Touring Bass tech pay?
Does anyone have experience teching for a touring act? How much does this typically pay? I'm well aware there's a large range depending on the band's level but I'm curious about people's experiences. Do tell...
I am really ignorant about this, but I would guess that band touring with a bass tech is very established.
I guess established enough.. but still I would expect a range of compensation. Just wondering if anyone has experience to speak of. I was asked what I would charge for tech work on the road today and I realized I had no idea, so I thought I would ask.
Depends on the act, the experience. the budget.. Anywhere from a few hundred a week to 3-7k a week plus Per Diem..
I know one or two Gt techs that make a few grand a week / but they are on big tours....
The current tech in a band i gig with gets 250 -300 a gig
Is he doing just bass tech work? or pretty much the tech for the band?
Depends on the level of the act, and their need for a dedicated bass tech.
Most small - medium level acts I've worked with have a single guitar tech that does all the guitars, including the basses. cleans them, changes strings before each show, checks amps are loaded in/loaded out properly, maintains pedal boards, ensures all cabling is properly connected, etc. The guys that I've known that do this stuff ? They get peanuts. a couple hundred bucks a week, plus food & lodging, where they usually share a single room with the drum tech and sound guy. However, they do get to travel to some really cool places.
Above that ? I don't know anyone who has ever been a dedicated bass tech, so I can't figure that one out, though in a band that size, I figure the bass tech would at least get his own room.
Don't know any touring bass techs.
I know a guy who toured as a guitar tech. he took care of all the 6 and 4 string guitars and associated equipment. He said it was a real hoot and tons of fun. He never said what he got paid but he only did it once and turned down several offers to do it again for the same band so I'd have to guess the cash was not all that hot.
I'd guess one would need to get to a Rolling Stones or Eagles level before touring as any kind of tech would pay enough to make it worth doing it the only motivation was money.
A friend of mine works as Television's guitar tech for all their "reunion" (sic) tours over the past 12-15 years.
He makes bupkis.
1. nothing at all.
"you know bupkis about fundraising"
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