In the world of guitar and other electronic instrument effects, the overdrive pedal reigns supreme. Having being copied thousands of times by hundreds of companies, it is by far the most popular effect pedal on the market today. All of these overdrives may become monotonous or similar sounding to the untrained ear, but if you really know what your listening for, you can occasionally find a gem. This is the case for the newest overdrive on my board, the JHS Morning Glory V3 Overdrive. Using cheap overdrives for most of my career, I didn’t realize what I was missing until I plugged in to a MGV3. It is a low/medium gain OD with a tone cut that helps you dial in the perfect amount of bite for whatever rig you are using at the time. From blues-like crunch, to thick, soupy fuzz, this pedal delivers it all. Next post I’ll r talking about the mother of all badass effects, the fuzz. Stay creative and happy recording!