The Ultimate Musician Gig Survival Checklist

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Don’t play another date without this lifesaving list of gear and tools that could save your butt!

You've got a gig coming up and packed some extra strings and picks—you’re all set, right? If only it were that simple! Avoid disaster by keeping a Gig Survival Kit handy that contains the must-have items you may have overlooked.

Of course, you’ll want to create your own list based on the stuff that’s critical to your performances, but here are some common essentials to get you started:

  • Guitar stand
  • Amp stand (for small amp)
  • Direct box
  • Extra power and preamp tubes
  • Fuses
  • Extra strings, picks, strap
  • String cutter/peg winder
  • Tuner
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Phillips and flathead screwdrivers
  • Allen wrenches
  • Flashlight and headlamp
  • Extra instrument/speaker/patch cables
  • Extra power strip
  • Extension power cable
  • Spare microphone/cable/stand adapters
  • Extra 9V and AA batteries
  • Universal 9V wall wart
  • Hand truck or cart
  • Duct tape
  • Super glue
  • Notepad/pen/marking pen
  • Throat lozenges
  • Pain reliever
  • Small first-aid kit
  • Earplugs
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Towel
  • Spares of any pedals/microphones or other gear that’s vital to your sound

Musician’s Friend has a huge selection of the essential accessories and tools every player needs. Fill in any holes in your gear survival checklist with the best selection and prices anywhere.

Got any gig essentials we overlooked? Sound off below.

Tags: Guitar Accessories & Parts Stage Accessories

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