Equipment Care / 15 April 2020

5 Things To Do At Home In Quarantine: The Musician’s Edition

Live shows may be off the books for now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay creative and productive.

Over the past two months, our followers have been sharing some of their favorite stay-home activities during this time of social distancing.

We’ve collated some ideas here to inspire you to make the most of these difficult times. 

Set up your home workstation

Your home may be your only creative space for a while.

Take the time to carve out a conducive area that will help you stay focused on your work and allow your creativity to flow.

David Villalpando‘s corner featuring the MONO Stealth Case
MONO artist Stan Bicknell‘s home practice kit
Edge Quintanilla‘s home studio
“Now that I’m stuck at home, I might as well set up my #quarantunes station. Been meaning to set this up for a minute. Funny how the busy-ness of life gets in the way of doing things I think all of us have been wanting to do.”

Give your instruments some TLC

Take the opportunity to get some maintenance work done on the tools of your trade. You won’t have the same amount of time to do so when you’re back on the road.

LA-based artist and producer Lineu Andrade‘s collection of guitars all ready to be played
Braulio Aspé‘s basses and his strings of choice

Fine-tune your pedalboard

We all know how much of a beating (and kicking) our pedalboards take onstage.

Use the time to set things straight — clean up the dust, build new patch cables and isolate all of the noise.

You can even throw on some new pedals to help keep you inspired while you’re practicing at home.

Martin Cliffe’s latest MONO pedalboard setup
“I wonder how many people will redo their #pedalboard during this #lockdown period. Made a few tweaks to my main board. Definitely a step forward.”

Looking for board inspiration? Check out our #monopfx hashtag for some of the best MONO pedal systems around.

Our Pedalboard Rise was also featured in Premier Guitars’ 10 Add-Ons to Spruce Up Your Pedalboard

The Pedalboard Rise in Black. These come in Silver as well as in a larger Rise+ format

Get in the shed

As if it wasn’t obvious enough (but a reminder never hurts).

Practice, record that next album, create more content — there’s so much you can do now to hone your craft and artistry while you’re offstage.

MONO artist and Brazilian talkshow bassist Ana Karina Sebastiao with her quarantine setup. Head to her profile for more bass videos.

Matthew Gamboa playing over one of his lofi beats

Marty Midgard has been going live on Instagram and Facebook every Saturday while he records his next album for The Midgard Project

An incredible bass cover by Kemy Siala

Spend time with your loved ones

And most importantly, remember to get your loved ones in on the fun.

MONO artist Thaddaeus Tribbet spending time with his daughter in his home studio

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