Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor
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Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor

NS-2 Noise Suppressor, Noise gate per chitarra from Boss.

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VishNuRoXoUt 08/05/2011

Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor : Recensione di VishNuRoXoUt (content in English)

"Great addition to a pedalboard!"
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The Boss NS-2 is a digital noise suppressor pedal designed to cut white/unwanted noise from you guitar signal. This particular noise suppressor has your standard Input and Output as well as an effects loop Send and Return. All of which are 1/4" jacks.

UTILIZATION

The Boss NS-2 is very easy to set up, and has a couple of ways to do so. The most effective ways being Guitar Signal into Input then Output into Amp, then have the noisy pedals (I use mine just for the dirt section.) in the effects loop of the NS-2. The other way is a little trickier. Guitar Signal to the INPUT of the NS-2, then the SEND of the NS-2 to the amp input. Then the effects loop SEND of the AMP into the effects RETURN of the NS-2, then the OUTPUT of the NS-2 into the effects RETURN of the AMP. This is called the 'X Configuration' or 'X pattern' and is effective for eliminating noise from the front of the amp and the amp itself. It works best for high gain amplifiers that get noisy when the gain is increased. Other than that the Threshold and Decay are set to taste. It's a fairly easy pedal to use. You just find a setting and leave it.

SOUND QUALITY

I've used the NS-2 for guitar and bass. It works well for both. It doesn't really change my sound too noticeably in a live setting, but there is a subtle change to your tone. The gate can cut your sound if you set the threshold too high, but it can be set to not effect your sustain if you set it up right.

OVERALL OPINION

For the money it's definitely a worthy pedal for any board. It does it's job and is very affordable. I've tried a few others and haven't found a real need to switch from my NS-2. I sold my original NS-2 and recently came back to it. It's a great pedal. Built like a tank, like most Boss pedals.