Best noise gate???????????

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  1. A string bounce

    A string bounce Senior Member

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    Been looking at either an MXR smartgate' MXR Noise Clamp or an ISP Decimator????????????? any suggestions on the pro's and con's??????????

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    I have the ISP Decimator and from what I have heard from alot of different guitarists, it's the best one in that price range (of course your milage may vary). I have a very noisy Blackstar HT-60 (on my od channels) and the ISP set to about 40 or so, cleans it up nicely. Wouldn't play without it. I'm sure the MXR and Boss gates are good too but I haven't had any experiance with either of those.
     
  3. gibsonguitar1988

    gibsonguitar1988 Senior Member

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    I've been looking at the MXR Noise Clamp myself. I used to have the BOSS NS-2 and it sucked - literally sucked my tone right out. Same with the MXR Smart Gate. I want to try an MXR Noise Clamp next. Hopefully I can in the next few months as I keep hearing rave reviews about it. The ISP Decimator is a great pedal too I'm sure - I've seen quite a few use those. But I'm partial to MXR so I'm gonna give the Noise Clamp one try first and then I'll see how it does and if I want to try the ISP.
     
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    The ISP will suck your tone IF you dail it up too far (I guess they all would do that). Find the sweet spot and I swear it makes my tone sound BETTER. The pick attack is crisp and very clear due to the lack of noise from the amp. Great pedal, does the job! :dude:
     
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    gibsonguitar1988 Senior Member

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    Yeah I wasn't using too much on the ones I had. It just didn't sound right to my ears. The Noise Clamp is supposed to be the best for it's price ($99). I'll give that a whirl and if that doesn't work I'll definitely get the ISP. I know I've heard great things about it.
     
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    Yeah I was actually gonna buy the NS-2 but my buddy Chuck at the Raleigh GC shook his head and handed me the ISP.
     
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    Yeah the NS-2 was by far the worst I've tried. The Smart Gate wasn't much better but still somewhat better. I keep hearing great things about the Noise Clamp. I don't need a lot of noise reduction - I don't run a high gain rig. I just need to tame the hiss of some of my drive pedals and also some amp noise.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C16zkacL4lQ]MXR Noise Clamp: James - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Bordeaux Senior Member

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    "Yeah the NS-2 was by far the worst I've tried. The Smart Gate wasn't much better but still somewhat better. I keep hearing great things about the Noise Clamp. I don't need a lot of noise reduction - I don't run a high gain rig. I just need to tame the hiss of some of my drive pedals and also some amp noise."

    I don't normally either when I play with my band but when I'm at home messing around, I like to revert back to my metal days and have some fun. Plus the ISP also kills the hum as well on the clean side with single coils and P90s.
     
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    Lowdown Senior Member

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    :hmm: Interesting...

    I too have been occasionally looking at noisegates.

    The ISP seems to be the one...
     
  10. A string bounce

    A string bounce Senior Member

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    Thanks for your suggestions guys' the ISP does look/sound very good???

    I've definitely ruled out the Boss pedals' and reading up on the smart gate, it seems to readilly suck tone???? So?? looking like the Decimator I guess??

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLTXpyD5FhI"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLTXpyD5FhI[/ame]
     
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    Question now will be... Normal decimator or the decimator g-string
     
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    A string bounce Senior Member

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    :mad2:WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! someone had to say it!! :laugh2:

    G string me thinks!! :hmm:
     
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    nicolasrivera Senior Member

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    Your volume knob......
     
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    lifele55 Senior Member

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    Because life is about choices :D
     
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    The ROcktron Hush pedal is actually a pretty good noise reduction pedal.
     
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    A string bounce Senior Member

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    You know I had one of those many moons ago and yes your right' :hmm:
    got mine used, and remember it being built like a tank! I was running a JCM 900 High gain head/stack at the time boosted with an old Boss SD 1, kept that under control pretty damn good?
     
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    The G string is mainly for the effects loop from what I've heard. If your amp doesnt have one, I wouldn't bother. Plus it's like $250 or so, very $$$. BUT it does work VERY well if you can swing it, check you tube.
     
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    /i got it used too. It cost me $30.
     
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    A string bounce Senior Member

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    A steal! :applause:
     
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    I use the boss NS-2 and if properly setup, i.e. using the loop properly, works fine and sucks no tone.
    Best money I spent on single box.
     
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