Alright...after searching for quite awhile for a metal distortion that I like (been through various amps, pedals, preamps, etc.), I've settled on the Keeley MT2. It has a sound that is absolutely perfect
for me, and is exactly what I'm looking for. The problem is: the pedal hisses like a mother****er. Very loud, and it feeds back really bad too. I've been living with it because it sounds perfect, but it's a real pain in the ass, and after trying to do some overdubbing with it the other day, I realized that the hiss needs to go away. I need recommendations for good noise gates and/or feedback suppressors.
The hiss is actually a note (kinda); there's a point of volume that's kind of between feedback and hiss, and you can hear that it's a specific note. I considered buying a parametric EQ and just killing whatever frequency that is, but I want to try noise gates first. The thing is the noise gate needs to work with other gain pedals too; I'll also have a NYC BMP, an Ibanez FZ7, and (in the near future) a customized Indyguitarist Sputter Fuzz in the chain at the very least. So whatever I'm using can't ruin those pedals' tones.
Also: when you give recommendations, tell me why you're recommending what you're recommending, and what kind of equipment you've used it with.
Thanks in advance!
Very old stage rig
Mourn not the dead
that in the cool earth lie...
But rather mourn the apathetic throng
the cowed and the meek
Who see the world's great anguish
and its wrong and dare not speak.
- Ralph Chaplin
"All good people are asleep and dreaming..."