Instrumentalists: Have you spent more on Audio or Instruments?
Jan 8, 2007 at 6:18 AM Post #16 of 29
Low Brass is indeed not a cheap means of making money

Tuba ~ $7,000
Trombone ~ $1,500; $150
Various other instruments ~ $1,000
Definitely more than I have spent on audio equipment (at least so far...)
Jan 8, 2007 at 8:50 PM Post #17 of 29
My recent Mesa Boogie Roadster purchase tipped the scales over to the instrument side.
Jan 8, 2007 at 9:12 PM Post #18 of 29
Definitely instruments.

I spent 700 euros on my classical guitar, 500 on my electric.

On the audio side, I spent 200 for a soundcard and 120 for headphones, 50 for a condenser microphone.

My philosophy has always been that money put into instruments is an investment. A guitar will last you all your life and its quality will influence your sound, your playing, your motivation and thus the pleasure you get from playing.
Jan 8, 2007 at 10:50 PM Post #19 of 29

Originally Posted by Jahn /img/forum/go_quote.gif
That reminds me of the days when I blasted the roof off in high school with this thing on my alto sax-


i'm pretty sure he isn't a jazz player, from what i've read.

My jazz mouthpiece is a Berg Larson for Tenor. Wow, I love that thing. Hard rubber.....gooooooood stuff.

But for me, definitely instruments:

Yamaha Student Model Tenor: $500
C** Mouthpiece: $80
Selmer Paris Serie III Tenor w/ Black Laquour: $2100
C* Mouthpiece: $110
Berg Larson Mouthpiece: $180
Reeds, Music, Repair/Maintenence: A lot.

Creative Zen Vision: M - $300
Shure E2c - $60
Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5 Pro's - $150

now, if you want to talk DAP's:
1. iRiver flash player - $100
2. 3g 15GB iPod - $250
3. Philips H110 - $299
4. Creative Zen Touch - $250
5. 3g 20gb iPod - $200 (used)
6. Toshiba Gigabeat F40 - $349
7. Creative Zen Sleek 20gb - $249
8. iAudio X5 - $239
9. Toshiba Gigabeat F20 - $170
10. Creative Zen Vision: M - $299
11. Creative MuVo TX FM - $59
Jan 8, 2007 at 10:53 PM Post #20 of 29

Originally Posted by Teerawit /img/forum/go_quote.gif
My violins cost alot more.


Definitely more on instruments.
Rough tally: violin (~$26k) + bows (~$1.5k) + case (~$600) + strings (~$470/yr) + accessories/music (lost count)
Jan 8, 2007 at 11:53 PM Post #21 of 29
My French horn cost me £2300. That was an ex dem model that would have ben £4600. Yup, french horns are expensive.

In total, audio wise, I think I am approaching that, but not there yet. Maybe around the £2000 mark, but some of that I have sold on to fund the next step.
Jan 9, 2007 at 1:27 AM Post #22 of 29

Originally Posted by milkpowder /img/forum/go_quote.gif

Definitely more on instruments.
Rough tally: violin (~$26k) + bows (~$1.5k) + case (~$600) + strings (~$470/yr) + accessories/music (lost count)

$26k on your violin and you're only using a $1.5k bow? Maybe I'm weird, but I'm much pickier about my bows than I am my violin--probably the reason why I have six bows, and only two violins.
Jan 9, 2007 at 1:30 AM Post #23 of 29
thank god sam ash has all of my stuff....

i wont go into computers...

ok i will.

Sibelius, ProTools HD, 28734982137489 instrument packs (including Colossus)....


ipod nano, xin supermicro, jumbo cryo, sr80.

yeah. tuba rules wooh!
Jan 10, 2007 at 12:55 PM Post #25 of 29
Instruments by farrrr...
I probably have $500ish worth of headphone gear
A bit more than $4k worth of instruments.. '83 tele, acoustic, jazzbox, amps and recording equips
Jan 10, 2007 at 4:30 PM Post #26 of 29

Originally Posted by Thelonious Monk /img/forum/go_quote.gif
ok i will.

Sibelius, ProTools HD, 28734982137489 instrument packs (including Colossus)....

Oh... computer "instruments" count as well? Put me down for a Sibelius then as well.
Jan 11, 2007 at 4:47 AM Post #27 of 29
My parents paid for the rented flute in elementary and middle school. The bassoon I play now is owned by the school. So, I guess I've never paid for an instrument.
Jan 11, 2007 at 5:08 AM Post #28 of 29
Before joining this site, definitely instruments. I paid $3400 for a handmade classical guitar.....which now is worth closer to $6000.

OK, I'll try to total my insane expenses so far: headphones:$1k, amp:$850, CD player:$1k, DAC:$1k, vinyl setup: $900 so far. So that's $4.75K......
All that for a headphone stash
This also doesn't count all the CD/SACDs that I'll be collecting now!!
Jan 11, 2007 at 5:18 AM Post #29 of 29
Trumpets: Bach Bb 37, Bach C 229 - 25H, Schilke Eb E3L, Kanstul Pic. Plus mods, maintenance, cases. They're my most valuable self-purchased possessions.

Can't imagine buying something that cost more than that other than a car and a house.

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