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Tools and adapters for the bag

Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by Anonymous067, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. Anonymous067

    Anonymous067 BANNED USER

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    Hey. I know this might have been posted a million times, but this will make it a million and one.

    So I do small sound gigs and stuff. I don't have any of my own gear (working on that part...I'm short about 35k).

    I do have a bag that I carry with me, but right now it just has tape (duct, gaff, electrical (three colors)), a red flashlight, a regular flashlight, pens, markers, and a 1/8" to dual rca cable, and two rca to 1/4" TS. That last cable and adapter are used for MP3 or ipod hook-up to a board.

    What other things should I be carrying in my bag of things?
    Common adapters/gender benders?
  2. DaveySimps

    DaveySimps CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    Performing Arts Center Manager
    Macomb, MI
    It sort of depends on the kind of gigs you do. I always carry a good pair of headphones, board tape, gaff and spike tape, e tape, sharpies, a few extra batteries, LOTS of adaptors (you can never have enough), Whirlwind Qbox tester, a small first aid kit, a 4 way screwdriver, mulit tool, solder, soldering iron, multi-meter, and an asjustable end wrench (you never know when you will have to make a quick repair).

  3. avare

    avare Active Member

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    Hamilton, ON Canada
    Dave, I think the question is vague, but within what it is, your answer is about the best possible.

  4. howlingwolf487

    howlingwolf487 Active Member

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    Collingswood, NJ
    Here is what I recommend:

    2 DI's (one active, one passive)
    1 A/V interface
    Crescent wrench (6" or 8", I keep both)
    Big flashlight (DD Mag LED for me)
    Good pliers (Klein Tool or similar)
    AA Mini-mag LED
    Knife (a good, sharp one)
    Cable tester
    Wire Strippers
    Butane Soldering Iron Kit
    Husky 8-in-1 Phillips/Flathead Screwdriver
    Husky 8-in-1 Star Screwdriver
    Various/Assorted adapters (RCA-TS, turn-arounds**, etc.)
    Tylenol or your pain-killer of choice
    Hand lotion (my hands get really dry after coiling a lot of cables)
    Gold Bond (gig butt)
    EAR PLUGS (wear them all the time)

    ** - Neutrik came out with the Convertcon connector, so you can cut the amount of M-M/F-F turnarounds you need to carry in half.

    Those are basically what I keep in my gig bag. I have a separate soldering kit I take out.
  5. loki

    loki Member

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    Battery Tester is always good.
    Lots of adapters
    A Sharpie (black file line)
    The cables you have are good
    Multi Tool (Leatherman?)

    That about all i take. But its not as much as i would like to take
  6. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Las Vegas, NV, USA
    See [user]kwotipka[/user]'s site for a description of what he calls "The Crab." May cut down on some of the adapters one needs to carry. IF I did audio, I'd make myself a couple. (I'd add a female 1/4"TRS, I think).

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