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Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal, New

Clean up your sound with the NS-2 Noise Suppressor. This Boss pedal eliminates noise and hum from the input signal, while preserving your guitar's tonality. (83) Read 16 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Keep Your Tone Intact -- With the True Boss of Noise Supression

Your Boss NS-2 noise suppressor pedal will keep your signal pristine and clean of hum, buzzes, or any other annoying and unwanted sounds. Its easy-to-engage stompbox-styled construction means every stomp will deliver effective noise suppression on demand. Threshold and decay dials allow you to dial in the suppression, and a mode control featuring reduction and mute settings give you some sonic flexibility. An input, a send, a return, and an output jack all deliver plenty of connectivity options. You'll know your noise suppressor pedal is working when the bright red reduction light flashes on, which is a nice visual aid to help you set your decay and threshold settings.

The Boss of Effects Pedals

Boss has been an innovator and trendsetter in effects pedals ever since their renowned CE-1 chorus pedal. In 1977, Boss's compact stompbox-style began with the warm and smooth-sounding OD-1 Overdrive pedal, and since then, the look, design, and control layout became a staple on musicians' pedalboards throughout the decades. With their recessed controls, built-in LEDs, and silent switching, this line of pedals remains a popular choice for many guitarists across genres and styles.

Reducing the Noise

The Boss NS-2 gives you the tools you need to clean up a noisy signal. Three dials pave your way for dialing in the noise suppression: threshold, decay, and a mode dial. The threshold dial sets the decibel level for when the pedal brings the suppression in. To its right, the decay control determines how long your notes or chords last before the suppression cuts the signal. You can play around with this control to smooth out the suppression, so your signal maintains a seamless and natural tonal contour, without all of the buzz or hum. The mode dial provides two universal settings: mute for a harsher noise cut, and reduction for a more natural suppression.

Tough Stompbox Chassis

You know you've seen it before on pedalboard after pedalboard: that instantly recognizable Boss stompbox look that has fueled so many axes' signals over the years. A compact size means that your NS-2 won't eat up too much space, and this pedal's tough outer chassis will consistently and reliably keep your signal free of noise stomp after stomp, gig after gig.

Check out our overview of the Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal:


Features:

- Noise suppressor pedal
- Two 1/4" instrument inputs
- Two 1/4" outputs
- Threshold and decay control dials
- Mode control features reduction and mute settings
- Compact pedal board friendly size
- Powered via 9 volt battery or PSA-120S adapter -- sold separately
- Tough outer chassis
- Can power seven other Boss effects units via PCS20A power connection cable

Lose the hum and buzz -- and start making the right kind of noise -- with the Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor pedal in your chain.

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Uses 9-volt battery or PSA-120S adapter (not included).
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): NS-2
with Boss BCB-30 Case
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700

Product Description

The NS2 effectively eliminates noise and hum of the input signal while preserving the original sound's tonality. The natural attack and envelope are unaffected thanks to Boss's unique noise detection circuit that precisely separates the guitar sound and the noise components. When connected to an AC adapter, the NS2 can supply power to 7 other Boss effects units via the PCS20A power connection cable(optional).

About Boss Pedals

The history of Boss reads like the history of guitar effects. From their legendary CE-1 chorus pedal (the big gray box that started it all) to the world's favorite line of compact pedals, they've been responsible for more guitar innovations than just about anyone else.

Boss's compact pedal line-up began in 1977 with the classic OD-1 Overdrive. Its warm, smooth overdrive sounds and breakthrough Boss pedal features (heavy-duty construction, rubber pads on top and bottom, recessed control knobs, silent switching, a built-in LED, and easy battery replacement) immediately set it apart from other stomp boxes on the market. It established the masterful design for all other Boss effects pedals since.

Throughout the years, Boss has continued to define the cutting edge of guitar effects. Double-layer circuit boards allowed pedals like the DD-5 Digital Delay to deliver studio-quality effects comparable to rackmount units. They recently brought bassists and guitarists the first bass synthesizer in a compact pedal, the SYB-3. On their 20th anniversary they proudly introduced the OD-3 Overdrive, a pedal that takes the smooth, dynamic overdriven tones of the legendary OD-1 to a different level. Like all Boss products, it is a level of sound quality and durability that is unrivaled.
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Sound: I keep reading a lot of reviews about how it kills your tone. The only difference that I've noticed was just a little bit of a volume decrease, but all I have to do is turn it up louder. I am using this pedal on a 200W Traynor tube amp head and a Marshall 1960A cabinet. It will definitely kill the unwanted sound immediately. Feature: Don't really need too many features on this. What's on the pedal is all you need. Ease of Use: It really wasn't that hard to get it setup. But I will tell you right now, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS! It will tell you what the knobs do and how to set it up properly. Once I read the instructions I set it up in no time. Quality: It's a Boss pedal and it's built like a tank. Value: For the price I got this for it was worth every penny. Get a daisy chain to supply other effects pedals that you have. The Wow Factor: I got tired of hearing the unwanted noise from my amp at shows and band practices, so I wanted this pedal. Overall: Since I own the Metal Zone pedal, I expect this to last for a very long time. I've only had a few effect pedals go bad on me, but they weren't Boss products. If it ever went bad on me I would definitely buy another one.
Style of Music: death and thrash metal
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"Perfect if used properly."
Sound: Does not change your tone if you set it up properly. I read a zillion negative reviews by people who didn't use this correctly and then thought it was the pedal's fault. Use all 4 jacks...this is not the same type of pedal as the mxr smart-gate or isp decimator, etc. It's more like the ISP Decimator G-String but you get the save yourself $120 getting this instead of the g-string. I've owned both and they're both great but this affords you more tweaking options and is way cheaper. Feature: All the things you need a gate to do in a guitar rig, this does. Note: It will not eliminate the sound from ground loop hum...if that's your problem, please look elsewhere. (Ebtech makes some good devices for that ailment) Ease of Use: I only gave this an 8 because although it couldn't be easier to use people seem to constantly use it wrong and then bash it for poor results which are, by and large, their own fault. For this to sound good right you'll need: Dirt pedals into a clean amp or, A separated preamp / power amp setup or, An amp with a series effects loop (preamp out, poweramp in) Your guitar goes into the NS-2 then out of its "Send" jack into your amp then from the amp's fx loop send into the "Return" jack on the NS-2 then out of its "out" jack into your delay, reverb, time based fx, then into your amps fx return. It will do what you hope it will in this configuration. Simply plugging this in between your guitar and amp is a waste of your time and money. Also, never ever put delays, reverbs, time based effects before the ns2 or in its loop. It will sound stupid that way. Quality: Its a boss pedal so you're good for at least 5 years out of this baby. Value: When compared to the only equivalent noise suppressors on the market, this thing is a steal. It does more than the MXR, the Rocktron, the cheaper ISP. Its a great deal for high gain applications. Manufacturer Support: haven't needed their help The Wow Factor: If you play rock, metal, hell even heavy blues, and you don't have a noise suppression system you're doing yourself, your tone, and especially your audience a disservice. If you need a noise suppression pedal...get this one. Its dirt cheap for the help it'll give you and you won't be disappointed. Overall: If this breaks I'll buy another one instantly. This shuts up your hum, hiss, and feedback and if you're not a dummy about how you use it then you won't even notice its on until you shut it off and hear all that old racket again.
Style of Music: Metal
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