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Choosing a Noise Gate Effects Pedals, Units & Accessories
Old 27th December 2010
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Choosing a Noise Gate

Getting ready to buy a noise gate. I record in a very small room and i literally have to sit 2 feet or less from my amp. Feedback is a very big problem and its a 5150 so it hisses like a snake. Ive been looking at noise gates to fix the problem. Ditched the idea of the NS-2 as I hear its a tone sucker. Do I need to get the decimator g-string if I wanna get rid of the hiss and feedback altogether or will the normal decimator do? I guess I could always just run a software gate to knock out the hiss. Should I be looking at rackmount options as well? I kinda like the idea of a pedal, dual use, live/studio.
Old 27th December 2010
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Old 27th December 2010
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I ran with the NS2 myself in the studio for quite a while until I realized that I was sucking away the tone that I had struggled so hard to sculpt.

These days I embrace the hiss and manage the feedback. I'm careful about my pedal chain......use true bypass stuff....and I have a volume pedal at the end to shut things down at judicious times.

Just sayin'........
Old 27th December 2010
Originally Posted by Unclenny View Post
I ran with the NS2 myself in the studio for quite a while until I realized that I was sucking away the tone that I had struggled so hard to sculpt.
I also use the NS2, but just to play live, not to record.
If you're to close to the amp, and set the threshold at a high value, it sucks a big part of the sound and the sustain.
Old 28th December 2010
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5150s hiss, that's life. You could put some kind of noise eliminator in the effects loop, but it will take away the aliveness of the amp. Best solution is to turn your back on the amp so it doesn't feed back as much, turn down the distortion a bit and wail...
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