#1
I play all types of metal at high volumes and i get a ton of hiss from the amp as well as feedback. I would like good cleans and picking dynamics, tapping, harmonics etc. Is this pedal responsive to techniques like this? I also saw a diagram from this thread http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?t=1879492&highlight=isp+decimator+g+string&page=3 that shows the ns-2 doing the same thing. What actually is the tone suck in the ns-2 doing and can it be eq'd out Thanks for your help ~Colton
#6
are cleans really that sacrificed with the original decimator? the price just made the deal for me... don't really feel like shelling out $225 for a noise reducer
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#7
unfortunately right now im using a randall rg100 stereo chorus g2. It is pretty decent for solid state but i'll upgrade to a tube amp soon. From what ive heard on other hc reviews my amp isnt the only known for crazy feedback. I cant even use the modern gain channel or it will squeal like crazy, and when the master volume is close to 3/4 the white noise is very noticeable. If this can help me i think it can help anyone.
#8
I would like one of those pedals too, to bad there pretty expensive
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#9
yeah but the way i look at it, it is something i'll have for a long time so it would be worth the investment. UnsignedRecords, the main reason i want the g string pedal is because of my crazy amount of amp noise. I never heard the cleans were bad on the original, just making sure. If anyone knows someone who is selling a used one let me know. Thanks again. ~Colton
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#10
haha, well that was just a personal statement for me, as i've been debating which to get for quite a while

ever since the g-string came out, people started saying it's big improvement over it was the g-string responds way better to your clean tone because of it's setup. but no one really complained about cleans before the g-string came out.
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#11
yeah i know what you mean the only reason im considering the boss ns-2 is if you go to http://www.guitarfxdepot.com there is a bunch of well known guitar players that use the ns-2 with high gain rigs. I mean if they sucked gigging musicians like that wouldn't be using them.
#12
eh, it's a boss pedal, so it has the name behind it. check out vids on youtube comparing the two. they both have their strong points, but i think the decimator comes out on top. and for $30 more than the ns-2, why not? the g-string i'm not too keen on.
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#13
I just got the regular decimator in the mail today. I actually ordered the g-string but I guess they shipped out the wrong thing. I am pretty glad they did, this model killed all the noise and kept the tone. While I was playing I kept switching it on and off, there was no difference in tone but when I stop playing all the hiss and feedback were gone. I kinda feel like the g-string is a waste of money now, I definitely wouldn't pay $100 more for it.

I have no problem with cleans with the pedal either. I did the same test of playing while switching it on and off and I didn't notice a loss of tone.
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#14
^ sweet. did you get your money back?
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#15
I just bought a decimator (not the G-string) today. I'll get to hook it up tomorrow when I go to band practice. Here's hoping it can tame the 6505 in the interest of protecting my hearing.
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#16
Quote by thefrigginbob
I just got the regular decimator in the mail today. I actually ordered the g-string but I guess they shipped out the wrong thing. I am pretty glad they did, this model killed all the noise and kept the tone. While I was playing I kept switching it on and off, there was no difference in tone but when I stop playing all the hiss and feedback were gone. I kinda feel like the g-string is a waste of money now, I definitely wouldn't pay $100 more for it.

I have no problem with cleans with the pedal either. I did the same test of playing while switching it on and off and I didn't notice a loss of tone.


I got mine just today, and unfortunately it is ****ed. First few hours, it sounded like a godsend, but then it started to crackle after i stopped playing, instead of becoming dead silent. So if you play and stop abruptly, you'll here a crackly crunchy noise instead of silence, it really pisses me off. I'm sending it to ISP tomorrow to repair it.
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#17
i'm interested in buying a decimator and still thinking about the g string version.

the g-string has an extra noise reduction stage in the effects loop. does this mean i can switch from dirty to clean without problems? i heared you have to turn the regular version off if you switch to clean
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  • ESP Horizon NT-II Standard (SD '59/JB)
  • Marshall JVM 410 Combo
#18
Quote by thefrigginbob
I just got the regular decimator in the mail today. I actually ordered the g-string but I guess they shipped out the wrong thing. I am pretty glad they did, this model killed all the noise and kept the tone. While I was playing I kept switching it on and off, there was no difference in tone but when I stop playing all the hiss and feedback were gone. I kinda feel like the g-string is a waste of money now, I definitely wouldn't pay $100 more for it.

I have no problem with cleans with the pedal either. I did the same test of playing while switching it on and off and I didn't notice a loss of tone.



So you mean by plugging the original decimator into the front of the amp it took care of feedback and hiss? x_themetalfan_x, let us know how it worked for you.
#19
Just thought id let everyone know i got a decimator g string off ebay for $190 coming. Should be here by wednesday 10/15. I'll post a review and let everyone know how it is because there isn't too many reviews around. Thanks for your help everyone. ~Colton
#20
Quote by x_themetalfan_x
I just bought a decimator (not the G-string) today. I'll get to hook it up tomorrow when I go to band practice. Here's hoping it can tame the 6505 in the interest of protecting my hearing.

You use almost exactly what I use. That ISP will make such a huge difference in the Combo, it shuts it right up and you get nothing but pure crushing tone.
#21
I got the decimator g string a couple days ago and took it to band practice. It more than exceeded all our expectations. Before my whiney randall couldn't even go up to 1/3 volume without overbearing feedback. Now it is dead quiet with the volume maxed. (I never played it this loud, I just wanted to see if it could hold off all the noise.) It passed the test. If you have a lot of hiss and feedback than this is definitely your pedal.
#22
do you leave the decimator g-string on all the time or do you switch it on/off sometimes?

because i was wondering if i should place the decimator on top of my (combo) amp (short cables) or near my other pedals (which will require long cables)
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#23
I never switch it off but you might need to if you roll back the volume knob and let notes ring a lot. Keep in mind my threshold is set to 3 o'clock because the amp was manufactured poorly and squeals when I turn the gain past half, so rolling back the volume might have better results if you don't need to set the threshold so high.