Things every guitar player should buy ... under $20

CanuckChris

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Yep, cheapest and most convenient pick holder. One guy I play with is forever looking for picks that he's lost somewhere in his house. I have to remember to pick up a can of mints for him!

To add to the list, one item that is essential for some of the songs I play is a capo. D'Addario/Planet Waves ones can be had for right around the $20 mark and do a great job.
 
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Maybe I too will get there someday. I have one or two. I re-try them every few years. A Power Peg Pro is a more likely outcome I think.
I was content until I bought one :). I had some work done on a guitar and the tech was using a battery operated one and I thought "wow, how convenient is that?" I went with a cheaper manual one.
 
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Not just one, but one for every case, gig bag, basement, or band room in your life.

Same with Snark tuners....there should be one within reach, always.
Yep. I have a Polytune pedal on my board and a Polytune for the headstock that I keep in the living room for my hollow body electric.
 

bobgoblin

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I put together a little "survival kit" of stuff I've needed at shows and didn't have: (all could be found for less than $20, but what I carry is not)

Peg winder
Flat nose wire snips
Gibson poker chip nut tool
Multi-tool
Stanley Phillips/Flat screwdriver
ZipTies
Sharpies

I keep it all in a Vanquest "EDC" type pouch & it goes in my guitar case. It's saved my hide (and my bandmates', too) a few times over.
 

Mentat

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For beginning guitarists:

I agree! :aok Fantastic book that really helped me in my early years. And the best comprehensive chord chart in the back of the book, that I have ever seen.
I color printed the chord charts and some of the most useful pages, and made my own ring binder with those clear sheet holders from an office supply store. Along with a few charts from other sources. A must have book for any guitarist.
 
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mjinli

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good clip on tuner with a piezo pickup, lets you tune anywhere regardless of background noise
 

Tony Done

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I couldn't find any mention of strings in a quick scan through the reply, they were the first thing I thought of. I'm pretty sure everything on my list will have been mentioned. - clip-on tuner, hex wrenches and screwdrivers, side cutters or pliers, cleaning rag, spare cable for electrics.
 




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