So how does everyone here make money for basses and equipment?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by StrudelBass, Jul 28, 2002.

  1. StrudelBass


    Jul 6, 2002
    The answer to my question from me:

    I don't.
  2. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    For me it's easy. I'm not a professional musician. (I'd probably starve relying on my talent). I'm a mid level executive in the world's largest company.



    ps - Woodchuck, we build vans in your town.
  3. I work as an environmental protection officer for the city of Vancouver BC... Thats where my dollar comes from.


  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    CEO of a geotechnical/environmental engineering company.
  5. Check out the thread "What do you do for a Living" over in OT. That should give you some insight as to how we fund our GAS.

    BTW, I'm an Air force mechanic.
  6. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    Um, manage a music store.

    And the occasional work.
  7. natebass


    Sep 6, 2001
    Bremerton, WA
    I work for the Department of Defense as a woodcrafter/structural insulator/plastics fabricator for the Navy...and my gigs actually pay for my gear (my work pays for my house and van and my kids and my wife and credit cards and wife's credit cards and this is starting to get PRETTY UGLY SO I SHOULD STOP RIGHT NOW AND THINK OF MY HAPPY PLACE....{music store} - thanks, I'm feeling much better now.
  8. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    i pay for my gear with gigs.

    of course, i eat nothing but BestYet groceries...

    but at least i've got gear :D
  9. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    I only buy gear with money I make from gigging, All the other living expenses comes from a full time job.
  10. craigers2


    Sep 26, 2001
    pretty much all the money i make with my gigs goes right back into my "bass gear fund".

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    Im a retired Jewell thief ;)
  12. sleazylenny


    Jun 20, 2002
    Mpls, MN
    I swing a hammer during the day and swing to the groove at night.
  13. Intrepid


    Oct 15, 2001
    Work part-time minimal wage for 3 months and you got yourself a bass, or a stack. Have no bills to pay besides insurance and gas.
  14. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I do custom software support for a giant soft drink/salty snack conglomerate.
  15. Pepsi?

    I do cost accounting for Coca-Cola.
  16. cap


    Aug 8, 2001
    Hickam Hawaii
    Bag Groceries:D

  17. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    My funds come from numerous sources, mowing the lawn in the summer, keeping my room clean and taking out the trash, birthday and Christmas money, and my annual bass playing job (playing in the pit band for 2 plays)
  18. Im a pimp, thats right. ;)
  19. savagelucy


    Apr 27, 2002
    this summer i'm working part-time for my dad's company, this is funding a new bass. when school starts i'll have to find a new job. but if i cant find one, i'll have t make do woth the gear i have.
  20. credit card fraud mostly...