#1
Hello!

I just got my Boss NS-2. The reason I got it is because I play high gain metal through a Maxon OD808 and a Bugera 6262 - in other words, I get lots of feedback and I would think that the amp itself is a bit noisy.

So, here's the problem - I don't know SHIT about pedal chains, fx loops etc etc etc. I guess I can figure out what setting to use on the NS-2, but where shall I put it?

Thanks in advance, I really appreciate your help!
#2

using this diagram will get the best out of the ns-2, usually a noise suppressor or noise gate will go at the end of the pedal chainto reduce the hum that comes out of the amp
#3
Yep that's how i've got mine setup sounds good

Except i have an EQ pedal after the guitar and before the NS2
#4
Hm okay I got the feedback away now! Going to try putting it in the fx aswell now.

One thing, what is really the decay for? I get a looser sound when increasing it, but if I quickly mute my strings, the feedback goes away a little later (when having decay up). So really, should I find a balance or should I just use it at min?

And hm, right now I have the guitar in in the top right socket, and then NS-2->input of amp in the top left one. If I cross them (ie have the NS-2->input of amp in the bottom left socket) it doesn't help at all. Why is that?
Last edited by Panikak at Jul 20, 2010,
#5
You have to have it running through your effects loop for the X connection to work. You can't just pick and choose the inputs/outputs.

Decay is personal preference. There is no "right or wrong" with it - that's why it's there. So you can set it how you want it.
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#6
The decay just sets how fast the the gate will come in after you stop playing. I keep mine at minimum so it kicks in straight away.
#7
Okay, it's connected in the X-way and it works great! Really easy tool to use. Yeah, I figure I'm going to have my decay on minimum aswell, if I suddenly stop playing, I don't want to have that little squeal there

I have one more question. My hum and feedback is gone and my tone changed a little bit, not definitly to the worse though. It feels like the pedal added more presence? Any ideas how I can compromise with that added "middy, presency" sound?

Thanks A LOT Ug!
#8
Turn the mids down on your amp? Or turn the tone up on your guitar a little bit?
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#9
Quote by Offworld92
Turn the mids down on your amp? Or turn the tone up on your guitar a little bit?


Don't have a tone knob on my guitar!

Yep, will try that. My chug chug'ing loses it's punch-in-stomach-factor when I decrease the presence so I'll try with the mids!

Thanks
#10
Quote by britishsligean

using this diagram will get the best out of the ns-2, usually a noise suppressor or noise gate will go at the end of the pedal chainto reduce the hum that comes out of the amp


That's exactly how I have mine set up, works perfect.
#11
Doesn't adding mids add presence though? That's what it's always seemed like to me. When I scoop mids, I loose most of the "oomph" that I love in my sound.
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Douglas Grendel 725
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