What's in your Gig Bag...?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by NV43345, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    What, besides a Bass or two, do you keep in your Gig Bag ?
    Here is what is in mine.
    extra 9-volt batteries
    a small phillips screw driver
    a small standard screw driver
    a little mini zip lock bag of assorted picks
    DI Box
    20 foot monster Cable
    20 foot old reliable peavy cable
    3 foot patch cable
    spare set of strings
    bass string winder & clipper
    a polishing cloth
    a small hand towel
    1 pair of black tennis wrist bands,for wiping off sweat.
    1 pair of black weight lifting gloves(kind with fingers cut out)Left over from Metal days.
    Fredericks of Hollywood purple crushed velvet thong, size "S" left there by a girl named Tracy
    after a night I will never forget.
  2. Fess up. This whole thread is an excuse for you to tell us all that some chick slipped you a pair of her panties?:)

    All I ever get is XXL worn out grandma panties:(
  3. Minus the thong and your fingerless gloves, pretty similar stuff is in mine. Add a few spare power cords, spare set of strings and a winder, a music stand that folds up to about the size of a carton of 120 (size, not count) cigarettes, a box wrench of the size to tighten Schaller strap lock nuts, and a roll of T.P. (better safe than sorry...). Pretty standard stuff. My basses travel in hard cases, my gig bag was probably intended to be a gym bag when it was made.

    The question I have to ask, were you really curious or just looking to brag about the thong? ;)
  4. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    I was on a search & destroy mission for the Sound
    Hole plug for my ABG. The panties have been in there for years,I dont think I will ever get that lucky again.:bag:

  5. Never say never.

    "Nothing says chick magnet like a 6 foot gangly kid with frizzy hair, glasses, and an accordian."

    -Weird Al
  6. When I gig...

    ima put my:

    1 foot instrument cable
    10 foot cable(back-up)
    15-20 foot cable(for playing)

    And...other stuff I'll prob think of

  7. fastplant


    Sep 26, 2002
    I don't have a gig bag, I have one of those rack mount drawers. I keep extra pedals, tools, chords, set lists, strings, straps, things like that. Basically a survival kit.
  8. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    Thanx, I almost forgot about the strings and string winder, my mind was on the thong. Those
    strings have been in there as long as the panties.
    There a set of Anthony Jackson six string's. I won in a contest years ago,I have never broken a string or had to replace one yet. My favorite is still the "G" string.LOL. Anyway
    I did not want to brag about the panties, that was a long time ago, I'm fat & have a bald spot now, no more 110 lb babes like me anymore.
    I really was curious to know how much stuff everyone else drags around with them.That we never wind up using ourselves, cant tell you how many 9-volt batteries I gave to freinds over the years. :)
  9. Davehenning


    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    You guys forgot the one thing that keeps the world running......DUCT TAPE!! :)

    I swear, duct tape has saved my ass on countless gigs.
  10. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    text descriptions are sooo last century


    *- Remember kids, use them!
    ***- THANKS TO The Bass Guru! :)
  11. fastplant


    Sep 26, 2002
    You just reminded me, I need to go out and buy some more! Thanks!
  12. Davehenning


    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
  13. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    -My ebow
    -my Strap
    -2 cables
    - a copy of "reza" by jaco pastorius, lead sheet.
    -replacement strings if I have them.
  14. ConU


    Mar 5, 2003
    La Belle Province
    My ego.(most of the time):D
  15. Oh...ear plugs,I will need them.

  16. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    Instrument cable
    Patch cable for tuner

    Everything else (batteries, Leatherman, picks, earplugs, strings, tools, watch, spare strap, toothpicks and superglue ect) is in the "Stuff Box." So named, because it's where all my bass stuff goes.

    Side note: only use picks when fingers start to bleed.
    Side Side note: toothpicks and glue in case of strap button faliure.
    Side Sider note: Never play a show without earplugs. Ever.
  17. Macron69


    Mar 24, 2000
    Puerto Rico
    Heh, I'm also the kind of guy who puts accesories in a separate bag. But in my gig bag i usually put what i call "the moment" stuff, mostly written stuff like paper and napkins with whatever came on the spot: setlists, business cards, phone numbers from those that don't use or need business cards;)and etc., meaning whatever object that for whatever reason i chose to take with me. Kinda like trophies, or spoils from a gig.

    And no, no panties as of recently:p
  18. Stephen S

    Stephen S Member

    Apr 10, 2002
    San Bernardino, CA
    3 instrument cables
    2 cabinet cables
    1 tuner
    1 set of ernie ball strings
    1 thing of superglue
    1 roll of electrical tape
    1 zip lock baggy full of picks
    2 Emily sweat bands
    1 pair of black weight lifting ones (probbaly very similar to the ones NV4 owns.
  19. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    The Show Choir Season Gig Bag
    1 EB6166 Vol. Pedal
    2 EB Slinky 5s
    1 EB Polishing Cloth
    1 Set of Allen Wrenches
    1 String Cutter
    1 Peg Winder
    1 Tuner
    1 Spare Cable

    Marching Band Gig Bag
    All that plus:
    Painters Plastic Sheet [bout 8X10], if it rains, my equipment gets protected
    Hand Warmers
    Gloves [cut off finger]
    Sun Screen
    extra pencils & paper
    Hand Towel [wipe down the upright]

    Edit: During marching band season our Percussion Director [lord of tempo Mr.P] carries around a condensed set of screw drivers and assorted wrenches. This guy is prepared for anything percussion related minus if a shell was to randomly explode. :D

    The reason for the 2 different ones are since certain things make plenty of sense to take with me during Marching Band but don't make sense during First Edition. If i can think of anything else i'll edit my post.
  20. whats up with everyones finger bleeding?

    I mean...I play pretty rough,and my fingers never cut/bleed...