BOSS HM-2W Waza Heavy Metal

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HM-2W

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Produced from 1983 to 1991, the BOSS HM-2 Heavy Metal is a true legend in the history of distortion pedals. Its signature "chainsaw tone" with all knobs maxed is the defining voice of Swedish death metal, and the slightly milder sides of its personality can be heard on tracksfrom mainstream to shoegaze.

After years of requests from hardcore HM-2 fans, the iconic stomp is now reborn three decades later in a special Waza Craft edition. The HM-2W delivers the authentic analog sound of the original in all its glory, coupled with lots of modern refinements for enhanced performance.

• Special edition Waza Craft pedal for the ultimate BOSS tone experience
• Authentic HM-2 appearance
• Standard mode delivers the original HM-2 tone with lower noise and maximized level
• Custom mode provides a more aggressive sound variation with special Waza Craft tuning
• Premium buffer for clean and clear tone when bypassed
• BOSS five-year warranty
• 9V battery included

Dimensions (L x W x H): 129 x 73 x 59mm (5-1/8 x 2-7/8 x 2-3/8 inches)
Weight: 440g (1 lb)

Standard Mode: The Original HM-2 Sound
When the HM-2W is in Standard mode, the tone and response of the original HM-2 pedal is reproduced with 100-percent authenticity. BOSS also added some modern improvements without affecting the sound, including reducing the noise floor and expanding the maximum level by 3 dB. And with the premium Waza Craft buffer on board, the sound is improved when the pedal is bypassed. Cranking every knob all the way up is the sound of Swedish death metal, and you can conjure a wide range of tones for other styles with the sensitive distortion and color controls.

Get Even More Aggressive with Custom Mode
The HM-2W's Custom mode offers a similar sound character to Standard mode, but with just a little more of everything. The drive stage offers a bit more gain and includes more of the fundamental guitar sound for extra attack and sharpness. In addition, the low and high-mid characteristics have been tweaked to provide increased fullness and definition.

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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Henderson Hwy.), Manitoba
This pedal is totally an HM-2. Every bit as nasty and un-musical as the original, with a greatly reduced noise floor.\n\nThat said, I wouldn't be caught dead without this POS on my board. It's pretty handy for stacking with other drives, to impart a bit of its strange square-wave nonsense to a more musical tone. That's so far my favorite way to use it.\n\nI haven't found the custom mode particularly useful, but it's very likely that my own style is just not extreme enough to really appreciate it.\n\nI rated this thing the way I did, because any of you looking for a versatile distortion that can be an excellent foundation for your heavy sounds need to look elsewhere. This is absolutely still an HM2.
Posted by drm on Mar 20, 2022
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