i have played the guitar for along time but have never heard of a noise gate what are they spesificaly
i think it stops some of the hum from your guitar. try ebay
a noise gate is a device that works like, you guessed it, a gate. It is used to stop unnecessary noise when you are not playing your guitar. When the output level of your guitar reaches or passes a certain level, the gate "opens" and the guitar can be heard, when the output falls below this point the gate "closes", and all sound from your amplifier is muted, so there is no background noise when you stop playing. The level at which the gate opens and closes can be changed, as can the speed of the gate opening/closing. If you set the level too high though, your guitar may get cut off during a sustained note, since the output would decrease. If you set it even higher, then you will not be able to breach it at all, and you will be muted for all eternity 0_0 the speed of the gate refers to the sharpness of which the volume is cut off/engaged when using the noise gate.
Last edited by dark_gilbert at Jul 30, 2008,
Part 2: Any guitar store.
I'm definitely of the mind with effects that if you have to ask what it is you don't need it.