Boss HM2/Clone Chainsaw Megathread

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  1. KailM

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    #8

    Picked up an XIX Tech HMD-1. The focus knob on this thing is really cool. It decouples the mids from the highs and sweeps them down with the travel of the knob as it goes counter-clockwise, all the way to 400hz. There are some cool tones hiding in this thing!
     

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    Thanks for sharing, never heard of it. I need more money... gotta catch 'em all :D

    Anyways... I just released my review of the Eyemaster. conclusion: It's currently the best and least expensive way to get the chainsaw!

     
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    ^^^Dang, that sounds pretty much identical. Gonna order one of these.
     
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    #9

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    Traded for this for an old interface I had lying around. Did a serial number check, and it's a 1986, which is the same year as my other MIJ Boss. The only downside is that the screw that holds the stomp plate down has been replaced by a larger one, and it's too long. I need to find a saw I can use to cut this one down a bit so it doesn't scrape on the battery when screwed in all the way.
     
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    Found myself bored, went SotS chasing again. The HM-2 in the effects loop thing was definitely fun to play with but when I tried micing it up the sound just wasn’t there. Anyway I’ve found the greatest solid state death metal tone I’ve come across yet and I’m done tweaking this rig, not exactly the SotS tone I was after but it’s close and I like this even better. Anyway I thought I’d share some pics for those that are interested, I keep coming back to this thread, here’s something new:

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    I built a new cab for my Bandit, put a governor and a cv-75 in the open back Vox cab. The sound is amazingly brutal, playing a stock SC-607 all maple sunburst.
     
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    stop teasing and give us some soundclips
     
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    I know I know, maybe tonight I’ll move it all to my studio setup (a pro I am not but I have a recording setup). I figured I could just upload a phone recording to SoundCloud to post and call it a day but I guess they don’t allow you to upload from your phone. If I have to upload from a computer I may as well attempt to do it right. Is there any quick and easy SoundCloud alternative?
     
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    Let me grab my hatchet and open up a space on the mini board.
     
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    Absolutely love the rehoused bandit. Been thinking about picking up a bandit combo to use as a practice amp at home so I don't have to drive offer to my practice space to play plugged in. I bet it absolutely screams with the hm-2.
     
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    Thank you! I’m using it just like that, as a practice setup. They’re definitely cool little practice amps, they do some pretty nasty bedroom death metal tones.
     
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    Man, I want one of the Ross Drives now

    A little bench testing with the HM2!
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    Hi guys,

    over the past few months I did a bunch of comparison videos of the HM-2 and its clones. The most recent one hunts the myth, if Japan is better than Taiwan or not. Maybe you want to have a look:

    And here's the link to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJyhVroQQFFpgWHf1sn8HLw
    It's actually a lot of fun to compare those pedals. I'm still a few clones though, hope to add them to the collection :)
     
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    Finally picked up a KMA Wurm to add to the collection. That puts me at three or four HM2 clones
     

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    Clips or it didn’t happen. :lol:

    I’d love to hear some actual death metal riffs out of the Wurm instead of the stoner rock I’ve heard on all of those its demos.
     
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    *shamelessly advertising my own video* :hbang:


    Might fit your needs!
     
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    I finally got around to making a clip for whoever is interested in hearing my MT-2+HM-2 Bandit setup. I did a section with drums first and then just some random sloppy riffing. I put a mic on each speaker but I've never tried micing up an open back cab before, not sure how to really capture the bass that's reflecting off the wall but it's a first attempt. I'm going to leave it setup for a couple days if anyone has any suggestions. There's zero clean up, just my shitty one take on a maple SC-607 into Line 6 G10 wiresless -> Neewer Noise Gate -> MT-2 -> HM-2 -> Bandit -> Vox 2x12 CV-75/Governor mic'd up with an ATM41 on the Governor and an SM57 on the CV-75. Both are on the edge of the cone going straight into a PreSonus Audiobox USB going to Reaper on my laptop, panned center.

    I know the playing is no good and I know the tone is anything but nice or polished but this really is the best bedroom death metal setup I've ever assembled or heard. I'm actually thinking about taking it out of the bedroom and trying it on real track. Let me know what you think, I can take it :).

    https://soundcloud.com/user-318243573/bandito
     
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    Eyemaster on Amazon for $50 brand new.
    Had two left after I just ordered one.
     

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