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Hey guys I thought there was an article on what to take with you when going on a tour or something.

So in a few days I'm leaving my country for a few months, gonna go for a study but also gig around as much as possible, I'm a solo artist (think Buckethead, that's the closest you can get to to describe me) and while I know what I need I'd love to see what you guys would suggest. So get going with your ideas, suggestions, stories! Oh also I can only check in a single piece of luggage with only 20kgs (that'd be I guess somewhere around 40-45 pounds) so I can't really take ALL the things.

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Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
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Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
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#9
Two most important things to have before setting out on tour:
- a band
- gigs lined up

Do you have those?

I'm trying to imagine an electric guitar shred-fest solo tour, and then trying to imagine an audience. I mean, it's one thing if you're already established like Malmsteen or something, but even he tours with a band.

"gig around as much as possible" suggests to me that you're not sure how much you'll be gigging, which suggests to me that you don't have these things lined up yet.

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Two most important things to have before setting out on tour:
- a band
- gigs lined up

Do you have those?

I'm trying to imagine an electric guitar shred-fest solo tour, and then trying to imagine an audience. I mean, it's one thing if you're already established like Malmsteen or something, but even he tours with a band.

"gig around as much as possible" suggests to me that you're not sure how much you'll be gigging, which suggests to me that you don't have these things lined up yet.

CT


Yeah, there's a couple of "super shredder" guys around where I live, pretty impressive skill wise. However they have hard times getting gigs locally. They do score some Japanese tours though.

TS, are you studying in Japan?

Edit: If you read the above post and roll your eyes thinking "well they can't be "that" good", here's a vid of a local shredder in the above position http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh4hIwehWbs
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