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"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
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
“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