Below is some very useful information about how to prepare for your gig.

Downloads

Preparing For Your Gig.pdf
This guide covers most of the basics including;
Dealing With The Venue – Preparing Your Gear – Tips On Rehearsing – Set lists – Spec Sheets Explained – Soundchecking – Performance.

Spec Sheet Template.doc
This is a blank spec sheet template that you can fill in to suit your own band’s requirements. An example spec is contained in the first download ‘Preparing For Your Gig.pdf’.

Lighting-Spec-Template.doc
This is an example of a basic lighting list that you can edit to suit. If the venue has a lighting engineer this will help them to create the mood you are looking to achieve. A lighting spec also makes the engineer feel more involved and should help him or her to get a better result for you.

DOWNLOAD ALL DOCUMENTS HERE

 

Useful links

 

Drums

DRUMS – How to tune your kit:

 

Guitar

ELECTRIC GUITAR STRINGING – Re-stringing a Gibson style guitar:

Re-stringing a Fender style guitar:

Re-stringing an acoustic guitar:

Click here for information and video about Action and Intonation on an electric guitar

 

Bass

BASS – Re-stringing a bass guitar:

Adjusting intonation on a bass guitar:

 

Tuners

TUNERS – The Boss TU-3 tuner (AKA your best friend):