Dimebag Darrell’s Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor

The Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor was seen on the last known version of Dimebag’s pedalboard, used with Damageplan. Photos of this pedal can be seen on this page – Visiting Dimebag Darrell’s Home | The Making of Stompbox Book (scroll all the way to the bottom).

Based on the photo, the threshold on the NS-2 was set to around 11, decay to 8, and the mode was set to “reduction”.

In case you’re not familiar with what the noise suppressor guitar pedal is used for – it is used to reduce or eliminate unwanted noise, such as hum or hiss. The pedal works by detecting the level of the incoming signal and then cutting off the signal when it falls below a certain threshold. This can be helpful when playing with high-gain settings or using distortion (which Dime obviously did) or other effects that can add unwanted noise to the signal.


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