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Rating and Reviews: HardWire CM2 Overdrive

This pedal operates with 2 modes: Classic and Modified. Classic delivers a clean, articulate overdrive, while Modified delivers a bluesy tone with more gain.

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"Best OD Peadl I Have Ever Owned" submitted December 12, 2011

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Musical Background: Player for over 4-years
Music Style: Rock-Blues-Country- Bluegrass
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Sound: This is just a great all-arond OD pedal. It can go from mild tube-OD to heavy distortion. It was very easy to dial in that sweet spot that I have been looking for. The Modify switch makes this a very versital pedal, able to get a wide range of tones. I used to have an OCD and a FullDrive-2, but they were replaced with the CM-2. Diditech mti the mark with this one. Feature: The low and high EQ's are the best feature of this pedal. Makes it very easy to shape the tone to your liking. Ease of Use: Great tones form this pedal. By far the best OD I have owned. Quality: Built like a tank. Value: Very low price for the quality, compared to other Boutique OD's. Manufacturer Support: I had a Digitech Chorus stop working, sent it out for warranty repair, had it back and repaired in less than 2-weeks. The Wow Factor: great Detented dials and the "Stomp-lock" is a nice plus. Overall: Not looking any more, and would absolutely replace it if lost or stolen.
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"it doesnt get any better then this for the money" submitted December 5, 2011

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Musical Background: 21 years active session/ touring musician
Music Style: country,rock,classic rock,progressive metal,and hard rock
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Sound: this is a very great pedal,i love that it switches from classic to modified its like having a ibanez ts-9 and a fulltone ocd in 1 pedal excellent value for the price. Feature: switches between classic and modern and has a full eq present on the pedal for sound shaping Ease of Use: its a pedal ! ya dial in ur perfered tone and click it Quality: built like a tank has a very nice metal casing i expect decades of use out of it unless someone pulls a chord out at an angle. Value: this is possibley the best overdrive in the price range. Manufacturer Support: not had to deal with support, wich i consider to be a good thing. The Wow Factor: this is a very attractive boutique looking pedal and to buy a boutique one that sounds as good you'd be paying 200$ or more Overall: i expect to keep this pedal in my pedal chain permanently
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"For those times when real tubes might get broken..." submitted February 13, 2011

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Musical Background: life-long amateur musician
Music Style: jazz
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Sound: Good sound that breaks out of the usual nasal mode that some electrical engineers seem to think sounds like a tube. It has good, but not great, low-level distortion. That said, I have not found a simulator pedal that does any better. Feature: Good features. A 3-way, instead of 2-way, hotwiring option switch would have been nice. Ease of Use: Easy. Just play around. Quality: Good solid stomp box that can take some stomping --like other Hardwire boxes. Value: Good value. If you want to just make noise, then buy something else cheaper (doesn't have to be green, either). But if you want to explore the sounds that lie between "clean" and "berserk" then this is a good pedal for that. Overall: Overall I like this pedal, but do not love it. I love real tube overdrives, but they are more fragile and harder to set up when you are away from home. This is a solid fill-in.
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"Very good for the price. Meet expectation" submitted October 17, 2011

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Musical Background: Hobbyst
Music Style: Blues
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Sound: Right now it's very nice but just own it from 3 weeks. No problem at all. Feature: As expected high standard Ease of Use: no problem at all. just use direct power a 9V battery it's enough for no more than 4 hours Manufacturer Support: Don;t knwo The Wow Factor: Not really relevant Overall: Not enough experience with the product to rate 10
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