More intense guitars with a classic death pedal

By | April 5, 2021

People’s relationship with the BOSS old dist pedal HM-2 is usually quite fragmented. For some it is the worst dist pedal ever made while for others the pedal has defined an entire genre. Many classic Swedish death metal records have been made with it and it has since found its way across the Atlantic and back again. Just as it usually is with trends. (In English at the bottom of the page).

In this week’s video, I show some examples of how the HM-2 can be used to intensify more conventional guitar sounds, in addition to running it in full chainsaw mode. By adding extra layers with more extreme guitar sounds, you can make the guitars find their way out of the speakers. The HM-2’s slightly odd EQ curve tends to fill in some frequencies that I think may be missing in more sensible distorted guitars. I would also encourage testing this with other types of dist pedals and layers of sound.


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Intensify your guitars with classic deathmetal distortion

Peoples relationship to the old BOSS HM-2 pedal is somewhat divided. For some people it’s the worst pedal ever and for others it’s the definition of a whole genre. Many classic Swedish death metal albums are made with it, and since then it has found its way across the Atlantic and back again. As usual with trends.

In this weeks video I show some examples of how the HM-2 can be used to intensify your more conventional guitar sound, besides just go full chain saw with it. By recording some extra layers with a more extreme sound you can get your guitar sound to reach out though the speakers. The odd EQ curve of the HM-2 tends to fill out some frequencies that sometimes miss in more sensible distorted guitars. I also want to encourage some testing with other sort of pedals and layers of sounds.


Ulf Blomberg
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