Hey all, been a while since i've posted here. If you recall me, I was trying to find an amp for the longest time that didn't suck that i could afford.
I finally got myself a hot-rodded 2ch (older) dual recto with only 1 recto tube and 2 6l6's (50 watt setup) and running it through a peavy xxl 4x12 16 ohm mono cab i had lying around. I'm finally pretty happy with my tone
I picked up am ISP decimator Gstring stomp box to try to quiet things down a bit and help with some feedback issues. I have the gain at about 3:00 and the presence and treble are at about 1:30, so i'm not totally cranked here.
Well, the gstring doesn't seem to do anything no matter the threshold setting. I closed my eyes and stomped on it a bunch of times without looking so i couldn't see what setting it was, and changing it on to off (or off to on) had no change in sound to me, even on tight staccato bursts, and i still have massive feedback issues at even moderate (loud for a bedroom) volume levels unless i have all the strings left-hand muted HARD.
I only have a tu-3 tuner pedal besides it, so i don't have anything else to 'loop' like the instructions say to do. Running it through the effects loop also seems counter productive to me without actually having an effects loop, but i didn't try this set up (need to get a couple longer patch cables first)
So, how do i get this thing to work and get rid of my amp hiss and noise and clean up a bit of the feedback issues? Or, was i misled in thinking this would quiet down the AMP itself, not just other effects/boxes.
Try putting the preamp in the loop of the G-String:
guitar -> TU-3 -> ISP input
ISP FX send -> (alternate TU-3 location) -> amp input
amp FX send -> ISP FX return
ISP output -> amp FX return
What it's doing here is detecting the signal that is plugged into the main input and applying the gate after the pedal's loop to gate everything in the loop.