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Boss NS-2 Noise Supressor

 
The Boss NS2 Noise Surpressor Pedal produces a much more natural-sounding noise suppression with a smoother release than conventional noise gate units. - A built in DC Out jack allows the NS2 to power other effect units when the NS2 itself is powered by an optional PSA120S adapter. - - The NS2 effectively eliminates noise and hum of the input signal while preserving the original sound's tonality. The natural attack and envelope are unaffected thanks to BOSS's unique noise detection circuit that precisely separates the guitar sound and the noise components. - - Recognized by guitarists everywhere as the world's first name in compact effects pedals, BOSS makes sure you get the tone you want every time you play. Whether it be classic or hard rock, blues, jazz, country, funk or something new, wild and completely on the edge, BOSS helps you find your tone. - - Beyond the killer effects pedals, BOSS is also constantly pushing the envelope to develop innovative multi-effects, rhythm machines and other easy-to-use instruments for musicians of all types. Put simply, BOSS gives you the great-sounding tools you need to spend more time making great music.


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Great noise reduction pedal... featured

Ease Of Use Fairly simple to use two modes either a mute mode which can be accessed when tapping the pedal, handy between set etc... or could be used to change guitars without noises...

It has three knobs threshold, depth and a knob/switch between the reduction/mute mode, the major difference being when the pedal is activated during the mode mode it kills the sound as opposed to switching off the pedal...

Can either be run into the front of an amp, in the loop, you can also use the NS-2's built in loop, or you can use the four cable method which much like the GT series sends the signal through the preamp back into the NS-2 and back into the amp, this seems to have the best effect at reducing any noise....

However the four cable method requires more cables, and is not as simple as just plugging into the front of the amp, or into the loop, the four cable method means its reducing noise at the front and in the loop so before the preamp and before the poweramp...


Sound It reduces the noise really well, the threshold and depth really give you a lot of options, on how to tweak it the mute function is a brilliant addition to this great pedal.

The controls allow you to adjust the parameters to suit rather than just having one knob with less flexibility, you can fine tune the pedal to your specific tastes some heavy and fast rhythm only players would want a very quick decay and high threshold others in between, and some with very little gate, you can fine tune it for almost any situation...

The mute works really well and when in this mode switching the pedal on or off will go between the muted sound and the noise reduction, I dont think other pedals have this feature...


Reliability Has been reliable for me, Boss pedals are typically very hard wearing, plenty of hard gigging musicians have used these for years with little problem, I would be happy to gig with any of the Boss line in my rig..

All the knobs seem solid the casing is incredibly hard and the footswitch looks like it can withstand millions of "stomps" Im careful with my gear so it should last me a lifetime, however even the most heavy handed, or footed guitarists should get a few years worth out of this unit...

The jacks seem tight and are unlikely to loosen anytime soon.....


Customer Support No have not needed to deal with Boss, However I don't recall any horror stories about people needing stuff fixed, not that you often hear of people needing to send Boss stuff back for repair...


Liked about it The multiple controls, greater range of adjustment for the noise reduction and cutoff.

The mute switch, you can also power a few other 9 volt pedals using the boss ac adapter, and daisy chaining, I cant recall offhand how many pedals but it's a few which is a cool feature...

The Four Cable Method which really improves the noise reduction with louder amps that have excess noise, or people with bad grounding, or dirty power supplies....


Didn't like It's white, all kidding aside the only thing I can think of that is a downer is the to get the most from this pedal you need to utilize the four cable method which is a little confusing when starting out, it also requires more cables so a greater cost to the player.

I also felt the noise reduction on the GT-8 was a little better for some reason, wish I hadn't sold that now, however the NS-2 is a still a great little noise reduction pedal that when used well cann really help with unwanted and excess noise.

Like all noise supressors/gates it can kill sustain, which might be a downer for some players but it's easy enough to knock off for playing elongated sustained notes, unless your using the mute function...


Overall satisfaction:
 
4.5

By ozzuk
Mar 23, 2011
 
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