Boss HM-3 Hyper Metal
The Boss HM-3 Hyper Metal is a sad story. It was released to replace the famous HM-2 as the new high gain distortion in the Boss lineup. It featured the same layout and actually has a much more musical tone than the HM-2, with an improved distortion knob and smoother distortion.
Unfortunately these were released just after the MT-2 Metalzone, and the sales of the MT-2 were too good for the HM-3's lifespan to continue after 1998. Had the general public caught on to the HM-3 and driven sales, the current pedal market may be completely different and the terrible MT-2 would be long gone..
Produced from April 1993 until December 1998.