easy come easy go… bullshit it took me years to acquire all that junk!!! A.K.A. What’s in my gig bag

Like all gigging musicians, there are material casualties that occur in our buisness; I recently suffered one at the last Opera Mash up.  I lost a backpack full of cables etc.  that I guestimate was worth around $250. bucks… probably more if I’m masochistic enough to add it all up.

This is also what I feel covers the bases for a properly stocked, gig bag.

My suffering is as follows

2 sets of “labella Super Steels” Bass strings gauged 40-100

2 sets ernie ball super slinky guitar strings

2 string winders

2 power supply cables

6, 20 foot 1/4 inch guitar cables

3, 3 foot 1/4 inch guitar cables

2, 6 foot 1/4 inch guitar cables

5 ,20 foot 1/4 inch speaker cables

5 “male to male” 1/4 inchpatch cables

3 “female to female” 1/4 inch adaptors

6 ,25 foot xlr, Mic. cables

several low quality laptop spacers used to separate the cords

2 spare guitar straps

1 well worn set of drum sticks

1 guitar tuner

2, 1/4 to 1/8 inch adaptors

1, 1/4 to RCA adaptor

roughly 2 dozen guitar picks

the changepurse that held aforementioned guitar picks

3 dozen velcro cable ties

assorted pens, pencils and sharpie markers and 2 pencil sharpeners

a smith and wesson folding knife

1 composition book and one spiral notebook

one pocket pad

1 yard of rope

about 4, 3 foot long bungee cords

4, 9 volt batteries

a 16 pack of AAA batteries

a Huskey aluminum LED flashlight

2 bottle openers

a very inexpensive multi tool

a small hard case filled with tampons (I’ve been in many bands with women so I’ve been the hero on many occasions)

8 terrycloth wristbands of various colors

most of a roll of electrical tape

1 small roll duct tape

4 sealed tubes of “crazy glue”

a small tube of WD-40

4 bar towels

1 hand towel

1 dirty rag

2 heavy duty garbage bags, 39 gallon capacity

1 soldering iron

1 roll rosin core solder

2 boxcutters and spare razors

band aids and alchohol swabs

several golf pencils that I tend to take from lotto stands

a handful of outdated set lists

4 disposable lighters

several books of matches

a back brace (amps are heavy)

2 paperback novels

one mic stand attatchment.

1 box of cinnamon altoids

2 large packages of chewing gum

1 collapsable camping cup

2 “D” rings carabiner style

4 key rings

and of course 1 high quality backpack

That as far as I can recall was the contents of said missing bag, both sympathy and donations are welcome.

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