- Maximum gain pedal delivers crushing metal sound
- Tone exemplifies (amplifies!) solid state clipping
- Dial in the perfect sound with the 3-band EQ controls
- Quality components, resistors, jacks, etc. *9V battery included
- ON/OFF and “Boost” Switch – Accurate Timing, Stompbox Style
Details: This pedal nails the metal distortion sound, offering the same effect as modern high-gain amps built to satisfy the thrasher inside you! JOYO audio’s JF-17 Extreme Metal has a modern design with diverse features. Most pedals offer a single “Tone” knob. Instead the JF-17 offers three independent EQ controls, allowing you to achieve metal, rock and punk sounds.
The gain from this pedal sounds like a buzz-saw at moments.. in others (mid gain) an overdriven tube amplifier that still retains definition (ala pride and joy) and when the mids are tweaked just right, you get the ska / soul / punk vibe that not too many distortion pedals are capable of! The pedals main forte is metal, obviously! But the pre and post gain stages offer variability that does not put this FX pedal in a single category. It easily achieves the edge you expect from a metal, high-gain distortion pedal, but also has a more delicate and brittle sound that can be dialed back (with mid, high and pre-gain tamed).
Power chords absolutely growl (bass at 3 O’clock), offering serious low-end grit while extending harmonics and bite into the low mid and midrange frequency range (to your liking)! Furthermore, the true bypass wiring of the pedal means it stays clean with your other effects. Check this thing out on youtube and you’ll hear the difference between this and (even more expensive, less feature and gain intensive) metal stompboxes… Joyo delivers all but a hefty bill!