#1
I really need a noise gate, So how dose the boss NS-2 work?

I can put it at the end of my signal and in the fx loop?
#2


I prefer the decimator, but the ns2 is cheaper, especially if you need to run it in the loop and out front at the same time.
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#3
Oh sweet. Whats the difference between mute and reduction?
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Oh sweet. Whats the difference between mute and reduction?


When it's on mute, no sound can get through at all. When it's on reduction, it works like a noise gate. The threshhold determines how much sound you block.

EDIT: I'll agree with the guy above, the Decimator is better, but that's like a $250 pedal. I got my NS-2 used for $50. So you have to ask yourself, assuming you buy new, is the Decimator worth $250 extra? If you're on a budget, then no.

I like the NS-2 a lot. It took me a little while to get it to work right, but now it's absolutely essential to my rig. I use a lot of gain, and I wouldn't even want to play if I didn't have it.
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The Decimator is about $130, not $250 ^.
The G-srting is about $250.
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The Decimator is about $130, not $250 ^.
The G-srting is about $250.


It was an unspoken given that we were talking about the G String. He wants to run through the FX loop, which he would need the G String for. The regular Decimator just has one in and one out.
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Oh sweet. Whats the difference between mute and reduction?

When its on Mute, its either working as a gate or muted completely. On Reduction its either gating or off.
#8
if you're on a real tight budget, just use the NS-2. ive used one for years with the "X-pattern" posted above. ive tried the decimator, and its a great pedal, but not worth the $150 when i got my ns-2 for $35. the price per performance ration is all out of whack.

sure, if you find a decimator dirt cheap used and have a flexible budget, pick one of them up.
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Hey just a question: What does the X wiring do that a normal set up doesnt? Just sorta curious
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Hey just a question: What does the X wiring do that a normal set up doesnt? Just sorta curious

Normally, the gate will only cut the signal going to the amp. If you use the X pattern, the input determines whether signal will pass through to the input of the amp, and whether it will pass through the effects loop too, so it reduces preamp noise because the signal from the preamp will only get to the poweramp when the guitars signal goes into the NS-2.