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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-12-2004, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Not enough electricity or is it dirty?

I found out today at my lesson that it is not my guitars pickups or electronics that are making this weird fret buzing noise when I play. (It's like ding ding ding after I hit a note.) It has something to do with the electricity in my house. I have three amps and 4 guitars, and all sorts of cables, and it does it through all the amps. My guitar sounded perfect through my teachers amp though. Is this dirty electricity in my house, or not enough? What can I do?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-13-2004, 02:44 AM
 
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get a Furman
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What is a Furman?
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-13-2004, 04:02 PM
 
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Manufacturer that makes power conditioners if im not mistaken....
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-13-2004, 04:07 PM
 
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A Furman is a make of power conditioner, though there are other manufacturers. They take out spikes and noise from the mains, providing your kit with a more stable power source. I use one to power my rack effects and amp head, and the whole rig is quieter for it, plus I can now safely run the whole lot off one power point! There are cheaper solutions if you are only running one amp. Most power conditioners are designed to run several units.
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About how much is a good one?
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-13-2004, 05:16 PM
 
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I don't think that my Furman PL-Pro E is manufactured anymore, I believe that they were around £450 originally, but it was a fairly high class unit in its day! If memory serves it can power 8 units. There are fairly cheap devices that power only one or 2 units, and as technology has improved the price has fallen. However, if your mains is really that noisy it might be worth trying to find out what is causing the noise first. Fridges are often a cause of noise for example. Go round the house and unplug things one at a time, retry your amps, and see if there is an improvement.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-13-2004, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Hmm. I don't know a lot about electricity in a house, but the only things that should affect my amp, are on the same circuit right? ahh ill just unplug everything anyway.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-13-2004, 06:44 PM
 
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Not necessarily, it could even be in your neighbour’s house! But the best way to start would be with things close by.
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