|06-10-2009, 08:44 AM||#1 (permalink)|
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ISP Decimator vs. Decimator G-String
Found a lot of threads about the Decimators...both regular and G-String, but nothing that really compares the two.
I am running a few pedals up front and a few in my loop. I currently have a Boss NS-2 that I have had decent luck with. Right now its up front killing the pedal noise, but I am getting some noise from the loop.
I do want to try it in the loop to see if it will take care of everything, but I am really considering upgrading to one of the Decimators either way.
I would be interested in hearing from anyone that has used both or anyone that has used the G-String in the config that kills the pedal noise up front and integrates it into the FX loop to kill noise there. G-String is a bit more and requires more wiring so I would like to avoid it if it is just not necessary.
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|08-25-2009, 06:58 PM||#2 (permalink)|
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Re: ISP Decimator vs. Decimator G-String
Actually, the best option for you would definetly be the g-string decimator. Have some experience with it and it works fantastic! The difference between running two individual noise gates (one in front+one in loop) and the g-string is that it actually tracks your raw guitar signal, knowing what to filter when it reaches the loop. this way there is no change in sound e.g. when changing from high gain to clean by pedals etc.
And the connections of the g-string is really simple. Guitar in-out (it is recommended to make it the first pedal in the front chain) and decimator in&out. The decimator in/out is for the effect loop.
Pedals that alter your guitarsound (tremolo, phasers, compressor/sustainers vibes, flangers, overdrive/distortions, etc) you put in front of the decimator in the loop. Delay, reverb, echo (pedals that "add sounds to your original guitar sound") etc. you put after the decimator in the loop.
However, with noise gates, as with any other pedals, there is no definite answer. Try different things out, pedals that make alot of hum you obviously put in front of the "decimator in", and pedals that dont make any noise at all takes no harm in being put after the decimator out. But it is a fantastic pedal when used this way. No hum, and it can really be turned on and kept on no matter what you do because of the tracking of the guitar signal.