How do you deal with gear snobs. My daughter went to an orchestra camp this week. It’s at a large well known university. She has a student cello. A lot of people showed up with their Sadowsky cellos and the such. Being teenagers you can imagine the snobbery. I feel bad for her,but told her to show them how it’s done. Be humble ,but lay down the chops. She’s good enough to make every honors orchestra she tries out for and plays with the junior philharmonic ,which is part of the local professional philharmonic orchestra. Gear snobs man, my ten thousand dollar bass means I’m better than you. I’m working on getting her a good cello, but man if you think bass gear is expensive.... Edit , may be implied that all the kids were like this , its one or two,not all. I have not modified this post in any other way,its original.