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MXR M135 Smart Gate Pedal

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Product Description

If you're addicted to the indispensable juice of a high gain amp or a string of stomp boxes, you need this pedal. Because along with your hot-wired tones, you're probably getting a generous helping of noise. Equipped with three selectable types of noise reduction, Hiss, Mid, and Full, the Smart Gate bites down on sizzle and hum but lets the smallest detail of your playing through. With its uncanny ability to sense precisely when -and how fast -to engage, this little genius will never get in your way, so you can wring every last bit of sustain out of that chord without being cut off.

Originally designed by Scholz Research and Development, the Smart Gate has been completely updated with a hardwire bypass, precise threshold trigger, and new cleaner circuitry. Open or closed, it adds virtually nothing to your signal. We've also squeezed this baby down from half space rack size to a slender stomp box, leaving plenty of room underfoot for your newly tamed effects.


  • Footswitch toggles Effect On/Bypass (red LED indicates on)
  • Trigger Level knob allows adjusting the threshold level of gate
  • Three-position switch selects type of noise reduction: Hiss, Mid Range, or Fuji
  • Gate LED shows level of noise reduction

Product Specifications


  • Power: Single 9 volt battery or Dunlop ECB03 AC adapter
  • Dimensions: 4-1/4" x 2-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Color: Black

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UliRothRules from Washington state
Playability and Feel
Does the Job, But Has Some Quirks
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
I have five MXR boxes in my pedal chain. "Nuff said.
How has it stood up over time?
It definitely works. You have to mess with it a bit to really get it dialed in. I'm still in the process of doing that.
Your general opinion of this product.
For the most part, this will silence the various noises that can emanate out of your amp when you use a big pedal board like I have (9 effects, a ten band EQ plus this pedal). However, it did have some trouble overcoming feedback from the higher gain settings on my Duncan Tweak Fuzz. Just got it, though, so still getting to know it.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
It doesn't suck tone that I could tell. It can hamper the size of output at times, though. So you have to push your amp's master volume a little higher to compensate. Not a big deal.
How did the stain or paint job look?
It's a grey box. Not flashy, but whatever works.
How was the action out of the box?
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