Furman SPB-8 users?

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  1. nashvillesteve

    nashvillesteve Member

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    So, I'm getting this unit to augment my other large pedalboard. My PP2 is pretty much full, so the power outlets on this unit (both 9v and AC) are very useful.

    I have read bad things about the quality of the patch bay (that it sucks tone and is subject to going bad relatively easily). I am not 100% sure I want to use this part of the board, but I could replace the jacks and it might be a very cool feature to have.

    Any input?
     
  2. jlagrassa

    jlagrassa Supporting Member

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    I dont have a need for the patch bay on mine but I have used it before with no Issues, The Furman board is great IMO!
     
  3. Scott Peterson

    Scott Peterson Administrator ^/|\^ Co-Founder of TGP Staff Member

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    I have used the patch bay over the years, no issues.

    FWIW, I haven't used it in a few years now.

    And just to note, I have been using this same pedalboard - and using it *hard* - since 2001 or 2002. Still working and looking great.
     
  4. Stevoreen

    Stevoreen Member

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    I've used my Furman with and without the patch bay and can't tell any difference in the sound.

    One of the best music purchases I've made. Really makes setup a breeze.
     
  5. j_hotch

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    Buried inside of my home-built pedalboard are the guts of an SPB-8. I'm using the power outlets, the 9-volt adapters and the patch bay. I also can't hear a difference in sound when using or bypassing the patch bay.

    Just my $0.02 US
     
  6. Gary Brennan

    Gary Brennan Old cavorting member Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey j_hotch

    How does one remove the guts from the SPB-8 to use it elsewhere?

    gb
     
  7. Last Nerve

    Last Nerve Supporting Member

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    Stevoreen stole my post.... :D...I couldn't agree more!
     
  8. Dajbro

    Dajbro Supporting Member

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    I have never used the patch bay, so I can't comment on that, but I'm very happy with my purchase. It's a been a great addition to my rig.

    David
     
  9. j_hotch

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    There are six or eight screws which hold the metal-plated box of the SPB-8 onto the big piece of velcroed plexiglass which makes up the pedalboard.

    I just removed those screws, made a couple of brackets and re-mounted the box underneath the upper tier of my homemade pedalboard.

    Quick, simple, easy!
     
  10. Supertgtr

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    Mine has been holding up well. Some minor issues with the DC power jacks not making a great contact and the supplied dc power cables being too short.
    I'm going to be modifying mine sometime soon and adding two midi jacks to it.
     

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