Gig Checklist Blueprint

April 21st, 2012   l   No comments

Checklists are awesome. Checklists help you to be on top of things. You can see exactly what you need and what you already have done. By using checklists you won’t forget any equipment for gigs ever again.

We’ve compiled a list of equipment and other stuff you should have with you on any major gig.

This is a pretty advanced checklist, meaning that for smaller gigs you don’t need all these things, but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared.

If you notice that something is missing from this list, shout it out in the comment section!

Advanced Gig Checklist

Guitar/Bass

  • Main guitar
  • Backup guitar
  • Amp(s)

  • Cabinet(s)

  • Pedals + boards

  • Tuners

  • Picks

  • Pick holders

  • Slides

  • Capo

  • Instrument cables

  • AC cables

  • Extra Strings

  • Extra tubes

  • Extra batteries

  • Extra fuses

  • Stand

  • Rack

 

Drums

  • Snare + stand

  • Cymbals

  • Kick drum + pedal

  • High hat + pedal

  • Sticks

  • Toms (count each)

  • Drum throne/stool

  • Throw rug

 

Sound system

  • Mics

  • Mixer

  • Stands

  • Mic cords

  • Speaker cords

  • P.A. speakers

  • Rack

  • Snake

  • Power strips

  • Extension cords

  • Adapter with a ground

 

Merchandise

  • Tickets

  • CDs

  • Promos (posters and such)

  • T-shirts

  • Stickers

  • Tables

 

Show and Stage

  • Set lists

  • Banners

  • Props

  • Directions

  • Contact information

 

Maintenance

  • Small flashlight

  • Screwdriver

  • Pliers

  • Wrench

  • String winder

  • String cutter

  • Gaffing tape

  • Masking tape

 

Misc.

  • Earplugs

  • Luggage (backpacks)

  • Phones

  • Tarps (for rainy gigs)

  • Paper

  • Pens

  • Sharpies

  • Towels

  • First aid kit

  • Pay from the gig

  • Return borrowed equipment!



That’s one big list! But we guarantee it will save your life someday. So start using it.



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