Boss HM2/Clone Chainsaw Megathread

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  1. Bearitone

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    Cheapest is the behringer HM300.

    An unopened MIJ HM2 might actually be the most expensive version.
     
  2. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire jUsT bUy A 5150

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    most of the boutique options like the wurm/left hand wrath/xix are well over 200$, which is more than a lot of the MIJ hm2s out there.
     
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    My favourite HM-2 clone so far has been the Dunwich Modified Heavy Metal.
     
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    New question is, smallest hm2?
    Does the evil ned count and does anyone have any opinions?
     
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    I never realized how much I needed one of these until now. This through the Rhythm channel on my 5150 is something so simple, but effective. I feel myself not using the Modern (Presence) switch, and boosting it with my OD-808. I keep the clipping/diode switch to the left.

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    Perhaps I’m in the minority, but I found this clone to be lacking. It was more expensive than any other clone and offered nothing different. I got the exact same tones from this as any other clone, with no versatility. I found the highs needed to be pretty prominent or I lost definition quickly and the mids needed to be cranked to compensate. The “presence” was such a high frequency that it was just fizz for me. Combine this with the long wait time and general disdain I felt when I had to contact the builder (after having no contact whatsoever and being rather late on the build time) and I have no desire to purchase anything from this builder again.

    This was great for chainsaw tones, but anything beyond “crank it all” left me wanting. It was also more expensive than pretty much everyone clone. I say go for the Throat Locust. It can do chainsaw no problem, as well as plenty of other stuff.
     
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    Earthbound audio stuff is great. Had a super collider for a while back in the day. I bet the throat locust is amazing.
     
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    There's a dude near my work selling a DOD American Metal for $35, but it's not a Super American Metal. It's only got one screw holding the bottom onto the pedal lol
     
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    This is the very niche thread on a very niche forum
     
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    I’ve got one, it dooms like nobody’s business stacked with a Muff. It does some saw too. I don’t know that I’d pay 35$ for one in poor condition.
     
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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    Now is the winter of our niche content.
     
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    Deep cut ref
     
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    Did Entombed use the HM2 on Uprising? That album has a bit different of a tone, almost sounds like a Rat
     
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    I liked the Merciless Distortion. It sounded really close to my '84 HM-2.
     
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    Not an HM2 but this actually sounds good to me. For the love of god don't let me buy a second digitech death metal pedal.lol
     
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    Btw if anyone is looking to get an Evil Ned abominable is dropping 50 at 00:00 of Halloween. Of course you better have lightning reflexes to purchase one since there are apparently bots snatching these up :p
     
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    I cannot attest to other HM-2 pedals/clones, but I can say that I love my Eyemaster. It does that tone really nastily and it's great when I need more grit. Thought about throwing a boss Metalzone in my signal as a boost and have them both running.
     
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