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DigiTech CM-2 HardWire Tube-Overdrive Extreme-Performance Pedal


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  • 2 Modes of operation: Classic and Modified Classic Mode offers transparent, responsive overdrive Modified Mode adds more gain and more low end
  • True Bypass circuitry preserves your tone in bypass
  • Constant high-voltage operation for tonal quality and noise reduction
  • HardWire Pedals include: Stomplock(TM) knob guards prevent tampering or accidental knob adjustments onstage Green gaffer tape helps you locate the pedal on stage Custom-cut Velcro® pads
  • 2 Modes of operation: Classic and Modified; Classic Mode offers transparent, responsive overdrive; Modified Mode adds more gain and more low end
  • 2 Modes of operation: Classic and Modified ; Classic Mode offers transparent, responsive overdrive; Modified Mode adds more gain and more low end
  • HardWire Pedals include: Stomplock knob guards prevent tampering or accidental knob adjustments onstage
  • Green gaffer tape helps you locate the pedal on stage Custom-cut Velcro pads
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DigiTech CM-2 HardWire Tube-Overdrive Extreme-Performance Pedal + Visual Sound One Spot Multi-Plug 5 Cable + Planet Waves Classic Series Instrument Cable with Right Angle Plug, 0.5 feet (3-pack)
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 2.5 x 4.2 inches ; 1.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B001CJ2QZU
  • Item model number: CM-2
  • Batteries 1 9V batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,445 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 29, 2008

Product Description

Hardwire CM-2 Analog Tube Distortion

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.

Meticulous Craftsmanship

Extreme Performance Pedals represent the HardWire commitment to quality and attention to subtle details. In addition to technical enhancements like true bypass and high voltage operation, all HardWire pedals feature rugged, all-metal construction; a wide, stage-stable footprint; durable, custom-machined metal knobs for a sure grip; and precision potentiometers that guarantee knob positions will stay intact. HardWire reflects an unprecedented level of craftsmanship that we are proud to introduce into the world of effects pedals.

Extreme Performance Pedal

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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Includes Stomplock

This unique new device fits snugly over HardWire knobs to protect your finely-tuned settings from the drops, bumps and kicks that inevitably take place when you and your pedal perform.

HardWire True Bypass

Your guitar and amp are the foundation of your tone. You need to make sure that when you add any pedal to your signal chain it’s not creating undesirable noise or coloring the unique character of your tone. In a true bypass pedal, the signal passes straight through the box when the effect is bypassed.

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Includes Glow-In-The-Dark Label

Fumbling on a dimly-lit stage for the right pedal is a thing of the past with this indispensable asset—now your HardWire pedal will be clearly in sight from dusk till dawn.

HardWire Constant Voltage

Battery-powered effects typically perform their best with a fresh battery. As the voltage of the battery decreases, effects can become gritty and distorted. With HardWire pedals, the same circuitry that boosts the voltage also keeps it constant throughout the life of the battery.

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Includes Diecut Velcro Mounting Pad

All HardWire pedals include both die cut a velcro mounting pad for mounting on a pedalboard and an anti-skid pad for use on the floor. The soft durometer anti-skid pad with high visco-elasticity and a unique tread design ensures a firm grip to any stage.

HardWire High Voltage Rails

With the high-output pickups found on some electric guitars, it’s not unusual to hear clipping when playing through an effects pedal. This occurs when the voltage range produced by a guitar’s pickup is greater than the operating voltage of the effects pedal – normally limited to the voltage supplied by the pedal’s battery or power supply. HardWire pedals incorporate special circuitry that increases the operating voltage “headroom” above that of the typical pedal. As such, HardWire pedals benefit a wider range of guitars and are also at home in an amplifier’s effects loop.

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It's rugged, looks good.
T. Cox
I also like that it has a separate tone knob for both highs and lows.
ipadninja
From a nice clean boost sound to a very hard rockin' overdrive.
Dave Axman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Dave Axman on December 17, 2008
I tried this pedal at the store and my first thought was "Everything sounds better at the store but then you get it home and buyers remorse starts to set in." But a week later I picked it up and for the past three months I've been using it daily.

So many pedals say they have real tube tone but never quite get it right but the HardWire Tube Overdrive is one of the few that does. If you like blues tones this'll warm up even the thinnest sounding solid state amp. The low and high knobs really have a big effect on the overall tone, so much so that in making adjustments I sometimes only have to turn a knob the width of a couple hairs to get the tone I'm looking for. The knobs have a nice mild 'notched' feel to them so you can adjust one or two 'notches' and know where that tone is even if you go to a different setting.

You have a lotta range in the drive knob as well. From a nice clean boost sound to a very hard rockin' overdrive. But the real star in this pedal is the classic/modified switch. Using this with the drive opens up the possibilities in this pedal.

In classic mode with a healthy amount of drive you'll be playing Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tom Petty, Hendrix, Santana and loads of your own classic style riffs. In Modified mode you'll be amazed at how tight the drive is. I love it for Joe Walsh, Cheap Trick and it's perfect for Aerosmith's 'Sweet Emotion'.

If you're the kind of player that just likes to set it and leave it alone, this pedal (as well as all pedals in the HardWire line) come with a rubber cover that slips over the steel knobs and switch so they will never be accidently moved from your settings.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By fotoguy on December 8, 2011
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I'm very satisfied with the performance of the CM-2. With a few tweaking, I could emulate the sound I get from my Fulltone OCD. I'd say it's very versatile because there are two seperate controls for low & high frequencies unlike most pedals with just the "Tone" control. A toggle switch lets you choose between "classic" & "modified" setting. A tweaker's delight! The "level" knob has a lot of juice. If you set it at 10 or 11 o'clock, it's plenty loud enough. Although you can't use it as a clean boost because it gives off a little gain even if you set the "gain" knob to zero. If you have a single coil, it may sound like your tube amp is just breaking up, not so for humbuckers (too much gain). You can also stack the CM-2 with other pedals. I dusted my old Boss DS-1 and run it along with the CM-2 and was able to get some good tones. The DS-1 usually hurts my ears but with the CM-2 behind it, sweet! The Hardwire CM-2 may not be exotic as the boutique offerings from Klon, Zvex or LovePedal, but it will get the job done at a significantly lower cost. It's well built, will take the pounding a gigging musician will subject it to. There may be others better but they cost more than twice the price but not twice as good. Try it, you can't go wrong!

UPDATE: Did a full comparison between the CM-2, Fulltone OCD & Joyo Crunch Distortion.
GAIN: Joyo obviously has the most gain followed closely by the CM-2 and OCD, 3rd.
MIX: The CM-2 has the most amount of control with separate high & low controls, followed by the OCD with just a tone control and the Joyo Crunch more or less sounds the same no matter what position you put the tone control. Since the CM-2 has the widest tone range, I can make it behave like a Treble Booster!
NUANCE: The OCD cleans up well when you roll down the volume control on your guitar and is very dynamic. The CM-2 is a close second and the Joyo Crunch, being strictly a distortion pedal is far behind.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Slashaholic Anonymous on January 12, 2011
If you're anything like me, then I know what you're thinking: Digitech= Digital, fake-sounding junk. Not anymore. The Digitech HardWire CM-2 finishes what Digitech began with the Bad Monkey, which is a great overdrive pedal in its own right. But the CM-2 offers tone quality that compares to the best on the market (and as a pedal maniac, I've owned wayyyy too many overdrive and distortion pedals, so in all humility, I know what I'm talking about) and flexibility that is rivaled by none in the market for anything close to the price.
What makes the CM-2 so great is that, like several other reviews have mentioned, it's not just another tube-screamer clone. There is no distinct mid-range hump and slightly rolled off bass that tubescreamers (particularly the TS-9) are known to have. There is a lot of range to all the knobs; the level can add some serious boost, bass and treble knobs allow you to significantly change your tone if that's what you're after, or you can dial it to be more (but never completely) transparent. Also, the CM-2 has more gain on tap than most overdrive pedals; you can go from basically a clean boost to adding a surprising amount of saturation to your tone. Lastly, the classic vs. modified switch gives you the option of adding some gain and bass by switching from classic to modified.
I've tested the CM-2 as both an overdrive to a clean channel Fender Hotrod Deville, and as a front-end boost to my Bugera 1990 (basically a Marshall JCM 900). The CM-2 sounds great in both applications. Over the clean channel of the Fender, it sounds very full and smooth. Even turned all the way up, the overdrive never sounded very "grainy" or fuzzy; it maintained warmed, organic, and tube-like. "Boutique-esque" is how I would characterize it.
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