isp decimator questions

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  1. Hiwatt Bob

    Hiwatt Bob Member

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    1. i mainly want to limit my single coil hum. but i use a germ fuzzface. will putting this pedal first in my chain mess with that? will i have to put it after the fuzzface?

    2. i have a binson echorec which generates a bit of hum, as does my echoplex from the motor. how is running this pedal later in the chain? is it hard to set the threshhold gate when you're running different effects in front that may have slightly different gain levels?

    3. what about the decimator G-string? i run a hiwatt--so i don't have an effects loop. would this pedal serve a purpose without an effects loop?

    any insights would be most appreciated.
     
  2. yodchula

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    may be you got to buy 2 Decimator
    one for first chain and other one after echoplex.........
     
  3. FLYING V 83

    FLYING V 83 Pedal Trading Guru Silver Supporting Member

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    I run mine last after everything.
    Doesn't cut off the delays if you set the threshold right.

    Some like it after dirt & modulations but before delay.

    Experiment to see what's best for your rig, but don't put it first.
     
  4. Hiwatt Bob

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    i've got enough stuff in my chain--i definitely am not getting 2 of these.

    why not put it first? because of the fuzz face? it would seem like if you could cut out the single coil hum, that it would solve 80% of the problem. ?
     
  5. FLYING V 83

    FLYING V 83 Pedal Trading Guru Silver Supporting Member

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    Yeah, it'll wreak havoc with your fuzz if you put it in front of it.

    Ebtech makes a hum "debugger" that's supposedly just for the express purpose of killing single coil hum, maybe look into that as well.

    I play humbuckers so it's never been an issue for me.
     
  6. Hiwatt Bob

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    thanks for the help--i'll look into the ebtech as well.
     
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    Mullenski Gold Supporting Member

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    Agree, don't run it first. Will also make life difficut with a univibe. I run mine first in the loop and love it. Amp is absolutely eerily quiet. Sound guys love it as we mic to the PA.
     
  8. Hiwatt Bob

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    yeah, i just don't have an effects loop.
     

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