Scan code: LN116165 Manufacturer code: HM-2W

BOSS - 'HM-2w' Heavy Metal, Waza Craft Edition

BOSS - 'HM-2w' Heavy Metal, Special Waza Craft Edition, High-gain Distortion Pedal with Low/High Colour Mix Controls

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Scan code: LN116165 Manufacturer code: HM-2W
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BOSS - HM-2W Heavy Metal
Waza Craft

boss hm-2w

A Legend RebornMade between 1983 to 1991, the BOSS HM-2 Heavy Metal is a true legend in the history of distortion pedals. The signature “chainsaw tone” with all knobs maxed is the tone that defined Swedish death metal, and the subtle sides of its voicing can be heard on tracks from mainstream to shoegaze. After years of requests from hardcore HM-2 fans, the legendary stompbox is now reborn three decades later in a special Waza Craft edition. The HM-2W gives you the authentic analogue sound of the original in all its glory, along with some additional modern refinements for enhanced performance.

Amazing Features • Special edition Waza Craft pedal for the ultimate BOSS tone experience
• Standard mode delivers the original HM-2 tone with lower noise and maximized level
• Custom mode provides a more aggressive sound variation with special Waza Craft tuning
• Premium buffer for clean and clear tone when bypassed
• Authentic HM-2 appearance
• BOSS five-year warranty

A Death Metal Icon

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Genre Defining AggressionSince its debut 1983, the HM-2 was one of the first “amp in a box” pedals ever, using an innovative BOSS circuit to replicate the sound of early ’80s British full stacks used in the rapidly growing heavy metal genre.

Towards end of its production run, legendary Swedish death metal bands used the HM-2 for their primary guitar tones, its uniquely aggressive sound and focused midrange became highly sought after by a new generation of players.

The pedal’s impact and popularity resulted in multiple requests for BOSS to bring it back, and they’re now pleased to present the HM-2W to all those dedicated fans around the world.

The Original HM-2 Sound

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Standard ModeWhen used in HM-2W Standard mode, the tone and response of the original HM-2 pedal is reproduced exactly like the the models made in the 80’s, with 100% BOSS authenticity.

BOSS also added some modern enhancements without compromising the sound, by reducing the noise floor and expanding the maximum level by 3 dB. With the premium Waza Craft buffer on board, the sound is improved when the pedal is bypassed.

Cranking every knob on full gives you the iconic sound of Swedish death metal, and you can use a wide range of tones for other styles with the sensitive distortion and colour controls.

Optional Additional Aggression

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Custom ModeThe HM-2W’s Custom mode provides a similar sound character to Standard mode, but with just a little more of everything.

The drive stage offers slightly more gain and has more of the fundamental guitar sound for additional attack and bite.

Along with this, the low and high-mid characteristics have been shaped to provide increased fullness and clarity.

Classic HM-2 Aesthetic

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Orange & Black Is BackWhilst staying true to the original HM-2 sound, the pedal’s distinctive orange and black appearance remains the same, right down to the size and position of lettering on the panel.

Every Waza Craft pedal features a mode switch for extended range, which has been placed on the top of the HM-2W to keep the authentic control layout of the HM-2.

The Art of Superior Tone

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Waza CraftFrom the start, engineers at Boss have been dedicated to creating the finest guitar tones possible using a range of technology from old-school analog circuits to high-tech DSP. Continuing their passion, Boss proudly present the Waza Craft series.

In Japan, “Waza” means art and technique, suitably named, these special edition pedals carry the Waza symbol to represent the best of Boss design and craftsmanship. The final sound is approved by Boss in Japan, the Waza Craft series gives you incredible tone and control response through carefully-chosen analog components, refined circuitry, and close attention to detail.

BOSS HM 2W Heavy Metal - INTRO

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Nominal Input Level -20 dBu
Input Impedance 1 M ohm
Nominal Output Level -20 dBu
Output Impedance 1 k ohms
Recommended Load Impedance 10 k ohms or greater
Bypass Buffered bypass
Controls Pedal switch, Mode switch, DIST. knob, COLOR MIX H knob, COLOR MIX L knob, LEVEL knob
Indicator CHECK indicator (Used for indication of check battery)
Connectors INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
OUTPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
DC IN jack
Power Supply Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61 or 6LF22) or Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22)
AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)
Expected battery life under continuous use (Depending on conditions of use) Alkaline: Approx. 24 hours
Carbon: Approx. 8 hours
Dimensions 73 (W) x 129 (D) x 59 (H) mm
Weight (including battery) 440 g
Voltage 9 Volts
Current None
Battery Compartment Yes
Output Channels Mono
Dimensions 73 x 59 x 129 mm (W x H x L)
Passive Pedal No
Additional Information
Scan Code LN116165
Model Number HM-2W
GTIN 4957054518646

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BOSS - 'HM-2w' Heavy Metal, Waza Craft Edition
BOSS - 'HM-2w' Heavy Metal, Waza Craft Edition