Kimball Magee, Rockn Stompn’s creator, talks about what inspired him to the create the ultimate power strip for musicians.
People make mistakes. I know I make mistakes. Any amplified guitar player knows that “POP” that noise and what that mistake can mean to your speakers!
In the 1980s I worked as an OEM electronic component salesman for a multi-line manufacture rep agency that represented SL Waber Electronics the leading and largest manufacturer of power strips in the United States. During that time, at a sales meeting Waber was introducing a series of new products. One of those products was power strip with a 12 hour mechanical timer built into one end. At the time, I remember thinking you could easily replace the timer with a push button switch and create a power strip you could turn on and off with your foot. I ended up keeping that sales sample for thirty years in my basement waiting on me to put the switch in it.
Kimball & Suzie Magee
Then I remembered that rule that “LAST ON FIRST OFF”. I should have turned my guitar amp off first. That’s the moment when I started a four year quest to design the ultimate power strip for musicians.