Originally Posted by Jools4001
Prompted by another thread on here saying how we Europeans have a rough deal compared with the availability and price of gear in the US, I thought I would take a look at this from a different angle.
, everything does look quite different when you take a step backwards and look at the big picture.
I didn't respond to that thread You mention, because even though I kind of feel the OP's pain, that hasn't IME been true since the early 90's. At least over here it hasn't.
80's were kind of rough (at least the latter part when I first came into music circles), but from that day on, the availability of gear has skyrocketed, and the prices -and most importantly price/quality ratio- keep on getting better and better every year.
I have often wondered when will it stop?
What is IMO even better than the reduced prices on new (crap
), have been the price reduction on older "real quality" stuff.
Except for a few exeptions, old (PA) amps, cabs and mixing consoles can be had for 1/20 or less of their original price.
True, the weight is there, but so is the superb performance.
I wholeheartedly concur, we've never had it so good.