HM-2 Heavy Metal review by Boss

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Ease of Use: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.3 (67 votes)
Boss: HM-2 Heavy Metal

Price paid: $ 35.55

Sound — 8
Im playing it through a pretty basic 30 watt amp with a Fender Telecaster. It's a little noisy when you have the distortion really cranked up, but nothing too bad, just a little static. You can get alot of different sounds out of it, all the way from old school almost Overdrive type sound to a new aged beefy low edge sound. But it does take a little tweaking with the nobs to get exactly what you want.

Overall Impression — 10
I bought this pedal because I wanted a distortion pedal and I found this one for cheap so I picked it up. It's very capable of giving you a terrific sound. If it were stolen I wouldn't buy one because I'm pretty sure you cant buy these anymore but if I could get another used one I probably would. My only problem I have is that it's hard to get a good higher pitched distortion like you get with an Overdrive. But it's hard to get a thick sounding distortion out of an Overdrive pedal, so I can't really complain, it does what its made to do, give you a classic heavy metal distortion.

Reliability & Durability — 10
Very durable. Build very well. I would depend on it without a backup.

Ease of Use — 8
Fairly easy to use, but takes some getting used to.

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