How many new takes on the HM2?



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Re: How many new takes on the HM2?

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Re: How many new takes on the HM2?

Postby Dungus » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:28 am

Speaking of stomping on throats, Earthbound Audio Throat Locust is a new HM2 take and it kicks ASSHOLES.
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Re: How many new takes on the HM2?

Postby Iommic Pope » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:31 am

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Re: How many new takes on the HM2?

Postby Corey Y » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:54 am

I owned a Dunwich modded HM-2 and it was able to get the sounds of the original (my buddy had one to compare), to tweak out some of the weaknesses of the original with a little fiddling and then go way beyond into more subtle or extreme tones while being usable. I ended up selling mine during a financial crunch, because it wasn't a type of sound I typically use all that much, but honestly I wish I could get it back now because it does have a unique place apart from all the other pedals I have. I've had all the original Dunwich production pedals, plus a bunch of custom designs (including my amp), so I feel confident saying if Nick decides to make a design a production model that he's put a lot of thought and effort into it from the ground up. Especially when it comes to the power supply and input sections. He has a really good understanding of how headroom effects the usability of a pedal, particularly for bass.

I'd be curious to try out some other boutique variations, if there are some that do something interesting or or unique with the design. If it's just the HM-2, but done up with modern boutique construction and a few mods, I'd stick with the Dunwich personally. I would be interested to see a very different take on the HM-2 variation, like a depth mod, different tone stack, or something out of the box.
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Re: How many new takes on the HM2?

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Re: How many new takes on the HM2?

Postby BossMann73 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:06 am

jrfox92 wrote:He's got a point, though, when it comes to his objection relating to violence.
Would you guys support and defend a builder that advocated beating the shit out of anyone that voted for Hillary?
Or anyone that even leaned towards supporting her/Democrats.
Or anyone that's LGBT+.
Or non-Christians.
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Re: How many new takes on the HM2?

Postby BoatRich » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:54 am

Yeah see, the difference here is that Donald Trump is on a national platform advocating violence towards marginalized people and his supporters are vile, racist trash.
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Re: How many new takes on the HM2?

Postby rustywire » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:06 am

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Re: How many new takes on the HM2?

Postby PumpkinPieces » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:16 am

Dungus wrote:Speaking of stomping on throats, Earthbound Audio Throat Locust is a new HM2 take and it kicks ASSHOLES.


Word. The Bass/Mid/Treble knobs have a wide +/- sweep and being able to dial in the mid frequency you're boosting or scooping makes for some really cool and/or gross tones. Switching to LED clipping from the standard silicon clipping turns it into more of a standard sounding distortion with a powerful EQ.

The Dunwich clone looks to be the most versatile looking at controls. Others mentioned here seem a bit limited or unexciting. I am a huge Earthbound Audio fan and have always enjoyed his pedals so I went with him and I am very happy.
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Re: How many new takes on the HM2?

Postby rustywire » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:24 am

BoatRich wrote:Yeah see, the difference here is that Donald Trump is on a national platform advocating violence towards marginalized people and his supporters are vile, racist trash.

Advocating violence? Did I miss something big...what did he say?
Also, I know some Trump voters who aren't vile, racist trash. I'm even related to a few of them.
I'd advise taking care in dehumanizing & demonizing strangers; mistakenly thinking you know what's in their hearts & minds.
Whether or not you may be aware of it, there are refugees and children of refugees who voted for Trump...in a range of skin tones. Are you prepared to call a young, trump-voting black woman "vile, racist trash" and shout her down as to "why" such a decision was made, while superimposing an external narrative?

Do you not see the irony in championing for marginalized people... while othering, marginalizing & erasing diverse individuals who don't fit the preferred narrative?
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Re: How many new takes on the HM2?

Postby friendship » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:39 am

rustywire wrote:Did I miss something big


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Re: How many new takes on the HM2?

Postby rustywire » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:46 am

What now?

Edit: not to further derail this thread but L-O-L at your sig quote :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: How many new takes on the HM2?

Postby Wittgenstein » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:32 am

rustywire wrote:
BoatRich wrote:Yeah see, the difference here is that Donald Trump is on a national platform advocating violence towards marginalized people and his supporters are vile, racist trash.

Advocating violence? Did I miss something big...what did he say?


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Also, I know some Trump voters who aren't vile, racist trash. I'm even related to a few of them.


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I'd advise taking care in dehumanizing & demonizing strangers; mistakenly thinking you know what's in their hearts & minds.


V :drool: V

Are you prepared to call a young, trump-voting black woman "vile, racist trash" and shout her down as to "why" such a decision was made, while superimposing an external narrative?


:idk:

Do you not see the irony in championing for marginalized people... while othering, marginalizing & erasing diverse individuals who don't fit the preferred narrative


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Re: How many new takes on the HM2?

Postby rustywire » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:42 am

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Re: How many new takes on the HM2?

Postby jwar » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:44 am

My 2 cents.

The Throat Locust is the best most open sounding HM2 I've heard based on demos. The Wurm is a close second. The Lone Wolf one is great too, but waits can be bad, so order from a vendor (in fact Joe will tell you this). Also, he does have a persona he uses online that is not to some people's liking.

I won't buy Abominable for my own person reasons. Has nothing to do with Trump, though I'd prefer to buy non politically driven pedals on any spectrum on the thing. It's just in poor taste IMO.

Then again, I am possible going to be selling some laser engraved Covfefe (coffee holders) online. Sooooo, funny is funny honey.

Politics annoyingly aside, I buy based on the sound. That's it. If I don't dig it, I don't dig it.

I would try a Abominable Hail Satan Deluxe again, but I won't buy direct.
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