How much money do you have tied up in your gear?

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What's your estimate of the total amount you have spent on your current/largest amount of gear?

  1. < $1,000

    7.0%
  2. $1,000 - $5000

    12.7%
  3. $5,000 - $10,000

    19.7%
  4. $10,000 - $20.000

    21.1%
  5. $20,000 - $30,000

    14.1%
  6. $30,000 - $50,000

    14.1%
  7. $50,000 - $100,000

    7.0%
  8. $100,000 - $150,000

    1.4%
  9. $150,000 - $250,000

    1.4%
  10. >$250,000

    1.4%
  1. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    nothing wrong with that.
    I kept a pay/expense tally when I was touring the north country, mostly to do a reality check on if it would be viable long term. After 3 years it was obvious that it wasn’t the way I wanted to be living when I turned 40 (irrespective of the dollar math).
    So...I took my pre med qualifications and set out to fulfill my ‘real world’ master plan.
     
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  2. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I get it!

    I started out with a backup plan of getting a law degree, and wasn’t planning to actually practice, but when I got the degree, I practiced for 15 years before breaking out of the mold and doing music full-time. 30 years later, I still think I made the right call going into music (my wife might not agree ;)).

    Whether I wasted those early years when one establishes a reputation by practicing law, I can’t say; people definitely thought of me as a lawyer, not a musician, for a long time, and that was a drag and a hurdle to overcome in my early days of music.

    Believe it or not, practicing law turned out to be a good entree into scoring music to picture, because scoring is all about listening, team collaboration, stick-to-it stubbornness, and paying attention to details. But that’s 20/20 hindsight, of course.

    I’ve thought it’s kind of a shame that people pigeonhole others based on preconceptions, but “Welcome to the real world, Les!”
     
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  3. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Now... THIS is a thought. NET gear owned... as long as I don't count any labor cost, I'm bound to break at least even. lol
     
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  4. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Best laugh I’ve had in ages! And I did nearly pee myself!
     
  5. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    Not bad...but a “sneaky nuts” version would have been funnier...
     
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  6. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I’m sat at the back of a school presentation and I nearly burst out laughing!:p
     
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  7. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    Ummm... define ‘gear’.

    I want to make sure that I provide an accurate answer.
     
  8. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    Everything you use to make and record music.
     
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  9. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    Awesome.

    $0 for me then! Woohoo! I’m doing better than I thought!

    :)

    Since I don’t really consider the noise I make to be music. Nor do I record. Nor do I gig.
     
  10. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    I feel a breakout coming... watch out world.
     
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  11. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Navin R. Johnson

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    What is this "sneaky nuts" that you speak of?
     
  12. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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  13. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    Have you not heard of "Angry Boys"? Link PM'd
     
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  14. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Navin R. Johnson

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    Have now! :D:D
     
  15. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Navin R. Johnson

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    That might be a "woman thing" because my wife says the same thing about my playing.
     
  16. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Navin R. Johnson

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  17. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    Ranks up there with the Blues Brothers and other the best comedies of all time!

    Glad you got the reference.
     
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  18. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    I'm not answering the poll, because I'm in denial about how much I have spent on gear, especially PRSi and PRS amps.

    I said I'd never be able to afford a PS, and I still can't, yet somehow I have far more than a PS-worth of $$$ invested in PRSi.

    On a related note, I was tidying up my CD (and related media) collection on the weekend, and I realized that I had invested a significant chunk of cash there too, especially since I can't listen to it as much as I'd like. I still haven't broken the shrink wrap on my Pink Floyd The Wall box set, for example.
     
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  19. Lister

    Lister Playing guitar badly since the 70's...

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    As a confirmed hobbyist, it’s more than I should have, but not as much as I’d like!

    Btw, are we talking full retail replacement value or actual value paid?
     
  20. Ryan Murphy

    Ryan Murphy Stares at bright lights

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    Id be willing to bet I actually have more money invested in cardboard, plastic and pewter.
     
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