I've been having problems with my noise gate lately where it's just pissing me off and I want to get it taken care of before I get back into playing shows. My Setup Goes As Follows guitar>peavey xxx>(fx loop) noise gate>sonic maximizer>amp. I also have a power conditioner. It depends on where I'm standing if it works or not. I was just thinking maybe if I go from guitar directly to noise gate then to the amp it would work right.