Saturday, January 28, 2006

GNX2 Noise Gate?

Ok... I give up. I can't take it any more. You know, I really like my GNX2 multi-effects pedalboard. I really do...

I took their 'OLD VH' patch and tweaked it into a tone I really dig--for all kinds of rock styles...

Yes... I know... if I had waited another month before purchasing, I could have gotten the GNX3 for the *#$%&@ same price--it has virtually the same features tonality-wise, plus the on-board 8-Track, for whatever it's worth... But no, I could not wait (until after the NAMM show, huh?) so here I am with the GNX2, which (I will admit in most cases) has been quite adequate for my purposes. My "New VH" patch plays/records quite nicely with my Warmoth Soloist (w/ Seymour Duncan Pickups. It's a custom--Warmoth Soloist-style body with a Warmoth Explorer-style neck. It is (by far) the most versatile guitar I have owned, yet I still do not have a way-cool name for it. 'Warmoth Soloist' does not sound very way-cool to me, even if it does describe it quite well...)

Ok... Well, to the point. The GNX2 has a really freakin' crappy noise gate. You get a 'threshold' and that is about all. (Yes, there is 'attack' amongst the parameter choices for this 'effect' but what use is it??)

WHERE is the FADE for the NOISE GATE? Who (besides (old-school) Helmet wannabes) wants their guitar sound to suddenly cease? I would love to create a patch with ultimate sustain that gradually dies out as my bridge JB starts brining in the noise...

Well, here's to hoping the GNX3000 (or Boss GT8) does a better job in this regard, as I look to the future...

1 comment:

Rock*Star said...

Man ... i got the GNX3 - & right after 3 days of buying it i found out about the GNX4 with only 100 $ difference ! ... but im happy with it exept ofcourse with SUSTAIN issue ! guess we'll nevr find a box that has it all as we need ! Sustain is like the Biggest Fetesh in guitar playin ! i gatta say in GNX3 its better than any box i tried but still - they gatta fix that thing u talked about !
peace & salute :D