I guess this will have been done before, but I thought that my gear-storage idea for taking cables, pedals and other kit to gigs might bring a smile. This is a plastic fishing box that comes with a padded outer ‘rucksack’ (for the want of a better word). It has a carry handle and it also comes with arm straps and can be carried just like a rucksack. It has two sets of compartments on the top. If you had nothing else, it is also strong enough to sit on – otherwise it is too low. The one I have is made by a company called Roddarch.
On the subject of making life easier, could we have an article sometime on playing with arthritis? I have a bit creeping in and have been swapping around guitars in order to find one that is easiest to play. Richard Patrick, via email Bravo, Richard – a great repurposing of a tackle box. We read somewhere that Django Reinhardt was a keen fisherman. Not entirely sure if that’s true, but if so, the great Gypsy jazz master might have divided such a box into guitar gear on one level and floats, weights and other tackle! Ideal for performing tracks such as Steve Hillage’s Fish Rising, we’d venture to suggest… Bad puns aside, it’s a great idea and looks like it holds all you could need on your gigs. Any other readers got any good storage ideas? Send them in and we’ll print the best here.