Basically I use a Jag so that tends to get noisy pretty easy, even though it's less noisy than some SC guitars I've tried. My humbucking guitar actually isn't much less noisy, it's unavoidable that high gain sounds will be noisy, really. Almost surprising more amps don't come with a noise gate built in. I was considering getting a noise gate for this reason. But; I'd also like the noise gate to be some kind of boost as well, to help me get more dirty sounds from an amp, rather than having to run the both of them. It kind of seems like a logical thing to me. So I want one with a volume knob with a fair amount of boost on tap. It'd also be neat to get some kind of Distortion with a footswitchable noise gate(like the box of metal, but cheaper). I have a Barber Dirty Bomb at the moment and while it's a great pedal, it might be cool to try something else.