Why are you okay using a noise reduction pedal?

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  1. Bufferz

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    curious to hear what has caused noise reduction pedal owners to purchase an additional pedal rather than using that money to purchase a better PSU or to replace noisy units.
     
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    love my single coils
    nuff said
     
  3. Bufferz

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    intersesting - never thought of that as a reason, prolly because i have lace sensors.
     
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    I dont use one now but I have a decimator socked away incase I need it. If you play out youll come to understand that somethings are out of your control and in a pinch (on stage) sometimes its easier and faster to treat a symptom rather than find the problem.
     
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    I don't use my Decimator live because the additional noise doesn't really bother me, nor is it something a crowd can hear. However, at home, it's nice not having that hiss right in my face.
     
  6. Bufferz

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    Gotcha, I usually play same venue so it makes sense I haven't encountered this. BTW I noticed your signature and I have to say I have been wanting to try that tubescreamer amp
     
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    i've been so interested in picking up a decimator. may budge.
     
  8. cheameup

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    cause if you play with high gain there will be noise/feedback battles no matter how good your rig
     
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    I ditched mine...but when I was playing in a metal band, it was truly needed...
     
  10. Waxhead

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    exactly right.....plus
    If you like a totally quiet rig then a good noise supressor is a must :)
    Players with real noisy rigs annoy me
     
  11. Agreed

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    Something like 18 dirt pedals in the loop and the ISP Decimator G-String's buffered loop pulls double duty, driving the line without losing highs and also allowing me to have my cake and eat it too w/r/t dirt pedals + compressor. (Comp up front, it'll track the signal like a champ; reverb and delay post-loop, obviously).

    One of the most expensive and definitely the most worthwhile "utility pedal" purchases I've ever made.
     
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    I agree its usually a band-aid, to each his own
     
  13. Selsaral

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    Yeah I tried several noise reducers until I just went to noiseless single coil pickups. A much better solution for me. Areas have less noise than a HB.
     
  14. Bufferz

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    Ya, I have no noise issues with lace sensors
     
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    if your using drive pedals then i would reccommend Amptweaker stuff with built in noise-gates...i got one awhile back and just started endorsing them, they are incredible!
     
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    +1 . I play my Mesa roadster on the red channel, even with the guitar plugged straight in there's still a good amount of pre-amp hiss. Not noticeable at very low volumes, but it gets a little crazy when cranked up.
     
  17. Waxhead

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    I got em on my Strat Plus too.
    It's high gain that produces PUP, pedal and/or amp humm.
    Single coils don't deliver bone crushing gain.
    Humbuckers & Filtertrons do and they're equally silent as the Lace Sensors.
    A good noise supresser in your loop will eat your PUP, pedal and amp noise :)
     

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