While having a live concert a musician needs a variety of stage music gear for his performance. And along with that he also needs various accessories which come with these instruments. The most commonly used music gear in a stage show are guitars, drum set, synthesizers, and other assorted instruments.
Stage music gear hold a great importance while performing on stage. While using a guitar on the stage, good quality amplifiers, microphones, feedback buster, strings, thumb pick, guitar tuner and many other accessories are required. Drums also require different gear for their best performance. The whole drum set consists of various types of cymbals and drums.
A brief description of guitar gear used on stage
Amplifiers - Traditional guitar amplifiers, with a clean, warm sound, a sharp treble roll-off at 5 kHz or less and bass roll off at 60-100 Hz, and often built-in reverb and tremolo units. There are hard rock-style guitar amplifiers, such as pre-amplification, controls, tone filters, and distortion effects that provide the amplifier's characteristic tone. Bass amplifiers, with extended bass response and tone controls, are optimized for bass guitars.
Microphones: Guitar microphones are intended to be used with the equipment made for microphones. The concept is very simple, a microphone is meant for a PA system and not for a guitar amplifier. The units will work to a degree in a guitar amplifier however to hear the full potential of the instrument, which connect any and all of the microphones into PA equipment.
Feedback Buster: The feedback buster reduces feedback from an acoustic or electric guitar. The feedback buster is inserted into the guitar's hole which allows greater sound control reducing unwanted feedback.
Strings: Guitar strings are available in different gages. The guitar strings are made of phosphor bronze. Different gages of strings are required for different compositions.
A brief description of drum gear used on stage
Cymbals: A drum set consists of different kinds of cymbals. These cymbals have different names and perform different functions. Some of the most commonly used cymbals are Hi hat, crash cymbal, ride cymbal, splash cymbal, china cymbal, sizzle cymbal and a few others.
The hi hat is a core element in the drum set because it is used as the primary time keeper. It is actually a pair of cymbals mounted on a specialized stand. The ride cymbal is the second most important time keeper of the cymbal types. It is typically the largest cymbal in your setup and has a nice open sound.
Ride cymbals vary in thickness, which has an influence on the attack, volume, and tone of the sound. Crash cymbals are designed to accent a rhythm. A Splash cymbal is the smallest of the crash family. They have the same purpose but their use is different.
Drums: Different types of drums are required to complete a drum set. The most commonly used drums in a drum set are bass drum, floor tom, snare drum and tom-toms.
A bass drum is a large drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch. The snare drum or side drum is a tubular drum made of wood or metal with skins, or heads, stretched over the top and bottom openings, and with a set of cords stretched across the bottom head. A floor tom is a double-headed tom-tom drum which usually stands on the floor on three legs. However, they can also be on a cymbal stand with a drum clamp.
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