Gaffers tape is a tool that was first developed for use in film making, but it makes a great tool for pro audio and video too. No one likes a messy stage and Gaffer tape is the perfect thing to help you keep your stage clear. If there's one thing people dislike more than a messy stage, is the sticky nasty cable and floor from using other options. Gaffers tape solves both of these issues! It can secure cabling to a floor and doesn't leave residue on the cable or the floor.
Gaffers tape can be found at many pro audio and video stores but is most easily found on amazon from our friends at Tape Ninja. Just search for "Tape Ninja" in the search bar! Gaff tape tears like thin cloth, but is strong enough to hold down cable.
If knowing about Gaff tape isn't enough, here's another tip for you: If you need a hand taping and don't have a friend, use a small piece taped across at the beginning of a run and at the end to keep it straight. Then, simply run a strip right down the middle of the cable for a nice straight, quick tape job.
Let us know what other things you have found Gaff tape useful for! I know I have used it to tape temporary blackout to windows. It really is a lifesaver!
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