The LAST Straw: Furman PF Pro

TTrahan

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I just ordered one of these today.

Its hot and humid in Michigan, so that means tons of air conditioners and most likely, unstable power.

I was playing two of my amps last night (Super Reverb and Blackbird) and they were acting kind of funny. The Super would pop really loud when I switched pickups, or when I stomped on a pedal (it would do it sometimes, and not do it sometimes). The Blackbird did the same thing.

I started to fiddle with cables to try and rule out somethings, but it would happen no matter which pedal or cable I was using. The sounds just popped up out of no where. The Super was dead quiet at my techs house, not even a little bit of crackling.

The last straw was when I had NOTHING plugged into my Blackbird, it was just turned on. And this awful Robot, out of this world noise came out of it. Scared the **** out of me.

So instead of risking my clean '68 Super and my one of a kind Blackbird, I decided to buy a power conditioner.

Does this sound like bad power or power spikes to anyone else? It wasn't my guitar or my pedals. And my amps were fine a couple of days ago.

Also, has anyone bought a Furman PF Pro? Are you liking it? Do you trust it?

Thanks bunches dudes..

Troy-ster
 

Macaroni

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It sounds like it could have been voltage fluctuation. In that case, the PFP won't take care of that issue. What you need is the Furman AR-15 II, which is a voltage regulator and line filter/conditioner, etc. It's got 9 inputs, so you can plug everything into it.
 

erksin

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I've got a PFP - it doesn't do voltage regulation, it just shuts off at spikes or drops. It does have an LED meter that tells you how much voltage you're getting though, at least you'll know if it's dangerous to switch your amps on before you fry one!
 

TTrahan

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Originally posted by erksin
I've got a PFP - it doesn't do voltage regulation, it just shuts off at spikes or drops. It does have an LED meter that tells you how much voltage you're getting though, at least you'll know if it's dangerous to switch your amps on before you fry one!
This is pretty much what I'm looking for right now.

The AR1215 will be next, but for now, the quick fix is the PFP.
 

Scott Peterson

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Since 1998 I have run a Furman AR-1215 and a PL-Plus. Evey show, every rehersal. Not one regret. :D

Note - I too am from Michiigan.
 

TTrahan

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Originally posted by Scott Peterson
Since 1998 I have run a Furman AR-1215 and a PL-Plus. Evey show, every rehersal. Not one regret. :D

Note - I too am from Michiigan.
Scott,

I plan on getting the AR1215, just need the funds...hehe.

Did you bring all of that stuff to the tonefest too? If so, damn...I wish I would've asked some questions.
 

Seegs

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Originally posted by TTrahan
Scott,

I plan on getting the AR1215, just need the funds...hehe.
Hi Troy, I'd be happy to help you acquire the needed funds ;)

Chow,
Seegs
 

Scott Peterson

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Originally posted by TTrahan
Scott,

I plan on getting the AR1215, just need the funds...hehe.

Did you bring all of that stuff to the tonefest too? If so, damn...I wish I would've asked some questions.
Yes I did. I take it to every rehersal, show and recording date I have/am/will be on.
 




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