Guitar Kit Sept 11, 2013 19:03:12 GMT -5
Post by expressure on Sept 11, 2013 19:03:12 GMT -5
I'm really not sure if this is the best place to post this question, but here goes. I was recently struck by one of my UK friends commenting that a new piece of equipment was a nice piece of "kit." It set me to thinking that my understanding of the word kit was sort of all the things that go together to make one big unit of things work together. Now don't get me wrong, all that equipment does sort of fit into a catagory like "guitar" but it also struck me as important that for the most part it is just a bunch of stuff that sits around in our rooms in an unorganized mass. Moreover, I was also kind of thunked on the head by the fact that different guitars and different styles of guitars require different equipment if for no other reason than that through experience, we devine the fact that one particular device works better with one guitar, but maybe not so much with another. I mean if you were going to play a song for someone, say out at some event you wouldn't pack your entire kit would you? So to me kit kind of inferred a miniaturized version of essential equpment to make one unit of things work together.
So, if you are still reading this I have decided how one can determine what his or her kit is for a particular guitar. What do you keep in your little box inside your guitar case? It's like a little treasure chest isn't it? Also, don't you wonder what the other guy keeps inside of his little box? Some guys just keep their "case candy" inside. But, others have a dedicated "kit" that goes with that guitar. Maybe to you it is what is essential for making music. Perhaps it is equipment used for the maintenence of the guitar.
Should you choose to respond to this post, pick a guitar. Hopefully it will be you most thought provoking guitar. Provide us with a small window into your singular guitar modality, by telling us whatn you keep in that little box inside your guitar case. If you have the gig bag, that envelope flap on the outside is the same thing. But, whatever you do limit it to whatever fits in that small magic compartment. The word arsenal is prohibitted unless you are talking about football or capitalize the first four letters when you include it in your response.
I look forward to your compelling responses.