NAD! (huge f***ing amp content)

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  1. RichIKE

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    5153 100 Watt. This thing is huge, in sound and aesthetics. look at how small my avatar 2X12 looks under this thing!

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    on a side note, anyone have a suggestion for a good boost pedal that plays nice with this amp?, and can anyone vouch whether an ISP decimator works better with this out front or in the loop? thanks doods
     
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    iRaiseTheDead Ashes Of Rebirth

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    Whoa nelly
     
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    By boost do you mean an OD or a boost for solo's? I used a Maxon OD808 in front of mine and dug it a lot. Also for a pure clean volume boost for leads, I've ran a CAE Linear Boost in the effects loop of all my amps and it works like a charm.
     
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    As far as a boost pedal goes, can't go wrong with the Tube Screamer.

    Although, there is a newer company out of Norman Oklahoma called Walrus Audio that has some incredible overdrive pedals. I'm kind of drooling over those at the moment.
     
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    Whoa, how much does that weight?
     
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    And another thing, Happy New Amp day! I'm incredibly jealous.
     
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    i mean an OD, ill have to check out the OD808
     
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    Im using a Maxon OD9 infront of mine, works great :yesway: congrats on the new amp, Im running a very similar setu, 5150iii->avatar contemporary 2x12 fucking love it
     
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    55 pounds apparently, it feels like it weights about as much as the known universe.

    also this 212 is just my home cab, cant wait to see what this sounds like through my 412 at rehearsal volumes.
     
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    Maxon OD808 or Ibanez TS808 are both great for boost. ISP decimator is good in the front for tighter gating as long as your amp isn't generally super noisy. You could get the ISP G string version, but it's quite a bit more cash. I would get the regular ISP and use it out front and see if that's enough for you. If not you can always by another gate and set it low and keep it in the FX loop.
     
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    ISP Decimator G-String. Works in the loop AND in front at the same time!

    And I wouldn't put a boost on one of these. It's tight, thick and has enough gain. Can't really think of any other reasons to use one. Those are the main three.
     
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    The 5150iii really doesn't need a boost except maybe on channel 2 if you want some killer rythm. I used an mxr gt OD with good results and my joyo OCD copy is very useful on all channels. I'd recommend the ISP g string for this beast. I used a smart gate at first but it doesn't gate as fast as I like and there was still some residual noise.
     
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    I don't think so... my understanding is that the gating only happens in the loop, and everything it does in front is just to help with the tracking of the gate. If you've got a pedal in front of it it's not going to gate it.
     
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    So are you saying if I just have an ISP in the loop any noise from my overdrive pedal/ hot pickups will not be Gated/ will be harder to gate?
     
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    First, I would like to point out that by "in front", I mean in front of the amp at the end of your signal chain.

    Second, the Decimator has the option of EITHER going in front of the amp OR going into the FX loop. It simply has one input and one output.

    The Decimator G-STRING, however, goes in the FX loop AND in front of the amp. It has a guitar in, guitar out, FX send and FX return inputs on the pedal. In front of the amp stops feedback and noise from your pedals, while going through the FX loop stops your amp from humming. At least, I think that's how it works. I know for a fact, as an ISP Decimator G-string owner, that it does go through the FX loop and in front of the amp.
     
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    so, I have the regular non g string version, should i be running it in the loop or out front last in my chain? i assume that having it in the loop would still gate feedback and pedal noise but am I mistaken?
     
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    double post sorry
     
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    Personally, I'd just run it in front if you have no buzzing and humming coming from the head. My friend tried a normal Decimator at Guitar Center once and I BELIEVE it was just through the front of a 6505+ and it stopped the feedback.

    So I know going through the front will kill the feedback. But I'm not sure if it will if you go through the effects loop.



    Woo! Thousandth post!
     
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    ahh thanks anyways man, anyone else know?
     
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    I revised my post. Should be more helpful :).
     

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