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    Ive got a budget rack going on and Im looking for a noise gate to put in the fx loop of my pod pro. looking at a NS2, decimator G pedal, decimator rack G. The rack G is worth as much as my preamp and power amp, thus making it probably not the best budget investment unless it really is that awesome.

  • #2
    I tried a G pedal, which weighs twice as much as an NS-2, but IMHO it didn't do anything my NS-2 wasn't already doing.

    Rack G is gonna blow your budget right out the door. It's got rave reviews, so should be an awesome piece, but if you're on a budget, I'd say go with the NS-2 for right now. It will certainly do the job until such time as you do have the funds to spring for the Rack G.
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    • #3
      Grab the Decimator G for real. The pedal will do you good. In my experience I believe that the NS2 is a Tone Sucker. A friend bought the Decimator G used for around 90 bucks.
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      • #4
        Grab the Decimator G for real. The pedal will do you good. In my experience I believe that the NS2 is a Tone Sucker. A friend bought the Decimator G used for around 90 bucks.
        When I A/B'd the NS-2 & Decimator G, I didn't notice any tone suckage, and I use my clean channel as much, if not more, as I use dirt. Looks like our mileage varied, eh?

        BTW, although not the genre I'd normally listen to, Mr C, your MySpace page has some rather tasty songs on it...
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        • #5
          decimator G. all the way
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          • #6
            When I A/B'd the NS-2 & Decimator G, I didn't notice any tone suckage, and I use my clean channel as much, if not more, as I use dirt. Looks like our mileage varied, eh?

            BTW, although not the genre I'd normally listen to, Mr C, your MySpace page has some rather tasty songs on it...


            Thank you very much man. I really appreciate it. We're not doing music as heavy anymore and are do for an update soon lol. I think that the NS-2 IS a good pedal for the price. But if you can get the Decimator, even if it's not the G, that it will perform better than the NS-2. I've never really needed one, even though I play what's considered "high gain" music.
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            My gear:
            Agile AL3100
            Peavey Ultra Plus
            Ampeg 4x12
            1980s Laney Cab with Celestion 70-80s[/CENTER][/FONT][/SIZE][/SIZE]

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            • #7
              I think unless you're playing extreme high-gain stuff, the difference between the NS2 and the ISP G is pretty negligible. I run my rig stereo with a DBX 266 compressor/gate on both channels, which is serving me really well even for the extremely high gain I usually play with. Quite a bit harder to dial in than the ISP, though... I'd love one of the ProRackGs, but they're like $300+ used.
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              • #8
                Have you priced any used Rocktron rack units? I've always felt that the Hush IICX did a great job, and was seeing them in the $70-80 range on a regular basis.
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                • #9
                  no, I havent. I briefly have looked at the hush line over the last 10 years but never really needed a gate. the gate on my pod pro sucks and isnt tweakable and its kind of irritating not having that control

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                  • #10
                    MXR Smart Gate is a good option to look at too.
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