BOSS HM-2

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Chance are if you’re reading this then you know what this pedal is and what it does.
Born in the early 80s and intended to sound like a Marshall stack (Yes really) it mostly went unloved. Everyone knows David Gilmour used one in a complex signal path on later PF records but other than this there wasn’t much else.

A few years after the pedal was discontinued a group of young Swedish lads created an album with a “use what we have” mentality. What they had was a cheap Peavy combo, a cheap Ibanez guitar, a couple of HM-2s and a DS-1. What they created wasn’t just an album, it was an entirely new tone. Just when the rest of the world was turning from Hair Metal to Grunge the HM-2 took a totally different path which although not as popular at the start as Grunge has had massive staying power so much so that BOSS are now creating a re-issue Waza version in collaboration with fans of the HM-2.

BOSS HM-2 technical specifications

Manufacturer BOSS
Series Compact
Made In Japan
Year 1990s
FX Distortion
Type Pedal
Jacks mounted on Sides
Bypass Buffered Bypass
Battery? No
Voltage 9
Polarity Center Negative
Circuit Analog
Tube equipped? No
Colour Black
Weight (in kg) .40
Famous Users Entombed
Width (in cm) 7.3
Height (in cm) 5.9
Depth (in cm) 12.9

BOSS HM-2 reviews & comparison videos

HM-2 reviews & comparison

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