Code: HM2WRRP: $299.00

Boss HM-2W Waza Craft Heavy Metal Distortion Pedal

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* Serving Suggestion: All controls on 10.

After years of requests from hardcore HM-2 fans, the iconic stomp is now reborn three decades later in the special Boss HM-2W Waza Craft Heavy Metal Distortion Pedal. Produced from 1983 to 1991, the Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal is a true legend in the history of distortion pedals. Its signature “chainsaw tone” with all knobs maxed is the defining voice of Swedish death metal, and the slightly milder sides of its personality can be heard on tracks from mainstream to shoegaze. The HM-2W delivers the authentic analog sound of the original in all its glory, coupled with lots of modern refinements for enhanced performance.

The Waza Craft recreation of the classic HM-2 Heavy Metal, the pedal that defined the sound of Swedish death metal.

Features

  • Special edition Waza Craft pedal for the ultimate BOSS tone experience
  • Authentic HM-2 appearance
  • 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
  • BOSS five-year warranty

Death Metal Legend

When introduced in 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 stack amps favored in the rapidly growing heavy metal genre. Near the end of its production run, seminal Swedish death metal bands adopted the HM-2 for their primary guitar tones, and its uniquely aggressive sound and focused midrange became highly sought after by a new generation of players. The pedal’s vast influence and popularity led to ongoing calls for BOSS to bring it back, and we’re pleased to present the Boss HM-2W Waza Craft Heavy Metal Distortion Pedal to all those devoted fans around the world.

Standard Mode: The Original HM-2 Sound

When the Boss HM-2W Waza Craft Heavy Metal Distortion Pedal is in Standard mode, the tone and response of the original HM-2 pedal is reproduced with 100-percent authenticity. We were also able to add some modern improvements without affecting the sound, including reducing the noise floor and expanding the maximum level by 3 dB. And with the premium Waza Craft buffer on board, the sound is improved when the pedal is bypassed. Cranking every knob all the way up is the sound of Swedish death metal, and you can conjure a wide range of tones for other styles with the sensitive distortion and color controls.

Get Even More Aggressive with Custom Mode

The Boss HM-2W Waza Craft Heavy Metal Distortion Pedal’s Custom mode offers a similar sound character to Standard mode, but with just a little more of everything. The drive stage offers a bit more gain and includes more of the fundamental guitar sound for extra attack and sharpness. In addition, the low and high-mid characteristics have been tweaked to provide increased fullness and definition.

Orange and Black is Back

Along with the original HM-2 sound, we made every effort to capture the pedal’s distinctive orange and black appearance, right down to the size and position of lettering on the panel. Every Waza Craft pedal features a mode switch for extended range, and it’s been moved to the top on the Boss HM-2W Waza Craft Heavy Metal Distortion Pedal to preserve the authentic control layout of the HM-2.

Waza Craft: The Art of Superior Tone

Since the beginning, the engineers at BOSS have been committed to achieving the finest guitar tones using any technology necessary, from old-school analog circuits to high-tech DSP. This enthusiastic spirit continues on with the Waza Craft series, bringing you exceptional tone and touch response through carefully selected analog components, refined circuitry, and meticulous attention to detail. In Japan, “Waza” is the term for art and technique, and these special edition pedals proudly carry the Waza symbol to represent the pinnacle of BOSS design and craftsmanship.

 

  • Nominal Input Level: -20 dBu
  • Input Impedance: 1 M ohm
  • Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 1 k ohm
  • 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)
  • Current Draw:
    30 mA
  • Expected battery life under continuous use (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.):
    Alkaline: Approx. 24 hours
    Carbon: Approx. 8 hours
  • Dimensions:
    73 (W) x 129 (D) x 59 (H) mm
    2-7/8 (W) x 5-1/8 (D) x 2-3/8 (H) inches
  • Weight (including battery):
    440 g
    1 lb
  • Accessories:
    Owner’s manual
    Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
    Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61 or 6LF22)
  • Option (sold separately): AC adaptor: PSA series

* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

This product is covered by a 5 year manufacturer warranty.

Although we are not authorised to determine if any repair is covered under warranty, if the item was purchased through World of Music, then we are often the best people to facilitate the claim for you and will do so as timely as possible. Warranty does not apply to cosmetic damage or faults that are a result of user neglect. Although your mate is really handy with a soldering iron, any product modification or home repair will also result in a void warranty.

Quite often, something perceived as a fault is as simple as a faulty cable or power issue so we always suggest checking over Frequently Asked Questions on the manufacturer website first. It can be a helpful approach to getting to the bottom of a problem and save you a lot of time in getting your gear back up and running!

This item ships via courier; fully insured for your piece of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts with no one present to sign, your order will be taken to the courier depot and a card will be left for you to organise redelivery.

Product Description
* Serving Suggestion: All controls on 10.
After years of requests from hardcore HM-2 fans, the iconic stomp is now reborn three decades later in the special Boss HM-2W Waza Craft Heavy Metal Distortion Pedal. Produced from 1983 to 1991, the Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal is a true legend in the history of distortion pedals. Its signature “chainsaw tone” with all knobs maxed is the defining voice of Swedish death metal, and the slightly milder sides of its personality can be heard on tracks from mainstream to shoegaze. The HM-2W delivers the authentic analog sound of the original in all its glory, coupled with lots of modern refinements for enhanced performance. The Waza Craft recreation of the classic HM-2 Heavy Metal, the pedal that defined the sound of Swedish death metal.

Features

  • Special edition Waza Craft pedal for the ultimate BOSS tone experience
  • Authentic HM-2 appearance
  • 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
  • BOSS five-year warranty

Death Metal Legend

When introduced in 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 stack amps favored in the rapidly growing heavy metal genre. Near the end of its production run, seminal Swedish death metal bands adopted the HM-2 for their primary guitar tones, and its uniquely aggressive sound and focused midrange became highly sought after by a new generation of players. The pedal’s vast influence and popularity led to ongoing calls for BOSS to bring it back, and we’re pleased to present the Boss HM-2W Waza Craft Heavy Metal Distortion Pedal to all those devoted fans around the world.

Standard Mode: The Original HM-2 Sound

When the Boss HM-2W Waza Craft Heavy Metal Distortion Pedal is in Standard mode, the tone and response of the original HM-2 pedal is reproduced with 100-percent authenticity. We were also able to add some modern improvements without affecting the sound, including reducing the noise floor and expanding the maximum level by 3 dB. And with the premium Waza Craft buffer on board, the sound is improved when the pedal is bypassed. Cranking every knob all the way up is the sound of Swedish death metal, and you can conjure a wide range of tones for other styles with the sensitive distortion and color controls.

Get Even More Aggressive with Custom Mode

The Boss HM-2W Waza Craft Heavy Metal Distortion Pedal’s Custom mode offers a similar sound character to Standard mode, but with just a little more of everything. The drive stage offers a bit more gain and includes more of the fundamental guitar sound for extra attack and sharpness. In addition, the low and high-mid characteristics have been tweaked to provide increased fullness and definition.

Orange and Black is Back

Along with the original HM-2 sound, we made every effort to capture the pedal’s distinctive orange and black appearance, right down to the size and position of lettering on the panel. Every Waza Craft pedal features a mode switch for extended range, and it’s been moved to the top on the Boss HM-2W Waza Craft Heavy Metal Distortion Pedal to preserve the authentic control layout of the HM-2.

Waza Craft: The Art of Superior Tone

Since the beginning, the engineers at BOSS have been committed to achieving the finest guitar tones using any technology necessary, from old-school analog circuits to high-tech DSP. This enthusiastic spirit continues on with the Waza Craft series, bringing you exceptional tone and touch response through carefully selected analog components, refined circuitry, and meticulous attention to detail. In Japan, “Waza” is the term for art and technique, and these special edition pedals proudly carry the Waza symbol to represent the pinnacle of BOSS design and craftsmanship.  
Specifications
  • Nominal Input Level: -20 dBu
  • Input Impedance: 1 M ohm
  • Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 1 k ohm
  • 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)
  • Current Draw:
    30 mA
  • Expected battery life under continuous use (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.):
    Alkaline: Approx. 24 hours
    Carbon: Approx. 8 hours
  • Dimensions:
    73 (W) x 129 (D) x 59 (H) mm
    2-7/8 (W) x 5-1/8 (D) x 2-3/8 (H) inches
  • Weight (including battery):
    440 g
    1 lb
  • Accessories:
    Owner’s manual
    Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
    Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61 or 6LF22)
  • Option (sold separately): AC adaptor: PSA series

* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

Warranty

This product is covered by a 5 year manufacturer warranty.

Although we are not authorised to determine if any repair is covered under warranty, if the item was purchased through World of Music, then we are often the best people to facilitate the claim for you and will do so as timely as possible. Warranty does not apply to cosmetic damage or faults that are a result of user neglect. Although your mate is really handy with a soldering iron, any product modification or home repair will also result in a void warranty.

Quite often, something perceived as a fault is as simple as a faulty cable or power issue so we always suggest checking over Frequently Asked Questions on the manufacturer website first. It can be a helpful approach to getting to the bottom of a problem and save you a lot of time in getting your gear back up and running!

Shipping

This item ships via courier; fully insured for your piece of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts with no one present to sign, your order will be taken to the courier depot and a card will be left for you to organise redelivery.