I’ve got my pedals to amp cables configured as a loom, colour coded and each the right length. Virtually eliminates tangling and is simple to plug in. Hold all for cables with a small toiletries bag for picks, capo, batteries etc inside it. Pedal board in a bespoke bag. Mic. and music stand in another bag and then guitar and amp. Max three easy to manage trios to the car and all fits without folding the seats.What do you all use to haul your cables, etc. to gigs and keep it all organized..?
I gig with one small combo, 1-2 guitars, pedal board and the STUFF.
The Stuff includes the following:
- Guitar Cables (several)
- Long IEC Cable for pedal board
- Long/thin extension cord w/ multiple outlets
- Shure SM-58 and mic cable
- Single folding guitar stand
Right now I use a computer laptop bag with the stand slung off a carabiner on the
laptop bag strap. It's pretty convenient, small, light -- but barely holds everything.
Maybe a good way to combine the STUFF bag and the pedal board soft case..?
I really like being able to carry everything to/from the venue in one trip, and/but keep
thinking of ways to further consolidate or otherwise make the lugging process easier.
If you'd care to, show/tell me how you lug your STUFF to gigs.
Good point re colour. The offer to ‘give you a hand carrying your gear to the car’ invariably means putting it down by the boot, often in the dark, in a black case. Never lost anything so far but had to turn back to pick something up.If you want one load maybe a daypack that you can carry on your back makes sense. Get it in a lighter color so it’s easier to see the gear, which is mostly black.
Wheels can sure help unless you deal with stairs a lot. Lots of options ranging from wheelie bags to luggage carts to folding hand trucks, etc. Luggage you use for travel can be pressed into service as well, rather than just sit there useless between trips.