hi, i am to pick up my new peavey 6505+ in a few days, and when i played it i noticed how NOISY it was, spesh with active pickups i guess. but anyway. couple of questions

1) what is the best kinda noise gate? heard good things about the isp decimators, but they are twice the price of a boss NS-2 and pretty hard to get in aus, so is it worth it?

2) when running it, should i put it in the effects loop or straight into the input?