Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by TopDog, Oct 7, 2008.
The ratio of gear to gigs is hugely in favor of gear.
not for me
yeah, I suffer from that a lot.
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?
I've got about 55.76 gigs, but there's only about 1.16 available...
Wonder what Dave Gilmour or The Edge's ratio would be.
PS: Did you seriously come to a gear forum to rag on people with lots of gear? Interesting.
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.
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.
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
Unfortnately of late it`s been almost no gigs!
I find the more I play out, the happier I am with my gear other than a few tweaks here and there.
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.
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.
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.
+1001 for sure. less time for GAS
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
<kinda sorta> Sadly, my gear outnumbers my gigs .... and my band plays quite a few gigs too!