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4 essential pieces of band equipment gigging

What does it take to become a rock god? Well, first you’ll need talent, some killer tracks, a great work ethic, and of course, the right gear to help you blow the roof off of wherever you’re performing. You’ve probably got the basics covered – instruments, amps, mics and so on – but there’s a lot more gear to get your hands on if you’re hoping to put on a memorable show for the ages!

Here at Rubber Box, our power distro boxes have been used in a variety of environments, from food festivals, data centres, and yes, gigs. So, having supplied our products to musical acts of all kinds over the years, we’ve put together a list of a few of the key bits of equipment you’ll need to ensure your audience remembers your act for years to come.

PA system

Your PA system essentially consists of several speakers that are attached to your amplifier to make your sound travel further. PA (public address) systems are particularly effective in places like pubs, as you’ll be able to fill the whole building with the sound of your tunes.

There are predominantly two main types of PA system: active (powered) and passive (un-powered). For the sake of ease, we’d say you’re probably best off with a powered/active PA system, since they’re far easier to set up, and are generally more reliable and compact, and ultimately they make it easier to achieve a professional sound.

Floor monitors

When you’re performing, you’ll need to be able to hear yourself clearly, or you’re going to struggle to put on the best show you can. Since the main PA system will likely be facing the audience, a good floor monitor system will allow you and your band to hear exactly what you sound like (for better or worse!). Floor monitors plug into your amp, and are very easy to set up for the most part. Just make sure you complete a full soundcheck before going live though so you can pick up on any potential feedback.

Pedal board

Alright we’ll hold our hands up, a pedal board isn’t an essential item for gigging, but they sound absolutely great. A multi-effects board works just as well, and to be honest they’re probably a bit easier to use, but you don’t get that added satisfaction of putting together all your favourite pedals that you’ve collected throughout your playing time.

Power distro boxes

Of course, all of this equipment is completely useless without the right power source to keep you rocking on. Thankfully, you’re in exactly the right place if you’re looking for portable power distro boxes at great prices.

Whether you’re looking for portable power, or a fixed installation, we have the expertise and experience right here at Rubber Box to produce the highest quality electrical power distros, at the right price, in a short space of time. If you’d like to find out more, you can take a look through our listings and get a quote via our website. Or, if you’d prefer, you can give us a call on 01282 506922, or email us at and we’ll be happy to see how we can help.

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