The Top 10 Most Important Things to Bring to a Acoustic Guitar Performance

The Top 10 Most Important Things to Bring to a Acoustic Guitar Performance

Adam Schuman

The Top 10 Most Important Things to Bring to a Acoustic Guitar Performance

Performing on an acoustic guitar can be a beautiful and rewarding experience, but it can also be stressful if you're not properly prepared.

To help you make the most of your performance, we've put together a list of the top 10 things you should bring with you to your next gig.

  1. Acoustic guitar - Taylor 814: This guitar is one of the best options on the market for acoustic performers, and it's also my personal guitar. The Taylor 814 model features the Expression System 2, which provides a great sound and a simple design that is easy to set up.

  2. Bose S1: This portable PA system is perfect for an acoustic performance. Its simple design and easy set up make it a great choice for musicians on the go. The Bose S1 also has a 120 degree spread that provides great sound quality.

  3. Shure SM 58 Microphone: This industry standard microphone is tough as nails and sounds great. It's perfect for an acoustic performance, and at under $100, it's an affordable option.

  4. Voodoo Lab Power: This pedal is dependable and comes in a variety of sizes, making it a versatile option for any musician. Additionally, it helps to quiet any noise or hum that may be present in your performance.

  5. Peterson Strobe: This tuner is accurate and easy to see on stage, making it a great tool to have on hand during a performance.

  6. EP Booster: The EP Booster provides great, ear-pleasing sound and has a small footprint, making it perfect for traveling musicians. This pedal is based on the classic preamp side of an Echoplex, and produces a shimmering boost tone that will take your sound to the next level. With up to 20db of gain on tap, you can really push your sound to the forefront of the mix. The Xotic EP Booster also features two internal DIP switches, which allow you to customize the boost to your exact preferences. Whether you're looking for a subtle boost or a more dramatic effect, this pedal has you covered.

    So, if you're looking for a way to add some extra shine to your acoustic guitar performance, be sure to check out the Xotic EP Booster. With its high-end boost tone and customizable options, it's sure to become a staple in your pedal collection.

  7. Electro-Harmonix 720 Stereo Looper Pedal: The EHX 720 Stereo Looper is a powerful looping tool with 12 minutes of stereo recording time, 10 loop memory banks, and creative performance functions. This trusted brand offers a simple and easy design, and allows you to save your loop options for easy access during a performance.

  8. K & M Music Stands: These stands are tough and last for years, and won't get flacid like some other mic stands.

  9. Ernie Ball Capo: This capo offers two different neck radius options and keeps tune really well, making it an inexpensive but valuable tool for any musician.

  10. Extra Strings (Ernie Ball): These strings are a trusted brand and last a long time, and have coated options for extra protection. And while EB is known best for their electric guitar strings, they also make fantastic acoustic guitar strings as well!

It's always best to be prepared and have all the necessary gear to make your performance seamless and enjoyable.

By keeping these items in mind and bringing them to your next acoustic performance, you'll be able to focus on playing your best and impressing your audience. 

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