« Couldn't compete »Published on 07/20/11 at 10:34
Controls: Level, Color Mix (Low, High), Dist
Connectors: Input, Output, AC Adaptor
Current Draw: 12 mA (DC 9V)
Recommended AC Adaptor: PSA Series
I find that this pedal is a lot more user friendly then the previous Boss HM-3. This pedal had a smoother tone and a smoother distortion that felt more usable to the guitarist. This pedal had more gain that the last one and that was something that is appealing to people because the meta guys like more gain that they can actually use.
You should try this pedal with a humbucker installed pickup. The pedal is still bright and metallic sounding. You cannot dial out the thin piercing bright distortion tone from this pedal. Most pedals in my opinion have a processed sound no matter if they claim all analog signal path or not. They just feel processed and you can really hear that in the upper fret register when you play some of the lower notes.
These pedals stopped production in 1999 and the used market is the only way to go now. they are pretty cheap to get off the classifieds or ebay. If you have a Fender amp and want to play metal I would suggest a pedal from AMT electronics. They have great metal pedals. this one is not a very good sounding pedals. Don't waste your money.