Electric Guitars/noise suppressor pedal


hi . I usually play my strats with vintage custom single coils , through low wattage tube amps ( like Marshall Class 5 and Vox AC4TV ) . sometimes I use MXR carbon copy or Vox wah pedal ; but as I said before , I prefer pure " guitar + tube amp " tone . I just need to know , what's the best noise suppressor pedal to eliminate the single coil hum , considering my very simple combination ?

I know what you speak of, I play a 1967 old stock brownie single coil Strat out of my VoxAC15, night I do the headphone thing that makes it worse. I tried many noise gate pedals, they wipe out my high end. The tone is not a guitar I would play. Testing susppressor pedals and getting advice from Stratocaster maniacs brought me to one pedal we all agree on. The Boss SD 2 has been around near as long as this hiss noise. I bought one and it really works. I was already a Boss pedal fan, the white Noise Susppressor fit perfect on my board. Boss stuff is not crazy expensive. I got mine used for $40.00 it cost $99.00 new and worth it. I know this is the one that will fix you up. The costly ones with all types of wild settings are a noise gate with the wrong name. Thanks for writing in, please let me know if you have other problem and I can try to get to the bottom of it. Keep rocking, Kev.

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DR Kevin P Moore


Guitars and cats make life so much better. Playing the guitar is a wonderful thing, fixing you guitar is not that hard. I have played since I was a kid and started to fix guitars and the other things that needed repair. I still repair guitars for friends and myself and do enjoy it. I rebuild old guitars to their former condition, all amps and music gear. That the mystery out of where and when a guitar was made. The value of it and the difference between junk and a guitar you can grow old with. Ask me things and have some fun.


The fascination with electric guitars is the top for me. I fix amps, wiring and put the things that fall off back on. The way to really set a guitar up and make it a player. Buying a guitar is an art, and good amps that will get out that tone we all look for, Zen guitar and amplifier is a way to approach it. Better is no worry ask an expert.

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