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Hardwire CM2 Tube Overdrive

Discussion in 'For Sale: Effects and Pedals' started by ChopperDave, Dec 10, 2013.


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  1. ChopperDave

    ChopperDave Hai-ohhhhhhh!

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    From the Hardwire site:

    The HardWire CM-2 Tube Overdrive adds a new dimension to your tone. Overdrive should be transparent and responsive to your touch and the CM-2 Tube Overdrive offers this with two modes of operation: Classic and Modified. Classic is transparent and articulate while Modified adds more gain and a "bigger" low end. As with all HardWire pedals, the CM-2 is crafted from premium all-metal components to perform night after night, tour after tour.

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    Do you know how this compares to the SC-2 Valve Distortion?

    Thank you!
     
  3. ChopperDave

    ChopperDave Hai-ohhhhhhh!

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    I don't, sorry. It's the only Hardwire pedal I've tried.
     
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    ChopperDave Hai-ohhhhhhh!

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    If I had to make a blanket statement, though, the Valve is crunchier and more distored; the CM-2 is more subtle and grindy. This is based on some YouTubing:

    Valve:
     
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  6. MostlyBass

    MostlyBass Supporting Member

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    How does it sound on bass? I can get the SC-2 to sound similar to a VT pedal...
     
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    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

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    It sounds like a tube amp overdrive, very mid-focused and tight, so in a sense opposite of the VT sound. I've heard it pairs very well with the Valve Distortion, though. TB'er mmbongo did some clips running them together and almost nailed a B3K crunch. The CM-2 has no low end loss, and you can even dial in extra, so it's a great bass pedal. On its lowest settings it can add a tube flavor to your sound, and on its highest settings can get nice and crunchy. I really dig mine, it's a great pedal. For this price range it's crazy good.
     
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    ChopperDave Hai-ohhhhhhh!

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    I got it to fill that purpose on my board, and I thought it did a pretty good impression.
     
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    ChopperDave Hai-ohhhhhhh!

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    Thanks, JumbleMind, that's a good description. I've never had a VT; it's my idea of what I thought people were going for with the VT or BBDI.
     
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    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

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    Well, you're right. A lot of people go for the BDDI and VT for tube emulation, it's just those two are tailored toward a specific amp and sound (which tends toward a scoop). The CM-2 goes about the tube thing a different way with different intentions. I only meant opposite in the EQ sense. GLWS.
     
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    ChopperDave Hai-ohhhhhhh!

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    Sold, pending payment.
     
  13. ChopperDave

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    SOLD for $50. Thanks!
     

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