power conditioner vs. surge protector?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jasonbraatz, Oct 17, 2001.

  1. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    so...at one of the local music stores they have 3 options for power conditioners -

    furman PL-8 @ $149
    samson somethingorother @ $140

    or this other non-brandname one with no lights @ $60.

    now i could give a crap about the lights, i'll just get a clip light to go along with my clip fan ( :) ), but in talking to a salesperson (who's father, incidentally, works at the company that makes the $60 one) he says that the only difference is the size of the "mauve." - the thing that stops surges and conditions the power. he says the cheaper one just has a smaller one.

    so - does that mean that the $60 one is closer to a power conditioner or a power strip?

  2. Muttluk

    Muttluk Guest

    Jan 19, 2000
    Oakland, California
    Furman makes a $60 one. I got mine at GC for like $65, no lights no flashy things, just a power conditioner. Works fine. See if they can special order you one or somthing. You dont have to pay the extra like $50 just for lights that you wont need. (the nice people at eden built in flashy lights that work for me)
  3. joel the bass player

    joel the bass player Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2000
    Omaha, NE
    I went all out an got the Furman with the lights and the volt meter. I like it, and thought that my head needed some protection that I could really trust. I know I didnt have to spend that much, but I like it when people give me that weird look when I slide the lights out and mess with the dimmer!