"I remember we toured with a band years ago when I was with Strapping [Young Lad] and when this pedal first came out, we made fun of the guy relentlessly for having a Decimator. "We thought it was the stupidest name for a pedal ever. And we had this whole back story about his Decimator where it was in its own rack - don’t fuck with the Decimator, man, because if you hit it wrong or you turn it up past a certain threshold, it will create a vortex that will suck us all in. "So we made fun of him, then after a while I realised it was the best noise gate ever! So now I have a Decimator. But don’t fuck with it, because I will and have been known to turn it up past its threshold."more
> As for the dirt in my signal, I’ve been using a Crowther Audio Hotcake, which I love because it’s versatile and mixes great with any amp that I put it through. Some others on my board are a Radial Tonebone Classic distortion, Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail for reverb and an ISP Decimator.more
It's worth it, you need it, get it. No matter what your amp of choice is, every guitar player playing heavy music needs some type of noise reduction in their rig. Its worth the one hundred and fifty bucks to eliminate feedback from your life. I keep my ISP at about 11 o'clock, and keep it back at my rig. I set it and forget it. It's always last in my line before the amp. (tuner is always first)more
According to an article on Guitarthai, in addition to his own signature ESP Eclipse lineup, Sugizo also used an ESP Horizon, Fender Jaguars, Fender Stratocasters, Fender Telecasters, Gibson ES175, a Gibson Les Paul Custom, a Richenbacker 330, and electric violins made by Kranz. He also used Diezel VH4 head, a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier head, a Mesa Boogie 4x12 cabinet, a TC Electronic TC 2290 Rackmount Dynamic Digital Delay, Decimator ProRack G power conditioner, a script Phase 90, a Boss CE-2 Chorus pedal, a Boss OD-1 pedal, a Providence Final Booster, a Digitech Whammy II, an Eventide Pitchfactor, an Eventide TimeFactor, an Eventide ModFactor, a TC Electronic G System, a Boss PS-5 Super Shifter, a Blackstar HT-DIST Distortion pedal, and a Providence Stampede Overdrive. In addition, he also uses a Korg Pitchblack tuner pedal, an ISP Decimator noise gate, Fender Super-Sonic 4x12 cabinets, a TC Electronic Nova Modulator and a Boss PW-10 Wah pedal.more
“I am pretty minimal when it comes to effects,” he admits, “but from time to time I like a good delay. MXR’s Carbon Copy is fantastic, and I use that sometimes. I use a Maxon OD808 as a clean boost when things need to get really heavy, and an ISP Decimator to gate everything and keep the noise down. Other effects lying around are an [MXR] EVH Phase 90, Ernie Ball Wah and Grind Customs FX Chimaera overdrive.”more
I also run an ISP Decimator in the effects loop of the amp. I adjust it to allow full tone but still cut me out when I need it to. Using the NS2 to control my input gating and the ISP to cut me off at the amp really helps me control my feedback problems without giving up tone — it’s a good mix.more
During his time in Undivide, Leda has released an album called "Materials Left Aside." One of the songs in the album, "White Hole," featured an ambient chorus/delay sound in the intro section. 3:51 - Several of Leda's front-of-amp pedals can be seen - he uses a TC Electronic Polytune 2 Mini, a TC Electronic Polytune, a wah pedal, MXR Phase 90 and an ISP Decimator.more
I would recommend this to anybody that is seeking another edge on their own sound as a player in terms of consistency. This little box tears through the hassle of senseless string noise and does so in a very transparent and non-invasive manner.
It certainly cuts the noise out of anything you throw at it. I don't know of anything that can do it better. BUT, this thing is pretty flimsy. The knob became super lose (on both of them I have owned now) and the actual function of stomping on this box doesn't always work to turn it on and off... I am not sure if this is a problem with the switch inside or wiring... but it's a bit frustrating.