JOYO JF-316 Future Chorus Pedal Review (July 2024)


Last updated on July 20, 2024 5:29 pm Details


In this review post, we’re going to be discussing the JOYO JF-316 Future Chorus Chorus Electric Guitar Single Effect Mini Pedal, including an overview of its unique features.

Product Description

The JOYO JF-316 Future Chorus is a beautifully musical chorus. The Future Chorus isn’t a cheesy, in-your-face, wall of chorus like some other chorus pedals are. You aren’t going to get the over-the-top, overused 80’s style chorus from the Future Chorus. It is far more musical. Even with the Level control maxed it never gets out of hand. It only ever lends itself to giving your clean tone that extra bit of sparkle and something magic.

The Future Chorus can happily be left on all the time in your clean setting, it will blend so well with your clean tone that you’ll forget you have it on as it becomes such a part of your sound. Whether you leave it on all the time like I do or you kick it in and out and only use it on intricately picked passages to make them stand out you’ll fall in love with the Future Chorus.

It won a best buy award from Total Guitar and with good reason. This is the most popular chorus pedal we do and that’s saying something as the JF-05 Classic Chorus & the JF-37 Analog Chorus pedals are huge sellers for us but the Future Chorus has come and blown them away. We get an awful lot of praise for this pedal and it will hopefully continue to grow as it becomes an even more well-known pedal.

The Future Chorus also works brilliantly on both Bass & Acoustic Guitars. It really helps to make your bass lines pop by giving them that little bit of texture to make them stand out in the mix. A finger picked Acoustic Guitar running through the Future Chorus set to a moderate level is one of the nicest tones we’ve ever heard here.

For many guitar players, they consider the chorus to be that cheesy sound from the ’80s. Which is true, but also used as a staple effect by many of the 80’s grunge and indie players, so essential if you like the sounds of the old school.

Use this little chorus to widen your sound to full effect, bring it to the front of the mix, and give your clean sounds much more depth.

The JOYO Future Chorus is a subtle analog chorus that never sounds too much, even in extreme settings, the sound you dial in remains fully usable, If you need a beautifully transparent chorus that works in many situations, then this little future chorus is the pedal for you.

Product Features

  • True Bypass
  • Weight: 220 g
  • Ironman Series
  • LED: Effect On
  • Light and compact
  • Current Draw: 22 mA
  • Controls: Level, Depth, Rate
  • Footswitches: Effect Bypass
  • Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar
  • Transparent and neutral chorus
  • powered by a 9 V DC Power Supply
  • Connections: Input (1/4″ Jack), Output (1/4″ Jack)
  • Dimensions (W * D * H): 43 * 73 * 50 mm (1,69″ * 2,87″ * 1,97″)

Pros & Cons


  • Solid build
  • Easy to use
  • Strong build
  • Very reliable
  • Affordably priced
  • Worth the price
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Favorable consumer ratings
  • Lovely 80s-style chorus tones


  • The rate could be higher

JOYO JF-316 Future Chorus Demo

Our Verdict

We know the chorus isn’t everyone’s bag, but Joyo’s new Future Chorus – one of a 23-strong IronMan mini-pedal range – is worth checking out.┬áIt’s an all-analog stomper that aims to replicate the classic effects of, yes, the 80s, with a rich detune that’s never overbearing – think Boss CE-2 rather than Electro-Harmonix Small Clone.

Our only complaint is that the rate can’t go fast enough for Black Hole Sun-style faux-Leslie sounds, but lower speeds bring a sweet Andy Summers-Esque swirl that thickens any clean tone with a sweet high-end shimmer.

Where to Buy

The best place to buy this product has to be Amazon, due to their competitive pricing and fantastic customer service.

JOYO JF-316 Future Chorus Chorus Electric Guitar Single Effect Mini Pedal

as of July 12, 2024 9:21 am

Pricing History

Price History for JOYO JF-316 Future Chorus Chorus Electric Guitar Single Effect Mini Pedal


Current Price $51.99 July 12, 2024
Highest Price $51.99 November 17, 2023
Lowest Price $51.99 November 17, 2023
Since November 17, 2023

Last price changes

$51.99 November 17, 2023

Buyers Guides This Product Is Featured In

Best Chorus Pedals Under $100

Additional information

Item Weight

7.8 ounces

Product Dimensions

2.87 x 1.69 x 1.97 inches

Item model number


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

November 7, 2014

Color Name



240 Volts


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