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Items that you bring to every gig

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Basstreble, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Basstreble


    Dec 28, 2012
    Hey guys! So I was curious on things that you bring to just about every gig you go to. Now obviously you're going to bring a bass,amps,leads, and music; but what are some things you also bring? I'm asking because I'm going to begin playing quite a bit and I was wondering what I should need for those "just in case" moments!(ps I didn't know where was a good category to post this.)
  2. ModulusQ5-122

    ModulusQ5-122 Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    Lafayette, La
    I carry a bag everywhere I play. It has extra 1/4" cables, extra straps, polishing cloths, screw drivers, Allen wrench set, 9v batteries, extra sets of strings and an assortment of screws. You never know...
  3. Altoids
  4. nomeX


    Nov 26, 2011
    Cables marked with tape, strings, batteries, super glue, screw drivers, 9 volts, extension cord and power strip.
  5. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I bring an old banged up metal case to every gig that my friends call "The Box of Doom". It has a spare everything (two spares of some things). It would take too long to list. That box has gotten more bands out of a jam than you can ever imagine. People call me for gigs these days that I have never met. One of the things they say to me is "I hear you have this box you bring with you a lot. You are going to bring that to this gig, right?"

    Let's just say it weighs about 60 pounds and the heaviest thing in it by far is a GB Shuttle 6.0 (my SPARE HEAD I bring with me) at 3.75 pounds. Just tons of stuff in there.
  6. 5StringThunder


    Dec 28, 2012
    Besides everything to make my rig run and backups for all of those things: duct tape, zip ties, Velcro, wood filler, Allen wrenches, and a multi-tool. If I can't fix it on the fly with those tools, it's a lost cause for the evening.
  7. TRyan5289


    Jul 18, 2012
    Davenport, Iowa
    I've got a tool box with extra tuner, batteries, various tools (Allen, screwdrivers, multitool, wire cutters etc. etc.), outlet tester, string cleaner and cloth, electrical tape, solder gun and solder, extra patch cables, flashlight, ear protection, and picks.

    I'm sure I'll find more stuff to pack in there, but I hope this helps you get a start.
  8. singlemalt

    singlemalt Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2007
    White Salmon, WA
    ear plugs. flask with scotch, good scotch.

    MXR M-80 bass di +
  9. Dalmore 18 ?
  10. Extra cables
    Extra bass
    Two straps
    Bags/cases to hold it all in
    Tech21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI
    XLR/mic cable
    Panty catcher
    Set list
  11. BoomBoomOGTL

    BoomBoomOGTL Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2012
    York SC
    xtra cables,
    xtra set of strings
    tools (screwdrivers, allen keys)
    xtra strap
    amp fuses
  12. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    *Rack box
    *(2) Basses...duh!
    *Pedaltrain in hardcase
    *Locker box w/ cables, powerstrips, straps, etc.
    *Locker box w/ spare cables connectors, components for PA

    I'm the PA and fix-it guy. Most glitches are operator error but if something is truly broken, I can either replace it or repair it.

  13. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg , Conquest Sound
    I bring a stackable tool box. The bottom contains a portable fan that I use when playing on hot days. I also have extra instrument cables, extra speaker cables, several extension cords, power strips duct tape and electrical tape. The top part of the box contains extra strings, 9 volt batteries, a flashlight, various types of pliers, philips and flathead screwdrivers, precision screwdrivers, a knife, solder and soldering iron, male and female 1/4 inch jacks.

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  14. fclefgeoff

    fclefgeoff Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    In addition to everything I know I'll need, I also bring Spare 9 volt batteries, an extra set of strings, an extra strap, extra cables, and most importantly... GAFFERS TAPE!

    I see many of you listing duct tape but duct tape just plain sucks compared to Gaff Tape.
  15. 9v batteries, phillips screw driver, extention cord with 4 plug end on it. A bottle of water. Spare strings, spare cables, spare strap.... Spare bass. DI box in case amp dies... sweat rag....

    That's about it other than the essential main bass, cabs, amp and pedal board.
  16. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Inactive

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Spring water- for the typical Boston bartender that does not provide free soda.
  17. Small toolkit in gig holdall.
    Travel clock and battery.
  18. rust_preacher


    Dec 17, 2009
    Good suggestions. A tuner. An extra tuner.

    Extra extras.
  19. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    I bring enough stuff that I have a complete backup rig if needed. Spare bass, two cabs, backup head, cables, etc. Aside from "spares," I try to have batteries, a tuner, a flashlight, direct box, guitar stands, and an extension cord. All my "extra" stuff fits in a duffel bag with my main stuff, so it really is nothing extra to carry. The spare head stays in the trunk, along with an "all-in-one" toolkit that I got from Walmart.
  20. bassfran

    bassfran Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2012
    Endorsing artist: Lakland basses
    I travel light but never leave home without a tuner, some sort of d.i., extra strings, and earplugs.
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