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Electro-Harmonix Silencer Noise Gate Guitar Effects Pedal

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A sophisticated noise gate that can tame a single pedal or an entire effects loop! The Silencer' three-control layout provides precise fine-tuning to...Click To Read More About This Product

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When you want to share your sound, but not the "noise".

A sophisticated noise gate that can tame a single pedal or an entire effects loop! The Silencer' three-control layout provides precise fine-tuning to fit your system, axe and playing style. Threshold adjusts how much level is required to open the noise gate and allow a signal to pass thru. Reduction regulated the degree to which the gated signal is reduced and is variable between -70dB and +4dB. Release controls how long the gate remains open after the signal drops below the Threshold. Release time is variable between 8ms and 4 seconds.

I/O includes 1/4" Input, Output, Send and Return jacks. The footswitch selects whether The Silencer is engaged or in bypass mode; buffered bypass allows the effects loop to remain in your signal path when the gate is bypassed. A built-in AC jack accepts a standard power supply like the EHX 9.6DC unit (optional) and the pedal comes with a 9V battery.

FEATURES
Three controls for precise fine-tuning
Use it as an inline noise gate or to gate an entire effects loop
Delivers up to -70dB of noise reduction
Features 8ms to 4 seconds of release time
Buffered bypass
Compact design, rugged chassis
Equipped with a 9V battery and accepts a standard EHX 9.6DC/200 AC Adaptor (sold separately)

Get this in your signal chain to effectively clean up any unwanted mess. Order today!

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Electro-HarmonixSilencer Noise Gate Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (16)
  • Responsive (15)
  • Excellent sound quality (11)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Good selection of effects (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (16)
  • Performances (16)
  • Amateur recording (11)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
  • Professional recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

good product and affordable

nice addition to my pedal board, does what it is supposed to and is very compact. The price is fair for this pedal and it's easy to use. Great buy!

nice addition to my pedal board, does what it is supposed to and is very compact. The price is fair for this pedal and it's easy to use. Great buy!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Difficult, maybe impossible to dial in

I couldn't get this to work seamlessly. It seemed like I couldn't get it dialed in to sound naturally. Maybe mine was defective or maybe it was just user error. But I spent...Read complete review

I couldn't get this to work seamlessly. It seemed like I couldn't get it dialed in to sound naturally. Maybe mine was defective or maybe it was just user error. But I spent plenty of time watching videos, reading the instructions, reading forums and moving the knobs around and it just didn't work properly.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Difficult, maybe impossible to dial in

By Alex

from Portland, OR

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Pros

  • Compact Design

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

    Comments about Electro-Harmonix Silencer Noise Gate Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I couldn't get this to work seamlessly. It seemed like I couldn't get it dialed in to sound naturally. Maybe mine was defective or maybe it was just user error. But I spent plenty of time watching videos, reading the instructions, reading forums and moving the knobs around and it just didn't work properly.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great buy!

    By Jay

    from Nashville TN

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix Silencer Noise Gate Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I had to replace my Boss NS-2 and purchased this gem. This blows away my NS-2! This is the best noise gate I have ever used. No hum or feedback at all. This is a great noise gate hands down!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Does what's it's created for.

      By JimmyWood

      from Cincinnati Ohio

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      Pros

      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix Silencer Noise Gate Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Added it to the effects loop of a Randall RG150 head on a 4x12 cabinet and it does exactly what I needed it to. Now channel 3 slays and the ever-popular hiss is non existent. Party.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        good product and affordable

        By ed

        from rochester ny

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Silencer Noise Gate Guitar Effects Pedal:

            nice addition to my pedal board, does what it is supposed to and is very compact. The price is fair for this pedal and it's easy to use. Great buy!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent Dude!

            By Arlo

            from San Diego

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording

              Comments about Electro-Harmonix Silencer Noise Gate Guitar Effects Pedal:

              All noise disappeared for recording studio, excellent device

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Works like a champ

              By Ken

              from Virginia Beach, VA

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Electro-Harmonix Silencer Noise Gate Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I had several noisy pedals on my board and this shut them right down. The Silencer really lives up to its name. The hissing disappeared and the sustain remains. It's an amazing, sturdy, simple to use, little pedal.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Fixed my problem

                By cbrocker69

                from Bennington, NE

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                Pros

                • Cleans up noise

                Cons

                • Thresh knob cuts off signal at the 1:00 position

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Electro-Harmonix Silencer Noise Gate Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I use this pedal to cut back noise from overdrive pedal. It works great for that. I tried it in my effects loop to cut back noise from the boost on my MXR EQ and it didn't work at all. It was all good though. Pedal should have been a little cheaper in my opinion. If you can find one cheaper, get it. I overpaid.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Sound Reducer/Noise Gate

                By ClaptonFanDan

                from Shingle Springs, CA

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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
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Electro-Harmonix Silencer Noise Gate Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I bought this to reduce the buzz and hum in my signal chain. It did that and seemed to enhance, purify my sound. Love it! Don't know how I went without it for so long!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Yes , I would buy again.

                  By Rockin randall

                  from Omaha Ne.

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                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Electro-Harmonix Silencer Noise Gate Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    I purchased this pedal to eliminate noise going to my amp . Seems to do a great job.

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Inexpensive and efficient

                    By Donny

                    from Arlington, Tx.

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                    • Responsive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances

                      Comments about Electro-Harmonix Silencer Noise Gate Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      This product works well with my noisy Marshall head. Keeps the good, out with the bad!

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      I hate to like it.

                      By Jack Roadbug

                      from Boston MA.

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                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Does a good job with humpbuckers
                      • Responsive

                      Cons

                      • Makes more noise than it takes away
                      • with some overdrives,&single coil PUs don't work

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Playing at home for fun

                      Comments about Electro-Harmonix Silencer Noise Gate Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      When I plugged it in with a few overdrives and a telly or strat, it made more noise. With an SG and Les Paul with humbuckers or other it works but hides some sound. I tried it with the isolation of the pedal but some response is slow. Some pedals don't like each other and some work fine I tried boss sd1, big m, tube screamer, sweeet cream and the mojo mojo , if you use one your ok . Two in the chain doesn't help. Might be my power supply , but some work and some don't. All I can say is try it but don't look for miracles.

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      excelent pedal and cheap

                      By charlie

                      from el paso ,tf

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                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Responsive

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances

                        Comments about Electro-Harmonix Silencer Noise Gate Guitar Effects Pedal:

                        it really tame the gain section, i've tryed a few ones and this is the one

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        What a little sweetheart!

                        By OldJimiFan

                        from Huntingburg, IN

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • none

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances

                        Comments about Electro-Harmonix Silencer Noise Gate Guitar Effects Pedal:

                        I am still experimenting with settings but have found nothing so far not to like. Even though I'm sure there are new discoveries ahead, I already know that this little gem is a needed addition to my home studio. Anything that lessens or eliminates unwanted noise streamlines the process later on. Having been a big fan of his and getting to see Jimi in early summer of '70, I always welcomed the criticism, "If they took his pedals away he wouldn't be able to place ****!" Stompboxes have been my little friends for 50+ years and I'm not done yet.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Awesome Pedal! An EHX Gem.

                        By Navaglo

                        from Placenetia, Ca.

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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
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Silencer Noise Gate Guitar Effects Pedal:

                          Very sensitive and responsive. You will not be disappointed. Great investment. An EHX gem.

                          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          EHX Silencer

                          By Gtownblues

                          from Virginia

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Excellent Sound Quality
                          • Responsive

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Home Studio
                            • Performances

                            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Silencer Noise Gate Guitar Effects Pedal:

                            The first noise gate I've encountered that has a natural fade out to it. The true bypass is definitely nice.

                             
                            4.0

                            Quiets my guitar!

                            By Steve

                            from Harrisburg, PA

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                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Excellent Sound Quality

                            Cons

                            • Difficult To Use

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Studio
                            • Performances

                            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Silencer Noise Gate Guitar Effects Pedal:

                            I have used this only at home but plan to use at church for electric. EHX design is very nice, not just the painted grey boxes they were a couple years ago. It really quiets hum of Tele and distortion. Overdrive. Latency of sound is bit hard to deal with..if you get this and are struggling, check your Threshold knob and dial counterclockwise. It's not necessarily that you need to dial back the other 2.

                             
                            5.0

                            Works great!

                            By You can call me Ethan

                            from Upstate ny

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                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Responsive

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Events
                              • Home Studio
                              • Performances

                              Comments about Electro-Harmonix Silencer Noise Gate Guitar Effects Pedal:

                              I have never had a noise surpressor pedal before, but I joined a new band and needed one. It works perfectly, no unnecessary buzz or feedback. I also found out one of my pickups was wired improperly when I first used it! It is a nice tool

                               
                              5.0

                              Great noise gate

                              By Cooner

                              from Plentywood, Mt

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                              Pros

                              • Built well
                              • Compact Design
                              • Excellent Sound Quality
                              • Responsive
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Electro-Harmonix Silencer Noise Gate Guitar Effects Pedal:

                                Does what I want it to do and does it well. I use it in front of all my other fx to kill pickup feed back. Cleaned everything up! Great product, good price, would by again.

                                 
                                4.0

                                EHX does it again!

                                By Larry A

                                from New Braunfels

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                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Excellent Sound Quality

                                Cons

                                • Takes some tweaking

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Home Studio
                                • Performances

                                Comments about Electro-Harmonix Silencer Noise Gate Guitar Effects Pedal:

                                I am always impressed with EHX effects. A great pedal, in a sturdy housing at a reasonable price.

                                I'd give it 5 stars, but, I seem to have lost some dynamics of my guitar's volume knob.
                                if i turn my guitar's volume knob down, it doesn't meet the threshold of the gate and it's silent.
                                If i turn the threshold down, I get the dynamics back, BUT, I get the OD hiss and noise back.

                                I've only had the pedal a few weeks, I'll continue experimenting with different settings.
                                I doesn't color or alter my tone, which i really like.

                                 
                                4.0

                                Very effective but a little touchy

                                By A-Aron

                                from Houston, TX

                                About Me Novice

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                                Pros

                                • Good Clean Sound

                                Cons

                                • Not Responsive

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Events
                                • Home Studio
                                • Performances

                                Comments about Electro-Harmonix Silencer Noise Gate Guitar Effects Pedal:

                                I added this into my loop along with the East River Drive and several other pedals. It is very effective in silencing the normal hiss and hum of gain in the effects loop.

                                At this time I am having some difficulty dialing in the pedal.
                                Different guitars have different hum/hiss issues, so I am struggling setting the threshhold so that it does not stop my initial pick attack but still cancels the feedback on the loop. After a slight delay on the initial attack, it kicks in very well and scrubs the line very clean. I am running my TC Electronics HyperGravity Compressor, Donner Boost Killer, East River Drive and Boss DS-1 (this one is going away soon for the SD-1) using the effects loop function. Very clean going into the "color" effects side of my board.

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