Sunday, August 7, 2011

Don't Forget Your Gear!

You've got your gig scheduled, but what gear are you supposed to bring? Be sure to check with every venue prior to your performances as some may provide a certain things, like the sound system, and some may not. You wouldn't want to show up expecting microphones and speakers, only to find out YOU were supposed to bring them!

Here is a short list of things you should definitely bring:

- Each guitarist should have his main guitar and a backup, including the bass plater.

-The drummer needs extra sets of drumsticks, as they can break or jump out of your hands during the show.

-Your sound gear.

-Batteries, just in case you need to tune your instruments with a battery operated tuner.

-Lighting equipment, if needed.

-Extra mics and cables.

-Extension cords.

-Duct tape.

Remember, none of this will do you any good if you don't remember to bring it, so make checklists for each band member and have them check items off as they gather them into one central location.

Once you're at the venue, you're set up and ready to go, all that is left is to rock house like The Beer Brothers Band!

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