JOYO TAUREN DISTORTION PEDAL
I own almost all the R-Series Joyo distortion pedals. The Tauren is my latest acquisition and wow it sounds good. It's NOT another Tube Screamer. This pedal can get into grinding metal territory if you crank the gain up or it can create a nice blues lead at lower gain settings.
If you don't have the Gain floored-out the Tauren responds naturally to turning down the guitar volume control to clean up the sound.
The simple single knob tone control is very effective at getting the pedal to sound right in several performance situations.
I tried it with a couple of my Marshall amps in the studio (Marshall set to loud clean tone). This Joyo distortion sounded very good and offered a lot of distortion options on the Marshall combo and 4x12.
I also tried this distortion recording direct through a Two Notes CabM+ impulse response and the Joyo did not disappoint. This is one of the best sounding distortion pedals I've tried with the CabM+.
In another recent test I tried the Tauren driving a Radial Engineering “JDX Direct Drive” interface and again, the Tauren delivered exceptional distorted tone.
The Tauren is also a great distortion pedal to feed into another distortion pedal for creating fat over-the-top crunch and lead effects.
I like this distortion pedal a lot. I learned about it reading an Amazon review for an echo pedal.
For under $60 this pedal competes tonewise with boutique models which cost $200-$400. I currently have over 50 distortion pedals from companies like Fulltone, JHS, Keeley, Wampler, EHX and Earthquaker. I'm not afraid to say when a bargain sounds amazing, the Tauren is great. Good job Joyo!
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