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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-13-2010, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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Need help choosing a noise suppression pedal

Hey Guys,

I've recently gone into building up gear. I just bough a H&K Triamp MKII and was after a decent noise suppression pedal.

My current choices are

* Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor
* ISP Decimator
* ISP Decimator G string

Now I'm leaning towards the ISP decimator due to the reviews I've read over the boss, however the price is quite steep.

Which would be the best one to use for small gigs and home recording?

thanks.

btw guitars used are an RG550EX and JCRG8527z


http://www.isptechnologies.com/index...=264&Itemid=99
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-13-2010, 11:09 AM
 
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Re: Need help choosing a noise suppression pedal

I use the ISP Decimator (just the regular one) in the loop.

I've used it with my old ENGL e530, and now my Mesa for live and studio and sounds great and transparent and does the job great. I used to have an NS-2 some time ago and didn't like it at all. I'm an ISP convert. One knob - one job to do - perfect.

(btw, I know several ppl use it in front of the amp and it works just fine there too for noisy pedals)
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post #3 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-13-2010, 01:04 PM
 
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Re: Need help choosing a noise suppression pedal

MXR Smart Gate
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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-13-2010, 01:21 PM
 
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Rocktron HUSH.
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post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-13-2010, 02:47 PM
 
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Re: Need help choosing a noise suppression pedal

None of the above they are all tone suckers.
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post #6 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-13-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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Re: Need help choosing a noise suppression pedal

I have and use both the Decimator and the NS-2.

I like the Decimator in front of my amp at the end of the pedal chain.

I like the NS-2 with my JSX because I don't use pedals with that amp and hook it up in the X connection method (Google image it) to eliminate noise from both the front and back end of the amp.
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Re: Need help choosing a noise suppression pedal

If you've got the cash go the ISP, if not the MXR Smart Gate is fantastic. I've reviewed it here in the Jemsite reviews, and on my blog: http://www.lonephantom.com
Do a search and you should find it here or on my site.
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Re: Need help choosing a noise suppression pedal

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None of the above they are all tone suckers.
No they're not.
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post #9 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-13-2010, 10:53 PM
 
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Re: Need help choosing a noise suppression pedal

ISP Technologies...either one of them hands down.
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post #10 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-13-2010, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need help choosing a noise suppression pedal

sorry for my noobish-ness but whats the difference between pluggin a noise gate in the front or back?

Isn't there just one input?

Shouldn't the noise pedal be the last pedal into the amp - so all the effects go before it?

Is the NS-2 good in combination with the ISP using the x-connection method? What if I don't loop midi through the amp, then it would help the signal chain would it?
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Re: Need help choosing a noise suppression pedal

I use a Decimator Pro Rack-G and I can tell you that it does not suck tone. It's very transparent, which is awesome. I would highly recommend their pedals, but if you're thinking of putting one before and one after the amp, you should seriously think about the Pro Rack-G.
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post #12 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-14-2010, 12:37 PM
 
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Re: Need help choosing a noise suppression pedal

The nature of those pedals is to suck tone. Thats what they are designed to do, and thats all they do. If you need to quiet your rig, use good quality power supplies, cables and proper gain staging, and you will be rewarded with a much better tone than putting $12 worth of caps and resistors in your signal chain.
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Re: Need help choosing a noise suppression pedal

My MXR smartgate doesn't suck tone at all.

I'm not about to blame equipment if it's making me sound ****.
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Re: Need help choosing a noise suppression pedal

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The nature of those pedals is to suck tone. Thats what they are designed to do, and thats all they do. If you need to quiet your rig, use good quality power supplies, cables and proper gain staging, and you will be rewarded with a much better tone than putting $12 worth of caps and resistors in your signal chain.
Fail.

"Better cables" or "quality power supplies" won't quiet the lead channel on a 100w Marshall, let alone a Mark IV.

The Decimator is very transparent, it was designed to be.

Maybe try using a few before spouting off what you read on the n00btone forums.
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Re: Need help choosing a noise suppression pedal

I use the G string instead of using the build in noise gate on my JSX.. I like the G String version b/c it has two loops of noise gate.. one specifically for the front end input and one for the effects loops.
My power supplies are Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 Plus units and a Furman.
No problems with my tone.. I love my tone.
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