Avoid hazards and look tidy at the same time with GaffGun™
Anyone in band will be used to the age old problem of “cable management”. This could be the solution for you.
On a typical, small to medium sized live band stage there can be more than 50 individual cables in use, from instrument and mic leads, to speaker cables, lighting, effects units, PA systems and peripherals. Cables get everywhere and it’s only the most tidy and safety conscious of bands who go to extensive efforts keep cables neatly tucked out of the way of sight and hazard.
No matter how tidy you are though some cables need to leave the stage area to connect to outlying pieces of equipment like mixing desks and lighting, causing potential trip hazards.
Secure cables down quickly and easily
This nifty little gadget could be your answer. Meet GaffGun™. An ingenious device that threads gaffer tape directly over your cable in a straight and neat line using a method not too dissimilar to the way workman paint lines on the road.
It can take anything from 2-5 mins to secure a few meters of cable in a straight line in a neat and tidy fashion. Take a look at the video to see how quickly it can be done with GaffGun™.
Mind you, it’s not a freebie by any means. One of these tools will set you back $199 (about £125), so certainly more than a roll of gaffer, but maybe saving 97% of your time in securing cables might be worth that cost.
The manufacturers say:
The GaffGun™ is the single greatest advancement in gaffer’s tape since the tape was invented. Saving over 90% of the time to lay gaffer’s tape over cables, it simplifies your job while saving time, money and your back. Using patent-pending CoreLok™ technology, you can use any type or size of GaffGun™ tape on the same device. Cables don’t even have to be straight – the GaffGun™ straightens and centers your cable(s) and then lays tape on them.
One thing to note though is that GaffGun™ is designed to work best with the company’s own gaffer tape products, and these start an eye-watering $12 (£8). Given a roll of gaffer can be as low as £3 then this could be an issue. However GaffGun™ can also take 3rd party gaffer tape, although this may reduce the effectiveness of the cable centring technology.
GaffGun™ is available to pre-order at the moment at www.gaffgun.com.