ISP Decimator Pro Rack G vs G String

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  1. devilrob1979

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    Anybody tried both? I have a free rack space and I am willing to pay the extra cost of the Pro Rack but if I can get by with the pedal version I'll be much happier. I need a way to avoid high gain squeal at stage volumes mainly for use in my lead channel. We've decided we're going to do some Metallica covers for the end of the gig to end things on a high note. After all those first three albums are between 25 and 23 years old now so they qualify as classic rock. I an get a an insanely convincing tone out of my Mark IV but it tends to squeal during breaks. I'm not willing to sacrifice tone and I have looked into the alternatives but these two seem to be the best bet. I have a free rack space so that's not an issue. Thanks.
     
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    By the way, I realize that someone somewhere is going to say that any gate will affect tone but I need an option for gigging. I gotta get rid of high gain squeal.
     
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    I've got the G-string. I run it with a Marshall JVM 410H 412. I use OD2 Red with the gain on 8. Plug the guitar directly into the G-string, then whatever dirtboxes you use, then use your FX loop and that plugs into the G-string followed by your time based stuff, and once you set it for whatever volume you're playing say goodbye to hum, hiss, and runaway feedback without killing sustain. I also find it quite transparent for a noise gate. Wonderful pedal noise gate.
     
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    Thanks so much for your response. Sounds like the solution for me.
     
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    http://www.isptechnologies.com/decimatorGpedal.htm

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    Decimator G String Pedal Description:

    The Decimator G String noise reduction pedal was designed for those who want the ultimate performance in a foot pedal and delivers performance like that of the renowned ISP Decimator ProRackG. The Decimator G String provides a totally independent channel of Decimator noise reduction that can be inserted into a series effects loop or after a preamp section with the advantage of having the Decimator level detectors track the guitar signal directly. With the G String pedal you can set the threshold and no matter what level of noise the Decimator will track perfectly without any side effects. And the amazing thing is that you can switch from high gain to your clean channel and never have to switch the Decimator G String off due to the threshold being set too high. ItÂ’s simply transparent. As can be seen in the diagram, the G String noise reduction pedal has an input to connect a guitar directly and a buffered output signal to feed the front of a guitar rig directly while providing a separate audio channel of Decimator that can be inserted in the signal chain of any guitar rig. You can insert any other pedals between the output of the Decimator G String and the input of your guitar amplifier. This allows the Decimator G String pedal to remove any level of noise you may have even with overdrive pedals at the front end of the amp.
     

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