#1
What exactly are noise gates? what one should i get? what makes it better than others?

thanks
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#2
A Noise Gate stops unwanted sounds. For example (like me) you have an overdrive pedal that hisses when you aren't playing. A Noise Gate will get rid of that hiss.

It DOESN'T however cover up for sloppy playing, just incase you thought that.

And obviously, the better the pedal, the more unwanted noise it gets rid of

One of the best (IMO) is the ISP Technologies Decimator
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#3
You set it to a certain threshold, and it cuts out all when the signal is below that threshold. When a signal gets sent that is above the threshold (aka you playing notes) then the gate opens.

ISP Decimator is usually the standard around here.
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#4
If you can't afford the ISP, the rocktron hush works pretty well.
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#5
Or maybe a Boss NS-2 if you are really stuck for cash
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#6
do they shorten your sustain?
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#7
They may suck your tone a little bit. It depends on the pedal .
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#8
Yeah and the threshold you set.

I would get the ISP if I were you, they don't suck tone
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#9
could somone link me to a good video that demonstrates the.. greatness of this isp decimator
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#10
i think there are soundclips on the ISP site.
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