Earthbound Audio Effects Throat Locust - HM-2 Metal Distortion


Earthbound Audio Effects

The THROAT LOCUST is a heavy distortion pedal based on the legendary, out of production HM2 Heavy Metal. This pedal expands on the tone possibilities of the original circuit while preserving the gnarly character of the distortion.

A brief overview of the controls:

  • DIST : Intensity of distortion. Turn cw for more distortion. The stock control is linear taper but an audio taper potentiometer can be substituted by request for more variation of lower gain settings.
  • LEVEL : Final output volume. Adjust to taste. Note that Mode B is much louder than Mode A.
  • A / B SWITCH : Mode A is standard silicon clipping diodes for a saturated rich distortion. Mode B is a mix of silicon and LED clipping for tighter lows, less saturation and more output volume. 
  • LOW : Boosts (cw) or cuts (ccw) low frequencies centered at approximately 72 Hz.
  • MID : Boosts (cw) or cuts (ccw) midrange frequencies centered at approximately 1 kHz (MF knob fully cw) down to 325 Hz (MF knob fully ccw).
  • HIGH : Boosts (cw) or cuts (ccw) high/high mid frequencies centered at approximately 1.3 kHz.
  • MF : Alters the center frequency of the MID knob. With MF fully cw the MID control center frequency is approximately 1kHz. Turning the MF knob ccw lowers center frequency down to approximately 325 Hz.

The THROAT LOCUST is wired for true bypass and can be powered by a standard 2.1mm negative tip 9v power supply.

This pedal is available with either silver/black synth knobs (default) or black pointer knobs. Please specify a preference when ordering.

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