I am looking to put together a simple, logical, and useful set of tools for general maintenence for any studio, whether it be digital or analog. For starters; one would have a properly sized set of Phillips head srew drivers for racks, several clean paint brushes to remove dust, a soldering iron, contact cleaner, canned air, alcohol, Q-tip swabs...etc.
I sure would love to hear other suggestions for a properly maintained tool kit.
A nice DMM (Fluke or similar), test tone generator, oscilloscope, a small box with multiple resistors in it that lets you switch between them easily, needle nose pliers, wire strippers...and I'll think of more and get back to you.
One of those headbands with a super bright led light they sell at outdoor lifestyle stores....and a welder's mirror (looks like a big version of the dentist's mirror), great for peeking behind a console