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Awesome noise gate  (By Fabio Barros)
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This is the best alternative to ISP Decimator G String.
At this price, I dare to say that it is still better that the old brother.
Set it up well and you'll have your tone plus no noise! (Posted on 11/25/15)
magic!  (By ozzy)
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My first impression was disappointment as I couldn't find the right adjustment on this pedal. But once it's found, it works extremely well! You cannot expect to run every fuzz pedal under a single coil pup, into a high gain channel and expect it to be silent. But you're gonna try, you have to admit. I know I did. I avoided running my single coils seperately with a high gain pedal because the fuzz was annoying to my ears. But now I love it! So this pedal has expanded my gear tremendously and has given me the option to mix different effects with my tele and strat that I couldn't do before. With a little patience in dialing in the controls, you can expect to push your gear past levels you never thought possible. I love this pedal! (Posted on 11/14/15)
Noise reduction that works.  (By fescue)
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It's under sixty bucks; how can you afford not to have this pedal? And yes, it does what it is designed to do: get rid of the noise. (Posted on 10/28/15)
Very Pleased  (By Kleaner)
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I love Electro Harmonix pedals and The Silencer is just another great product. Thanks to Pro Guitar Shop for having it in stock my Rig is now silent of buzz or any him. Go out and get one of these great pedals. (Posted on 10/15/15)
the best i have seen so far  (By tripleplayNYC)
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Before I even review, I give major props to proguitarshop. I have waited for this pedal since it was announced at summer NAMM. 2 weeks ago, Sam Ash said they can now take orders + deposit and they will then get it in 2 weeks. PGS had it on their website, I ordered it and got it within days. Now to the review. I bought a BOSS NS2 years ago based on a yngwie interview. the EHX silencer runs neck and neck with this. i tested both with my noisiest strat (also my best) with original pickups through a fender mustang III against the 2 noisiest pedals i own 1=fullbore metal (gate turned off) and tc electronics rottweiler. as i said, the silencer and NS2 are in the same ballpark. I do believe a patient player can squeeze better overall sound out of the silencer; the tweakability surpasses that of the Boss. The Boss came slightly ahead in leaving the main tone untouched. That says a lot for Boss given the age of the electronics under the hood, but I would choose the Silencer if i only could have 1. I also felt the silencer was more seamless in reducing hum/noise on less noisy pedals while keeping the full sound intact; maybe a step ahead in perventing drop outs and artifacts in the signal during light picking (esp non-metal stuff). after 1 week with this pedal, I still feel that it can be tweaked more than the Boss, so I give it a silght victory here, especially for the price. (Posted on 9/6/15)

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Electro Harmonix The Silencer Noise Gate/Effects Loop

Electro-Harmonix has added a Silencer to its arsenal. Mike Matthews and company have come together to create an all-in one noise gate that will rid pedalboards everywhere of detestable noise.

A boon for high-gain players, the Silencer can function as both an effects loop and a regular noise gate. Two input and two output jacks are utilized to make this possible: the bottom in and out are used just like a regular noise gate—place it in-line with other effects to knock noise out. The top two jacks are used to place an entire group of noisy pedals in the path of the gate. This helps if players have a whole string of high gain effects; the Silencer will perform as its name implies.

Unlike some other gates, the Silencer employs three knobs: Thresh[old], Release and Reduction. Thresh sets the threshold of the gate, or, how much level is needed to open the noise gate. Release time controls how fast the gate shuts, from eight milliseconds to a whopping four seconds.Reduction changes the degree to which the signal is reduced, from a huge -70dB to +4dB.

Electro Harmonix The Silencer Noise Gate/Effects Loop Features:

  • Use as a simple noise gate or an effects loop
  • Eliminates noise from high-gain pedalboards
  • Three controls for ultra fine tuning
  • Buffered bypass leaves Silencer in signal path even when off
  • Standard 9v center-negative power operation
warranty

  • Buy with confidence.
  • Hassle-free warranty replacement.
  • Fast turnaround.
  • We kick them, stomp on them, toss them and play them hard. They can take it. But on occassion a pedal may break down on us. PGS offers a One-Year Platinum Replacement Warranty that covers all new pedals purchased with us from manufacturer defects. Any manufacturer's defect in your pedal within one year of purchase will result in the replacement of that pedal free of charge. Units returned defective due to user error or incorrect powering resulting in a non-functioning pedal are not covered under our replacement policy.  In this case please contact the manufacturer for repair.

    Please contact us for more details on this policy or if you would like to use this policy on an item your purchase with us in the last year. (503) 670-4949.

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    Here at Pro Guitar Shop we understand that navigating the pedal world with all its vast choices can be difficult. So we do our best to help make that process easy and fulfilling. Part of that is offering a great return policy. We offer a 30-Day Money Back Return Policy for all new pedal purchases.

  • 30-Day return period from delivery of order.
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    If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase you may return it for a full refund of the original purchase price. We offer a 30-day return policy on all new pedals. We ask that you please return the product in the original product packaging along with all included materials (manual, warranty card, all accessories) and in the original condition that it was received. We must receive the merchandise within 30 days of delivery to qualify for a refund or exchange. Return form must be completed and included. Buyer pays all shipping costs. Shipping is non-refundable. Accessories, used, B-Stock, open box, and discontinued items are non-refundable and cannot be returned.

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  • Buy with confidence.
  • Hassle-free warranty replacement.
  • Fast turnaround.
  • We kick them, stomp on them, toss them and play them hard. They can take it. But on occassion a pedal may break down on us. PGS offers a One-Year Platinum Replacement Warranty that covers all new pedals purchased with us from manufacturer defects. Any manufacturer's defect in your pedal within one year of purchase will result in the replacement of that pedal free of charge. Units returned defective due to user error or incorrect powering resulting in a non-functioning pedal are not covered under our replacement policy.  In this case please contact the manufacturer for repair.

    Please contact us for more details on this policy or if you would like to use this policy on an item your purchase with us in the last year. (503) 670-4949.

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