Bands: Protect Your Gear

No matter whether you're a professional session musician, touring band, pub gigger or play-at-home hobbyist, we're sure that your musical instruments will be some of the most important things that you own. They're expensive, sentimental, and sometimes even the basis of an entire livelihood, so it's really important to keep them safe.

If you don't keep an eye on the music press, you might be surprised how often bands get robbed on the road – you may never have heard of Mineral, Jeff Rosenstock, or iwrestledabearonce, but they still had more than enough gear to make their vans a target for thieves.

Your instruments will be safer at home, yes, but instrument thefts from private properties still happen. If you're looking for a safe and secure lockup for your gear, why not consider a storage unit? Great security and you might even be able to slip in a practice or two.

Secure and safe

Whether you've got steel drums that need storing, a sixties Strat that's worth its weight in gold, or even just a beat up old bass that you can't bear to part with, self-storage will ensure they're protected by CCTV, fencing, alarms, 24/7 security and sturdy locking systems.

If you're not intending on using the instruments in the near future and you want to make sure your items are packed in the safest and most secure way, be sure to put them in hard instrument cases, plugging any gaps between the case and instrument with newspaper or bubble wrap. Then simply place the case in a large box, once again plugging the gaps.

Perfect for practicing

If you want to use your storage unit as a practice space, then get in touch with the manager of your nearest location (click here to find out where that is) and have a chat to them about it – you wouldn't be the first. Our units are especially popular with drummers, for some reason…

You'll have to select the unit carefully to avoid noise pollution for other users, but your local manager will be able to help you with this. A little bit of soundproofing wouldn't go amiss either.

There are a few simple things you can do to reduce noise (aside from just turning the dials down) without making any major modifications to the unit – but whatever you're doing, please make sure you get anything signed off by the site manager!

If you're using a drum kit, make sure you have a floor mat and drum pads to keep sound down to a minimum. 

If you'd like to know more about using a Space Station for gear storage or as a practice space, contact us today!