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11 of 12 found the following review helpful:
Perfect! Apr 30, 2011
This is a Boss product, which means you are getting a high quality stompbox that is worth every penny. You also have great customer service, and an item which will always hold a high resale value. I have owned TONS of Boss pedals and never disliked any of them. They have always performed up to my expectations.
Now for the NS-2. This is my 2nd one to own and let me tell you, this is an ultimate problem solver. If you have a noisy effects loop, this pedal is equipped to clean that right up. If you need something to mute your signal with the stomp of a foot, this is it. If you are having a lot of noise problems, this is it. Loads of big names use this pedal, one in particular that has always come to my mind is Hatebreed, a band that relies on massive amounts of gain that would probably otherwise be a screaming mess in between breaks in the guitar riffs. But I've seen them, I've seen tons of bands using this pedal and none of them have had noise issues live.
The NS-2 is my last line of defense in my chain. I have a noise gate on my processor, then I go to my rack gear, then the NS-2, then amp. I used to have problems with feedback, especially in small venues and would have to crank the noise gate out on my processor thus killing my tone, sustain, and just destroying my sound. I tried the Decimator by ISP but same problem, constantly having to re-adjust and dime it out and kill my tone. Now the noise gate on my processor is set LOW and the NS-2 is set with the threshold at a little over mid way and the decay control set at about 3 quarters, for a more natural "fade out" effect when I stop playing. That way you don't have an abrupt stop in your sound. You can also switch the pedal over to a MUTE feature so that you can mute your signal. I have no use for this as I have a volume pedal, but its a good extra feature. This pedal stays on at all times whenever I'm playing and is mounted in a shelf in my rack. Set it and forget it. No issues with tone destruction, and the good thing is, you can even turn it off whenever you want if you are worried about it holding back your signal.
It has cleaned up my sound. Breaks have become completely silent, and I have no more amp noise, just the hum of the fan in my amp head is all I can hear. This pedal is a life saver, especially if you have a lot of gear junking up your signal. Its not going to fix electrical problems or anything like that! A lot of rookie guitarists don't understand that some noise isn't their rig at all but their power. Use the right adapters, good cords, and GET A POWER CONDITIONER and you will be just fine. Add the NS-2 to your rig and noise is dead. Period.
8 of 9 found the following review helpful:
Love my Noise Suppressor Jul 20, 2010
This is a great pedal. It doesn't "process" or "color" the sound, so a lot of people don't really think of getting one.
If you use several pedals or have a noisy pickup on your guitar, you will want one of these. It picks up the nasty humming/buzzing, and removes it....all under your control. You can dial in how sensitive the noise reduction is so you can get the "quiet" you want.
I use several pedals and, when using them alone, they are pretty quiet....however, when I string them together, they start making noise....humming/buzzing.....I added this pedal to my pedal board and the unwanted noises are gone.
6 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Excellent item. Jun 05, 2009
By Ira Carmel
This noise suppressor allows you to run a loop of effects through a send receive setup. It performs a function of closing off final output when signal from the send receive loop drops below a certain level.
I used this item, a compressor, and modifications to my bass to drastically reduce extra noise and hum in my rig.
< Output Unit < Input
< Send < Receive
Output to your amp.
Send to your effects loop input.
Input from your instrument.
Receive from your effects loop output.
< To Amp < From guitar.
< To Receive < Compressor < Wah Pedal < Fuzz < Equalizer < Send
Send me a comment if you have a question about this unit.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Cleans your room! Aug 30, 2012
Sweet! You can actually hear what your guitar and effects are producing. Did you know that when you turn the knobs on your guitar, amp and or stomp boxes that it actually changes the sound? Mind blowing!
When you have noise coming out with everything else, you end up with the wrong sound. Everyone's always searching for that right tone; but with noise you're looking with your eyes closed. Imagine trying to paint something where the red you selected comes out pink, the yellow comes out muddy brown and so forth. That's what noise does to your tone.
This box cleans up your tone - gives you those colors (tone) you're looking for. Be sure to pay attention to the instructions (schematics)on where this box sits in your effects chain (how you have your stomp boxes aligned) provided with the box. They're easy to follow (pictures are good!). If you don't, you might not get the results that this box are designed to deliver.
I would recommend this box for anyone wanting to clean up their tone; wanting to be more expressive with their playing. Of course, you can spend 2x or 3x the money for devices that will (might) give you superior performance.
There is one exception to my recommendation. If you're into "Noise Rock" where you don't want anyone to be able to distinguish what you're playing - this box will destroy your "tone". For everyone else - grab it!
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
The Better Option Jun 29, 2012
By Blue Team
The Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor pedal is a job well done on their part. I will be honest, this was not my first choice for a noise pedal. I originally purchased the MXR Noise Clamp.
The MXR version went out on me the first day. I exchanged it, and paid a little extra, for the Boss version...TOTALLY WORTH IT. The switch on the MXR seemed a little cheap and was shorting out (hiss and pop when engaged...on a noise suppressor, what?). Sometimes the pedal would just fade to silence completely (too much silence!). Also, the MXR Noise Clamp has the bypass switch internally, so you have to unscrew the back plate to engage that function. Boss decided to include a similar function, but as a front-facing knob instead (would seem like a no-brainer).
Both pedals do handle noise reduction well, but the Boss NS-2 follows through eons better. Don't get me wrong, I am an MXR fan, but the Noise Clamp should be discontinued. The Boss version has much better construction and the slight variation in send/return jacks works out well on your pedal board. Save yourself some headache and pay the little extra for the Boss version.
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