#1
Hey everyone,
I decided to get a EVH 5150 III HD 50w head to replace my Dark Terror (needed something louder and with channel switching.) For some songs in my bands set high gain is needed so as you can imagine at gigging volume there is a lot of background hiss due to the loudness and amount of gain being used.
I have been told that running a Noise Suppression pedal through the Effects Loop will fix this, is this correct? If so could you recommend my one to get? (Looking at Boss NS-2)

Cheers
#2
I've noticed that Boss NS-2 is very popular, I guess there's a good reason for it.
You could take a look at MXR Smart Gate, I've heard that one is good.
#3
im a big fan of the isp decimator
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#4
I have Boss NS-2, it does pretty good job. Nothing special, just a simple noise gate, but effective one.
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#5
I forgot to say one thing about NS-2. You can run in front of your amp and in the effects loop at the same time, it has two inputs and two outputs (input, send, return, output if you want me to be more specific).
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Quote by Dillonski
Hey everyone,
I decided to get a EVH 5150 III HD 50w head to replace my Dark Terror (needed something louder and with channel switching.) For some songs in my bands set high gain is needed so as you can imagine at gigging volume there is a lot of background hiss due to the loudness and amount of gain being used.
I have been told that running a Noise Suppression pedal through the Effects Loop will fix this, is this correct? If so could you recommend my one to get? (Looking at Boss NS-2)

Cheers

NS2 is what I used with my high gain amp (JC 50H). Worked fine in the loop. Tried the dual input method, but didn't find much benefit compared to the extra cables and complication. I have heard good things about the ISP Decimator and other "smart" gates, but have never had one.

The trick I used without a gate was to leave the volume down on the pick up I wasn't using and flip to it until I was ready to play.
#7
I use the MXR smart gate in front of my JCA50H. It works great for getting rid of background hiss, and doesn't really effect my tone at all. If I max it out, I can hear it get a little muddy, but I usually only have it running on about 3ish.
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#8
Quote by TheNameOfNoone
I have Boss NS-2, it does pretty good job. Nothing special, just a simple noise gate, but effective one.


How is it just a simple noise gate, it has more features than pretty much any other gate on the market.

I'm a big advocate of the NS-2. The Decimator and the Smart Gate just don't give you any control over how the gate works. The Decimator in particular I have no idea how it's so popular. I guess people don't like being able to turn knobs.

It doesn't color tone, and it can handle two signals at the same time. And it's $100. No contest, IMO.
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Quote by Offworld92
How is it just a simple noise gate, it has more features than pretty much any other gate on the market.

I'm a big advocate of the NS-2. The Decimator and the Smart Gate just don't give you any control over how the gate works. The Decimator in particular I have no idea how it's so popular. I guess people don't like being able to turn knobs.

It doesn't color tone, and it can handle two signals at the same time. And it's $100. No contest, IMO.

+1

NS-2 is king.
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#10
I love the Boss NS-2. Totally recommended.

Also, for $100, I purchased the Zoom MS-100BT MultiStomp w/Bluetooth Pedal .
The Zoom Multistomp MS50G Pedal is a bit cheaper without the Bluetooth.
I "DO NOT" us the Zoom for the multi-effects, but have it in-line for the
Zoom ZNR ( Zoom Noise Reduction) feature.

Zoom ZNR is, IMHO, the best noise reduction pedal, ever.
But, for some reason, Zoom does not make a dedicated ZNR pedal,
as they add the feature into all of their modern newer pedals.

The MS-100BT MultiStomp has a ton of settings and tone options.
Therefore, if in an emergency, it can also be a back-up pedal.
#12
My vote goes for the decimator. It really doesn't affect my tone at all when it's on.

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#13
Try a JJ ECC803 in V1. It's a low noise tube.
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