MXR Smart Gate or Noise Clamp ???

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  1. LolloBlaskhyrt

    LolloBlaskhyrt HD Pro abuser

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    Hi folkes! I searched for a similar thread in the forum but I didn't find anything. I need a noise gate! I play Brutal Death and with hi-gain sounds my pickups become noisy! Here's my chain: Guitar --> Boutique TS808 --> Behringer Noise Gate (it sucks balls :mad:) --> Amp. I need a fast gate which can eliminate the hum and the hush of my pickups. So... I have to buy the Smart Gate or the Noise Clamp (NS2 does not have a very good sound on attack and ISP is too expensive)??
    Thanks
    Lorenzo
     
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    xeonblade SS.org Regular

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    Why don't u start with guitar first? Does it have conductive shielding paint in cavities or anti-hum tape on?
     
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    Save up for an ISP, it's worth it.
     
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    Shor SS.org Regular

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    This.
    However if you must choose, I'd recommend the Noise Clamp. I've got one and it works as described, it's very fast and the loop is nice! :)
     
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    Sephael Divine Paradøx Contributor

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    Noise clamp works great and will save you some cash
     
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    Both, they work great when paired up.
     
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    coldandhomeless SS.org Regular

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    Why not set up ur current noise gate like this, guitar_ts_gate input. Then gate send to amp input. Amp fx send to gate return. Gate output to amp effects return. Voila! Set decay min. And threshold to about 10 oclock. Should kick ass in notime. Theres a new rocktron gate thats silver with send and returns on the "top" panel so patching it next to other pedals aint a mega pain. Try it how I suggested and gaurenteed to be better. Even for a shitty gate. I got one too for a second guest rig. Works like a charm.
     
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    Save up a bit more and spring for the ISP, you won't be dissapointed

    it just effing works, and it's one knob
     
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    I've had nothing but great results from my Smartgate actually, I prefer it to the ISP pedal gates i've worked with- it gives you more control of what sound you want to aim for, and how fats, etc.
     
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    I had a G string by ISP. I hated it. Not nearly as good as the reviews. I ended up loving the gates on my Line 6 m9. So I bought an M5 for $180 that has a gate aswell along with whatever effect I choose. If you want ISP performance at a better price look at rocktron. The owner of ISP invented the rocktron Hush Noise gates. IMHO if set up properly they are nearly identical.
     
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    I use a Smart Gate and an ISP in my chain. I think they complement eachother really well.

    The performance of the ISP is arguably the best of all the gates I've tried, but I really like the versatility of the Smart Gate, how you can tweak different settings. Both of them in tandem is a killer combination.
     
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    didn't care for the G string myself either, but loved the standard decimator pedal
     
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    You can get like 3 noise clamps for the price of a single G String
     
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    +1 to this.

    The standard did the trick for me.
     
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    Mmm why not? At the next rehersals I'll try (I leave there my gear)! I hope my Superhypermega shitty Behringer NR100 will work as it should. If not, I'll take a Noise Clamp or I'll save up for an ISP (but I'm not so rich... :mad:). Thanks man, I'll try and ... as the people of my town say in this cases: "Speròm" (= I hope everything will work great).
     

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