I have been faced with an interesting problem lately. I've been playing a lot of gigs that are relatively small or one-night shots, and I'm debating on how much of my backup gear I should be taking. My full tech bag includes a compliment of various cables, adapters, power supplies, some tools, a spare module and a backup trigger-drum to shore up that. It all fits into the case for a kick drum pedal, but it's an extra package and a somewhat heavy one at that.
I've been lucky enough to not need half the stuff in there of late, but the times I HAVE needed to tap into it, it was for an obscure item. I'd like to be able to scale back my load-out whenever possible, but if I encounter a situation I could have avoided had I brought that One Thing, I'd feel like a first-class dipknuckle.
I'm thinking the bare minimum for backup gear would be the following:
-Spare power for the Zendrum
-Spare power for everything else
-(possibly) spare module
Thoughts? Is that too minimalistic? Can I get rid of something else off that list? Input, as always, is appreciated!