Re: What are the must haves for gigging?
As you mentioned practicing taking down and setting up your kit Mary.
That is important to be proficient at.
Being able to set up your kit accurately and quickly eliminates stress.
I have memory locks on every possible piece of hardware on my kits.
When I move a kit and reset it everything is exactly like it was and that is very comforting for me.
I kind of like old drums:)