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Contestant number one is the Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal. Boss is a household name in the world of guitar pedals and the NS-2 Noise Suppressor shows why. It is a regular sight on many pro pedal boards and in typical Boss fashion it does exactly what it says on the tin.
The second product we will be examining in this comparison is the FOME JOYO JF-31 Electric Guitar Effect Pedal Noise Gate. Joyo are not a brand that can be called a household name by any means and it is likely that many guitarists have not heard much, if anything about them. However that does not hinder their ability to turn out some awesome gear. The JF-31 is testament to this, a great little stomp box with a bargain basement price tag.
Like all Boss pedals it boasts a compact but highly robust look and feel. A solid metal casing with the signature Boss rubber strip on the stomp box means you can hit it as hard as you like every time and it will still come back for more.
Unlike the majority of other noise gate pedals the JF-31 is designed specifically for use with guitar. Operation is simple but there is a slight learning curve with this pedal. Experimentation will be essential to achieving maximum elimination while still complimenting your sound due to the absence of a mode selector. This absence means that both hard and soft noise suppression is attainable but only through control of the Threshold.
|HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON|
|Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal||FOME JOYO JF-31 Electric Guitar Effect Pedal Noise Gate|
+ Compact and highly robust design
+ Flawless cancellation ability
+ Threshold and Decay knobs
+ Designed just for guitar
+ ‘True Bypass’ for preservation of tone quality
+ Good value for money
|WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT|
|If you are looking for pedals that are unwavering reliable then this Boss noise suppressor is for you. Boss is synonymous with quality and ‘bomb-proof’ design and the NS-2 is no different.||All said and done this is a quality noise gate pedal at a very respectable price. Low cost along with the ‘True Bypass’ functionality and the fact that it is designed specifically for guitar are definitely the strong points JF-31. There are however some very impressive products on the market right now within a similar price range so it would be advisable to shop around first.|
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