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Keeping Track of Your Gear: The Dewey Decibel System

Keeping track of your gear isn’t easy.

Even with checklists to make sure you don’t forget anything, you need to know the difference between potentially identical cases, so you don’t mix up your gear with someone else’s.

It happens more often than you think, luggage gets switched at the airport or your guitar case gets swapped with someone else’s at the gig. No harm meant, but a frustrating experience for all.

Or, even worse, your gear might be stolen. Thieves can take off labels on the outside of your gear… But will they think to look everywhere before pawning it or listing it on Craigslist?

Listen now to learn how to protect yourself from mistakes or malicious acts so you can keep track of your gear easily, and have a claim when it’s discovered where it shouldn’t be!

What you’ll learn:

  • Why you should keep track of your gear effectively
  • How to sell more merch at shows
  • How accountability keeps your gear safe
  • What simple system you can use to track your gear
  • Why sometimes it’s good not to be famous
  • How to avoid confusing two pieces of gear
  • Why stage managers always seem mean (they aren’t)
  • How to label your gear in a way that thieves won’t find

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