A noise gate pedal may not be the most exciting addition to your pedalboard, but if you've ever played with a lot of gain, you'll be all too aware of how annoying the background noise can be! Noise gates eliminate the unwanted noise generated from your amp or high gain pedals, leaving plenty of space for your heavy, palm muted riffs to shine through.
The folks at Fortin Amplification are no strangers to high gain, so its no surprise then that they know all about noise gates! Building on the success of the original Zuul, the Zuul + Noise Gate incorporates everything from it's predecessor with a host of all new features. Built in the USA, the Zuul + has quickly become the benchmark to which all other noise gates are measured.
Here's what Fortin say about the Zuul + Noise Gate
In addition to the KEY IN, ZUUL+ now has a KEY THRU jack with ground lift switch, eliminating the need to split the signal for the KEY using an external device and to tackle ground loops. In addition to the GATE Threshold control, ZUUL+ now also includes HOLD and RELEASE controls, allowing you to further tailor the your perfect gating action. Use in front of an amplifier or in a series effects loop in 2CM, 3CM or 4CM applications. Dual colour LED for visual feedback gating action: Green = Open, Red = Closed, Off = Bypass. The KEY IN is a buffered input that accepts signal from your guitar or other signal source which lets you go from clean to high gain without changing the GATE Threshold knob. This powerful feature lets you control the gate with a different signal than what flows through the IN/OUT top jacks of the ZUUL+. Finished off in a black gloss metal flake powder coated enclosure with raised white cream gloss screening.
- Pedal Dimensions (W/D/H): 4.40" x 2.38" x 1.06" (112 mm x 60 mm x 27 mm)
- Shipping Weight: 360g
- 2CM, 3CM, or 4CM applications
- Key In /Key Thru for no splitter requirements
- Ground lift switch for KEY IN/KEY THRU to eliminate ground loops in 3CM or 4CM applications
- Accepts 9-12vdc for increased headroom via charge-pump internal supply
- Power requirements: 9-12VDC/40mA Center Pin Negative (Fully Regulated) external Adapter/Power Supply only (not included)
- Made in USA