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Joyo JF14 Guitar Effects Pedal - American Sound Amp Simulator

This Joyo American Sound pedal reproduces the sound of a Fender '57 Deluxe amp. It has a sweet sound which performs well from clean to driven, and everywhere in between. You're sure to find the right tone with a number of adjustable parameters onboard - Low, Mid, Highs, Level, Drive & Voice.

This has normal bypass (it's not true bypass). The super-tough aluminium alloy casing will last for years.

(Power supply not included)

The Tech Features

Model: JF14

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


Reviews (35)

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Joyo American amp simulator

By: on 13 June 2024
I purchased this pedal from Artist guitars after searching for similar products and reading reviews . The Joyo American has exceeded my expectations and is just the sound I’ve been looking for to use on my pedal board and go direct to p.a. I run a reverb and tremolo pedal in front of it. This pedal is relatively inexpensive but very good. Artist Guitars were fantastic to deal with and delivered the day after I placed my order. I highly recommend Artist Guitars and the Joyo American Pedal.

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Does what it says on the box

By: on 8 January 2024
Great and flexible little pedal. I wanted something to help me move towards going to an entirely pedal based platform and this was a really cheap way to try this out. It sounds really nice as a preamp and works well with my other drive pedals running into it. The three band eq allowed me to fine tune the sound to suit the power amp and speaker I was using, and the voice knob is really versatile in terms of how it affects the gain structure. Would recommend for anyone looking to see if they want to go ampless or even if you just want to try a more "American" sound for cheap

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Joyo American

By: on 19 June 2023
This is a great pedal, I am so happy with this purchase I can't play with out it. Thanks to Artist Guitars for great products and just as good service at the best price you can get.

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Joyo American

By: on 5 June 2023
A great piece of gear to run into a PA and turn it into decent guitar amp. As always, the service from Artist guitars was top rate.

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Perfect amp in a pedal

By: on 15 May 2023
I use the American sound as an amp in a pedal for direct recording and playing at home. It does a great range of fender type tones, with so many usable sounds, cab IR built in already which makes it so simple to use. With the voice knob dialled all the way down it does a convincing twin, winding the voice knob up you hear the amp transform into a bassman type sound at around 11 o’clock. Further than that pushes it into small combo territory and more easily overdrive-able tones. The drive control interacts with the voice control so you have endless possibilities, but a great many sweet spots that you could set and forget also. Some people may enjoy the endless pursuit of CAB irs, preamps and software, but for those who would prefer to lock into something affordable, simple to use and with tones I would honestly put up against any other system at any price point then this is the one. Incredible really that this is a bunch of great amps that you could easily throw in a guitar case. What a time to be alive!

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By: on 2 May 2023
A great pedal all round but one of a few that didn't quite fit what I was after. Artistguitars were very easy to deal with regarding a return and it was handled quickly. Couldn't be more grateful of the excellent policies, make the risk easier and makes buying pedals more fun, as it should be.

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I'm a teenager again!

By: on 20 March 2023
Having played acoustic guitar for the last 10 years or more, I decided to pick the electric backup. And needing to acquire new pedals I searched for some 'quality' pedals. But this JOYO brand kept popping up. Plus multiple times I saw this American Sound Pedal reviewed. How can something sound so good for less than $100? I thought all pedals to sound great had to be in excess of $200-$300. That's what my Hotcake overdrive cost. The JOYO American Sound Amp Simulator is great evidence that times have changed - you don't have to spend big money to get decent sound and product. This pedal is a delight to play! I wish I had more time to play around with it because it's making me feel like I'm a teenager again!

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Joyo American Sound

By: on 3 August 2022
Very happy with this little box. I needed a preamp for putting an electric guitar through the pa for some extra grunt when doing acoustic gigs. This little gem does everything it is supposed to. Once you dial it in for the pick ups you are using it works like a treat. A little noisy if using too much drive (over half way) but with an od pedal as well this is of no consequence.

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Fantastic value for money. Viable for gigging.

By: on 17 July 2022
I bought this pedal a couple of years ago wanting to see if I could fully make the move to DI at gigs, and not have to mess around with amps. I toyed around with it briefly, thought it didn't sound that great, and never used it again, just chucking it in my gig bag to use as a backup if I ever had to. Recently I've pulled it out again and spent some time really dialing it in, and wow, it really is great. I'd say it can get about 90% of a Deluxe Reverb tone. The main difference is that it's a little more compressed than the real deal, and doesn't sound quite as natural when moving from soft playing to hard playing (which is what makes a tube amp sound so good). I think the reason it works well for me is because I'm running humbuckers into it which are already quite compressed. I suspect running single coils might not yield as good results. For a good DR sound try level 4 oclock, voice 9 oclock, drive 9 oclock (or to taste), bass and treble about 3 oclock, mids about 10 oclock, with the PA EQ flat - YMMV depending on your PA speakers. The trick for high gain sounds on top of this is to use a distortion pedal (before the Joyo) which has its own 3 band EQ. Have a play around with it and push the EQ to its extreme. The Joyo will compress the signal going into it, so you might have to push the level on your distortion pedal significantly to get much of a volume boost when you kick it on. I spent 30 minutes or so finding a setup that worked for me and I am extremely happy with it, I'm now considering just going DI full time with this in live situations.

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Fender Clean amp in a box

By: on 28 May 2022
Does the job, fender style cleans, clean breakup and light overdriven tones works running direct into interface (I would use a cab Sim on DAW if using for overdrive tones) or as a clean style preamp (last on the chain after all pedals) if you don't have a fender amp and are looking for that sound. I really enjoy it, it's a very useful tool for overdubbing or double tracking if you're looking for a different sound to layer on but don't have a lot of options.

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Great pedal

By: on 21 January 2022
I've had this pedal for a bit now and it's amazing. Versatile and easy to use Gives you most if not all the old American amp sounds you just need to sit down and play with it. Recommend it to anyone

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solid DI for ampless recording

By: on 4 October 2021
I'm using this as a DI into an SSL2 recording interface for indie style pop. Sounds great. A good starting point for more tonal shaping but certainly usable on its own. Definitely worth the money - better than the software solutions.

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Best $69 you’ll ever spend in a music store

By: on 7 September 2021
This pedal is amazing. I’ve tried a few different pedals for plugging my electric guitars straight into a PA system. All of them were much more expensive than the JF14. None of them are as good. From clean, to just breaking up, to distortion - it does it all. The tone is great. It’s easy to dial in the sound I want. Thoroughly recommended.

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Versatile pedal.

By: on 5 April 2021
Received this pedal the day following my order. Great service. Wanted a Fenderish sound to practise after selling my Laney tube amp to a blues harp player, without all the bells and whistles of a multi effects processor . This pedal really works for me. I use it with a stereo amp and analogue chorus pedal. Knobs are quite sensitive but I can get clean through to distortion. Also works well as overdrive into clean amp. If you want to get the amp sounds without the weight and cost this can do it. After getting a Yamaha THR I have become a fan of using stereo monitors rather than combos/cabinets for practising.

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Joyo American Sound Amp Sim Pedal

By: on 1 January 2021
Having never been a huge user of pedals, I was somewhat surprised when I listened to the demo's of this little marvel. The demo's were done very simply, with just a little reverb added on some. I promptly placed an order, and the pedal arrived very quickly in the mail, as per usual from this company, Artist Guitars. Using several different, but very basic amps for the test, I was blown away by the range of tones available, and a simple push on the foot switch left no doubt that this pedal is a game changer. It really shows it's potential when using through an interface into a DAW. This area has long been lacking when using electric guitars to record via a computer. Now, no need to use a ''noisy'' guitar amp to get ''that tone'', it is all in this little, very well constructed pedal. You would think for the price it would be a lightly constructed case, but no, all cast metal, and a good foot switch. Well done Joyo, you have a winner here, and at a bargain price. There are other amp sim units out there, but if menus and buttons and digital sound don't excite you, for the price of a decent meal, this unit is sure to do it.

American sound fraction of the price

By: on 17 December 2020
I struggled to get a clean to just breaking up tone for a rockabilly sound. Using this pedal playing through a fender performer 100 and using a Gretsch ratrod. You do have to play with the knobs to balance the pickups with the tone. Once you sort that out perminent markers different colours for your settings and your away easy as

American sound joyo pedal

By: on 8 October 2020
Awesome product. Every thing I expected from all the reviews on YouTube. Great price and service. Thanks artist guitars . Wes

Thank you Artist Guitars

By: on 14 September 2020
when i got this pedal for fathers day one of the knobs fell off due to a crack inside the knob, it looked like there had been damage on the box during transport, as the pedal worked fine i didn't see the point of sending it back a quick call and email to Artist and the sent out a new knob, fantastic service guys thank you 10 out of 10. Now this pedal is a gem to me a tube amp in a box i love it, i'm using it like a pre-amp on my Kustom 100 solid state combo and i feel like i've got my Fender Hot Rod Deville clean sound back, add my Joyo sweet baby overdrive and it's just perfect.

Excellent value pedal

By: on 5 June 2020
Fantastic pedal, truly as good as all the reviews and demos claim, especially for the price. Plugged into my old Peavy Studio Pro amp, in 30 seconds had sparkling cleans, one dial twist later, beautiful overdrive tones. Runs well through PA too, for a "just in case" moment or instead of lugging an amp to rehearsals.

Joyo American Sound

By: on 18 May 2020
Bought this as a backup for my valve amp when playing live and for when playing in venues where a quiet stage volume is necessary (in my case, my church). The pedal is amazing! Before I even heard it it was a no brainer for the cost alone, it was the quality of the sound that blew me away. I play a Silverface Fender and this pedal gets me in the ballpark and then some- from mid ranges focussed early Fender sounds to later scooped mids 60s-70s sounds. Has quickly become an essential bit of kit.

Forgot my amp

By: on 20 March 2020
I have a series 1 original Sansamp. I lent it to a friend...but I have to say this is great. Ive not plugged into my amp in 4 days...just jamming to RMX spectrasonics beats for days, I have my mxr phaser ...strymon riverside with both the boost pedal and Boss Expression pedal and finally into RE 20 before the American. I can go from a clean fender tone to extreme metal in seconds. Blending the Riverside with the American is endless fun straight into Ableton. Besides my joyo pedal board the best money Ive spent in years.


By: on 18 March 2020
Amazing. Sounds great, looks great. Quick delivery at a great price. No complaints here!

Joyo JF14

By: on 20 February 2020
I am very happy with the JOYO JF14 pedal. It allows me to go direct to desk at venues where the sound man has fits about any on stage noise. It is good enough to fool all but the most discerning ears so it becomes a painless way to deal with the crazies at the sound desk who only care about volume and not quality of sound.


By: on 10 August 2019
A $65 pedal that sounds better than the $2000 amp it replicates. I have used Fender delux reverb for years and the pedal direct into PA or keyboard amp sounds better. Also unlike the amp you can actually dial some grit Into the sound if you want it at sensible dB levels

Great Pedal

By: on 20 October 2018
Probably the best $59 I've spent. Using it on the clean channel of my Boss Katana 50w and it's just great. Easy to forget your just playing through a pedal.

This one's a beaut and goes crunch to boot!

By: on 4 December 2017
If you need a modeller for tone shaping or (as I do) for direct recording, you can't go past these Joyo pedals. This one is clean and clear and gets monstrous overdriven harmonics. I ran my Epi SG through it and zeroed the dials for tone and went from there - use voice to increase midrange distortion, and drive to scream. But the tone knobs aren't there for show, you'll get great Fender Reverb amp tones from fat mids to icepick highs. Extremely happy with the product and service, Artist, well done!

gorgeous sound

By: on 10 August 2017
An amp sim that actually does what it claims, as a fan of fender amps this BLEW me away. Absolutely recommended!

JOYO.American Sound amp

By: on 19 July 2017
The great thing.about this Pedal is its all anlogue,duplicates a valve amp, and looks so good ,it.surprises you , and for the price you carnt.and dont go wrong. I tried this pedal with bass and electric guitars ,works well, warms your sound up and there is a great.variety of sounds ,get it you wont be dissapointed,

Amp in a box

By: on 19 January 2017
I was after an amp simulator so I can play live direct into a mixing desk and PA. The amp I normally use (Orange Tiny Terror combo) is really punchy and hard for our techs to control in the live mix. I wanted something that would sound as close to the lovely crunch of a valve amp as possible while being tamable. This pedal does the job and then some. I can get some really usable tones out of this thing. It does a great job of sounding 'valvey' and 'American'. It actually sounds even better as a distortion pedal in front of my Tiny Terror, like some sort of American/Brit hybrid. Great tones for a great price. Would highly recommend.

great sounding pedal

By: on 2 December 2016
wasn't sure what to expect from this pedal but I was very pleasantly surprised by it when it arrived,get those nice sweet fender tweed sounds quite well,and is very transparent maintains your original guitar sound nicely it's permanently on my live board and have now just ordered the california pedal also expecting it to be just as exceptional sonically,these pedals represent very good value and are very impressive sounding.

Excellent clean tones, takes to pedals really well

By: on 29 December 2015
Excellent. If you are recording at home and want to do it in silence just get one you won't regret it. Even if you are recording and don't care how much noise you make it will still give you that beautiful warm sound that only comes from an amp. Makes lovely clean tones and takes to chorus and distortion pedal well. Low gain, Highest gain, scooped or pushed mids it loves it. It can be a bit quirky to setup your sound, like turning up the gain as the voice is turned up will increase the volume requiring you to back off the level, and the gain and voice will make noise once past about 3 o'clock but honestly the best sounds aren't up there anyway. Love it, made recording so much easier. Give a nice sound to my bass aswell. I have bought two of these now to save changing settings for guitar and bass!

Great pedal and great service

By: on 10 November 2014
This pedal is great for the price! Its Easy to dial in usable sounds for recording or in front of amp. The pedal creates sounds very similar to a certain american brand F****r, most people wont be able to tell the difference. I have bought a few Joyo pedals and they are all awesome. I've bought all my pedals through Artist Guitars, its easy, quick and you get updates about when your purchase is being dispatched. I defiantly recommend this site and will use them again in the future

Unbelievable quality

By: on 7 May 2014
Having used sooo many modellers over the years, I liked this Joyo JF14. Why? it simply works great. No fancy stuff, it just sounds great and is strongly built, true bypass (real, I tested it) and versatile. It will give you a lot of the fender amp types whether in clean, crunch, over the top... Something not so good? mmm not really. It's a great product, and I say this not because of its price, IT IS A GREAT PRODUCT regardless of its price tag. THANKS ARTIST GUITARS!

Majorcool !

By: on 17 January 2014
This joyo american sound pedal rocks ! Great value awesome sound. The guys from artist guitars are very cool with super fast service and best prices !

Joyo American Sound

By: on 13 January 2014
I bought this pedal because I wanted a more classic Fender amp sound without the classic costs. I also wanted a better tone for recording as I have never been happy with the Line6 Amp sounds. This unit sounds fantastic. When I run it directly into my old and worn out Peavey Classic 30 with the color dial set close to zero and the drive set very low for a nice clean sound it transform my sound. Even my wife and kids noticed the difference and they aren't exactly tone buffs. It is now a permanent part of my rig and is always on. I run quite a few boss pedals in front of it and it behaves just like an amp would. The only criticisms is that it can produce a little noise, not a lot, and not enough for me to be concerned, but for $45.00 you cannot go wrong. My setup: Mex strat with Gold Lace pups -> BOSS AW-3, CS-3, SD1, DS1, (Arion MEQ), CE-5, DD-7, RV-5, RC-3 -> into the Joyo. Then either Amp of Mac with headphones.

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