TOPIC: Noise on sustained chords

Noise on sustained chords 2 months 1 day ago #20073

How do you manage the amp hiss produced as a sustained chord dies in volume?

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Noise on sustained chords 2 months 1 day ago #20074

That was exactly my question on another thread, which is particularly noticeable with overdriven amps and single coils. I didn't remember that level of white noise when I had my JTM45, although it was indeed noisy.
I honestly think it makes it unfeasible in some situations, particularly live (and probable THE reason I have not used it in a live situation), when you want that chord to ring or with some expressive and dynamic phrasings.

However, for straight out hard rock with notes that do not last long (fast pace rock) it works fine.

I would love to use some of S-Gear amps live as I love how they sound, but this issue prevents me of doing it.
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Noise on sustained chords 2 months 1 day ago #20075

Single coils are notoriously noisy, and regular amp speakers roll off highs around 7-8Kh.

S-Gear is a full fidelity-ish plug in , so the tweaks section becomes your best friend in these situations, the sag control can be adjusted to reduce some of the amp “compression” which may be holding the higher end longer than desired. Also the presence controls can be set to roll off the high frequencies to taste.

Gain staging, especially in the input side can also make a difference. Finally with my tele I roll back the volume just a tit to cut some highs going into the amp, assuming you don’t have a treble bleed circuit in your axe.

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Noise on sustained chords 2 months 1 day ago #20077

mkruse wrote:

How do you manage the amp hiss produced as a sustained chord dies in volume?
This... pvamps.blogspot.com/2015/05/pvnonoise.html

Just place it first in your signal chain(before S-Gear, OD's or whatever)

Bam - Noise Gone - Play and enjoy

Note - 32bit PC only - works fine in my 64bit setup
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