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Kemper and Single Coils....GREAT Noise Gate

brianr0131

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I just noticed that I have been keeping my main noise gate up pretty high (5.7 i think). I have fluorescent lighting in my basement where I play.

I don't feel like there's any loss of dynamics because of this and things are dead quiet.

All of this made me realize I can go back to P90s on my LP 60's Tribute. I had installed minihums because of the noise but I preferred the sound of the P90s anyway.

I just hooked up my ASAT with aftermarket P90s and Ilitch Noiseless system (which I bypassed) and I realized there's pretty much no 60 cycle hum coming through because of the gate. I am really impressed with the transparency of this gate, it's amazing.

Now.....time to sell those MiniHums and get some P90s back up and running.


I assume that those with an AXEII and other newer modelers have similar stories to tell. Are the gates on those just as nice?

Seems like worrying about single coil hum is a thing of the past for this modeler convert :)
 

mmcm4

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I assume that those with an AXEII and other newer modelers have similar stories to tell. Are the gates on those just as nice?
Yes. The AxeFX-II's noise gate is heavenly. Cuts out the noise without any noticeable loss in sustain. You can also side-chain it so it detects/reads the input signal even if you place it farther along in your chain.
 

KJR123

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Yes. The AxeFX-II's noise gate is heavenly. Cuts out the noise without any noticeable loss in sustain. You can also side-chain it so it detects/reads the input signal even if you place it farther along in your chain.
Could you explain further how to find it (noise gate)and use it? I've stayed away from non noiseless single coils especially working around my computer because of the hum. Is this noise gate accessible on the axe-edit?
 

atquinn

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I started a thread on the Axe2 noise gate because I thought it was stunning and among all the Axe threads, I've never seen it mentioned. It's completely killed my interest in noiseless single coils (at least in a "dealing with noise" sense).
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Austin
 

mmcm4

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Could you explain further how to find it (noise gate)and use it? I've stayed away from non noiseless single coils especially working around my computer because of the hum. Is this noise gate accessible on the axe-edit?
Yes. Double click on the big rectangular input block. Or you can use a Gate/Expander block in your signal chain.
 

KJR321

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On the Kemper you just turn the knob right on the front labeled Noise Gate. :)
Yes, I remember how good it worked when I had a Kemper temporarily. Was playing a John Mayer Strat at my computer and could eliminate any noise easily. Gave that strat to my son.
 

ilitch

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Hi Brian,

Noise gate pedals use a totally different principle for elimination of noise. Our noise canceling systems are passive and never break the guitar signal, as opposed to the noise gate, which shuts down the guitar signal at very low levels. I could go into a long technical explanation if you'd like.

Ilitch


I just noticed that I have been keeping my main noise gate up pretty high (5.7 i think). I have fluorescent lighting in my basement where I play.

I don't feel like there's any loss of dynamics because of this and things are dead quiet.

All of this made me realize I can go back to P90s on my LP 60's Tribute. I had installed minihums because of the noise but I preferred the sound of the P90s anyway.

I just hooked up my ASAT with aftermarket P90s and Ilitch Noiseless system (which I bypassed) and I realized there's pretty much no 60 cycle hum coming through because of the gate. I am really impressed with the transparency of this gate, it's amazing.

Now.....time to sell those MiniHums and get some P90s back up and running.


I assume that those with an AXEII and other newer modelers have similar stories to tell. Are the gates on those just as nice?

Seems like worrying about single coil hum is a thing of the past for this modeler convert :)
 

Guitar Vilain

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I don't get it. As awesome as any noise gate is, why not change that fluorescent light to something else - if power consumption is an issue, maybe an LED bulb? Just sayin', I'd never allow fluorescent lights where I play my guitars if it's in my house.
 

brianr0131

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Hi Brian,

Noise gate pedals use a totally different principle for elimination of noise. Our noise canceling systems are passive and never break the guitar signal, as opposed to the noise gate, which shuts down the guitar signal at very low levels. I could go into a long technical explanation if you'd like.

Ilitch
I understand Ilitch. Of I was still using a regular tube amp I would be using your noise canceling systems. They're the best in the business!
 

brianr0131

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I don't get it. As awesome as any noise gate is, why not change that fluorescent light to something else - if power consumption is an issue, maybe an LED bulb? Just sayin', I'd never allow fluorescent lights where I play my guitars if it's in my house.
I could replace it and I will when I remodel. But lights or not 60 cycle hum makes me crazy.

My issues are completely solved with my Kemper's noise gate anyway though.
 

o0Ampy0o

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I could replace it and I will when I remodel. But lights or not 60 cycle hum makes me crazy.

My issues are completely solved with my Kemper's noise gate anyway though.
I play single coil guitars in a room lit with fluorescent lighting but the fixtures use electronic ballasts instead of magnetic ballasts. No noise and interference, on/off is indistinguishable. Plus there isn't any flicker eliminating potential eye strain/fatigue.
 






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