Re: What are the must haves for gigging?
I keep a drum key in my stick bag but my bass pedal also has one attached to a clip under the footboard.
I bring a spare spring for my pedal and a spare snare batter head.
Not much else in the way of spare parts. I have only broken a snare head once since 1970.
I also bring a screwdriver that switches the bit from flat blade to phillips head and a small pair of channel lock pliers.
I always bring munchies like granola bars and bottles of sports drinks to help prevent cramping.
I kind of like old drums:)