JF-02 Ultimate Drive

A grand mixture of overdrive and distortion at a great price

If you’re a guitarist or know great guitar legends, you’ll know one thing they don’t play with is their pedals. Pedals give your guitar signal unique effects that make your audience want more and more. The JOYO JF-02 Ultimate drive is one of such pedals.

However, the JF-2 is special because it brings two of these pedal effects in one – specifically overdrive and distortion. 

Ok, let’s quickly differentiate between these two.

An overdrive pedal is a pedal that boosts your guitar signal and amplifies it until it is completely saturated. While a distortion pedal not only amplifies your sound, it does so aggressively and alters it totally. 

Let’s take a look at how the JF-02 Ultimate drive produces both effects.


What should you know about JOYO Audio and the JF-02 Ultimate Drive?

The JOYO Audio company is well known for their quality music instruments. These include effect pedals, guitar amplifiers, controllers, audio cables, etc.

The JOYO JF-02 Ultimate Drive, as the name suggests, is a very versatile gain pedal effect. It has three control knobs, and the impact it gives you depends on the setting of the channel switch. 

If you tune the gain switch all the way through 10 O’Clock, it delivers a relatively clean overdrive. Between 10-12 O’Clock, you get a healthy overdrive; however, when you exceed that, you enter into full distortion territory. The level knob controls the loudness of this pedal. This versatility of control makes this pedal very unique.


What do we think about this ultimate pedal?

After testing it out in our lab, we found it to be a nice overall pedal. While it is not perfectly overdrive or distortion, it is a pretty good general gain pedal for those who need “one that does it all.” The JF-02 Ultimate Drive is actually JOYO’s best-selling pedal as far as we know.

To hear this pedal’s perfect effect and compare it with other overdrives, you can check the Tonepedia demo player.


JF-02 Ultimate Drive technical specifications

Manufacturer Joyo
Made In China
FX Overdrive
Additional FX Distortion
Type Pedal
Jacks mounted on Sides
Bypass True Bypass
Battery? Yes
Voltage 9
Polarity Center Negative
Tube equipped? No
Weight (in kg) 0.37
Based on famous model? Fulltone OCD
Width (in cm) 6.5
Height (in cm) 5.5
Depth (in cm) 12
GTIN 14 06943206700296

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