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Joyo JF-10 Dyna Compressor review

A fine budget buy

  • £29
  • $39
We're not exactly sure of the relevance of the scorpion, but it can't hurt you tonally...

MusicRadar Verdict

You don't need to spend a fortune to get a compressor that works.

Pros

  • +

    Robust build. Useful clean boost. Compression sounds are decent.

Cons

  • -

    Lacks the capabilities of higher priced pedals.

Compressor pedals are available at all price points, from Chinese-made budget boxes up to £300-plus units from Origin Effects.

"A workmanlike compressor for those of us on a tight budget"

The JF-10 Dyna compressor pedal is at the lower end of the scale, but is robustly built and has a picture of a scorpion on the front.

So, does it take the sting out of your dynamics? Well, it certainly has a lot of output, making it a useful clean boost, and the compression doesn't sound bad, if a little bright.

The Dyna doesn't have as much 'squash' as higher priced pedals, but you could just leave it on all the time to enhance your sound.

A workmanlike compressor for those of us on a tight budget.

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.