Another run of the new V2 version is finally live - Preorder yours to be sure to get one on this batch!
**Please Note: This is a very popular item! If it says 'Sold Out', Check Decibelics website's header for the next availability date - And click 'Watch' button to be sure to get a notification when new pre-orders are live! **
Decibelics Angry Swede is the first and only Mini 'Chainsaw' HM-2 clone ever made. Now with added Clean Blend control to thicken your tone!
It is hand-built with the high quality standards Decibelics is well known for, and uses old through-hole components just like in the originals. It provides huge amounts of raw chainsaw tone in the most pedalboard-friendly footprint. You won't believe how big and powerful this little monster screams.
With this project, as with the Decibelics Golden Horse Mini-Klon project, my goal was to create not only the first Mini HM2 ever made, but also the most accurate yet improved clone. This is what the Waza version would have been.
To shape the tone, I used 3 original Boss HM2 as a sound basis, taking the best characteristics of each and combining them for a rounded, well balanced HM2 raw fury as used by either David Gilmour, My Bloody Valentine and Entombed.
Also, I improved one of the downsides of the circuit: Background noise. I designed the pcb and carefully chose the components to make it the less noisy HM-2 ever made. It's even one of the less noisy distortions you'll ever have! The Angry Swede is the only HM-2 that will save you buying a new noise gate - It's amazingly quiet, yet still capable to create big amounts of feedback if needed. Now you can finally play double-stops with an HM-2.
Last but not least, I converted it to True Bypass, and kept the last buffer into the effected (non-bypassed) signal, to be true to the original.
The 2020 version goes even one step further and adds a Clean Blend knob, that lets you go from only adding a bit of the HM2 EQ to your original tone, to a 50/50 mix, to a 80/20 mix to thicken your sound - Perfect for Bass as it retains Bass frequencies -, to full HM2 chainsaw.
In short, these are the advantages you would have with an Angry Swede vs a Boss HM2:
- Best HM2 tone assured. (The sound of a 30+ years used HM2 can vary widely - you never know if you are purchasing a good unit until you try it)
- 9V DC-IN instead of special 12V requirement.
- Built-in Noise Gate
- Blend Knob
- True Bypass
- Extra Bass on tap
- Smaller size and weight
'If you are looking for the most accurate clone of the HM-2 I had (with all the good things and some bad things eliminated), this might be the your weapon of choice. I literally hear no difference with my late '88 HM2, and that's both terrifying and impressive'
Dome - Guitarist for Nightbearer and known HM2 expert/advocate
What do Reverb say?:
'Extremely fast shipping and extremely awesome pedal that the Death Metal world sorely needed!'
'Unbelievably good pedal. Sounds amazing and almost no noise even with everything on max! Fast shipping and good communication from order to delivery!'
'Highly recommended. Great service and fast shipping. Thanks Reverb and Decibelics'
'Mind blowing!!! Hands down the best high gain distortion pedal in mini form. Built by probably the coolest metalhead there is. You keep building'em my friend, i'll make sure of buying'em ;) cheers'
' the Angry Swede arrived today and it sounds absolutely amazing! Thanks making such a great pedal it will definitely be put to good use :)'
'Guillem, you maniac! My Angry Swede just arrived, it's awesome! It's the best sounding clone I've used'
'I got the pedal today and it is unbelievable good. Sounds amazing and soo noise free, it’s almost like you put in a noise gate there.
Thanks a lot for the pedal, will enjoy it!'
Ships from Barcelona, Spain (Europe) - I use UPS, Fedex, and Correos Express. Tracked and Insured. Transit time is usually less than a week, but may vary depending on the destination country. Although almost all recently shipped orders arrived on time, please take into account that during the outbreak some shipments may be delayed.
This is a Pre Order - Check for the estimated shipping date under the Add to Cart button. Your Decibelics Angry Swede will be ready to ship by that date. (Usually ships sooner)If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Guillem | Decibelics
If listing appears as 'SOLD': Sorry, this is a very popular item! But no worries - I'll be building batches regularly, every 2/3 weeks. Click on 'Watch' button and Reverb will notify you when another batch is ready to pre order.
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