Sound House offers free shipping for orders over 2,000 yen, but have you ever had trouble when you couldn’t reach up to the 2,000 yen limit? Recently, we started free shipping for some small items such as strings and batteries, but maybe it’s still a problem when you still don’t have enough in your shopping cart to qualify for free shipping.
The essentials are things that you can never have enough of...I’m going to show some items that I personally think go well with guitarists’ and bassists’ main purchases so here we go!
■ -100 Yen Level
I use these cable ties to organize cables. They are sold at 100-yen shops, but I think it is pretty rare to be sold individually in this price range.
This is a useful item that can be attached under the detachable neck to give it an angle! It’s so cheap, but it works well. You can choose the thickness depending on how much you add to the string height.
Here is an alkaline battery at an amazing price. For those who play active guitars or basses, it’s a must-have item you can never have enough of.
You can buy this good looking zinc-carbon battery only at music instrument shops.
For those who play while listening through their headphones out on small amps and preamps!
This is a 1.58 mm hexagon wrench. It can be used to adjust the saddle screws in inches such as the screws found on Fender USA instruments! I often lose this. I think the size of this wrench is not sold at 100-yen shops, so it is a good idea to stock up on some.
■ 200-300 Yen Level
I recommend this for those who replace knobs! It is very useful when you want to install a side-screw knob to the split shaft pot.
A heat shrink tube is useful when making cables yourself. It will not run out easily, but please consider buying it when you make cables! With Φ10, even a thick 4-core cable can easily pass through, so it is highly versatile.
These are a standard Kester 44 solder wire and a desoldering wick. Whether you are clumsy or not, it is a good idea to keep one just in case.
This cable converts the polarity to use with center plus effectors! It may be useful.
■ 400-500 Yen Level
This is a Velcro strap for effectors selling for such a great value and I highly recommend it. It has a good reputation for giving effectors excellent stability on the pedal board.
This is really handy. You can quickly remove dust around the pickup and bridge without removing the strings. This will be something you will want to carry in your case along with a cleaning cloth.
This nail file is from FERNANDES! I recommend it because it is compact, light, and easy to carry. I also like the design.
This is a popular fingerboard spray! I quickly spray it on my hand before playing to get smooth movement on the strings.
This is a patch cable that is flat like fettuccine, so this needs no further explanation. It's light and durable, and I only use this patch cable. I recommend it.
■ 600-900 Yen Level
This is a large standard humidity control agent! It is a consumable item that has a surprisingly long life. It is a must-have item for humid summers in Japan. A set of 3 Dr. Dry is also available at a great deal. Be sure to check it out!
This item is antibacterial and deodorizing as well as moisture wicking and is antifungal. I’m curious as you can see its color effects.
This will be a useful item for those who are considering replacing the pot. The attached part to the hole of the Japanese pots have a diameter of 7 or 8 mm and pots in inches are 9.5 mm, but you can use this pot adapter to mount a pot in millimeters on a guitar or control plate with a hole in inches. With this item, I can enjoy replacing most of the knobs and pots because I don’t have to process the guitar body.
This is an acetate tape that protects the coil of an uncovered pickup. It’s usually invisible, but if it gets dirty, you must replace it!
This is a wrench that is useful for adjusting nuts. It is a multi-tool that can be used for 8-18 mm nuts and you will not regret buying it.
I picked this one not for its usefulness, but because I just wanted to show it to you. It achieves tuning stability by the whole new idea that the retainer itself can move. The one and only look is also good. I really like retainers, and I collect a lot of them even though I have nowhere to put them all.
■ 1,000 Yen Level
This is my favorite item that is almost 1,000 yen. I use this guitar/bass fret guard for my fretless bass. Since it is wide enough, it is good for your standard 5-string bass.
That’s all folks! These are based on my personal impression, so it may only fit those who have the same preference as mine, but I will be so glad if you remember this list the next time you want to reach 2,000 yen in your shopping cart.