OD with a built in noise gate?

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  1. Fretwreck

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    Any good ones out there? Was looking at the EVH OD. Would be boosting a Ceriatone 2204, DSL 40, Peavey 6534+, the usual suspects. Using a Wylde od with a ISP decimator2 right now. Great sounding. Just looking to knock it down to one pedal.
     
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    Horizon precision drive
     
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    Amptweaker Tight Drive Jr
     
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    MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive is pretty nice, I had one. I don't think you'd be disappointed with it.
     
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    what made you get rid of it?
     
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    A tight financial situation. I’d still have it otherwise.
     
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    I know it has OD in the name, but every clip I've heard of the MXR 5150 put it much closer to a distortion/preamp than an overdrive. If you're looking for a clean boost with a gate, the Precision Drive or Amptweaker Tight Drive is where I'd go.
     
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    It does behave a lot like a preamp, but you still have an EQ’d boost with a gate if you leave the gain low. But yeah, basically a preamp.
     
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    Precision drive and TightDrive are the only ones i know of. The others mentioned i wouldn’t get to boost the front end of an amp.
     
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    The noise gate on the Tight Drive is really good, here is my not so great sounding video clip i did a while back.
     
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    I wouldnt ever trust using just an onboard gate alone honestly im spoiled by my fortin zuul in fairness tho
     
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    The Source Audio fuzz/distortion pedals all have a built in gate and a bunch of drive models. I use the After Shock for bass, it's great.
     
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    Mike does great work. The gate in the TightDrive Jr(and Pro) works in a similar way, where it detects the guitar at the input, but gates the signal further through the distortion stages. It's easier to do that when it's built into the distortion since it's all right there, and it lets you hit 1 switch to kick them off/on together.

    My higher gain pedals work differently, but they're gating about 3/4 of the way through the distortion circuit....obviously you can't do that with an outboard gate, and that's why the TightMetal gates work so quickly and tightly. I used the same general scheme on the JSX, XXX, Ultra and other amps at Peavey.

    But having said all that, I know plenty of guys use additional outboard gates to get absolute quiet, or to prevent feedback etc, so I get it.

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