This dark legend has been told for thousands of years. An old creature, full of grief and malice, it will bring destruction and terror over tracts of the land. Feel the fear and the destructive energy of that ancient monster, with the WURM.
KMA Audio Machines brings you the legendary distortion sound from the out of production Boss HM2 MIJ pedal. Its sound was a key element of the Swedish chainsaw metal, invented by Bands like Dismember and Entombed.
Taking the essential ingredients of this classic, while in the process developing a way more flexible metal-distortion pedal, we kept the classic active EQ section and added two more bands, giving a much wider range of tones to tailor your evil and gritty distortion sound. Each band has an internal trim-pot to change the centre frequency and fine-tune your tone. To switch between the original HM2 high control and our own designed WURM mid-band, we added internal DIP switches for even more tonal variations. Activating Switch 1 alone selects the WURM high-mids mode. To get the classic HM2 ‘chainsaw’ high-mids character however, put switch 1 in the off position and switch 2 to on, crank the LOWS and the HIGH MIDS and rip that Swedish forest to shreds. Activating both switch 1 and 2 together though gives you three bands, which are controllable via the HIGH MIDS control. TERROR dials in the malice and the evil distortion sound you are searching for! Crank it up and you will feel the rage of the ancient WURM.
Powered by an optional standard 9V-18V DC PSU (negative center, 2.1mm, approx. 10mA current draw)
Each EQ has a trim pot to shift the center frequency of the bandpass. Shifting the center frequency changes the bandwith of the bandpass. That means, when you raise the center frequency the bandwith will increase and vice versa.
The internal DIP SWITCH will activate/deactivate the classic HM2 EQ for the HIGH MIDS to get the swedish chainsaw sound or the HIGH MIDS WURM EQ for total control and fine tuning of your tone.
Every pedal is designed, assembled, silkscreened, tested and numbered by hand in our small workshop. We use external manufactured PCBs to guarantee our high quality standard and keep the price of our pedals reasonable. The use of an indestructible powdercoated die-cast enclosure ensures a maximum durability. We trust in our environment and want to keep it clean, that’s why none of our pedals have the possibilities to be powered by batteries.