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gnarkill
post Dec 24 2015, 06:48 PM
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I have a Boss NS-2. It was a great startup noise gate pedal for me. I have played around with it enough, and I now understand how much it does. Consequently, I can now also see how much it is chopping my clean tones and destroying my sustain, and it also alters my gain tones, although I dont think thats a big deal because it sounds nice.

Just about every review I have read on any pedal on sweetwater, musicians friend, amazon... whatever... they all say ISP Decimator is the one. I have looked at many different types, and it all comes back... skip the Boss or the MXR and go straight for the ISP.

What are your thoughts? Have any experience? Everyone that left these great comments about the ISP, they also play metal... and the majority played with a 6505 or 5150. Coincidence? Haha.

Anyway, I cannot find ANYWHERE on the internet in my searches.... the difference between a Decimator 1 and 2... and then the Decimator 1 G String and the 2 G String.

Can anyone shed some light on that? I imagine the G String model will allow for better sustain, however, I dont know for sure.

I have some man cash to blow, and this seems to be the most pressing issue for me, cause I am sick of the tone drain.
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Todd Simpson
post Dec 24 2015, 09:30 PM
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I bought two different variants of the ISP pedals (one with in/out, and one with two in/out) and tried several other gates, including the rack mounted HUSH II and returned/sold all of them except for the MXR SMART GATE.

It's the only one with super sensitive controls that let you really control the noise level and isolate it. The G strings use one knob and don't allow for selective bandwidth like the MXR does. I'd say try the MXR smartgate before you settle on something else. smile.gif

Here is a blurb from MXR
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The Smart Gate is equipped with three selectable types of noise reduction to handle virtually any type of signal. It bites down on sizzle and hum but lets the smallest detail of your playing through. With its uncanny ability to sense precisely when—and how fast—to engage, this little genius will never get in your way, so you can wring every last bit of sustain out of that chord without being cut off. The M135 features a hardwire bypass, precise threshold trigger, and amazingly clean circuitry.

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I have a Boss NS-2. It was a great startup noise gate pedal for me. I have played around with it enough, and I now understand how much it does. Consequently, I can now also see how much it is chopping my clean tones and destroying my sustain, and it also alters my gain tones, although I dont think thats a big deal because it sounds nice.

Just about every review I have read on any pedal on sweetwater, musicians friend, amazon... whatever... they all say ISP Decimator is the one. I have looked at many different types, and it all comes back... skip the Boss or the MXR and go straight for the ISP.

What are your thoughts? Have any experience? Everyone that left these great comments about the ISP, they also play metal... and the majority played with a 6505 or 5150. Coincidence? Haha.

Anyway, I cannot find ANYWHERE on the internet in my searches.... the difference between a Decimator 1 and 2... and then the Decimator 1 G String and the 2 G String.

Can anyone shed some light on that? I imagine the G String model will allow for better sustain, however, I dont know for sure.

I have some man cash to blow, and this seems to be the most pressing issue for me, cause I am sick of the tone drain.


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