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boss heavy metal hm-2
« on: September 15, 2010, 06:22:50 PM »
I think the reason nobody has cloned these is becuase you can find them for dirt cheap on ebay, but alot of metal dudes swear by them.


interesting clipping with 3 different clipping stages. I was trying to make a vero layout but I got lost.

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Re: boss heavy metal hm-2
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2010, 08:08:02 PM »
I had whatever was the original version of this, I think. Back in '89 or so. Actually, it was the first pedal I ever owned! I wish I still had it...at least to gut it and re-use the case. I honestly cannot remember at all what this thing sounded like.
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Re: boss heavy metal hm-2
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2010, 03:55:17 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNQve866m0g
entombed uses the boss hm-2

jesus and mary chain, mbv, tad, swervedriver also used it.

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Re: boss heavy metal hm-2
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2010, 04:05:36 PM »
wow that video made me dizzy   :P
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Re: boss heavy metal hm-2
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2011, 06:07:45 PM »
I'd really like an HM-2 as well :)

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Re: boss heavy metal hm-2
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2011, 08:30:55 AM »
Swervedriver did indeed use this as I saw it up close on Adam Franklin's pedalboard back in both '94 and '97. Thanks for the reminder! I remember that it seriously cut through the mix. The band Love Battery also used it for the heavier stuff. I've thought several times about picking one up for fun. It pretty much lives in similar sonic territory to the Rat as far as my ears are concerned. Since I've got a Roger Mayer Mongoose (Rat on 'roids), I've never pulled the trigger on an HM-2. I'll bet the HM-2 works better live, given the greater EQ control.

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Re: boss heavy metal hm-2
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2011, 12:14:13 AM »
I thought Jesus and the Mary Chain used a Shin Ei FY-2..or was that only on Pyschocandy??
Now that i think about it this was the first pedal i purchased as a kid.. :)
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Re: boss heavy metal hm-2
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2011, 04:09:10 AM »
just bumping this one for sh!ts and giggles.

I really regret selling mine, and now they seem to be impossible to get hold of in new zealand, and many ebay seller wont send internationally  :(
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