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BOSS HM-2W

The Beast Is Back…

Unloved during its 9 years of production, the BOSS HM-2 was put off of production in 1991 and replaced by the HM-3. The super sensitive EQ it offered, and its distortion in steroids type on tone made it hard to handle. But then the Swedish band Entombed found it useful when trying to get their cheap guitars and amps sound heavy and the rest is history. The guitar community wanted BOSS to release a WAZA CRAFT version to the discontinued HM-2. People posted, tweeted and even filed a petition. BOSS listened and here it is, the HM-2W. Equipped with an identical mode (S) to the original HM-2 and a new custom mode which is a little heavier and more 3D in tone, this pedal delivers much more than the expected “chainsaw tone”. BOSS managed to replicate the original tone remarkably, something that was not easy as the parts were not easy to source, reduce ground noise which made the original HM-2 hard to use yet retain the dimensions and looks of the original one. Take it for a spin in our player, enter the beast. 

BOSS HM-2W technical specifications

Manufacturer BOSS
Series Waza Craft
Made In Japan
FX Distortion
Type Pedal
Jacks mounted on Sides
Bypass Buffered Bypass
Battery? Yes
Voltage 9
Polarity Center Negative
Circuit Analog
Tube equipped? No
Weight (in kg) 440
Based on famous model? HM-2
Width (in cm) 7.3
Height (in cm) 5.9
Depth (in cm) 12.9
GTIN 14 00761294518649

BOSS HM-2W reviews & comparison videos

HM-2W reviews & comparison

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