MXR M135 Smart Gate® Noise Gate
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- Three selectable noise reduction ranges
- Reacts gradually to long, sustained notes and quickly to short, syncopated notes
- Fast attack time reserves picking transients and harmonic overtones
- Features a hardwire bypass, precise threshold trigger, and amazingly clean circuitry.
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Top Customer Reviews
1) "The ISP Decimator is the worst noise gate ever made! The Boss NS-2 is 100% transparent, and works flawlessly! The MXR Smart Gate is really good, too, but the Boss NS-2 is the king!"
2) "The Boss NS-2 is the worst noise gate ever made! The ISP Decimator is 100% transparent, and works flawlessly! The MXR Smart Gate is really good, too, but the ISP Decimator is the king!"
So basically, if you're a metal musician, your ratings are either:
Decimator: 100%; Boss NS-2: 0%; MXR Smart Gate: 85%, or
Boss NS-2: 100%; Decimator: 0%; MXR Smart Gate: 85%.
My advice: If two polarized sets of gear snobs can manage to agree on one piece of gear, then it must be good. You can try your luck with the Decimator or the NS-2 and join the silly debate, or you can go with the sure bet and get an MXR Smart Gate.
As for where this goes in your signal chain: If your main problem is feedback when you turn your amp up, then this pedal goes first in the chain. If your problem is a weird hissing sound coming from one of your pedals, then put this after that pedal (and expect a slight change in your tone). If you are really that hung up on your guitar tone and feel that it's being changed too much, then get an EQ and stop complaining. If you have both problems, then I don't know what to tell you...buy two?
Full will diminish your sustain somewhat, in spite of what the manual says. Higher trigger settings also tend to compromise your sustain. I have never had to use the high trigger function. I run the gate last, after the delay pedal.
I will also add, if you have a prime membership, ordering this pedal from Amazon is much more cost efficient than ordering from the other guys.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A total tone suck. Any setting that effectively cuts noise so dramatically affects tone as to make this pedal useless.Published 16 days ago by Paul B.
Great for me. I use lots of high gain and metal stuff and I'm happy with itPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Never used a noise gate before so I don't have anything to compare it to but it blocks the noise from my Wampler Pinnacle which is pretty noisy. Read morePublished 3 months ago by W. Corners
I like it because it goes along with my other pedals, but still playing with it, to see more out of it.Published 5 months ago by AJ Rugged
This item work for a week and then it stop working properly. It could have been the exception, I only want to share my experience.Published 10 months ago by remera