A place where tape IS important! Art supply stores (and some paint supply stores) sell "Artist's Tape", which looks like standard masking tape, except for 3 important differences: 1. It's pure white. 2. It's smooth. 3. It won't leave a sticky residue. We use it across the bottom of the board to write in track information for a band. We also use it on exposed pickup magnets when the strings are causing clicks. We also use it to hold down cords that are rattling, or in the way of the guitar body. We've even used it to hold a bad cord in the one position that works, long enough to finish the track. Since it doesn't leave any sticky goo behind, a guitar player will even let you use it on his pristine new guitar finish. There are a whole lot more uses for this stuff - no studio should be without it.