#1
You guys ever heard about the JOYO amp?
which awalys provide a pretty price, I ve been to the Music China 2014, I saw a black amp head named MJOLNIR. eh...it looks as heavy as its name,and...actually, it is very heavy,I mean the sound, and when I turn up the gain, it was became less and less like that kind of cheap head. well, I was impressed, but it is too pity that JOYO haven't had it on sale yet...so, I'm back with my empty hands
Is anyone here tried some amps from JOYO?
#2
I haven't tried one, but I have to say that I'm really skeptical. Their pedals are nice and all, at least for the price, but I wouldn't trust a cheap amp like that.
#3
agreed, how could a expensive sound just out from a such cheap machine.
but...I don't know whats the price of that head,actually.
they have not take it on sale yet..
#4
This is the first I've heard of them. Sounds good in the Youtube vid I found.

But if it's super cheap, then Joyo will just be another Bugera. Their pedals are already practically Behringer quality.

If your gear breaks half the time, it's not a good investment or a wise purchase.
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#5
The name is really cool, and it didn't sound half-bad on that 41sec YouTube video.

If it's really cheap I might buy one and then overhaul it -- re-check everything, upgrade any shoddy parts... Depending on the price, it may be worth it.
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I wouldn't buy one
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#7
After Bugera's reliability concerns. I'm skeptical.
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#8
Looks good to me.
Also sounds good.

Seems to sound kinda like an engl ironball.
I like it so much I might get one...

If the build quality's anything like their pedals, it won't have any more problem than any other good quality guitar amp.

Edit: anybody have an idea how much it will cost?

Edit 2: http://www.joyoaudio.co.uk/blogart35
Pics of the mjolnir and another amp models to roll out in 2014-2015.

They have this ironball looking 15w amp, a 5w single channel MV amp in head and combo version, and a 40w 1959 looking non MV amp.
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Dyslexic monkeys on meth are building amps now? This can only end in tears.
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#11
Joyo Mjolnir, designed in Germany... Yup, I bet 5 bucks that its Ironball clone. *edit* Oh wait, not necessarily. Ironball is 20W.
If the price is right color me interested. Yeah it might not be built best but then again I see no point in paying 1000€ for the real thing for something that is just past time hobby for me.

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#13
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Dyslexic monkeys on meth are building amps now? This can only end in tears.


Considering the reputation of their pedals, it's probably not that bad, but...

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If the build quality's anything like their pedals, it won't have any more problem than any other good quality guitar amp.


I'm under the impression that Joyo pedals are good for their price and nothing more, I'd say it's a stretch to call their stuff as good as anything else. It's budget gear, and even if it sounds good there's a good chance it isn't reliable at all.
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Joyo Mjolnir, designed in Germany... Yup, I bet 5 bucks that its Ironball clone. *edit* Oh wait, not necessarily. Ironball is 20W.
It might simply be "inspired by" the ironball.
Like it has the same pre and and different power amp.
Or the power amp's rated less generously than how engl rated it, who knows...
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It's budget gear, and even if it sounds good there's a good chance it isn't reliable at all.
While I can't really disagree with that, I've had no problems with any of their pedals nor people I know personally have had any sort of problems with them, so let's just say I'm faithful
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#15
Nothing wrong with that Especially when considering that even "boutique" manufacturers like Red Witch Pedals have had huge quality issues. I'd rather pay 40 bucks for a pedal that'll break than 300 bucks for a pedal that'll break.
#16
For the right price, I'd try it. I'm not a nameplate guy, and I'm on record as not being as stressed about the Bugera reliability issues as most.
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#17
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Considering the reputation of their pedals, it's probably not that bad, but...


I'm under the impression that Joyo pedals are good for their price and nothing more, I'd say it's a stretch to call their stuff as good as anything else. It's budget gear, and even if it sounds good there's a good chance it isn't reliable at all.
The reputation of their pedals? You mean that they are cheap and nasty? I'm not the only one that has found glaring manufacturing f*** ups and had to repair them. They are obviously assembled in a hurry. That's why I say that they are built by dyslexic monkeys on meth.
The only good thing about Joyos is that they cost less than the cost of parts. So if you treat them as a repair job or an unfinished project, they aren't so bad, but don't expect anything more. You may get lucky, you may not. It's a crap shoot.
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The reputation of their pedals? You mean that they are cheap and nasty? I'm not the only one that has found glaring manufacturing f*** ups and had to repair them. They are obviously assembled in a hurry. That's why I say that they are built by dyslexic monkeys on meth.
The only good thing about Joyos is that they cost less than the cost of parts. So if you treat them as a repair job or an unfinished project, they aren't so bad, but don't expect anything more. You may get lucky, you may not. It's a crap shoot.


I've gotten about 20 so far, some for myself, some as gifts, and not a bad one in the bunch.

They just send the ones that fail QC to Australia...
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#19
Yeah, probably. Tim's come across a few dodgey ones too and he's in Sydney. It's a godamn conspiracy!
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^ LOL, I always wonder that about Northern Ireland, too. I see English forumites giving opinions about things which don't always tally with my own experiences, and I have to admit, that's one of the possible explanations I've considered.

Also it's possible I'm an idiot and can't properly test the thing.
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#21
Didn't your Joyo overdrive shit itself the other day, Dave?
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#22
sort of

i kicked the switch a couple of times and that seemed to sort it

I wouldn't trust them if i were gigging, though.
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#23
Check that the nut on the switch is firmly secured. I've had a pedal do that and all it was was the switch moving and shorting out against the enclosure because the loose switch nut made the switch drop too far into it. Even you could fix that.
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#24
Maybe, but you might have to walk me through that (I'm only half-joking )

But yeah I'll give that a shot
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#26
So its an ironball clone we're thinking? I hope so. I never understood why bugera clones Peavey so damn much when Peavey is already one of the most budget tube amp makers.
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Looks cool. If the price is right, I may have to pick one up to play with!
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So its an ironball clone we're thinking? I hope so. I never understood why bugera clones Peavey so damn much when Peavey is already one of the most budget tube amp makers.


You're thinking about this from the US perspective- Behringer/Bugera is a European company, and in Europe Peavey isn't actually that cheap.

Excepting that crazy deal that GAK had on a while ago, under normal circumstances and prices, the Bugera 6505 head clone (even the infinium) costs a quarter of what a 6505 head does here.

Even at that crazy deal, the real thing was over twice as much.
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#29
Id love to try this. Im always a big proponent of affordable high-end amp clones. Ill admit- owning one doesnt take the urge away to own the real deal. But thats mostly because im an addict and want them all. But if it sounds great, its inexpensive, and reasonably durable then it is a thing of beauty.

The only thing that looks lousy about this amp is from the photos it looks like you cant switch between the clean/pushed modes ect with a footswitch. Maybe im wrong though, idk. I have the same gripe about that with rectos because im pretty sure you cant do it with those either
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#33
Doesn't sound half bad, but will it catch fire?

252 views... It'll never sell.
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#34
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^ LOL, I always wonder that about Northern Ireland, too. I see English forumites giving opinions about things which don't always tally with my own experiences, and I have to admit, that's one of the possible explanations I've considered.

Also it's possible I'm an idiot and can't properly test the thing.


Nah, nothing to do with your intellect. Different companies have different strategies for disposing of their dodgy stuff. IMO, we in Oz get targeted by a couple of the big US names.

My mate used to sell Behringer pedals, until he worked out the time cost fixing them, to say nothing of replacing the complete duds. - Some had parts missing completely
#35
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"feel joyo enjoy music"?

wtf?

He was using shortcuts ... he meant: Feel the awesomeness of this little Joyo and enjoy the music.

I'll Black out the J and last O .. OY Mjolnir.
#36
^ LOL

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Nah, nothing to do with your intellect. Different companies have different strategies for disposing of their dodgy stuff. IMO, we in Oz get targeted by a couple of the big US names.

My mate used to sell Behringer pedals, until he worked out the time cost fixing them, to say nothing of replacing the complete duds. - Some had parts missing completely


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