[Serious] How do they afford all that gear?

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  1. boris bubbanov

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    I agree.

    I'd imagine, some of them have had high end advice from tax counselors for years, and keeping the big money and paying less taxes on that, is where all the expensive gear came to be possible in the first place. Some guys have been writing off office buildings and paid staff and I suspect many of these internet "stars" of sorts, will be OK whether they stay on top of that or they lose interest and move on to some other preoccupation. A certain type of personality - "Go Big or don't Bother at all", business style approach to everything but using the toilet.
     
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    Cut your hair & get a damn job dude (yes, it's that simple).
     
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    "...and Harry doesn't mind, if he doesn't make the scene, he's got a daytime job, he's doing alright"
     
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    A helluva a lot of youtubers have some kind of mental illness. Watch enough of their videos and sooner or later, you come across a 'woe is me' video or a rant about how "the man" is spying on them.
     
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    And besides all that you can rent and borrow gear too...
     
  6. Shango66

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    If YouTube reviews becomes your main income/business then the gear you buy is a tax deductible. Also the gear they get to keep gets sold on the used market. That may explain how they afford it.

    On the downside is the fact that the usual suspects review the same pieces of gear as they hit the shelves.
    I liked the old Gearmanndude channel Boots n all.
     
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    And the current situation proved them right...
    Lately I’m seeing several touring and gigging musicians who were not very active on social media, trying hard to develop their own guitar related YT channel.
    As in any other business, the first who understood the potential went ahead of everyone, but the competition is getting harder and harder now.
     
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