Wanted to hear your collective wisdom on gigging in Europe with U.S. gear. Specifically, a gig in Finland using a bunch of rack gear and pedals all at 110v. I will also be using a Macbook and Metric Halo 2882. Some of the gear can also be used at 240 v, but let's focus on the stuff that can't.
My question is, considering it is one-man gig, would you ask the venue to provide a step down transformer or would you bring your own, and, in each case, with what specs?
My brief research indicates I should avoid autotransformers and use an isolation transformer instead. But isolation transformers weigh much more (and are more expensive).
It also seems that if you use a U.S. power strip with surge protection with an autotransformer, you risk frying the power strip (which, would not be great during a gig of course).
Any advice would be much appreciated!