- controls the amount of gain
- controls tonal frequencies
- controls effect level output
The quest for the ultimate distorted guitar tone trails back into history. Tales of Guitarists loosening tubes and punching holes in speakers to create distortion are the stuff of legend. In the 1960's new technologies allowed engineers to capture this unique new sound in a compact unit, and the fuzz box was born. Over the years there have been many "holy grail" distortion effects, and now it seems that every Guitarist with a soldering iron and a Radio Shack close by are building their own version of what sounds best in the world of fuzz.
But what really does sound best? One of the indisputable classics is the first-series Big Muff. Trouble is, finding one that works nowadays is an expensive, time-consuming task. Unfortunately, the sounds of the reissues just don't stack up, and they're bulky and unreliable to boot.
Luckily, there is an alternative. The HMD-2 Hot Metal Distortion offers a faithful replication of that classic tone, with some added benefits to boot. The HMD-2 is a transistor distortion based on the most popular vintage designs. Its dual clipping stages provide a considerable amount of distortion yet with a note-to-note definition and dynamic responsiveness not found in other current market pedals. Distortion and Level controls offer clipping and variable output volume and the Tone controls the tonal frequencies.
The HMD-2 Hot Metal Distortion is a professional stomp box with three control knobs for 'DIST', 'TONE' and 'LEVEL'. Additionally, it can be powered with a standard 9-volt battery or with an AC adapter( any kind of adapter with DC-9V output). HMD-2 also offers a DC output jack (in the back of the case) for the purpose of supplying DC power to other Guitar Effect. A heavy duty True-Bypass metal switch mounted on the case for toggling the effect on/off and a large red LED status indicator resides on the face of the unit. The HMD-2 Hot Metal Distortion - the quest has ended!
- Input Impedance
- 470K ohm
- Output Impedance
- 1K ohm
- True-Bypass Switch
- Heavy duty metal foot switch - toggle the effect on/off
- LED - effect status and battery level
- Max Amplitude
- Power Supply
- 9V battery or any AC Adaptor with 9V DC output
- Current Consumption
- 98mm W x 123mm L x 40mm H
- Weight (w/o battery)
- Approx. 450g