Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal
Dubbed the Swedish Chainsaw by some of its biggest fans, the Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal is an all out metal distortion onslaught. Used for classic cutting metal guitar tone on more records than you can count, the Boss HM-2 is built like a tank and deli... read more
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Dime everything. Get legendary tone.
But seriously, I use this for Doom/Stoner Metal, and believe it or not, don't actually crank everything to 11. You CAN do that, but if you tweak the colours, you get a really wild distortion that, when mixed with an Akai Phaser set to 270 degrees and a fast repeat, is ball-trippingly freaky.
Everyone should have one of these. Or the Berhinger clone, but it don't sound the exact same--you have been warned.
The Saw is the Law
If you ever wanted to emulate that grinding. buzzsaw like tone of early Entombed or Dismember (or more recently a band like Hail of Bullets) this is absolutely the distortion pedal for you. Unfortunately most of these pedals are pushing 30 years old now so you have to exercise caution when buying them as they still go for 80-90 dollars on ebay.
Out-dated. Can sound good with a lot of post-processing and manipulation
I have a vintage Japanese one. The sound is very dark and sometimes flat. If I crank the low end, it completely blankets the mid and high end. So there's a lot of fussing to find even ground to get a usable sound - unless you're looking for that kind of really thick and murky heavy gain. I find this pedal useful for mostly doing solos.
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Dubbed the Swedish Chainsaw by some of its biggest fans, the Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal is an all out metal distortion onslaught. Used for classic cutting metal guitar tone on more records than you can count, the Boss HM-2 is built like a tank and delivers tones as heavy as one too.