Electro-Harmonix The Silencer Noise Gate / Effects Loop Pedal

Noise Gate Pedal with Built-in Effects Loop, Variable Threshold, Release, and Reduction Controls
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Electro-Harmonix The Silencer Noise Gate / Effects Loop Pedal
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Silence Unwanted Noise!

Silence your signal chain while expanding your routing options with the Electro-Harmonix The Silencer noise gate/effects loop. This dual function pedal starts off with a versatile noise gate that you can tweak to your desired settings. Threshold, Reduction, and Release controls let you create a setting that stays out of your way and doesn't affect your sound. Use it as an inline noise gate or as a loop-specific noise gate to kill unwanted buzz and hum from unruly pedals. Sweetwater musicians don't put up with unwanted noise and neither should you. Stop hum and buzz with Electro-Harmonix The Silencer noise gate/effects loop.

Electro-Harmonix The Silencer Noise Gate/Effects Loop Pedal Features at a Glance:
  • Noise gate with built-in effects loop
  • Fine-tune the noise gate with Threshold, Reduction, and Release controls
  • Noise reduction is variable from -70dB to +4dB
  • Release time can be set between 8ms and 4 seconds
  • Use the Send output jack with the built-in loop or as a secondary output
  • Buffered output (via Send)/buffered bypass keeps your signal strong and clean
  • Powered by a single 9-volt battery or optional AC adaptor
Clean up your signal with Electro-Harmonix's The Silencer noise gate/effects loop!

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Tech Specs

Pedal Type Noise Gate/Effects Loop
Inputs 1 x Instrument, 1 x Return
Outputs 1 x 1/4", 1 x Send
Batteries 1 x 9V
Power Supply Included No
Manufacturer Part Number Silencer

Customer Reviews

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Game changer

This pedal has everything you need for noise reduction. It maintains the integrity of your sound, and is simple. this pedal is compact and pedal board friendly. I route loud pedals through the "effects" loop and keep synth pedals in front of it and modulation pedals behind it in the signal chain. This has allowed me to combine many effects with ZERO noise. This as well as a tuner pedal are essential to every board.
Music background: Guitarist

Small Price - Big Results

Not much to add that hasn't been said already, but for the price you get not only a fantastic noise gate but an effects loop as well. I play both Bass and Guitar; On my fairly noisy Dean 4-string, I use an EHX Bass Big Muff Pi Deluxe which has a gate built in - and I would guess it must use the same or very similar components as the Silencer. I compared the gate feature of both pedals, and on the same instruments the gate setting was essentially identical. Additionally, the Silencer (and Big Muff) gate has a surprisingly high degree of sensitivity - very small changes have a very distinct effect. In my experience this is true of all EHX effects. What I think really makes this pedal an amazing value is the inclusion of an effects loop. My Behringer Bass practice amp doesn't have an effects loop, so even though the noise gate is redundant because of the Big Muff, I still use the Silencer for the effects loop when playing Bass. So if you're looking for a noise gate and like the idea of an effects loop as a bonus - for well under a hundred bucks - this is a great choice...
Music background: 30 Years on-and-off

Easy to use!

Never used a noise gate before so I had to experiment with where I wanted it, and even if I'd use it or return it. I'm using it, I'm keeping it. I decided to run it in the effects loop on my Boogie to kill the hum on the high gain channels when I'm not playing. It's not much, but its SO MUCH. It does exactly what I wanted it to do. I actually bought two of these, one for my main gig rig, and one for the rig I keep at church. Easy to use, fully functional, great noise reduction. And the threshold knob is very accurate!
Music background: pro, session, bar-band, worship

Great pedal

Works great definitely worth it.

Electro Harmonix The Silencer

It has silenced all of the agrivating external noise that comes from my pedal board just like it says it will. Impressive!!!
Music background: Played drums in nightclubs for 20 years then started learning to play guitar a few years ago & had to start getting all the great effects pedals that one must have. Ha ha!!!
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