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Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal  

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The Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal effectively eliminates noise and hum from the input signal while preserving the original sound's tonality. Natur...Read More

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Suppress the noise without squashing your sound.

The Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal effectively eliminates noise and hum from the input signal while preserving the original sound's tonality. Natural attack and envelope remain unaffected by suppression of the noise components.


The highest-quality effects don't help if your guitar is generating a lot of noise. This unit solves the problem. Put it in the cart.

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BossNS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal
 
4.7

(based on 183 reviews)

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    (152)

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    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

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    (7)

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    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (10)
  • Compact (9)
  • Responsive (9)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (9)
    • Home studio (8)
    • Outdoor events / games (8)
    • Performances (8)
    • Professional recording (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    None Better!!!

    This pedal does what you need folks. i've had this pedal for the past 2 years and im here to tell you that this is best noise gate i've used BY FAR!! I...Read complete review

    This pedal does what you need folks. i've had this pedal for the past 2 years and im here to tell you that this is best noise gate i've used BY FAR!! I use a ton of gain and this thing just keeps everything nice and tight. This will take a bit for me to explain, but this will be VERY helpful. Here's my rig; 5150 > NS-2(OUT) and (IN) to my wireless. NS-2(RETURN)>CH-1>SD-1>JD-4S>ZW WAH>NS-2(SEND). Set the Threshold to 3'o clock and use the volume knob on your guitar to control the amount of gain you want and you're set. Just turn the pedal on and leave it alone! I couldnt be happier with my setup(that is until i get a HUSH Super C for the efx loop!)

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    usefull, but not the best

    I should start by telling you all that i play modern metal, not classic rock or anything close. I bought this pedal a few years back hoping to squash out the hiss in my...Read complete review

    I should start by telling you all that i play modern metal, not classic rock or anything close. I bought this pedal a few years back hoping to squash out the hiss in my amp due to my use of an overdrive in front of the amp.I used it in front of my amp with a ts9 in its little effects loop. it was very difficult to get the start-stop quick djent style stuff i wanted without a feedback remnant always cutting in. also, there was a noticable amount of cut on any palm-muted notes and really any note played would not sustain naturally. any setting on the decay would not help. but, i had to have the threshold up pretty high to knock out the hiss. you must also know that i am using a horrific amount of gain with a 6505+. I have the post gain maxed out and most other things maxed out as well.After much research and saving, i invested in the isp decimater g-string. this product was on a whole other level. the things that the ns-2 lacked this thing just has. It senses when you are playing, instead of opening a gate when you play loud enough. Even with my extreme gain settings, overdrive in front, booster in the effects loop, and volume all the way up on my guitar, i can start-stop all day long just like periphery and animals as leaders. plus, my palm muted notes fade naturally as do normally fretted notes. Another thing i have recently learned is that the ns-2 manufacturing process uses lead free solder, whereas the ns-1 has lead based solder. This resulted in a big difference in signal integrity, and is very evident if you leave the pedal on bypass and play something, then removeit from the chain, and play something. it darkens the tone alot.

    In conclusion, if you want play the new styles of metal with all the gain and start-stop, buy the isp decimater g-string or pro rack g.

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    5.0

    Owned this pedal for 4 years.

    By AlexCorriveau

    from Rouyn-Noranda, QC, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal:

        Owner of 4 years of this pedal. I play high gain death metal and never had any problem with it. I use it at my band's practices, for recording and live performances. I used it with a Rocktron Vendetta, Peavey 6505+, ENGL rackmount and it always has done a wonderful job. It will suck up your tone only if you turn it all the way up. You do, however, have to find the right balance of gain from your amp and the level of the pedal to make it work at its best. Once it's done, it will never leave your pedalboard.

        A good noise gate is a key element for your rig, and the Boss NS-2 is a great candidate. The ISP Decimator is great too, but since I never had any problems with the Boss NS-2, I never felt the need to buy anything else.

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        5.0

        Highly recommended

        By none

        from michigan

        About Me Experienced

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          Cons

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              Comments about Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal:

              The best I've tried. Doesnt' cut in and out...works smoothly without chopping up your signal!

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              5.0

              works perfect!

              By buck

              from phoenix az

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal:

                perfect for what i do! cuts out all that unwanted feed back. Love it!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Not quite the total package

                By Cobalt Dysprosium

                from Atlanta, Ga

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • It Works As Advertised
                • Not Too Expensive

                Cons

                • Changes Tone Too Much
                • Not Quite Perfect

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • band practice
                • Events
                • Home Studio

                Comments about Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal:

                All-in-all this pedal is good. I'm playing through a mesa boogie roadking 2x12 (dual rectifier). I play in a power/heavy metal band, so we do high gain stuff. I also use a ts-9dx to boost my signal and throw a little extra grit on it. I'm also playing through a pair of blackout humbuckers with the gain boost enganged. I'm also using an eq pedal in my fx-loop but no extra level boost (I show some restraint). So, in otherwords, the high gain channel on my amp needs some noise suppression.

                When plugging my guitar in and setting it up in my fx-loop in what people on-line seem to call the "x-pattern", (after all 2-3 of the other pedals I use) I notice a change in my tone when I activate this pedal. Also, I have to mess around with my amp a little too much to help the NS-2 do its job. Basically I want a pedal that I can throw in my loop or something and kill the feedback and hum but not change my sound, or make ME change MY sound. This doesn't quite pull it off. It's way better than nothing, but if you play really high gain stuff like I do, consider yourself warned. Really good, but not quite the total package.

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                5.0

                Still the best.

                By Fcband5150

                from Ohio

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Ease of Use

                Cons

                • Hard To Place On Pedal Bo
                • Too Many Inputsoutputs

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal:

                  Love this pedal. Just hard to place on a small pedal board because of running the loop and in/ out lines properly. But this pedal is awesome. Cuts out all the noise but not your tone. Daisy Chain is a huge plus.

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                  5.0

                  Just Perfect!

                  By Alex-Zg5qT

                  from USA

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Delivers
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal:

                  If you play a tube head and use a favorite stomp box for a bit more drive for solos, this is a must have. Follow the directions and put your favorite stomp OD pedal in the loop of the NS-2. Run your guitar through the in and out of the NS-2 and into your high gain amp. I use a Boss SD-1 in front of a Soldano SLO100 head, and I'm telling you, this NS-2 is a miracle pedal. I can have the SLO cranked on the OD channel AND the SD-1 engaged and stop playing at any second, and ZERO NOISE! Plus, you can still fade out sustaining notes naturally with no harsh cut offs like most Hush style units. Yngwie uses this same pedal for his noise reduction, and I see why. It just doesn't get better than this for tube head/overdrive stomp box users.

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                  5.0

                  Does exactly what is say's

                  By Dave Jennings

                  from South Carolina

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                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal:

                    I bought this a little while back and it performs flawlessly, cuts out line noise and even clears out body noise from bumping your guitar!! Hey it's a BOSS I didn't expect anything less, great quality build and I no longer hear line noise and that annoying buzzing hum :) I would highly recommend anyone adding it to their pedal board, it's tough and reliable!!

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                    (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    ns-2 noise suppressor pedal

                    By roads

                    from new hampshire

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Kills Noise

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal:

                        I spent the money to ship it back. I found it frustrating how the noise fades in and out when you play. Does kill sound when you are not playing anything. Id recommend saving up for something better.

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                        5.0

                        Good Pedal

                        By Metalhead371

                        from Lexington, Ky Area

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Versatile
                        • Well made

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal:

                            Still trying ways to use this pedal. Currently using it in the effects loop of my Peavey and really like it there.
                            Still making adjustments to settings as well.
                            Works well and is well made.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Kudos to BOSS once again!

                            By nottosay02

                            from Sanford, North Carolina

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                            Pros

                            • Excellent Sound Quality
                            • Responsive

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal:

                                Boss has been known for great pedals, and this is one of them. I bought this on sale for 15% off. I never wanted to practice because i could never get rid of the static and hum coming from my amp and now I have never practiced more. I love it. Very simple to use and i love the mute option for tuning.

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