Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2013 1:47 PM (in response to fanir)Re: Hard gate after Tubescreamer?
I like to use two gates for really tight riffing and mutes...I stick a hard gate just high enough to cut out when I mute right at the front of the chain, before anything, then I'll usually put another one with higher settings after my OD boost in the chain. I was getting those quick feedback sounds at the end of my mutes too, but for me it was mostly a matter of playing tighter and making sure I didn't have everything "on 10"
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2013 12:59 PM (in response to gunpointmetal)Re: Hard gate after Tubescreamer?
I also use two gates (when I use gates at all). I tend to favour high gain amps over modelled dirtboxes, for foundation tone, and so I put the gate directly after the modelled amp to screen high gain 'hiss' coming through the modelled amp.
For my 4CM setup I do exactly the same thing when I set one of the high gain modes on my Marshall JVM.
With regard to the basic question ... gate after screamer .... the problem with that is that you will have boosted any noise from the guitar with the screamer so the gate has to be turned up higher to make it work. This sounds progressively more unnatural, the more noise there is. That is why it is better to gate before the screamer.