a way to go ampless.
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By: sales@artistguitars.com.au

AC Tone

By: Michael on 3 May 2017
The Joyo AC Tone is now the 3rd Joyo amp simulator in my collection (the other two being the California and the Orange Juice). In many respects, the AC Tone is similar to the California in the sense that they both sound best at low-half gain. However, the AC Tone doesn't have the same boomy low end as the California (which in my opinion, can muddy the up sound of the California tone). With the AC Tone pedal, the EQ is much more balanced with emphasis on a "bitey" sound through crunchy mid range and clear high end. The low end has enough presence without in any way dominating the intended function of this type of amplifier sound. The Vox AC 30 is reknowned for its functionality as a "clean" amp which can give a bit of bite when slightly driven. So, it was no surprise when the Joyo AC Tone Vox emulator sounded best with less gain dialled in and a slight boost in the high end. As mentioned in a previous review on this product, if you do drive the gain and voice settings it too hard, it does get a bit noisy. However, the Vox AC 30 gives off a similar hissing noise when over-driven. Therefore, I find this to be a nice touch given that this pedal is supposed an emulation of a specific real life guitar amplifier. When it comes to pulling guitar sounds with Joyo pedals (especially rock guitar sounds), Less is more. If you want a nice high gain distorted sound for anything to do with Rock music in general, the AC Tone partners really well with the Joyo Crunch Distortion in front of it (much like using a distortion pedal on a Vox amp set at low gain). All in all, given that I do have a range of different Joyo emulators, one thing I will say is that each Amp sim pedal has its own unique character. For DI guitar recording, it's really handy having a range of different well-known guitar amp sounds to record with... but for a fraction of the cost.
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Great pedal

By: Martin on 10 March 2014
I'm very happy with this pedal. My GT2 recently died and I did some research about what to replace it with. With quality of the sound of the Joyo pedal, especially at this price, the decision was easy. Thanks also to Artist Guitars for the great service!
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AC Tone Joyo

By: Kim on 25 December 2013
It is what it is: a clone of an expensive brand's liverpool sound pedal. If one is planning to use it in front of an amp then that amp needs to be set up for clean tone - this pedal won't sound good running into an amp with its tone on the edge of "break up" or at high gain. The pedal's signal becomes a little noisy when Drive and Level are beyond 2 o'clock but it has to be remembered that the amp being emulated does similarly. Really good tone can be achieved with the signal from the pdeal into an audio interface for recording or P.A. The Voice, (some attest that this emulated the different types of speakers used by Vox across the years other suggest it represents the different types of Vox amp), & Mid have a significant impact on both tone and volume - the latter ranges from scooped mids on the left and hyped mids on the right. The higher one cranks the Voice knob the the lower one should set the Drive knob to avoid things getting ugly. The AC Tone isn't a Tech21/Sans Amp Character pedal but it's 10% of the cost of one with perhaps 80% of the features and sound quality. It's certainly worth the money. Delivery was very speedy and I had no problems whatsoever with the company.
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