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What's in your music bag[s]?

Mr Happy 26 Nov 13 - 11:26 AM
Stringsinger 26 Nov 13 - 12:11 PM
GUEST,Ed 26 Nov 13 - 12:31 PM
Jack Campin 26 Nov 13 - 12:59 PM
Don Firth 26 Nov 13 - 01:00 PM
Roger the Skiffler 28 Nov 13 - 05:20 AM
banjoman 28 Nov 13 - 05:42 AM
melodeonboy 28 Nov 13 - 09:54 AM
Will Fly 28 Nov 13 - 11:01 AM
GUEST,leeneia 28 Nov 13 - 12:20 PM
GUEST,FloraG 29 Nov 13 - 04:23 AM
Backwoodsman 29 Nov 13 - 08:39 AM
GUEST,sciencegeek 29 Nov 13 - 09:20 AM
GUEST,Stim 29 Nov 13 - 03:45 PM
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Subject: What's in your music bag[s]?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 26 Nov 13 - 11:26 AM

Kind of cued from IMO distasteful thread about guns in guitar bags, I'm wondering what gigging/sessioning musos carry round in their bags?

Me 1st; I play a number of instruments but try to keep down the amount of baggage to transport them between seshes.

Only 2 bags, one for guitar, one for melodeon.

In the melo bag pockets are my 3 whistles, D, C & F + my box of gob irons.

Other pockets accommodate music/lyric sheets, emergency tools, plasters, torch, lighter etc

Et vous?


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Subject: RE: What's in your music bag[s]?
From: Stringsinger
Date: 26 Nov 13 - 12:11 PM

Different picks for styles of music. Thumbpick and finger picks for certain songs. A flatpick for others. I try to avoid capos. Always a set of fresh strings. This is in my guitar case.

In my banjo case, I carry a variety of thumb and fingerpicks, some for up-picking and others for frailing. I'll pack a harmonica in there occasionally. I used to pack a Shubb capo for banjo but now I've gone back to the spring capo reinforced with surgical hose.


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Subject: RE: What's in your music bag[s]?
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 26 Nov 13 - 12:31 PM

See also previous thread: What Stash Is Kept In Your Guitar Case?


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Subject: RE: What's in your music bag[s]?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 26 Nov 13 - 12:59 PM

I know one guy who carries everything around in a wheeled shopping bag.

He made a useful addition to his kit by getting a clip-on LED torch so he could find things in it when in dark pubs.

Which revealed a dried-up squashed banana at the bottom.


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Subject: RE: What's in your music bag[s]?
From: Don Firth
Date: 26 Nov 13 - 01:00 PM

440-A tuning fork, spare set of strings, capo (which I rarely use).

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: What's in your music bag[s]?
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 28 Nov 13 - 05:20 AM

Washboard, thimbles,beater,neck rig with train whistle & kazoo,piece of old towel to stop the damn goat bells from jangling when I carry it.

RtS


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Subject: RE: What's in your music bag[s]?
From: banjoman
Date: 28 Nov 13 - 05:42 AM

Banjo repair kit, strings, 5th string capo, capo, picks, strap, string winder, drum head tensioner, book of banjo chords (seldom used cos most I can't play with my hands the way they are,) guerrilla snot, torch, Pick up cable and the compulsory yellow duster
and a banjo (I think)


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Subject: RE: What's in your music bag[s]?
From: melodeonboy
Date: 28 Nov 13 - 09:54 AM

Band 1: A melodeon mic, two leads (jack), a spare battery and CDs for sale!

Bamd 2: Graphic equaliser, mic, three leads (jack), one mic lead, wristbands and a spare shirt (it gets hot playing zydeco!), and CDs for sale.

I sometimes put Fisherman's Friends in as well! They ease the throat a bit, but they don't half spoil the taste of the beer!


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Subject: RE: What's in your music bag[s]?
From: Will Fly
Date: 28 Nov 13 - 11:01 AM

Tonight I shall be mainly using:

- 1 6-string lap steel guitar tuned to C6
- 1 steel
- 3 Fred Kelly Freedom picks
- 1 Fred Kelly Bumblebee thumb pick
- 1 40w Roland Cube amp + kettle lead
- 1 heavy duty, jack-to-jack lead with automatic cutout on disconnect (made by Bigfoot Engineering)


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Subject: RE: What's in your music bag[s]?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 28 Nov 13 - 12:20 PM

For church:

two soprano recorders
spectacles suitable for music stand
drum, big and deep-toned
triangle
black plastic percussion instrument that jingles
pencil

For a friend's house

a recorder or three
small guitar
guitar thumbpick
tuner
spectacles
lightweight music stand
Favorites books, number as needed.

Our group has been meeting monthly for quite a few years, playing early and Celtic music. When we really like a piece, it goes into the Favorites book. The Favorites books represent so much work, so much exploring and so many memories, that they have become quite precious. I have five copies, each in a 1-inch binder.


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Subject: RE: What's in your music bag[s]?
From: GUEST,FloraG
Date: 29 Nov 13 - 04:23 AM

What big bags we have.
Every so often I do a clear out - and annoyingly find bits of paper or business cards with telephone numbers on and can't remember why I collected the number in the first place. I now try to write the reason for the number as well. So - pen or pencil has to be added to the bag.
FloraG.


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Subject: RE: What's in your music bag[s]?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 29 Nov 13 - 08:39 AM

In each guitar case and the mandolin case......capo, Snark tuner, spare set of strings, "Sully's" shoulder strap.

In my man-bag.....a couple of pens, file containing hard-copies of lyric sheets, A4 note pad, small notebook for recording which songs I sing at each venue, iPad with lyrics in 'Onsong', mobile phone, 'Curiously Strong Mints' tin containing various flat-picks, thumb-picks and finger-picks and a bridge-pin puller, string-winder, Rennies, paracetamol, sore-throat lozenges, finger-nail clipper, nail-file.


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Subject: RE: What's in your music bag[s]?
From: GUEST,sciencegeek
Date: 29 Nov 13 - 09:20 AM

LOL... back we would have a number of youngsters at the sessions, I'd pack a small wheeled luggage suitcase - like kids use at airports & fill it with tiny tamboreens, drums, rattles/shakers and limber jacks. I find most of the stuff at goodwill stores.

amazing how even very young kids can pick up the beat of the music (with maybe a little help) and join in. Even adult visitors get caught up and join in- usually just tons of photos of the kids.

There's enough grey hairs at the sessions... these kids may be the ones who keep things alive in the future.


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Subject: RE: What's in your music bag[s]?
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 29 Nov 13 - 03:45 PM

That suitcase thing is a great idea, Sciencegeek. As to they're being for kids, Don't know how it is where you are, but here, you'll see many adults on the the Metro pulling those small suitcases to work. A bit sad, really...


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