1. Welcome to TalkBass 2014! If you're new here, we just went through a major site upgrade. Please post all concerns and bugs to the Forum Usage Issues forum. We will be monitoring that forum. Thank you for all of your feedback.

    The TalkBass iphone/android app is NOT WORKING currently. We're working on it. Tapatalk IS working, so if you need to use an app, use Tapatalk. Try using your browser though - TalkBass is now 100% responsive to your phone/tablet screen size ;)

    Please read the TalkBass 2014 FAQ for lots of great info on the new software.

Is everyone on TB loaded?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by jaxom, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. jaxom

    jaxom

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2008
    Likes Received:
    0
    Does everyone on TB spend way too much on gear or is everyone (except me) on here very well off?
  2. 5StringBlues

    5StringBlues

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
  3. musicman666

    musicman666 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm on my second beer....trying ta get loaded.
  4. goldenglory18

    goldenglory18 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    I buy almost all of my gear used and deeply discounted. I'll let someone else pay full retail....
  5. LegoBass

    LegoBass

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2010
    Likes Received:
    0
    We all spend too much on gear.......There are a quite a few members on this fourn who are very well off and have everything, but the majority are in the same boat everyone else.

    I do not have that much money, but I have quite a bit of gear. I know I am in a decent place in my life, so I am stocking up while I can. I think a lot of other members have done the same thing as me, some of them maybe even regretting it....
  6. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Likes Received:
    10
    Yep. Buying used will definitely get you further along than buying gear new. I actually remember reading the comment section on a Youtube video once, and one guy was asking about the differences between a Modulus Flea and an EBMM StingRay because he was wanting to buy one new. I told him that for the price of getting a new Flea he could buy BOTH a Ray and a Flea used.
  7. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
    +1 but not regretting it yet...:D
  8. Trayster2

    Trayster2 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2012
    Likes Received:
    0
    ^
    One bass, & one amp here.
  9. FunkyMcNasty

    FunkyMcNasty Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2010
    Likes Received:
    3
    Some are rich, some are well off, some just save their money for quality gear.
  10. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Likes Received:
    8
    I buy most of my gear after I've had a few glasses of wine... so I guess I am loaded... and I spend way too much on gear :bag:

    Hmm... I only received 1 bass this week... and I have one coming in next week... I better have another glass of wine while I peruse the classifieds :ninja:
  11. iiipopes

    iiipopes

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have spent tons of $$ since my folks bought my first electric guitar setup for me in the spring of 1975. And every instrument and piece of equipment has earned its keep back in gigs over time.
  12. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Like life in general, everyone is at a different level. Some TB'ers have more disposable income than others.

    I am dumbfounded at how much gear I have bought and sold over the 40 years of playing bass. It's almost embarrassing! In my case, BASS seems to stand for Buy And Sell Stuff.

    If I was independently wealthy, I would have just kept all of the gear I ever bought, but since I am not independently wealthy, I use the money from prior sales of gear to pay for the next gear choice. So, I guess you could say that I "recycle" my money.
  13. chuck3

    chuck3

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    if it's an addiction it's not expensive, relatively speaking.
  14. ReIgnition

    ReIgnition if you are the big tree, we are the small axe... Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't think we as a group collectively are richer than anyone other group of folks online sharing the same passion for something.

    - Some people collect instruments

    - Some guys are so busy playing they can't keep gear working from gig to gig.

    - Some guys are older... played all over they way they wanted to. Have kids, house... maybe no mortgage even. They may have more time and money to invest in nice gear.

    Just different stages in life.

    Being 14 with a Squier is not a bad thing.


    ps... Rich spoiled brats with piles of new basses collecting dust keep the New/Used Bass market plentiful. New Old Stock they call it. Great prices, stock strings, several years old and not a scratch... still got the hang tags. Like Jack Daniels. I wish I could track these guys... they always blow stuff out cheap.:meh:
  15. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2010
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's a constant struggle. Right now I could buy a new bass, some new pedals...but noooo stuff just HAS to come up...
  16. Kmonk

    Kmonk

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2012
    Likes Received:
    1
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Fender and Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    You only spend too much on gear if you can't afford it.
  17. 4001

    4001

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Likes Received:
    1
    It took me 31 years to build my arsenal of gear. If I haden't started playing bass back in 1981, I'd have a lot more money now or a lot of other stuff that cost that much instead. Right now, I'm flat broke, living check to check but I'm not selling any of my gear anytime soon. If I sold all of my gear, I'd have a decent chunk of change, but not "loaded" by any definition.
    What's "loaded" these days? I'd think a million or more in disposable cash, depending on your age.
  18. Phalex

    Phalex Yeah, I've got the moves like Jagger. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Likes Received:
    2
    Every piece of music related gear I own has paid for itself many times over.

    Spend a couple of grand on a bass so it can sit on a stand at my house? No way. Spend a couple of grand on a bass that will probably make me 8k or so in the first year or two after it's paid for itself? Heck yeah.

    Claw hammer? Ball peen hammer? Get a tool that you like and get to work!
  19. KissThaRing

    KissThaRing

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Likes Received:
    0
    Is anyone here a "hobby" bassist? I'm not in a band, nor do I do this for a living, but my god if I had 2 grand laying around I would buy a rickenbacker or a warwick at a drop of a hat, I've only been playing bass for 4 months and I'm already drooling at there tones. oh well, my Ibbi will have to do for now, lol.

    /goes back to practicing "Smoke On The Water" :p
  20. slobake

    slobake Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Likes Received:
    10
    Nope not loaded.I have one Bass and three amps. One amp I am trying to sell, the other is a tiny Ampeg I keep in my living room for whenever the urge hits me. I love my 50's Precision and GKMB115. So far those plus a tuner and a metronome had been all I need. I only play once a week in church though. I did just buy a Delta Labs Multi-Effects processor on sale for $60 but I am probably going to return it. I don't really need all effects for my bass. I might try going direct in from the pedal, if that doesn't work out, back it goes.

Share This Page