Best HM2 style pedal?

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  1. kevdes93

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    I dont want to worry you but a good friend of mine waited about 9 months for his LHW and when it showed up it was nonfunctional. His wait times are absolutely absurd and regularly reach the 6-8 month mark, sometimes longer. Id be shocked if you got your order by xmas my dude.
     
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    metaljohn SS's Only Dick Butt

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    I came to post these two pedals.
     
  3. SandyRavage

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    Do not buy lone wolf stuff.... seriously do not. They sound okay but are built like shit. Joe is an arrogant prick and quality control is garbage. Cancel your order if you can. Buy used if you must know what mediochracy sounds like. Throne torcher wins hands down.
     
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    Moltar SS.org Regular

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    I would also suggest that no one give Lone Wolf any money. The guy is insane... I have the Left hand wrath and have now replaced it with a Wren and Cuff hangman 2D which I am enjoying quite a bit. Also have a Dunwich version being built that I am looking forward to using. I will not have a Lone Wolf product on my pedalboard.

    The Wren and Cuff although not having as many controls, sounds better. I am using it through a blend pedal so I blend it with the unaffected signal.
     
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    rahnvu SS.org Regular

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    He posted a picture on instagram calling the original hm-2 a doorweight. Way to pay honor to the product he has taken his design from. I really wanted one a while ago, but after observing the guy I really don't want to enable his arrogance.
     
  6. Aso

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    I have a Tyrant from the first run, two Throne Torchers, and a LHW. Both the Tyrant and TT are much better than the LHW and better built, I feel. I want to get a Wurm also but hard to justify having so many of the same type of pedal.
     
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    All this hm2 talk made me bust out the behringer hm300 again, this time I ran it into my Marshall valvestate head. On the od1 channel with the gain a bit below half (so not that distorted, just a bit crunchy), it's like instant-Entombed, holy shit.

    I couldn't get it to sound good on top of a slightly distorted channel using my axe fx, it only sounded good on clean. I guess the key to that sound is a cheap solidstate amp

    I think I might try to build the BYOC version soon. So many modded versions out that look cool though.
     
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    I kinda want to get a Valvestate for the very same reason-- as my dedicated HM-2 amp. It works with my 6505 but ultimately I'm always battling too much gain/feedback and once I dial it in, breathing on the dials practically dials it back out again-- such a finicky pedal. I think a Valvestate dialed for just a little dirt and then hit with the HM would be awesome.
     
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    It sounded the tits on my valvestate combo, which i sold. Like a dumbdumb.
    It also sounds quite good through my Peavey studio pro 112, but with tube amps it's hard to get just right. Throne torcher or throat locust are the two i'm thinking about.
     
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    The Wren and Cuff Hangman is great. I’ve had a Japan hm2 and the w&c does the same thing with way less noise. You also don’t ever have to worry about build quality with them.
     
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    Has anyone tried the Walrus Red? There's a ton on reverb now.
     
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    Oops, I ordered a Throne Torcher in hot pink and yellow
     
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    hmm might be time for me to get a throne torcher then
     
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    I’ll update when it arrives. It just shipped today.
     
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    i just got a throne torcher, it sounds fantastic and the build quality is top notch!
     
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    Got my Throne Torcher in today! This thing is AWESOME. Nails the classic HM-2 sound, but has a way more controllable EQ section (for anyone curious, the low controls ~110hz, the mid ~1.2K, and the high ~1K). I also REALLY like the LED clipping option. It has an overall volume boost, but alleviates some of the scooped mids that the original had while still retaining that chainsaw-snarl.

    Also, just look at it.
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    I just ordered that pedal because of all this talk.
     
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    That LED clipping option sounds interesting.
     
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    Best thing to happen with an HM2 circuit since Entombed!
    :djent::eddie::frantic::eddie::hbang:
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Honestly those colors look like something I threw up once after a REALLY bad night of drinking :rofl:

    Awesome pedals though, and love the diode clipping it has on it, smooths things out a bit. Regret selling the one I had and will probably pick up another one.
     

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