Dreamsinger wrote:Why is it hard to find a bass player? As a bass player who routinely turns down invites to play perhaps I can give a little insight. These days good bass gear isn't cheap and putting gas in a vehicle big enough to transport it isn't cheap either. Apparently few people want to indulge their rock & roll fantasy by investing $6000+ in basses and an amp. That's really the only obstacle.
i don't really see that as a problem or an accurate assessment of necessary gear. i'm lucky to have some VERY nice basses that i do take out to gigs regularly. but one of the basses i usually gig w is a WASBURN XB600 6 string. bought new for $500. (GREAT bass!) i play that thru an inexpensive import ASHDOWN Blue 180 combo that i bought new for $325.
at the risk of bragging (honest i'm not!) i get compliments all the time on my tone.
my point being yes, you can spend $6000 on a boutique bass and high dollar rig.....but it sure ain't a requirement.
now as to those gas prices......damn, that's anutha story!