Hi, This is a bit of a random question, but I feel it's quite relevant to me at the moment. I'm wondering how people can afford such nice music equipment as a teenager. I'm 14 ATM and am almost completely broke. I'm usually very good at saving money, but I have just gone and blown a whole load. New Bass + New Amp + New Mic + Assortment of Cables = Total Brokeness Anyway I was wondering how all you guys could afford your music gear at such a young age? It seems that every other kid who decides they want to be the next big rock star suddenly has a collection of guitars/basses in their possession and it just baffles me how they pull it off. Just out of interest (and also for some advice) how did you guys afford nice equipment at an age like mine? Thanks! BTW Asking my parents for money is out of the question as they just bought me a graduate model oboe which was, well, lets say it was quite pricy!!!