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    Should I even consider this? Read elsewhere Steve Vai - amongst others - do it. If so, does it come before or after my modulation/time fx?
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    Why not?... If other effects are cool in the loop why shouldn't noise suppression be?..

    I'd put it in last, after everything causing noise.
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    Doesn't make any sense to me.

    Why would you want all that noise to go thru the amp in the first place? My gate is the last thing in the chain in front of the amp.

    Wouldn't the gate just work that much harder to shut out noise that has already been amplified?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundchaser59 View Post
    Doesn't make any sense to me.

    Why would you want all that noise to go thru the amp in the first place? My gate is the last thing in the chain in front of the amp.

    Wouldn't the gate just work that much harder to shut out noise that has already been amplified?
    That's how I'm using it now. I have the Boss NS2 which has something of a 'mini' fx send and return so I send my distortion boxes through it.
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    If you are using strictly pedals for OD/Distortion and running into a clean amp, then putting the noise reduction in front of the amp will work fine. If you are using the preamp's gain stages which tend to create noise ,then running the noise reduction after the preamp and before the FX will work better in most cases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ocnor View Post
    after the preamp and before the FX
    So in the loop before the fx??
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    Quote Originally Posted by TelePaul View Post
    So in the loop before the fx??
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    When I use one, which is rare, I put it first thing after the tuner. Why would you want any ground noise going through your overdrive pedals if you're going to get rid of it anyway? Get it at the source. After the amp pre, if using an OD pedal, you've raised the gain twice before ratting it out.

    Unless I fundamentally misunderstand what a noise suppresor does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starbuck26 View Post
    Unless I fundamentally misunderstand what a noise suppresor does.
    Well a big problem for me is single coil hum when I play with distortion. 60 cycle hum being distorted = unpleasant. Of course you don't notice it when you play notes, but it can creep in when the note fades out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ocnor View Post
    If you are using strictly pedals for OD/Distortion and running into a clean amp, then putting the noise reduction in front of the amp will work fine. If you are using the preamp's gain stages which tend to create noise ,then running the noise reduction after the preamp and before the FX will work better in most cases.
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