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Pigtronix Gatekeeper Noise Gate Pedal Regular 888365761770 (Open Box)
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Product# J05041
OVERVIEW

A noise gate that keeps the hiss, hum and buzz at bay.

Pigtronix Gatekeeper is a lightning-fast, studio-quality noise gate pedal that locks out all unwanted noise from any rig. Sporting threshold and release time knobs, the Gatekeeper provides 100% attenuation with unprecedented response time, making it one of the most useful and effective noise gate pedals on the market.

Pigtronix Gatekeeper utilizes ultra-high speed J-FET circuitry to completely eliminate hum, hiss, buzz and any other non-musical sounds from your signal path. The wide range threshold control combines with superior headroom to deliver smooth, transient response and warp-speed time constants previously available only in rackmount, studio-oriented noise-gate processors. These extreme performance characteristics allow for musical gating even under the most punishing demands of high-speed metal. The addition of the release time knob allows the user to control how long it takes the gate to slam closed.

Mercilessly cutting out any and all sounds you don't want to hear at the very instant you stop playing, the Gatekeeper will allow players to crank up the volume without fear of hearing the annoying 60-cycle hum or white noise that plagues most high-gain rigs.

FEATURES
  • 100% attenuation when gated
  • Wide range threshold control
  • Variable release time
  • 18VDC 300mA supply included
  • Chassis Size - 2.4" x 4.4" x 1"
  • Circuit Design by Howard Davis
  • Sound Design by David Koltai

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PigtronixGatekeeper Noise Gate Pedal
 
3.7

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (7)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Excellent sound quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (8)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fantastic Noise Gate

I got this noise gate at the same time I built my first pedal board. Initially I only had three pedals so I never bothered with getting one. I now run eight pedals,...Read complete review

I got this noise gate at the same time I built my first pedal board. Initially I only had three pedals so I never bothered with getting one. I now run eight pedals, including this one, and this gate makes a world of difference. It took me a little while to dial in the responsiveness to get it exactly where I wanted it, but since getting it I rarely turn off the pedal. Once engaged, there is no hum, hissing, or white noise at all in my signal chain. Another really nice thing is the ability to dial in the release. This works great for cutting your sound short or allowing longer sustain. The only pedals I use after this one in my chain is a delay and a reverb. I like having the echo effects independent of the gate.

One major note about this pedal is that it is 18 volt and does not have a battery compartment. You have to plug it in by either the included power supply or a pedal board power bank that has an 18 volt output. I use the MXR DC Brick and it works perfect.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Should've known better

As stated in previous reviews this is an all-or-nothing noise gate. Great if you are high gain, or at least at a consistent hiss level all the time. It chokes the output of...Read complete review

As stated in previous reviews this is an all-or-nothing noise gate. Great if you are high gain, or at least at a consistent hiss level all the time. It chokes the output of single coils (Custom Shop 69 and SLS5). I could find no happy medium for the gate between my RHE Mint Drive and my Suhr Riot Reloaded much less the latter and a MHFX Iron Bell. This unit is almost better suited as a staccato or chopper effect.

Reviewed by 11 customers

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2.0

Gate Slams Shut Too Fast

By CJ

from 603

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Does reduce some background noise

Cons

  • Even lowest gate threshold way too high

Best Uses

    Comments about Pigtronix Gatekeeper Noise Gate Pedal:

    Even on its weakest setting, it does not let the actual musical signal decay nearly enough, chopping it off early, abruptly. In my experience, this is junk, which is probably why it keeps showing up on STOTD.

     
    5.0

    Does the job well

    By Bryce

    from Madison, wi

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances

      Comments about Pigtronix Gatekeeper Noise Gate Pedal:

      Got this for a sdotd to get rid of some hum in my drive section, and it works perfect.

       
      4.0

      Yes, I would recommend this to anyone who wants no noise.

      By milkman

      from Dover,Ohio

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Pigtronix Gatekeeper Noise Gate Pedal:

        I use this pedal for live and recording. No noise from my amplifier now!

         
        2.0

        Should've known better

        By Decibolic

        from Midwest Michigan

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact Design

        Cons

        • Not slow enough release
        • Not subtle enough
        • Too fast

        Best Uses

        • 18 volt power only
        • No battery option
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Pigtronix Gatekeeper Noise Gate Pedal:

        As stated in previous reviews this is an all-or-nothing noise gate. Great if you are high gain, or at least at a consistent hiss level all the time. It chokes the output of single coils (Custom Shop 69 and SLS5). I could find no happy medium for the gate between my RHE Mint Drive and my Suhr Riot Reloaded much less the latter and a MHFX Iron Bell. This unit is almost better suited as a staccato or chopper effect.

         
        5.0

        Perfect. Works beautifully..

        By Ron the Don Stahl

        from Ceres, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Limited Selection Of Effects

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Pigtronix Gatekeeper Noise Gate Pedal:

        Perfect. Very responsive.

         
        3.0

        Tried it, not sure yet

        By Mic

        from Detroit

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Pigtronix Gatekeeper Noise Gate Pedal:

            As of right now, it's coming off my board and going to my practice rig. It's a fast gate. Reminds me of the old digitech gates. Seems like the highs don't get through it so good.

            It will be fine for those of you who run really high gain, and do a lot of fast drone djenty stuff, but my isp decimators outperform it.

            Thought I'd try it out. 18v pedal is a plus.
            Just not for me. It does work though.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            I like it !

            By Drewmeister 59

            from Grants Pass , Or .

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Pigtronix Gatekeeper Noise Gate Pedal:

              I've never owned a noise gate other than my pod . Still learning how to get dialed in better !

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fantastic Noise Gate

              By ASAT Striker

              from Rogers, AR

              About Me Experienced

              Ask me a question

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Pigtronix Gatekeeper Noise Gate Pedal:

                I got this noise gate at the same time I built my first pedal board. Initially I only had three pedals so I never bothered with getting one. I now run eight pedals, including this one, and this gate makes a world of difference. It took me a little while to dial in the responsiveness to get it exactly where I wanted it, but since getting it I rarely turn off the pedal. Once engaged, there is no hum, hissing, or white noise at all in my signal chain. Another really nice thing is the ability to dial in the release. This works great for cutting your sound short or allowing longer sustain. The only pedals I use after this one in my chain is a delay and a reverb. I like having the echo effects independent of the gate.

                One major note about this pedal is that it is 18 volt and does not have a battery compartment. You have to plug it in by either the included power supply or a pedal board power bank that has an 18 volt output. I use the MXR DC Brick and it works perfect.

                 
                5.0

                Does what it says...

                By moparzack

                from CFO, OH

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive
                • Smaller than you think!

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Pigtronix Gatekeeper Noise Gate Pedal:

                  No complaints...but then again I am using this for line-level sources, so can't comment on how this would work with guitars (haven't tried it on a bass or 6-string yet). Emailed Pigtronix and verified that the freq response is 20Hz-20kHz when engaged. Have used it to keep noise at bay on a long effects chain (echo, reverb, etc.) after a Dave Smith Mopho, and the controls allowed me to dial in effective noise gating without adding any odd artifacts such as "stuttering". It's a small pedal, so can be wedged into a busy pedal board. Would definitely buy again when on Stupid Deal.

                   
                  5.0

                  Works Great!

                  By Mr. Bone-Crusher

                  from San Antonio, TX.

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                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Pigtronix Gatekeeper Noise Gate Pedal:

                    I took advantage of a SDOTD offer on this pedal and I couldn't be happier. The Pigtronix Gatekeeper does exactly what I was hoping it would do - clamp down on all the hiss coming from my amp head when I'm using its high gain channel.

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