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Are you a Pro?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by carlos840, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. I earn my living from playing only!

    14 vote(s)
  2. I play in bands but i have a day job!

    73 vote(s)
  3. I am a bedroom player, and its fine by me!

    16 vote(s)
  4. All i want is a bavon sandwich....

    6 vote(s)
  1. Hi everyone
    So, dont know if this has been done before, but im wondering what kind of players compose this lovely forum...
    How many of you actually earn a living with their fingers, how many are bedroom players!?!

    Im not doing that to make the bedroom players feel bad about it or the Professionals feel good about it, just genuinely curious!

    I know that this isnt the right place to post a thread like this, but i also know from experience that it wouldnt touch as many people if it was posted anywhere else and i really hope we can get a lot of people to join in...


    PS: I earn a living playing in function bands...
  2. michael_atw


    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    I play out often, but usually don't get paid for it.

    How does that count?:hyper:
  3. Well that counts as i play in bands but i have a day job i guess!
  4. Flatty Banks

    Flatty Banks

    Oct 26, 2008
    Can I vote for 'pro' and 'sandwich' at the same time?
  5. Nop, sandwich is only for the Anarchists out there!

    And its meant to be Bacon, not Bavon!!!
  6. I'm retired, and my band is my only source of "new" income.
  7. Flatty Banks

    Flatty Banks

    Oct 26, 2008
    Damn. I love me a good Bavon sandwich. Especially after playing some Nusic at a show.
  8. korchm


    Jul 17, 2003
    toronto, canada
    I play with bands on the side, either paid or not but I have a day job. I wonder if that is considered semi pro?
  9. Flatty Banks

    Flatty Banks

    Oct 26, 2008
  10. SJLee


    Nov 7, 2007
    How about for the in between category, for those in between projects/bands. I'm in the middle of forming a new band, but used to play out ever week.
  11. korchm


    Jul 17, 2003
    toronto, canada

    lol i kinda saw that coming.
  12. Brattbugg

    Brattbugg Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2009
    Motor City
    Im a weekend Pro...but a weekday Diemaker...
  13. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Day job/night pro
  14. Yep i have a day job! Rarely get paid for gigs. My wife has no job and sits on the couch and watches gameshows. Life is good struggling for that dollar.
  15. smogg


    Mar 27, 2007
    NPR, Florida
    I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
    Weekend warrior here. I always get payed to play, so I guess that would be semi-pro?
    Hate my day job so I'm also a late life college student at night. So I guess that means I'm semi-educated as well? :bag:
  16. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    please post in the correct forum.
  17. blueyes


    Feb 22, 2010
    Columbia, Tn
    the equipment doesn't leave the house if I haven't already
    received something in writing and at least travel expenses
    to the gig... that does depend on how far away it is...
    studio gigs in muscle shoals area or nashvegas, gimmie
    gas money at least.. it's not cheap even driving this old
    vw van back and forth... ya know? I should've stuck with
    being a vocalist.. it's not even easy carrying me around.. I
    do weigh a small ton!! lol..

    my studio is my day job.. and my night job...

    it's not easy being weezy!!
  18. Gunstringer


    Mar 7, 2008
    well... we're on the path toward professionalism.
    does that count? :p
  19. pierreganseman


    Aug 23, 2008
    teaching... and not playing gigs atm... where does that stand? :p
  20. pbass6811


    Nov 10, 2008
    Indy, IN
    Not sure where I fit...I have a good paying day job, which I complain about, but I'll try to keep it until I get fired AND I get paid really well to play bass 4 nights a week! What does that make me?
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