i know this may be an odd subject to post on HCBF, but i want to see what the reaction would be from possibly a different crowd. i am a young bass player(21), very good though, who is playing for a very large(at least 5,000 members) ministry here in Atlanta. i have two services on Sunday, and average of two rehearsals during the week(sometimes we may have 1 and sometimes we may not have rehearsals at all)which includes a FRIDAY musician rehearsal. i don't have to do mid week or funerals, but i am on call and i do have to do conferences, revivals,etc when asked.i don't make alot. in fact i catch the bus to church. i am scheduling a meeting with the pastor to talk about a possible pay increase. i love God, i love playing, but i am tired of carrying my 1,600 bass(conklin) and my 400 gig bag(levys ) across Atlanta on the bus.i am tired od asking people for a ride. i am tired of looking at DECENT equipment and not being able to afford it. i have prayed about it, now as the bible says, i have an issue, so im going to try and resolve it.i currently dont make 15,000 a year playing here, and due to our schedule and the fact that i cant really afford a car i dont have the opprtunity to gig. now the church says m part time, but i beg to differ. anywho. im looking foward to any advice and wisdom my fellow HCBF's have out there!!!!!
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