#1
I have a Hughes & Kettner Switchblade and it's great but on the high gain channels (Lead and Ultra) there is a lot of noise constantly there. Will a noise gate get rid of that and if so, what should I get that won't kill the tone or break the bank and still kill the background noise? I tried a GLX noise gate and it didn't appear to make any difference at all and in the loop it actually made it louder!! Not sure if that was because I didn't have it set right or it's just a poor noise gate or that a noise gate won't do what I'm after.

Help very much appreciated.
Gibson Les Paul Studio with Catswhiskers pickups
PRS SE 'Floyd' Custom 24 with Creamery pickups
Fender Standard Stratocaster with DiMarzio pickups
Takamine GN30
BluGuitar AMP1
#2
Noise gates just cut the noise when you're not playing.

What you want is a true noise reduction pedal, like the Rocktron Hush or the ISP Decimator.
#3
Bought an ISP Decimator, put it in the loop of the amp with the control dialed to about 1 O' Clock and all hum was gone, even on the highest gain channel with the gain maxed out. No tone loss at all that I can tell. Perfect
Gibson Les Paul Studio with Catswhiskers pickups
PRS SE 'Floyd' Custom 24 with Creamery pickups
Fender Standard Stratocaster with DiMarzio pickups
Takamine GN30
BluGuitar AMP1
#4
ISP decimator
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