Is anyone else out there starting to get fatigued by people whinging about how heavy their gear is?
GET A GRIP.
Nobody has forced you to learn the electric guitar.
If you don't like carrying heavy gear, learn the flute.
I had someone come in the workshop the other day who had brought a trolley for their Trace Elliot Brat, a 15W transistor practice amp.
I had the alto sax player in one of the bands I play with saying he wished he did more gigs with misery stick (sorry clarinet), because it is lighter.
And don't get me started about bass players.
i thought i was learning a musical instrument, not buffing up for world's strongest man
Don't really want to play the flute... i don't get on with wind instruments as when i get nervous my breathing goes
Maybe I am a wuss. But I'll take on anyone who calls me a wuss for not liking to carry heavy gear in a playing contest (someone else can carry in my gear) and we'll see who's a wuss then.
I mean... give me the option of listening to someone who's a good player who lets someone else carry their stuff (you'd think there'd be a job carrying stuff... maybe we could call them "roadies"? ) or someone who can't half play who lifts in their own stuff so they're not a wuss, and it's pretty obvious who I'd rather listen to.
(I'm not really ranting here, I'm saying this in good spirit/tongue in cheek, but still i think it's a point worth making)
Last edited by Dave_Mc; 15th September 2012 at 03:01 PM.