#1
I've noticed that with a combination of high-output pickups, such as EMGs...and distortion in general...the guitar picks up almost any noise...i've actually blown on the strings and cause a buncha noise.

Is there any way to remedy this aside from just...getting better? I mean, i'm not opposed to practicing, and if the only thing that does remedy it is practice...then so be it...but i've also noticed a lot of bands using noise suppressors. Does this eliminate any/all auxiliary noise?

Also...is there any difference between a noise "suppressor" and a noise "gate?"
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#2
a noise ppressor will help alot.
practice helps to, but a noise suppressor will cut all/most "bad" feedback out.

id recomend the ISP Decimator, it workks wonders.

tames the beast.


i'd also like to know if there is a difference.
anyone?
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#3
there is no difference between the two
and they dont eliminate extra noise they cut off sound under a certain dB level
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#5
The best suppressor I know about is the ISP Decimator. It gets rid of all mechanical noise and buzz without compromising your playing nuances. You'll want to look into that one. A suppressor and a gate are the same thing.
#6
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there is no difference between the two
and they dont eliminate extra noise they cut off sound under a certain dB level

correctomundo.

the isp decimator seems to be the best one for the money.
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#7
From what I understand about noise gates, they aren't going to do anything for you while you're actually playing. But once you stop that's when they'll kill the noise. But i'm not sure can anybody varify/correct that?

And if it's true...does it kill the noise only if you dampen the strings?
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#8
Well, my amp doesn't pick up excess noise when i dampen the strings...i'd think you'd have a problem if it did...

Another question...my amp has a built-in noise gate...but it isn't as adjustable as the ISP...


...is it worth the 124 bucks if i'm not using it professionally/on stage?
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#10
I'd rather not crack open my guitar or pay another person to do the same, but i know shielding works rather well on strats.
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#11
Decimator is def. the way to go. I just got one for my bday and i'm telling you, i don't know how i've been playing for the last 7 years without it. As far as extra noise while playing goes, that can only be remedied by improving your technique so that you can play your riffs 100% accurate. However, if, say, your pinky accidentally brushes against a string while strumming a riff, the decimator should, if the vibrations are dull enough, prevent the sound from coming through. But mind you only if it's a very minor sound to begin with.