Originally Posted by alchey
this thread is useless without pics!
Sorry! I should have pointed out that the links in my sig gives pics and a list!
I've been scouring eBay and GS B&S AND Craigslist since last night and NO ONE is selling an atomic squeeze box! I want one so bad now!
Honestly, I know ultimately it isn't about the gear....sort-of...OK, maybe it is a little when you're trying to sell your services. The musician/writer/performer part of me does not care as much about which compressor to strap across the 2bus, but when people email me asking 'how much for a 4 song demo?', I start to care.
Honestly, in my particular area, I am pretty lucky. My studio has a little more to offer than the 'regular bedroom setup', but obviously not as much to offer as a great room with plenty of...well...room! It puts me in a good position to be able to beat out the smaller setups (because I can't honestly charge that much more, at all), and at the same time NOT compete with larger. 'proper' setups that can and must charge higher rates.
I usually just post in the 'So much gear' forum because it is 'general', but I'd love a board here dedicated to us smaller, mid-range setups. Especially given the notion that most of us are trying to charge for our services and work our way up the food-chain. This is obviously not my sole source of income (I'd starve, as would my family). But, I am getting busier and busier. Honestly, I can't imagine how it would be if I *actually* did some marketing. Just from a few craigslist ads and word of mouth i get a couple of inquiries a day!
I think the person that said we all have higher and lower end gear, coupled with the person who said we all do higher and lower end 'tasks' probably nailed it. I know there are plenty of boards on this site...so what would 1 more hurt ?