Im looking for the right way to connect my dbx quad gate to the gcx to help clean up my rig with a mesa mark v. Here is my signal chain:I'm curious as to why your ISP Decimator is in front of your Tube Screamer. I should think the Tube Screamer would be the strongest noise source in your signal chain and you'd want your noise reduction to follow instead of precede it.
Wah> tuner> eh phase> isp decimator> tube screamer> chorus in front of amp.
I have the delay pedal in the effects loop of the mark v.
Should I put the dbx in the gcx or is there another way to put it in here? Thanks for any help in advance!
Besides swapping those two pieces, I'd also suggest moving the chorus into the Mark V's FX Loop. So in this order, your GCX Loops 1 thru 5 would control the Wah-> Tuner-> EH Phase-> Tube Screamer-> ISP-> front of amp.
Then I'd run the FX Loop send to Loop 6 and have Loops 6 thru 8 control the Chorus-> Delay-> DBX Gate-> FX Loop Return. You leave the Mark V's FX Loop on all the time, and activate the Chorus, Delay and Quad Gate as needed via the GCX.
Just my thoughts on how to do this, but if I were looking for overall rig noise reduction with this gear, I'd give this signal routing a try.