#1
Hi all I live in an older house and have gigged in other places that have older wiring that is not shielded. I was wondering if there was something i can get that can be plugged into the wall before the amp to help prevent this problem.

Hope you can understand my issue and know what i can do.. thanks.
#2
Are we talking 3-wire or 2-wire outlets here?

Either way I'd call Furman or someone that knows the Furman line really well and explain your situation. Their stuff is supposed to be very good but can get very expensive if you need more than the basic power spikes covered.

Some type of power conditioner or UPS seems to be in order.
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#3
Quote by metalmingee
Are we talking 3-wire or 2-wire outlets here?

Either way I'd call Furman or someone that knows the Furman line really well and explain your situation. Their stuff is supposed to be very good but can get very expensive if you need more than the basic power spikes covered.

Some type of power conditioner or UPS seems to be in order.


i have standard new zealand plugs here i can use 2 or 3 pin plugs in them



most amps, pedals etc have 2 pin plugs, some 3

UPS way a ton and are expensive. if i could find a multi plug computer board with a 60 cycle hum protection it would be a better, hopefully cheaper option. i dont own this house its a government house and if i asked them to look at the power for grounding they may charge me to do so. but i can only ask i guess.
Last edited by mickeyj4j at May 25, 2015,
#4
It could be a potential grounding problem. Try using a ground lift
#5
I'm sure you can find something like this for your socket type and test sockets yourself.
http://www.amazon.com/Amprobe-ST-102B-Socket-Tester-GFCI/dp/B008E07HM2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432559571&sr=8-1&keywords=circuit+ground+tester

Most hardware stores should carry these kind of things.
#7
Get a cheap power outlet tester. If the earth is faulty, they'll have to pay to repair it because the house isn't up to code. That's their responsibility, not yours. Do it because you could be in real danger.
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