Morning Glory - musical transparent OD
I bought this OD pedal on a whim. I have plenty of pedals - probably too many - but the manufacturer's description of this pedal was intriguing. I'm not a heavy OD person. Also, I'm not a "stomper". I typically keep the overdrive effect on throughout most of the night and bring in more/less growl using my volume pedal. I have several Fulltone ODs - FD2 Blue and Red, OCD v1, and several Xotic Pedals - BB and BB2 as well as TS and TSX. All of these pedals are very good depending on the guitar you pair them with and the style of music you are playing. The JHS Morning Glory also has a place among these other great pedals....and pairing them with the other pedals in series is also very nice. For a country player, the Morning Glory makes a tele sing. Mine has Joe Bardens and the pairing is very nice. The Morning Glory into the BB2 gives you a slightly exaggerated OD sound (which is what I want in some songs) but with great control using only the volume knob. I also use a LP Jr with P90s and the Morning Glory can actually bring out the tone and cut a little of the muddiness.
As with all analog pedals, the results are highly dependent on the pedal settings, the pickups in use, the cable, and the amp. This is probably not an OD for metal players. My results using a LP Standard with HBs is mixed. (Sounds good on bridge PU, and too thick on neck PU. My opinion: I think an LP's output is just too hot for dynamic playing from clean to OD. I love players who make LPs sound great. I'm just not one of them! Your mileage will vary.)
The pedal is built well, the pilot light is good for low light, the knobs and the bright cut switch give you a lot of control. (Takes away some of the ice-pick tone when you need it.)