An incredible first-gain-stage pedal: The JHS Morning Glory Pedal Clone.
I first heard about the Morning Glory pedal through Pro Guitar Shop‘s videos via their Youtube channel. Researching further, I stumbled onto the Morning Glory’s comparison video to the Klon Centaur – interesting…
Top quality parts, for a pedal…I mean come on there’s no Flux Capacitor in this thing…yet.
So my good friend at Random Affects Pedals gets a tip from a diy effect pedal forum, and there happened to be someone who was etching a Morning Glory circuit Board, wondering if there was anyone interested…He bought three of the ten examples available, populated them with prime parts, and voila! It is an exact copy of a Morning Glory…of which version, I’m not really sure! But his craftmanship in soldering and assembling this pedal speaks for itself.
I was (a little bit) skeptical, as I am with all pedals before plugging them in. What is the hype really all about, anyways?
I like crunchy gain, I like tubescreamers. This is not a tubescreamer…
This is not a tubescreamer, thankfully. Originally designed to be a quieter version of the Marshall Bluesbreaker Pedal (Now made popular again by John Mayer), the Morning Glory is an amazing machine. It rounds out a clean tone, pushing it ever so slightly. Dig in more for more dirt, let up to retain the warm tone it has become known for. I like to crank the gain around 2 o’clock and then volume it up accordingly a little past unity gain with the amp.
I add the Visual Sound Double Trouble after this for my main 2 stages of dirt overdrive after this.
My Morning Glory is one of my ‘Always On’ Pedals…and it is here to stay! Honestly, this is just a great BASE tone. This gets cascaded into a TS-808 type or the like. and all is right with the world.
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