Ponder this... more gear less gigs

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  1. TopDog

    TopDog "jumping the valence" Silver Supporting Member

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    The ratio of gear to gigs is hugely in favor of gear.
     
  2. HHB

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    not for me
     
  3. Thomme

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    yeah, I suffer from that a lot.
     
  4. awaywardson

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    my gigs definitely outnumber my gear

    i've only been in one band in my life, and i'm working on 12 years in it come February... we play 5-6 times a month and have since I joined. local gig, some private stuff, some clubs. everything i make goes to the family checking account, my way of paying my wife and kids for being gone when i'm gone. so, new gear is a huge luxury when i can get it. usually a new guitar every 3-4 years, new amp every 5-6, maybe a pedal or two a year... maybe a Klon for Xmas this year?
     
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    I've got about 55.76 gigs, but there's only about 1.16 available...
     
  6. HurricaneJesus

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    Wonder what Dave Gilmour or The Edge's ratio would be.
     
  7. HurricaneJesus

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    PS: Did you seriously come to a gear forum to rag on people with lots of gear? Interesting.
     
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  9. TopDog

    TopDog "jumping the valence" Silver Supporting Member

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    Hardly, I was merely stating that it's increasingly hard to find work as a band these days, and my gig to gear ratio is lower as a result. I'm also picky these days what I choose to play so I guess that factors in hugely for me.
     
  10. dewey decibel

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    Sure, makes total sense. Those guys that gig for a living (and I don't mean the Edge) don't make sh!t, and can't afford a lot of gear. Those guys that do something else for a living make more money, and thusly can afford more sh!t.
     
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  11. DarrenTD

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    Interesting topic.............

    I don't remember Gear being as "Mass Marketed" back in the day like it is now. I remember owning, One Amp, One Guitar (possibly Two if you were lucky) and a stomp box & maybe a Wah...........................

    There were also tons of gigs because it was pre-DJ's & Karaoke....................

    God I miss the 'ol days! :RoCkIn
     
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    Unfortnately of late it`s been almost no gigs!
     
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    I find the more I play out, the happier I am with my gear other than a few tweaks here and there.
     
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    Weird. I'm the opposite, I think. When I play out more I tend to start thinking about different sounds I'd like to try.
     
  15. Phil M

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    Yeah, I start flipping, buying/trading/selling when I don't have a project going. If I'm with a group, the gear bug subsides considerably.
     
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    I've been lucky this year, while I've bought and sold a ton of gear this year, I've been lucky enough to have gigged out a lot as well, for a guy that has a day job.
     
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    +1000
     
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    +1001 for sure. less time for GAS
     
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    I play out about 75 times a year. (all acoustic) I have one acoustic

    I have enough electric guitar gear to outfit Megadeth and Metallica for a 2 year tour. LOL
     
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    <kinda sorta> Sadly, my gear outnumbers my gigs .... and my band plays quite a few gigs too! :(
     
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