Amp Maniac vs Amprx Brownie?

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  1. Hatfield92

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    I have a trio of small (22w and below) vintage amps, as well as an Excelsior... and a 6g2 clone on order that will likely end up with NOS tubes.

    I’m currently practicing with two groups on the verge of gigging, something I’m looking to do as much a possible. I’ve been reading up, and feel the need to protect my tools/investments.

    As it stands now, I’m looking at ordering a Furman AC 215-A power conditioner and either the Amp Maniac or the Brownie. As best I can tell, they’re basically the same thing. Can anyone tell me whether one may be a better choice and, if so, why?

    Please don’t respond with “just get a variac” ... I don’t want something that could damage the amp if I have a brain fart. I’m prone to those.
     
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    Wish you luck.
    Those things are all over the place now (SPL reducer, tone kings, rock crushers, badcat)
    I think they are getting better.
    I used the DrZ lite that wasnt bad. Better than their big boy.

    In a full band you might need that 6G2 cranked to keep up with drummers, imho.
     
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    It’s coming to me with a 12” Eminence Maverick. That should help control my volume to a great extent.

    And if it turns out to be an issue with either group, I’ll use my ‘79 DR. With its Hempdog speaker, it’s considerably louder than my bandmate’s stock DRRI.
     
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    Also the amp top box. The ox. FYI
     
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