21 Things Every Musician Needs

Be over Prepared- 21 pieces of gear your band needs at every show

We have all played a show where something goes wrong. Your guitar string breaks, a battery dies, all your sticks snap, cables fray, outlets are far away… and none of this even addresses the drunk band member who pukes and falls off time. Not much you can do about the drunk bandmate but you can be prepared for the other possible catastrophes with just a little preparation. With just a few minutes of planning you can save hours of frustration- First step- get a small bag or suitcase or other type of container. In this bag you are going to put all the little things that you ALWAYS forget, ALWAYS need and ALWAYS swear you are going to bring to your next show. Take all the items listed below and put them in the bag/box… and LEAVE IT IN YOUR CAR- never take this bag out of your car. You don’t need to bring it into the gig, unless you need it, but when you do need it, you will be glad it is there.

List of things you will need

Extra Guitar Cable and Mic cable-

Fender Performance Series Cables 18.6 Feet Instrument Cable
Monster Standard® Microphone Cable

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Tuner-

Boss TU-3 Tuner Pedal
TC Electronic Guitar Tuner- Polytune

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Extension cord/power strip-

Belkin 6-Outlet Surge Protector

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Extra bass/guitar strings-

Elixir® Strings Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB® Coating

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Cheap Mic-

Shure SM48

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Multi tool -

Leatherman Multi-Tool

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Towel/cloth diaper-

Shamwows

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Flashlight-

Maglite Mini Flashlight

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9 volts-

Energizer(R) 9-Volt

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Guitar pick-

Dunlop 418P.60 Tortex Standard .60mm Orange Guitar Picks 12-Pack

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Band-Aids-

Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages, Sheer Strips, Assorted, 80 Count

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Tylenol-

Tylenol Extra Strength, 500 Mg Individual Sealed 2 Caplets in a Packet

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Gaff Tape-

ProTapes Pro Gaff Matte Cloth Gaffer's Tape

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Adapters- XLR to ¼ inch- 1/8 inch to ¼

Planet Waves 1/4 Inch Male Balanced to XLR Female Adapter

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Ear Plugs-

Foam Earplugs Box, 200 Pair

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Drum key-

Pearl K080 Drum Tuning Key

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Cough drops-

Halls Mentho-Lyptus

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Pen/pencil/sharpie-

Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers

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Notebook-

Mead Spiral Notebook

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Cymbal felts,washers-

Zildjian Drummer's Survival Kit

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20 bucks(OR at least a few quarters)-

1892-1916 Barber Quarter

Follow our advice- Put all these things into a bag and take it with you to all your shows. You will thank us. I promise you. Do you have something we forgot? comment it below at the end of the article!

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