Boss HM2/Clone Chainsaw Megathread

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  1. KailM

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    ^^^Good video but I kept saying to myself "tune to B and start tremelo picking already!!!"
     
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    Not tremolo picking was a mistake. But it sounded good, it would be a fun pedal to dink around with.
     
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    Ho. Lee. Sheeeit. I know that place typically has good pricing but at that point I’d pay more to get it sooner.
     
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    USMarine75 Colorless green ideas sleep furiously Contributor

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    Well I have another $4k in preorders from Sweetwater. At least the Prymaxe ones are paid for. Hoping the Sweetwater ones don't all come due the same month because ouch lol.
     
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    Man..You need to stop drunk preordering! :cheers:
     
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    A proper demo with tremolo picking, and even a direct comparison with a MIJ HM-2
     
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    It sounds a lot more different than I expected. There's more midrange grind with the original.
     
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    There's a comment in that Circle if tone video, basically saying that the Waza craft is a copy of a Chinese Hm2 pedal. The Xinsound Hm-18. I can't find any video of this pedal. Few of the Xinsound fuzz but that's it. Anyone any experience with one?
     
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    Interestingly they make a version of the HM-18 with a low/high gain switch. I can only find them for ~$90 shipped on AliExpress.
     
  10. Steo

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    Same, bit hesitant to fork out, just based on a YouTube comment. Anywho, back on track, got a Kma audio machines Wurm on the way.
     
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    me likey. A pretty different flavor of chainsaw
     
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    My bass guitar rig consists of literally just my Boss HM-2 1987 MIJ and a cheap shitty 7-band EQ pedal straight into a PA or FoH. It's super gnarly but sometimes (understandably) does not cut too well in a mix. Just kinda grunting in the background making a fuckton of noise.

    So this super appeals to me:
    kma-guardian-of-the-wurm@1400x1050.jpg
     
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    I feel this hard. My bass board is an KMA Wurm into a MXR 10 band into a noise gate and a chorus. So this could definitely lighten the load but Idk, not sold on it entirely.
     
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    Add this to very long list of pedals I want almost exclusively for the artwork *chefs kiss*
     
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    BigViolin JEFF LOOMIS SOLOIST!

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    Yeah that vid makes me less excited about the new one and makes me want to hunt down an original.
     
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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    On the one hand that seems like a lot of features for only 50% more than the original Wurm.

    On the other hand the eyes don't light up anymore so.....
     
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    This should be a 20 minute youtube monolog. Come on man.
     
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    Boss seem like they're a little late on releasing this thing. The HM-2 craze kinda peaked a few years back in the oh-so-hipster-iffic 2010s. Its still neat to have it available and there definitely are some HM-2 tones I love like Bloodbath's Resurrection Through Carnage, but for a while there was like this entire mini-subgenre of HM-2 bands that had a pretty "vest metal" vibe about it all. Kinda glad that scene's basically over honestly.
     
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  19. Veldar

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    Yeah HM-2 core had about 2 - 3 years of relivence and died hard. The closest you get to it now is some of the more modern hardcore bands using them mixed into the main guitar tone.
     
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    lol vest metal

    I find myself using the HM-3 and DS-1 more than any other Boss pedal nowadays.
     

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