#1
Sometimes when I play (with distortion on) the strings on my guitar vibrate slightly after I've removed my finger from the string and can sound messy. Would getting a Noise Gate (or compressor?) solve this? If so which? And what model would be best to get (under around £80)?

I tried youtubing videos but I couldn't find any compressor pedals being played with distortion and I couldn't find any noise gate pedals being tested at all.

Edit: If it helps I play melodic metal like Kalmah, Norther and Children of Bodom
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#2
I have a built in Noise Gate on my Line 6 but when playing on high volume I hear the same thing you hear.
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#3
well i was told with a amp you don't really need a compressor because the amp already does alot of compressing or something like that. all a noise gate does is kill the signal if it gets below a certain point
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#4
Probably not what you want to hear, but neither will help you.

The compressor brings a certain unity too all the sounds coming from your guitar...in your case, it would boost the noise you are hearing afterwards.

A noise gate might help, but you'd have to set the threshold pretty high, for it to close very quickly. It might work, but it will make for a very awkward and unnatural cut off / tone.

The problem lies in your technique....you need to learn to mute the strings cleanly...it's that simple.
#5
Compressors tighten up the wave form, so the levels are more uniform. This might help you out a bit, but I really don't think it will. Best bet would be to keep practicing and clean up your chops.
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#6
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Probably not what you want to hear, but neither will help you.

The compressor brings a certain unity too all the sounds coming from your guitar...in your case, it would boost the noise you are hearing afterwards.

A noise gate might help, but you'd have to set the threshold pretty high, for it to close very quickly. It might work, but it will make for a very awkward and unnatural cut off / tone.

The problem lies in your technique....you need to learn to mute the strings cleanly...it's that simple.

I suspected as much but as I can find no way of doing that I figured I'd check for a gear related solution

How do you mute the strings after you let go?
Gear List:
B.C. Rich NT Jr. V (With Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackout in bridge)
Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff
Marshall MG15DFX
Jazz III picks
DR strings
Planet Waves Cables
#7
It's pretty simple, and will come with time naturally.

You have to apply just a little pressure to the strings, so they don't fret, but at the same time, do not ring. Very simple, but it takes practice. After fretting a note, instead of lifting your finger completely off, lift it only enough to stop the fretting, but still have your finger on the string.