I've had the opportunity to try one out on a couple of gigs, and finally convinced the owner to sell it to me yesterday. I was holding out at first for an HM-2, but then I read around here somewhere that they were the same pedal, different label. Under this impression, and the HM-3 being within arms reach for very cheap, I went for it. It seems there was a pretty extensive thread on TB about the Boss HM-2, HM-3, ect.. that I cannot find no matter how much I search. Are they both truly the same, aside from MIJ/MIT? The HM-3 sounds great btw! Thanks!