#1
I need a noise gate bad so which one....nobody sells the decimater here so I was thinking of a Boss NS-2...opinions, feedback (no pun intended haha) ?
#3
my buddy has a boss one and we both think it works nicely but a lot of people on here go for a isp decimator
#4
I've heard lots about the Decimator, but I've used an MXR Smart Gate and it works rather well.
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#5
the ISP Gstring is a killer noise suppressor if you can get a hold of one. Very transparent, and very effective. The NS-2 isn't bad if you use it correctly utilizing the loop, but it doesn't compare to the ISP units imo.
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the ISP Gstring is a killer noise suppressor if you can get a hold of one. Very transparent, and very effective. The NS-2 isn't bad if you use it correctly utilizing the loop, but it doesn't compare to the ISP units imo.

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If you've got the cash though, it might be worth looking into the rack model. I've got the G-string, but it can only handle so much because of the 9 volt power supply.
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+1

If you've got the cash though, it might be worth looking into the rack model. I've got the G-string, but it can only handle so much because of the 9 volt power supply.


what do you mean because of the power supply? It's the same brains as the Pro RackG, just isn't 2 channels. What does the PS affect?
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what do you mean because of the power supply? It's the same brains as the Pro RackG, just isn't 2 channels. What does the PS affect?

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I'm at bit confused at that too. Ususally these things have the access to 4x+ the power they actually need.
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what do you mean because of the power supply? It's the same brains as the Pro RackG, just isn't 2 channels. What does the PS affect?

I was having problems with my Cobra, and the G-string playing nicely. The problem was that the Cobra overpowered the G-string. If I turned the channel volume up to a certain point it would start to break up.

I called the guys at ISP and they explained that I was passing to much signal through the pedal. He said the rack unit doesn't have that problem, because it runs on more voltage which allows more headroom.
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I was having problems with my Cobra, and the G-string playing nicely. The problem was that the Cobra overpowered the G-string. If I turned the channel volume up to a certain point it would start to break up.

I called the guys at ISP and they explained that I was passing to much signal through the pedal. He said the rack unit doesn't have that problem, because it runs on more voltage which allows more headroom.

wow, very interesting. I remember hating the loop on the Framus, it didn't work well at all with my GMajor, but I didn't have josh around either, lol. I figured it had something to do with it not having a +4/-10dB switch for the fx level. Good to know.

BTW, if you are looking to upgrade, I know a guy on HC that was actually looking for a GString to replace his ProRackG, for the simplicity factor and not needing 2ch.
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#11
I started reading into some pedals and they all seem to be focused on the hiss/hum noise, are any of these pedals going to cut out the high pitched scream from a high gain amp at a pretty loud volume (say 3-5) ? The hum/hiss doesn't bother me as much as when we were doing some rough recordings and every time I'd mute my strings for a pause in a breakdown or something, I'd get the whole piercing feedback that makes you want to plug your ears in the middle of the song.
#12
You won't regret the NS-2. I was wary when I bought it as I play a Lot of high gain metal - it shuts everything up. Just put all your noisy pedals (no delays, reverbs) in the NS2'S loop and it's done. Very simple to use and very effective.
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I started reading into some pedals and they all seem to be focused on the hiss/hum noise, are any of these pedals going to cut out the high pitched scream from a high gain amp at a pretty loud volume (say 3-5) ? The hum/hiss doesn't bother me as much as when we were doing some rough recordings and every time I'd mute my strings for a pause in a breakdown or something, I'd get the whole piercing feedback that makes you want to plug your ears in the middle of the song.

Are you playing close to the amp?
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#14
I went ahead and got the NS-2 b/c I didn't want to 1 wait for a decimater to come in b/z we're doing some recording tomorrow and 2 b/c I didn't want to pay the 165 bucks. The boss works great, cut the noise and tightened up the sound a lot, I'm pleased so far.
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Are you playing close to the amp?


No but when you have a 6505 with the gain on like 7 and volume on 5 and a hellraiser with EMGs, feedback is hard to avoid.