Boss HM2/Clone Chainsaw Megathread

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  1. Scordare

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    Look a little closer...they are there!! The top two have Mojotone baffle converters.

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    :fawk:...I was looking at those baffle adapters for my combo amp, but thought they were over priced for what they are...figured I just make my own some day.
     
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    Hi, I'm new to the forum. I love the tone you managed to get out of the HM-2 and the MT-2. Do you happen to remember the settings on the pedals? Is it those in the photo in post #126?
     
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    This seems cool, but what it will be able to offer that one of the many boutique clones doesn't already?
     
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    I'm not really sure but I don't have any boutique clones and I would def buy one of these, I don't know why.
     
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    Probably a better pricepoint and more widespread availability. I doubt it will be as feature rich as some of the pricier boutique clones but I could see something like a custom mode bypassing the clipping stage, which I think some boutique clones do.
     
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    Hmm not seeing anything about it being waza, or even if they’re doing anything at all
     
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    Yeah sadly nothing about that post really says teaser to me. IIRC Boss said straight up at one point that it wasn’t something they’d ever do
     
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    Wow.. it is true!

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    maybe not.. I just noticed it says Fictional Pedals..
     
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    Yeah those are mockups done by a guy on Reddit.
     
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    It's not really a very good sounding pedal if we're going to be honest with each other :lol:.

    As a straight dirt box, it ranks pretty low for guitar.
    The best I could get out of it was a half decent fuzz box for bass.

    We only like it for that one weird frequency it gives us.

    But that said, if Boss reissued it, of course I'd buy one.
    Don't need another one either. I'd just buy it cuz HM2.
     
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    Sure, I haven’t changed anything on that setup since then, still my bedroom practice amp!

    Noise Gate -> MT-2 -> HM-2
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    The mid frequency knob is just off the lowest end of it’s range
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    The distortion isn’t totally off it’s barely on, right where you start hearing added noise
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    Amp settings
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    Lows aren’t maxed but close, mids aren’t on zero but close
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    Now that's comprehensive Information. Thanks!
     
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    So I just got a TC Electronics Eyemaster and even on the clean channel, with both knobs maxed it is noisy as all hell. Is that natural or?

    It should be mentioned that I am relatively new to distortion pedals in general.
     
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    The HM-2 is a noisy fucker, and I'd imagine the same is true of any clone. Stomp it off when you're not actively playing.
     
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    some clones are quieter than others, and some are noisier than the hm2. The behringer hm300 is noisier than the hm2 for sure. the throne torcher isn't too noisy unless you're trying to run it maxed into a distorted channel imo. walrus red was pretty quiet as well. Godcity had a good comparison of a bunch of HM2s and clones showing the gain structure/noise floor.
     
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    I'm amazed such a thing is possible TBH. That said, running it maxed into a distorted channel is how Dismember runs it (pedal maxed into the dirty channel of a JCM 900 with all knobs on the amp maxed is how they run things live last I heard), and in that context, even a fairly "quiet" pedal is going to be noisy as hell.
     

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