Performing on a gig is like a battle, you must be prepared. Your weapons and gears should be double checked because going to the battle unprepared is suicide. Same goes with performing on stage. A drummer without an extra pair of sticks is committing suicide. Guitarists who didn’t checked the tune of his guitar is completely the same. So you see, this is a very critical part of your career, so prep up for it. Check this few things out to help you in your preparation.
- Double check your accessories.
- Check if you brought with you your cords, gadgets, batteries for your wireless apparatus, extra strings and slings.
- Tune your guitar.
- Tune your guitar or guitars ahead of time. No matter how good you are in playing but if your guitar is out of tune, you will still sound like total crap, so double check it, tune it or have your techie do it for you.
- Sound check
- This is the most important and the most critical part as well. Always do sound check hours before your performance. This way your output will be properly mixed, you’ll get used to the feel and sound and you could also suggest and check you settings and your monitors and stuff.
Follow these basic reminders and you will be up and running and will perform a worry free gig.