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Furman SPB-8 Pedal Board  

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The Furman SPB-8 Pedal Board is the perfect solution to stage clutter. Thre are some fantastic all-in-one effects processors out there, but some of u...Read More

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Get your effects together.

The Furman SPB-8 Pedal Board is the perfect solution to stage clutter. Thre are some fantastic all-in-one effects processors out there, but some of us just love our dedicated stomp boxes and their custom effects. The drawback is a big mess at your feet on stage. The SPB-8 Pedal Board is the long-sought answer, effectively integrating all your favorite pedals into one compact, safe, versatile unit. Up to eleven boxes mount on a no-slip panel. True stereo effects return, external effects loop. Amp outputs. Eight individually protected 9V DC outlets. 3 120VAC, 15A outlets. Strong, light polycarbonate platform with steel housing and Velcro sheeting to secure pedals. Dual stereo loops. Toroidal transformer eliminates hum. A padded soft carrying case is included.

FEATURES
  • Eleven box spaces
  • True stereo effects returns
  • Amp outputs
  • Eight 9V DC outlets

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4.0

(based on 31 reviews)

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not bad, but can be of better quality for the $

Furman SPB-8 Pedal Board isn't bad overall.. I have had a similar problem with the zipper busting on the bag.. I have also had to change the guitar input jack and...Read complete review

Furman SPB-8 Pedal Board isn't bad overall.. I have had a similar problem with the zipper busting on the bag.. I have also had to change the guitar input jack and left/mono out jack.. as with the dc 9 volt jacks, i have replaced the second and third top jack along with the bottom left corner with higher quality jacks that lock to the board.. The input jacks for the guitar are made of cheap plastic in which the threads will want to strip overtime as you hand tighten them.. the 9 volt jacks are made cheaply, as to where, if there is slight tension on the jack with the chord between pedal and board ,the metel inside of the jack which completes the connections will bend slightly causing that pedal to lose power and think you have a bad chord connection which has happenned live on stage on a few occasions. I do not recommend this for the active on stage rock band with a crazy singer.. I believe higher quality parts should have been used for the price.. The Layout is great although i wish there were a power on lighted switch.. Word to the manufactuers, quality over quantity.. Quality will bring the customers back. Unfortunately I remain hesitant over purchasing any future furman products. They're batting 2 out of 3 for me. I believe they can do better.

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Lemon?

I ordered this board from MF about 5 years ago to replace my SKB-6 (the original mass produced pedalboard). Initially, I loved it...more space, more power options, much...Read complete review

I ordered this board from MF about 5 years ago to replace my SKB-6 (the original mass produced pedalboard). Initially, I loved it...more space, more power options, much sturdier, etc...Then, occasionally at gigs, I'd get this god awful hum that simply wouldn't go away, until I plugged my amp into one of the 120AC outlets on the pedalboard. I thought, at the time, "bad wiring at venue, oh well..."After a couple gigs that went this way, I blew my power tubes on the amp...figured, "oh well, factory stock tubes..."Then, after only about a year, it happened again. I thought to myself, "that's weird."So, I started looking into it. Everything had the sneaky look of improper grounding, thought to myself, "in a Furman?!"Long story short, opened up the insulation in the cord and realized that the ground plug was there only for show. So, I replaced that plug, and grounded it properly. Intermittently, I get a buzz, and my loopstation starts acting squirrelly, so every six months or so, I check the connection on the ground prong of the plug. That takes care of it...

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5.0

Great pedal board!

By billmjam

from Baltimore, MD

First of all know that if you use a multi-effects pedal the 9v power supplies can cut off. I have a Zoom G2 that I hooked up to the board and the power kept cutting off! After investigating, the G2 power is rated at 300ma, the power supply for the SPB-8 is only rated for 100ma. No big deal, I just used the wall wart for the G2 and everything is groovy! Handy plug right there!Really there is too much on this board, but I needed the space. I don't use the patch section, no need. All that does is add extra patch cords to the set up. Nice long power cord which is nice, no need for extention cords in most cases. If you have more than a 12 foot reach to power you will need one.Ohter than that it's a great board for the money. Quiet power and solid build. Not too big. Realistically, if you have more than 6 pedals, with cords and all this board will be cramped. I have a Wah pedal, the G2, a Fulltone Fulldrive, and an amp switch pedal on mine with only room for maybe two other small pedals.

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4.0

Almost There

By Tonedaddy

from Nashville

Board is sturdy but, product could be improved with simple protective rails over the 9v power jacks and the cable jacks. Also, ports or slots could be milled through the board to run power cables and effects chain cables to prevent the rats nest of cables running between pedals. Otherwise it does what its supposed to do without any affect on tone.

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3.0

Lemon?

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I ordered this board from MF about 5 years ago to replace my SKB-6 (the original mass produced pedalboard). Initially, I loved it...more space, more power options, much sturdier, etc...Then, occasionally at gigs, I'd get this god awful hum that simply wouldn't go away, until I plugged my amp into one of the 120AC outlets on the pedalboard. I thought, at the time, "bad wiring at venue, oh well..."After a couple gigs that went this way, I blew my power tubes on the amp...figured, "oh well, factory stock tubes..."Then, after only about a year, it happened again. I thought to myself, "that's weird."So, I started looking into it. Everything had the sneaky look of improper grounding, thought to myself, "in a Furman?!"Long story short, opened up the insulation in the cord and realized that the ground plug was there only for show. So, I replaced that plug, and grounded it properly. Intermittently, I get a buzz, and my loopstation starts acting squirrelly, so every six months or so, I check the connection on the ground prong of the plug. That takes care of it...

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5.0

Likker effects board

By bigrockerjim

from East Peoria, IL

I've been a gigging musician for over 20 years. I've never really had a good pedal board because I didn't really use that many pedals. But that has changed a bit and I spent countless hours looking at stuff online trying to decide what to buy. I bought this Furman SPB-8 because it seemed to be the biggest bang for the buck. I really like it! And to get a good board of any brand plus a power distribution box will cost you more. I'm a big guy. When I step on something it had better be pretty solid - this one is. I don't use the patch bay. Don't even care if it works. 2 extra connections in a chain aren't necessary and a bad idea for preserving the signal. But all 7 of my pedals are powered (clean) by the board and the velcro grabs them really tight. Be careful about how many times you pull them off the board because they stick so tight they will pull the material away from the board if you're not careful. It will re-stick though. The bag is a little light weight for such a big board, but so far it's doing the job well. I recommend it. It's a good tool at a good price.

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2.0

Quality issues kill otherwise decent board

I thought the power conditioner features of the Furman board for the price would make this a great deal, but the 9v power supply was defective and wouldn't power my pedals. Unfortunately I didn't test the board before tearing apart my chain to move it over to the board so a lot of wasted effort. I didn't mind the boards weight, but I agree that the bag zipper seems lightweight for the task. I'm going to go with either and SKB or a Gator board instead.

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5.0

Shweeeeet

By Quilemaul

from Las Vegas, NV

I am completely satisfied with this thing! After doing my research, I finally decided on Furman because my experience with their power conditioners. Man, what a treat this thing was to set up. Maybe it's just me (My pedal chain is PERFECTLY suited to this thing) but I don't get any noise whatsoever using the patch bay or included power supplies. Basic setup is as follows (An S indicates a stereo chain) : Gtr to input of patch bay, out to MXR KFK-1 EQ-->Rocktron Big Crush Comp-->MXR DD-11-->Digitech RP350-S->patch bay "From Pedals" connectors then I use the patchbay's stereo effects send and returns to go to a Line 6 FM4. Finally, from the unbalanced outs of the patch bay I go to an Ebtech HE-2-XLR Hum Eliminator. I think it's that plus the noise gate settings on my RP350 that may be clearing out all the noise, but just know, any noise any of the other reviewers are complaining about can be fixed if you put the time and effort into nailing it down and tweaking your tone

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3.0

Buy a Pedal Pad

By Tele-w_NWe

from Boston, Ma

A good pedal board but it's way to heavy and big, I've used It live only a few times because it's very bulky and akward and the patch bay is very noisy. The other guitarist in my band uses a Pedal Pad pedal board I might have to pick one up too. The furman is just not practical for living in the city and also the clubs I play.

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4.0

Works for me

By DW-yfj8f

from St.petersburg, FL

Overall I like this board. I don't use the patch bay because it is too noisy. I think that may be caused by the power supply. The board is tough as hell and the velcro is as strong as you would ever need. The zipper did break on the bag but I can get that fixed. Also with time the screws on the back of the board that hold the power supply on may come lose and fall out. Try and check that they're tight everyonce in a while. I've been using it for three years and it's like an old friend to me.

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5.0

Really Good

By Wayne-3wWAF

from St. Louis, MO

Sure, we all want a hard-case, but this board pretty much proves that you don't absolutely NEED one. Holds up really well. Gets your stuff there in one piece (after you velcro it, of course) and keeps it powered. The extra outlets are a GREAT bonus. I run eight pedals off this board (including one oversized one) and I could probably fit another one if I needed it. Excellent value, and it's a must if you're an effect-junkie.

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5.0

No other answer...

By Leon-y3GfG

from Pennsylvania

This is simply the best and most reliable powered pedal board out there. I have always had nothing but success with Furman's products. I loaded mine with a Digitech Bass Whammy, a Digitech Bass Envelope Filter, an EBS Bass Wah-One, a Moog Ring Modulator and STILL had room for it's expression pedal. Love it. It's quiet, light-weight, and makes your guitarist with all his unorganized pedals extremely jealous. If you got pedals, get this!

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