Power: when it comes to amplifiers and electric instruments, you simply can't be without it. However, not all power is delivered to your music equipment in the same way. Depending on how and where you plug in, your gear can be affected by a variety of factors, including electrical surges and noise interference. That's where power conditioners and surge protectors come into play. By connecting your sound equipment to these devices, you can combat issues like the ones just mentioned - and in the process, protect your instrument, amp and yourself from high voltage.
With so many power conditioners and surge protectors to choose from, you're probably wondering where to start your search. For a power conditioner that also just happens to be a best seller, feast your eyes on the Furman F1000-UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply Voltage Regulator/Power Conditioner. Featuring exclusive SMP technology, advanced EVS circuitry that detects dangerous voltage irregularities and even Multi-Stage Protection, the F1000-UPS power supply prevents lockups and will maintain its power through blackouts and brownouts alike.
Or, if you're in the market for a top-notch surge protector that's ideal for both stage and studio use, check out the Fender Surge Protector w/ 6 AC Outlets. Sporting a stylish red heavy-duty metal case, 10' power cord, 1,080-joule surge protection and 72,000-amp spike protection, this bar is designed specifically for musicians and it comes at a very affordable price. Another popular item is the Live Wire Power Strip with 10' Cord. This generously-priced power strip has a black steel case design and can power up to 6 of your favorite devices. When you need extra power, the Live Wire Power Strip will do just the trick.
When you're in the middle of rocking out in the basement with buddies or in front of thousands of screaming fans, the safety and well-being of yourself and your gear should be the last thing on your mind. Of course, it's still something you need to consider before you plug into any kind of high-wattage equipment. For this reason, no serious musician who plays amplified should be without a high-quality power conditioner or surge protector, and the models in this catalog have been tried and tested by audio experts.