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So I had the lights out in my room while jamming at home because my landlord was running an air compressor to do some flooring work, and the lights were flickering at the same time my amp was doing slight volume dips.

I went over to my footswitch to turn on the reverb and lo and behold;

1. The green LED for the clean channel is faintly on the whole time
2. When I turn my reverb off, the LED for ch3 (orange) flickers.

I never noticed this before, just wondering if I should be worried or what? The amp sounds fine, just never noticed this before.

Drew, does yours have similar phenomena?
 

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So I had the lights out in my room while jamming at home because my landlord was running an air compressor to do some flooring work, and the lights were flickering at the same time my amp was doing slight volume dips.

I went over to my footswitch to turn on the reverb and lo and behold;

1. The green LED for the clean channel is faintly on the whole time
2. When I turn my reverb off, the LED for ch3 (orange) flickers.

I never noticed this before, just wondering if I should be worried or what? The amp sounds fine, just never noticed this before.

Drew, does yours have similar phenomena?
Ah, that's to do with how the transformer interacts with the dips and troughs of a "less-than-ideal" power supply.

They covered it over on The Boogie Board:

The Boogie Board · View Topic - Flickering LEDs on Roadking?
 

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No flickering here on my Roadster either - neither through a power conditioner, or straight into the wall.
 

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Stitch said:
Everyone thinks I was being sincere :(
And JJ has been ignoring us
 

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Guiterrorizer
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Maybe I should pick up a 2-space rack, a furman and blinky lights.. :idea:
 

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Do Canadian decibel meters work the same as US Decibel meters? :lol:
 

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No idea :lol:

in all seriousness though guys, I take it a power conditioner is a good idea?
 

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After going crazy trying to isolate some hum in my signal chain, i plugged into my power conditioner and it took care of it. I won't play without it now.
 

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Guiterrorizer
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Thanks Darren. I'll do some ebay browsing to check prices :yesway:
 

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Consider the price of replacing your Roadster versus the price of a power conditioner. They're all cheap and worth protecting your gear!
 

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By the way, Budda - I never replied to this because it looked like everyone else had taken care of your question, but I don't recall every having that problem.

Also, everyone realizes Stitch's link is to a picture of the FUBAR, right? :lol:
 

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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
A pity the basic condition from furman is $180 or so new..

Birthday present? Car needs fixing :rant:
 
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