The DJ Bookbag


When it comes to being a musician, I don’t know whether I’m coming or going. In my latest bout of indecision I decided to sell all of my DJ equipment and then turn around some three weeks later and re-buy it. I sold it all on Craigslist over the course of the three weeks and got fair prices for most of my gear. But when it came time for me to buy it all back, I realized that even 4+ year-old gear was still retailing for astronomical prices, if I could find it anywhere at all.

Not only did come through for me on the best prices but also it was able to locate gear that wasn’t available at retail chains like Sam Ash, Musician’s Friend and Zzounds. So in keeping with the spirit of sharing here at BW, I thought I would put together a Backpack full of gear for a professional DJ. The backpack is setup for both Vinyl, CDJ and Serato DJs and it includes all of the fixins, like cables, and even monitors for practicing at home. Pick and choose the items to suit your style or grab the whole thing. (Remember you’ll need two of either the Turntables & Needles or the CDJs. Plus the appropriate number of RCAs)

The Whole Shabang:

Pioneer CDJ1000 MK3

Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable

Pioneer DJM-800 DJ Mixer

Belkin Pure AV 6 Foot RCA Cable

Shure M44-7-H record Needle Mounted in Headshell

Pioneer HDJ-1000 Headphones

KRK RP5G2 Rokit G2 5In Powered Studio Monitor (Single Speaker)

GLS Audio 25 foot Mic Cable Patch Cords – XLR Male to XLR Female Black Microphone Cables – 25′ Balanced Mic Snake Cord – Single

Rane SL 3 for Serato Scratch Live