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What a noise gate does is cuts off the signal when its volume drops below a certain level. When you're not playing, there's no signal to the amp.

I'm not sure if a noise suppressor is any different, but both are used to reduce hum.
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Quote by britishsligean
what's the difference. will both reduce the amount of hum coming from an amp?

Ok what kind of amp you have ?

If you put in effects loop it reduces his in amp. If you put in front after guitar and od/dis it it supresses the guitar and od noise.

Effectively with a noisey amp you would want two or one that can run in the loop and in front at same time like a decimator g string or ns2
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Quote by ChuggyMcBr00tlz
Ok what kind of amp you have ?

If you put in effects loop it reduces his in amp. If you put in front after guitar and od/dis it it supresses the guitar and od noise.

Effectively with a noisey amp you would want two or one that can run in the loop and in front at same time like a decimator g string or ns2

i haven't got a proper amp at the moment but i'm in the process of getting a blackstar ht-5, and i use a high level of distortion i.e from above the 12 o'clock position, and i don't have the worlds best pickups, stock epiphones . i was juat wondering because the hiss i had from my old amp was so bad i could have riped my hair out.