#1
What's the difference between the Decimator and the Decimator G-String?
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#2
The G-String allows you to run a cable to/from the effects loop as well as the guitar to amp.
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#3
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The G-String allows you to run a cable to/from the effects loop as well as the guitar to amp.



This.

The G-string allows you to eliminate noise in front of your amp, and in your amp
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#4
... but wouldn't that be the same as just running the normal one at the end of my effects loop?
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#5
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... but wouldn't that be the same as just running the normal one at the end of my effects loop?

You can do both, so you get rid of signal noise and preamp noise.
#7
It's more effective that way. I'd just get the regular Decimator and a cheapo beat up as hell NS-2 for like $40, and put the NS-2 behind the amp and the decimator in front of the amp. It's much easier and a bit cheaper to get both, and the effects to noise are the same.
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#8
You can do the same with a ns-2, you don't need the extra decimator.^^^
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#9
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You can do the same with a ns-2, you don't need the extra decimator.^^^

Eh. That's true, but the NS-2 colors tone more than the Decimator does. I mean the NS-2 does the job very well, but side by side, the decimator is better. You can't really hear the difference with an NS-2 either though. The only way you can tell a difference in tone really is if you A/B it a lot of times.
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#10
Yeah... I've tried out both and have noticed some definite tone suckage with the NS-2. About putting the gate in front of the amp - I have humbuckers and put all my pedals (i.e. my wah) in the loop (Sounds crazy, but you can get a really cool filter effect that way. I use it for intros.) Would putting the gate in front really make that much difference? Also, what can I do to cut feedback at high volumes?
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#12
Yeah, I'm having rediculous problems with squeels when I'm not playing and I'm getting the normal (non G-String) Decimator for x-mas.

...So I should put it in front of the amp, not the loop, right?

#13
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Yeah, I'm having rediculous problems with squeels when I'm not playing and I'm getting the normal (non G-String) Decimator for x-mas.

...So I should put it in front of the amp, not the loop, right?



if the squealing is feedback from your amp...then yes, the effects loop would be the best place for it.
#14
I've used an NS-2 for several years and have never noticed an effect on my tone. There are quite a few members on UG who have said the same thing. Everyone's rig is different, so the effect a certain pedal may or may not have on your tone may have the complete opposite effect on someone else' tone through their rig. That said, the vast majority of NS-2 hate here on UG is just bandwagon garbage.

If you feel that you need a second gate and you're happy with your Decimator then by all means sell it and grab yourself a G-String - it would be much more economic than running two regular Decimators.
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#15
The G-String can quiet both the guitars signal and the FX loop. They also have the tighter suppression of the Pro Rack G.
#16
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I've used an NS-2 for several years and have never noticed an effect on my tone. There are quite a few members on UG who have said the same thing. Everyone's rig is different, so the effect a certain pedal may or may not have on your tone may have the complete opposite effect on someone else' tone through their rig. That said, the vast majority of NS-2 hate here on UG is just bandwagon garbage.
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I like my Decimator in the loop, works great for my simple rig. I cant see where most people would actually need to fork out the xt4ra cash for the G string.
The NS-2 colors tone about as much as the Decimator does. Both DO color tone but it is up to you to decide which works for you. MXR smart gate also works well.
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