New Gear/New Toy Review: D'Addario Accessories Power Base

D'Addario's Power Base is a professional-grade plug-strip that is perfect either on the road or back home--there is no need to worry that the all-metal power strip will fail or get easily broken enduring life on the brutal road.

The Power Base has five standard spaced outlets and three wide-spaced outlets for wall-warts for a total of eight grounded, AC power receptacles. I'm using the Power Bass right now in my studio for providing power to a keyboard, guitar amp and pedal board setup. Besides its tough metal construction, I like that it features a low, wide footprint that remains in place no matter how many wall-warts and cables are plugged into it.

The Power Base also features an integrated cable management system--it allows you to wrap the 6-foot cord (or any excess slack) around the base when using it or when you want to put it away.
The Power Base has surge protection with indicator light on/off switch and the built-in noise filter reduces amp hum and power line noise.

D'Addario Accessories' Tour-Grade Power Base model PW-TGPB-01 sells for $59MSRP.


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com