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ISP Technologies Decimator G String Noise Reduction Guitar Effects Pedal  

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    ISP Technologies

    Designed for those who want the ultimate performance in a foot pedal.

    The Decimator G String is a noise reduction pedal that delivers performance like that of the renowned ISP Decimator ProRackG. The Decimator G String provides a totally independent channel of sound 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. It's simply transparent.

    The noise reducing 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.


    Decimate your noise problems, whatever they might be. Call or click now to order.

     

    Decimator G String Noise Reduction Guitar Effects Pedal Specifications:

    • Input Impedance: 500K ohms
    • Maximum Input Level: +12dbu
    • Effective Noise Reduction: greater than 60db
    • Dynamic Range: greater than 100db
    • Total Harmonic Distortion: .05% typical
    • Power consumption: 35mA at 9VDC
    • Release response: Program dependent based on Time Vector Processing
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    ISP TechnologiesDecimator G String Noise Reduction Guitar Effects Pedal
     
    4.3

    (based on 22 reviews)

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        • Home studio (4)
        • Performances (3)
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          • Professional musician (4)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Expensive but worth the money!

        I have this set up on my pedal board for use with a few amps. This pedal has inputs for both the front of your amp and for the effects loop. You will need...Read complete review

        I have this set up on my pedal board for use with a few amps. This pedal has inputs for both the front of your amp and for the effects loop. You will need a few extra wires in order to use this pedal for both. I have used several other brands of noise gates including Rocktron and MXR and I am convinced ISP is the only brand that works without affecting your tone or sustain. It works better than any other noise gate I have used (Not sure if technically the ISP is a noise gate, but it is a noise killer). The only possible drawback is that you may need to place the G String in a location that allows you to plug into the guitar input but also have wires going from the effects loop input/outputs so that they can be utilized. I had to re-arrange my pedal board a little to do this. Basically, what it does is takes away any unwanted feedback and noise from the front of the amp but also takes away the hiss and other noise by also running it through the effects loop. If you want your high gain amp to be virtually silent, you must also have a gate in the effects loop. Other gates I have used have consistently affected the sustain of my guitars especially on the clean channel, which matters to me. The ISP somehow does not do this. It's expensive but it works great.
        One knob that does the trick.
        Seems to be built like a tank.
        This is expensive but it covers the front of the amp and effects loop which is the only way to get rid of all of the noise from a high gain amp.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        [*] in a fancy wrap

        I have tried several of the noise suppression devices out there and last one I bought (after returning this [*]) is MXR M-135 which I seem to be happy with. This...Read complete review

        I have tried several of the noise suppression devices out there and last one I bought (after returning this [*]) is MXR M-135 which I seem to be happy with. This G-String (which god knows why the heck they called it like that) is nothing but an adjustable gate that doesn't do it work faithfully. It actually adds noise on itself and does add a mechanical noise to accompany the tone. So guys, for those who need to understand what a noise gate does, it does not and cannot clean the noise. It can never distinguish noise from real tone. That is why the user sets a trigger to engage the gate. This G string, when it opens up the gate to let the guitar tone out it colors the noise too so the noise is like an envelope around the tone and stays after that, more pronounced like a snare drum's springs, very annoying and you cannot get rid of it. And btw, to get rid of the self hiss that this pedal injects, you have to crank that trigger even more and that clearly bites your tone down, but the envelope noise, just stays ever triumphant. I've tried it at the end of the chain, feeding off the other effects, and tried it in the effect's loop on the amp (VoX ac30c2x btw) and it was horrible. So guys, I am not sure about those who raved this one here. Maybe it works for them, but it's a bad noise suppressor! (I have a cheap digital multi effect with a noise gate that does a much better job than this [*]). Save your money and try other things until you are satisfied. Good luck.

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        5.0

        READ THIS IF IT'S NOT WORKING.

        By Mikey

        from California

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Bad Manual
        • Lacking Clear Instruction
        • Timely Setup

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator G String Noise Reduction Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Problems:

        ISP really dropped the ball with clear instructions. If you are just using this for the guitar feed back, not your amp hum or to quiet your fx loop. Do not buy this just get the standard decimator.

        HELP:

        Decimator not working for just guitar??

        If you plug straight into the guitar in/out direct to your amp. IT WON'T Work. You need to patch the open connections for it to work.

        Plug guitar into the "Guitar In" and Plug the "Dec out" To your amp. Get a jumper cable and patch "Dec In" To "Guitar out" and it will work for just guitar.

        To use in your FX loop with mod effects Plug guitar into "Guitar In" and "Guitar out" goes to your amp's input. The "Dec out" goes to the "in" on the first mod pedal (delay, verb) in your FX loop pedal chain. The "out" on the last pedal in your loop goes to the "return" on your amp's fx loop. The send from your FX loop goes to the "Dec In". Your done! bam! If you are using time based effects make sure they are true bypass and you have "dry kill" off!!!

        The Good:

        I am endorsed by Jet City and run a JCA100 live. The thing cranks! Sounds like a 5150 but it's noisy noisy noisy! The G string fixed the amp noise and I mean amp noise not Guitar noise! If you turn your volume down on the guitar and have a hum it's your amp! My amp is virtually silent on the heaviest gain settings now! I had no idea this could be done. Just run two cables in the fx loop then use the guitar in/out for guitar. I am so happy with the decimator worth every penny!!

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        So, so close!

        By Xyrium-UjsXj

        from NJ

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        Pros

        • Easy To Operate

        Cons

        • Takes 2 Long To Fade Out

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator G String Noise Reduction Guitar Effects Pedal:

        This pedal does two things wrong, it changes your tone by removing some low frequencies, and it takes too long to clamp. If you want a faster response, then it chops off your sound. However, I left it in my rig for a year before I decided that I could tune my setup around it anymore.It might work well for folks that aren't using high gain sound though.

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        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Not satisfied at all

        By T-Bone

        from NY

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator G String Noise Reduction Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I set this unit up by itself with only my guitars and amp just to test it out. Guitar in, guitar out to amp. Then effects send into Decimator in, Decimator out to effects return. Adjusted the threshold until it was quiet, then played. I got tremendous feedback and squealing. Tried another guitar, same thing. Tried taking it out of effects loop, same thing. I don't know if mine was defective, but I tried to contact ISP for four days, had no response, and then I finally sent it back. It did not like the high gain on my Marshall amp. It would only work if I turned the gain down to about 5. What is the purpose of a noise reduction pedal if you can't use it on high gain?

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good Noise Gate

              By Downtown

              from PORTUGAL

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator G String Noise Reduction Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I have a bunch of gear, a lot of tube heads, active/passive pickup guitars, pedals, rackmount gear.
                The G String manages to ajust to every amp or guitar.
                The only cons is that in a live performance if i have to exchange from a passive pickup guitar to an active pickup guitar i have to ajust the knob of the ISP. But if you stay with the same type of guitar pickups you have no trouble at all.
                Once you ajust the G String you forget you are using a Noise Gate.
                Fully transparent when adjusted correctly
                The reviews that say the pedal does not do their job properly or have wires and gear damaged... some people don´t know how to work with their own gear... sad but true
                Sorry my English

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Finally

                By MTloveit

                from Missoula, Montana

                About Me Experienced

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Does What It Is Says
                • No Color To Sound
                • Simple Operate

                Cons

                • Hard To Set Up

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator G String Noise Reduction Guitar Effects Pedal:

                came with power supply. very shiny, pretty to look at. took some time to figure out where to put it in my chain of effects. turns out if you read the instructions that it is best used at the end of each chain of effects. so i got it after the ts9 on the front end and after my zoom multieffect unit in the effects loop. my tone stayed the same, and it successfully squashes all the noise coming from the amp. scary quiet, actually. my 6505+ has never sounded better. ive got it set at about 2 o'clock and my sustain is unaffected. buy it

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                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                [*] in a fancy wrap

                By Themule

                from Undisclosed

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fancy attractive

                Cons

                • All the rest
                • Poor Sound Quality

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator G String Noise Reduction Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I have tried several of the noise suppression devices out there and last one I bought (after returning this [*]) is MXR M-135 which I seem to be happy with. This G-String (which god knows why the heck they called it like that) is nothing but an adjustable gate that doesn't do it work faithfully. It actually adds noise on itself and does add a mechanical noise to accompany the tone. So guys, for those who need to understand what a noise gate does, it does not and cannot clean the noise. It can never distinguish noise from real tone. That is why the user sets a trigger to engage the gate. This G string, when it opens up the gate to let the guitar tone out it colors the noise too so the noise is like an envelope around the tone and stays after that, more pronounced like a snare drum's springs, very annoying and you cannot get rid of it. And btw, to get rid of the self hiss that this pedal injects, you have to crank that trigger even more and that clearly bites your tone down, but the envelope noise, just stays ever triumphant. I've tried it at the end of the chain, feeding off the other effects, and tried it in the effect's loop on the amp (VoX ac30c2x btw) and it was horrible. So guys, I am not sure about those who raved this one here. Maybe it works for them, but it's a bad noise suppressor! (I have a cheap digital multi effect with a noise gate that does a much better job than this [*]). Save your money and try other things until you are satisfied. Good luck.

                Comment on this review

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                ISP Decimator G String Noise Reduction pedal

                By Jimmy Hawkins

                from alabama

                Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator G String Noise Reduction Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I bought it to use with Digitech RP1000 and Fender Supersonic amp. I found that:
                It does color your sound.
                It does remove noise BUT at the expense of sustain.
                I could not adjust it to remove noise and keep the sustain of the guitar, therefore I returned the pedal.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                As advestised

                Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator G String Noise Reduction Guitar Effects Pedal:

                Does what its suppose to do well, Built great.
                As everyone says this pedal does exactly what is says it will do and does it well.
                Built great. Looks great too!
                I was the fence about spending this much money on a pedal, and waited a long while before pulling the trigger.
                But its worth the money.

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Pedal!

                By danulus

                from Bloomington, IL

                Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator G String Noise Reduction Guitar Effects Pedal:

                Overall, I would highly recommend this pedal to anyone having problems with excessive noise in their signal chain--dependable, accurate, high quality.
                This product does exactly what it claims to do. It totally decimates the extra noise of my various effects and home circuitry as much or as little as I want. It follows my instrument very accurately and does not cause any notable loss of sustain. I am extremely pleased with the results and would highly recommend this product for anyone with several effects pedals. Yes, you'll need some extra cables as the cabling set up requires them--so I'd recommend purchasing 3-4 short cables to accommodate the system--but the results are well worth it!
                The unit seems of very sound and sturdy quality. No complaints.
                Overall value is great! For the kind of playing and recording I do, having this degree of noise filtering is essential and it compares favorably with rack-mount and other more expensive noise gates I've tried.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                One of the Greatest pieces of gear to invest in!!!!

                By Aaron Wirgau

                from Romeo, MI

                Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator G String Noise Reduction Guitar Effects Pedal:

                The best... period.
                This pedal is amazing! I run my Jackson SL3MG with EMGs into my Mesa Boogie Simul Class 2:90 power amp and this thing cuts down on any kind of noise or feedback that may get picked up in my signal to the amp. This thing does everything that they say it does! All other noise suppression pedals/ gates seem to affect your overall tone or has to be adjusted when you change from clean to dirty ect... This pedal does not. It stays consistent through and through. Invest in this pedal and you will be glad you did when you add it in to your rig!!

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