#1
What does this thing actually do. I'm not too clear on it. Cleans up the signal or eliminates hum? Both? Neither?
I guess I always had an idea and think that I was wrong.
I've got a 6505+ head and the lead channel sounds like Niagra Falls. I have to switch it over to clean to not drive people insane between songs.
I'm hoping to clean up the noise without cutting the tone, but am wondering if the NS pedal doesn't help in other regards?
#2
Check out the ISP decimator. I've used both and the Decimator outclasses the boss. And yes it will completely eliminate your hum and a lot of screeches as well.
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#3
NS-2:

+ Will eliminate all feedback (or so I hear)
- Sucks tone

ISP Deimator

- Will prevent feedback from starting but won't stop it once it gets going
+ Does not suck tone
#4
Some of the hotter pedals such as H&K Warpfactor and the Wylde Overdrive
laugh at the Ns2...I have quite a collection of pedals and the Ns2 just doesnt
have the power. I give it a B+ its quite good for rock and below...but for metal
and really hot pups and pedals..its not very useful...

The most annoying thing about it is when it busts 25% of yourr fuzz and
its on 10...but then u hit mute and it mutes...totally..

Im thinking of putting a Decimator behind it...
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#5
heavy distortion +overdrive = OVERKILL OF NS-2
no good if you're playing clean either. so ok for like alt rock or hard rock stuff i guess.
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#6
depends where the noise is coming from...

if the noise is in your signal chain the NS will kill it. if the noise is in your amp then the NS wont do jack...
Thank you please.
#7
Quote by deadlydunc
... if the noise is in your amp then the NS wont do jack...


Unless you put it in the FX loop
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#8
Quote by deadlydunc
depends where the noise is coming from...

if the noise is in your signal chain the NS will kill it. if the noise is in your amp then the NS wont do jack...

...except if you put it in the effects loop?
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#9
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NS-2:

+ Will eliminate all feedback (or so I hear)
- Sucks tone

ISP Deimator

- Will prevent feedback from starting but won't stop it once it gets going
+ Does not suck tone

actually, the decimator sucks a little bit of tone too, just not QUITE as much as the NS-2, the difference is just about audible, but you're more likely to notice it on the boss because everyone shouts about how boss pedals suck tone.

If you can fork out the extra cash, the new decimator G-string should completely eliminate every little bit of noise since it can be connected both in front of all the pedals AND in the FX loop. Unless your amp doesn't have an FX loop, imo its worth it.
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#10
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Unless you put it in the FX loop


unless the noise is after the fx loop.
Thank you please.
#11
Quote by deadlydunc
unless the noise is after the fx loop.


Then you need a new amp
All the noise comes from the pre-amp, and the power amp only amplifies it.
If there is noise in your power amp something is wrong.
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Weber Mass 150w
ISP ProRackG
T.Racks Dinopower