|Written by THIRDSTONE|
If you are serious about learning guitar, than you should¬† have a guitar tool kit.¬† You can buy one online or at your local guitar store, but they will never have all the things a good guitar tool kit should have.¬† In this article I will show you how to put together your own guitar or bass tool kit, and what it should include.
THINGS YOU WILL NEED
a small toy box or fishing tackle bod
spare guitar picks
spare guitar or bass strings
a string winder
micro screw driver set
needle nose pliers
coil of solder
large screw driver with interchangeable end bits
spare 9 volt batteries
spare patch cables
Begin by deciding what your guitar or bass tools will be kept in.¬† I used an old metal tool box, but a fishing tackle box would work just as well.
As you can see, I dressed mine up with some stickers I got for free from a local guitat store.
Pick up a set of micro screw drivers.¬† You will almost certainly be needing these at some point.
Include along with this set a nice large screw driver that has interchangeable bits or ends.
Pick up a guitar tuner, no guitar kit should be without one.
Pick up a metronome for your guitar kit.¬† Your guitar tuner, like mine, may already have one built into it, if not, your should pick one up.
Add several guitar picks to your kit.
Add¬† at least one set of spare guitar or bass strings to your kit.
Pick up a guitar string winder as well.
Add a set of regular pliers as well as a pair of needle nose pliers to your guitar kit tool box.
Pick up and add a soldering iron and a coil of solder to your guitar tool box.¬† Even if you don't know how to use one, a friend or fellow guitar player will, and you really should include one in yout kit.
Add a roll of electrial tape to your guitat tool box.¬† Trust me, you will have a need for it down the road.
Add a pair of wire cutters to your guitar kit.
Add a bunch of spare screws and nuts to your guitar tool box.¬† I needed a nut one day and the local guitar shop could not help me out, so I went to one of those large box hardware stores, and found what I needed in the light section.¬† You can pick up assorted packages of nuts and washers for lamps there, and some of them match up perfectly with the parts on your bass or guitar.
Pick up several spare headphone adapter ends if you play through your computer or if you use headphones at all.¬† I am alsways missplacing one.
Purchase and add a couple of 9 volt batteries to your tool kit.¬† You never know when a pedal will go dead on you.¬† And if you have active pickups or an active eq on your bass, you will need spare batteries on hand.
Purchase and include a couple sets of patch cables, you never know when one will go bad on you.
Add any tool you think will help in repairing a guitar or bass.¬† I have added a few unusual tools to mine over the years that have proved to be very helpful.
Always use care whenever working around a hot soldering iron