- Oct 16, 2011
Wrong sir. We both own stuff together. He bought a touchscreen PC to DJ with and he has other stuff as well.If you get a van and some gear you can get a partner like mix’s. Who owns nothing but uses the gear for free
Personally me I remember the last time I helped out a DJ was the guy that we used to do events together before he moved. I helped him out with doing a block party where he lived. He didn't have all the stuff needed to do the event and I supplied him with the stuff he needed while I sat on the sidelines while him and another DJ played for the event. Personally the DJs I associate with have been doing this a long time like me and don't need me to supply them with gear. They have plenty all by themselves. They may ask at time to come and play with them at an event and that's it.
You have this friend you said who borrows your gear at timesand you feel that friend may be using you. My question to you is how long has this DJ been doing this? I do need to say that depending on how long this DJ has been doing this and how much money they have might be a big factor at to why they don't havee certain things of their own so they don't have to borrow stuff from you. Now most of you know that DJ gear can be very expensive. Especially when you're talking good quality gear and not entry level gear. Let me just give an example. Those 2 Yamaha DSR tops I bought years ago with tax cost me $1,500 for the pair. Since then the price has gone up to $999.99 plus tax. Those Yorkville 801p subs I bought cost me $2,100 for the pair. So for all 4 of those speakers it cost me $3,600. Great buy for sure in my opinion. That's not including other things needed to DJ with. So my point is maybe this DJ doesn't have it at the moment to spend that kind of money to spend on gear. Not saying that he has to buy items similar to those but somethings may b e on their wish list.
Evidently you trust that this DJ knows what they are doing or you wouldn't loan your gear out to them. Just trying to get some here to be open minded. Some you have well over 20 years in this business, so it's no wonder you have the gear you do. Not every DJ can be that fortunate. My experience I didn't get the stuff I have now over night. It was over time. Do I want more? Of course but I know that's just my obsession talking. Somethings have to come first like bills. One big mistake that I made was taking out loans and using personal money to buy stuff with. I have to buy battaries for the cordless mics because next Saturday we have a job to do. To that doesn't count. That's a minimal purchase. I'm talking big ticket items.