So I'm taking music theory in school, six people in the class, one is a state-known floutist, another is a state known drummer, one amazing violin player, a guitarist, and myself and another bassist. For some reason, people's gear keeps coming up and everone's insulting each other's choices in basses, and my abundance of gear. Why do people think that a lot of gear means you suck? Just because this kid is good, has two basses, a small amp and one pedal and I have three basses in all varieties, an entire pedalboard, and a GK stack that weighs more than him, a drumset, two keyboards, a guitar, didgeridu, two saxes, harmonicas and a ukelele. Does lots of gear mean lack of talent?