When you invest in your DJ gear, the last thing you want to happen is for it to get damaged. While normal wear and tear is expected, there are some things you can do to help salvage your equipment and keep it lasting longer. The problem is, your equipment is mostly to get damaged when you are at your gig. This can happen and does happen to many DJs. While you can expect some problems, if you are careful, you can avoid much of the wear and tear that will cause you to replace your equipment much faster. Here are some of the ways you can avoid it.
When people see a DJ at an event, many of them want to run up and start requesting songs. This can go on throughout the event. While one of your main goals is to keep your equipment protected, others may not have that same concern. While reaching to get your attention, they often have food and drinks in their hands that could potentially fall on your expensive DJ equipment. Make sure your equipment is out of reach to the event attendees. You want to have a secure place where you can work without being disturbed. Of course, it is common to be able to take requests at some gigs, so you want to remain available to them if possible without getting too close. This will help keep your equipment in good condition without a bunch of wear and tear.
Hauling your equipment from one gig to the next can be very wearing on your equipment. While you know it is a part of the business, it doesn’t mean you have to accept it getting worn down. Instead, you want to invest in quality carrying cases to help you lug the equipment from one location to the next. If you go too cheap on the carrying cases, it won’t be much help in protecting it. Look for quality equipment designed to keep it in good condition. This could mean the difference when it comes to how far your investment goes.
Your DJ equipment is likely to fall at some point. With wires and cords going every which of way, it is likely that you or someone else could trip on them and cause them to come crashing down. This could end up seriously damaging your equipment and your gig. In order to keep this from happening you need to bundle them up. You can buy ties for them or use common duct tape. Either way, you could avoid a disaster with just a few dollars invested in keeping the cords tied up.
Normal wear and tear is expected. As you continue to play gigs and become more and more popular, you can expect more wear and tear. While this is natural, you can also do certain things to prevent it from happening so quickly.