#1
i just bought a Decimator G String to use both before my effects loop and in my effects loop. where should I place the G String, in relation to my guitar, effects, and amp, before the effects loop and in the effects loop, respectively?


if that didn't make sense, here's the way i'm thinking it should go; maybe this might clarify the question:

guitar -> G String -> effects [1] -> amp input -> amp effects send -> effects [2] -> G String -> amp effects return
#2
Place the G string post effects in the input and pre-effects in the loop
I.E
guitar -> effects [1] -> G String -> amp input -> amp effects send -> G String -> effects [2] ->amp effects return

That's what I would do anyway
#3
thanks for your help, Horlix. i'll try your placement when it arrives.

anyone think there's a better placement for the Decimator G String?
#4
I would put any effects you don't want in the loop straight after the guitar, and i would put the g string after the loop effects. It really is a nifty piece of kit


Sounds complicated but i found a diagram




Guitar -> non loop effects -> g string -> input
Send -> loop effects -> g string -> return
#5
alex, so you're saying the G String should go post effects before the loop and also post effects in the loop?
#6
okay, i just got back from out of town, and i had the chance to mess with the G String. i'm not sure if i'm doing something wrong, but i can't seem to get any noise reduction without messing up my sustain and cutting off delay effects. here are the three setups i used; i got the same results with all three:

guitar -> G String -> effects [1] -> amp input -> amp effects send -> effects [2] -> G String -> amp effects return

guitar -> effects [1] -> G String -> amp input -> amp effects send -> effects [2] -> G String -> amp effects return

guitar -> effects [1] -> G String -> amp input -> amp effects send -> G String -> effects [2] -> amp effects return

the only thing i have left to try is putting the G String pre-effects before the FX loop and pre-effects in the FX loop, but that probably wouldn't do anything.

help?
#7
EDIT: ^ how much gain are you using, and what do you have the threshold set at?

i'd probably do pretty much a combo of what horlicks and lemon said. i'd put it after your non-fx loop pedals, and after most of your fx loop pedals. just need to be careful with things like delay and reverb in your loop, as the decimator may chop off some of the repeats when they get softer- so you may want to put fx like that after the decimator.
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