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MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal  

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The MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal has 3 selectable types of noise reduction: Hiss, Mid, and Full. Bites down on hiss and hum but lets all of your music shine through. Intelligent design provides dual hig... Click To Read More About This Product

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The MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal has 3 selectable types of noise reduction: Hiss, Mid, and Full. Bites down on hiss and hum but lets all of your music shine through. Intelligent design provides dual high and low adaptive filters, opens at lightning speed, introduces no extra distortion, and lets you control the sensitivity of the gate's threshold. Hardwire bypass with footswitch and slim, tough stompbox housing.

Features
  • 3 types of noise reduction, selectable
  • Dual high and low adaptive filters
  • Very quick response
  • Introduces no extra distortion
  • Threshold sensitivity control
  • Hardwire bypass with footswitch
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MXRM-135 Smart Gate Pedal
 
4.7

(based on 85 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (68)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (8)
  • Excellent sound quality (8)
  • Responsive (8)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (9)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Surprisingly intelligent pedal

The active sensors in this pedal are phenomenal. They permit all those frequencies you employ while you play, allowing for resonance, harmonics, etc. while still limiting background noise. At first I was...Read complete review

The active sensors in this pedal are phenomenal. They permit all those frequencies you employ while you play, allowing for resonance, harmonics, etc. while still limiting background noise. At first I was reluctant to buy into the theory that this pedal would help, but for recording and live play it makes an enormous difference. It preserves my overdrive even on the bass without dulling clarity, tone or presence but drastically limits the background fuzz and hum. The adjustable sensitivity allows you to selectively use it to permit or inhibit the sounds you would otherwise desire/expect from your other effects. The guitarist in my band, once he heard how effective it was in recording, immediately decided to go get one for himself. Believe!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

no thanks

Like it says in other reviews, the manual gives no information on the "hi-trigger" button. The pedal doesn't kill any hiss or hum without it pressed down. The only way...Read complete review

Like it says in other reviews, the manual gives no information on the "hi-trigger" button. The pedal doesn't kill any hiss or hum without it pressed down. The only way to stop hiss and hum is to have the pedal turned all the way up, this setting doesn't even stop all of the hum. Plus it sucks a lot of tone. I've even let friends use it to see if they liked it, and they didn't. I use a lot of gain and I didn't really expect it to cut it all out but I definitely thought that for the money it could at least save my tone. The casing is very nice and sturdy though. Its really disappointing.

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5.0

I would buy it again if I needed to

By Andrew

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal:

Love it to death works perfectly as it is described but it still allows feedback to an extent. But, I'm still getting the high hiss/hum/Feedback background noise which is coming off of my MXR M-102 Dyna Comp Maybe it's because I have the Dyna Comp's Sensitivity all the way up?! Works well but I don't know why it's not eliminating the hissing hum from my MXR M75 Super BA Distortion Pedal but it takes away the hiss from my MXR Fullbore Metal Pedal.

 
5.0

I love it!!!!!!

By Jim

from Jacksonville Florida

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal:

    I had a nasty buzz in my rack system, no matter what I did I could not get it to go away I used various pedals and methods. I was told about this pedal and I put it in between my GC ex and my mesa boogie Triaxis, no more buzz, it's silent, thank god. This pedal took away no just pedal took away no tone tone and still works great. If you have a buzz or hum, get this first!!!

     
    5.0

    Most useful pedal I've ever had.

    By Gufty Harchnel

    from Reidsville, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Eliminates Amp Buzz
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Great Packaging
    • Knob Glows In The Dark
    • Responsive
    • Some Parts Glow In Dark
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Practice
      • Recording

      Comments about MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal:

      I use my M-135 Smart Gate Pedal for recording guitars in my band. It works great and there's no other better pedal out there that I know of. Definitely worth the price.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Why I like the MXR Smart Gate

      By Tomnic1

      from Portland, Or

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Can Color Tone Depending

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal:

      So....... Some straight talk on gating and suppression. A noise gate does just that. Gates sound below a certain threshold. A suppressor, or reduction, like Rocktron's Hush is what they call single ended noise suppression. It is my experience that a gate is best used by metal, and high gain guitarists to tighten tone from the guitar to the input of the amp. The MXR is perfect for that. Also if you use an overdrive to condition, and boost your tone you want to place the gate directly after it. To really clean up your amp and get the "djent/metal" tone use a noise suppressor( Boss NS2/ ISP Decimator/ Rocktron HUSH) in the loop. I personally think, and in my experience have noticed that shielding your guitar and using an amp with high quality transformers with a gate in front of the input does the trick. That said, I really like the feel, and reaction of the Smart Gate, Go buy it. Use it in front of your amp, not the loop.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It works great!

      By Robert Carleton

      from Albany CA

      Comments about MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal:

      It does a really nice job of cutting the noise. The controls and functionality are similar to the Rockman Smart Gate.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It's smart, it's a gate, it's the M-135!

      By SPACE ACE

      from NEW YORK, NEW YORK

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal:

        The MXR M-135 gets the job done. Its only competition is the Decimator as far as pedals go. I own both. Both do a very good job. The MXR is more compact, has a few more options and a better switch (not a real big fan of the Boss style pedal switching). In the end, if ya got a noisy rig, do yourself a favor and pick one up. A hiss and hum free rig sounds way more professional - your sound guy will thank you (so will your band mates).

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Better than I had hoped for.

        By DJ

        from MD

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal:

        Awesome! I had so much noise coming from my pedal chain, and it was limiting the way that I used my effects. I could not turn up the distortion or gain pedals to the levels that I wanted because of all of the hissing background noise. Put this at the end of the chain, and now I walk into the practice room and can't even tell that my amp is turned on.

        Before the addition of the pedal, my guitar was so "hot" that any finger movement or neck bump was heard. Now, when I stop playing, the signal goes silent. Just what I needed. When set correctly, does not affect the tone at all. Highly recommend if you have a high level of signal noise.

        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best bang for your buck

        By sevenstring revenge

        from Hopkinsville, KY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Quiet
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal:

          First off the instructions are not the best for this pedal. But at the same time, 5 minutes with this thing and I can see why they didn't write detailed instructions.

          I plugged it in as the first pedal in the chain. So I have the MXR M-135,an MXR ZW-44, volume at 10, tone 50%, gain 0 to about 3 going into a Blackstar HT-5H with the gain at about 90% into a Randall 2x12 loaded with the Eminence Patriot Swamp Thang and Eminence Patriot Texas Heat. So my home rig is pretty loud and noisy.

          Prior to the M-135 this thing made more noise than two skeletons fighting on a tin roof. Every time I'd stop playing all you could hear was me trying to not move my hand on the strings unless I kept my pick hand completely still. So I set the gate to full and the Trigger Level to zero with the Hi Trigger Range in the up position and that was it.

          I did not try in on the hiss mid yet, but that's not what I bought it for complete silence and that's exactly what I got.

          Now the little rubber thing I presume is for the knob, since that's what if fit on, but inless you want to fight with it for about 20 minutes to get it back off, don't mess with it.

          To be honest, if I could get one of these for my dog I would! Great pedal for the money and does what it advertises.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          MXR Solid as a Rock!!

          By Rhoads Scholar

          from Madison WI

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal:

          Great Gate!!!

          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          "Smart" Noise Gate is Right

          By Swagger's Guitarist

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal:

            I've owned both the Boss Noise Gate and the ISP Decimator, and I like the control/features of the M-135 best. I certaily did the best job in not killing my tone like the Decimator did. The M-135 does not squash noise as well, so it's a compromise. Personally, I would rather put up with a bit of hum vs having something in my signal chain that could totally kill my tone. I use it to bring down the hum from my overdrive pedal; does a perfect job.

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