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Old 05-08-2014, 10:37 PM   #1
Scarface735
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Getting my own space for $300 expensive?

Is that a lot to pay for a space? I used to do hourlys but I drum and I needed a space to move leave them. For $300 I got a 300ft2 place for myself and its only 15 minutes away even in bad traffic. (I live in chicago). There are also drum shares for $200 but it takes a half-hour to an hour and I have to share with 4 other drummers. I can't bring people up here. The only thing I like is security here but I can't decide what to do. My bandmates live close to this location too unfortunately. Is $300 a lot for myself? Has anyone paid that much themselves?

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-Looking into getting my own space
-one for $300 close to me, security is ok. Far from bandmates
-another is for $200. not far but a lot of traffic. Just drums only but free hourly rehearsals for bandmates
-what do? Is $300 a lot of myself? Anyone pay that much?
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:40 AM   #2
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How far from the first place are your bandmates? Or can't you jam at someone's house once in a while? (try alternating each time to keep good bound with neighbors)

I would only pay that much money if I were planning a career in music or if I had a monthly income over $3000 or something like that.
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Old 05-09-2014, 11:04 AM   #3
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Yea I figured $300 is a lot. I don't make much and the space seems extremely large. Its about a half hour-hour depending on traffic. For me its the same thing to drive over our current place. I hate driving that far to just drum.

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Old 05-09-2014, 11:31 AM   #4
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$300 is about half of what I pay for rent in a 3.5 room apartment in a great location. You're talking about spending that for a room you'll use for a few hours a couple of times a week.
Now you tell me - does that sound expensive?
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:54 PM   #5
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You could split the bill with your bandmates though?
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:15 PM   #6
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How much time do you want to spend and how often do you plan to go there ?
I have 3 spaces As far As I'm concerned.
1 private for me 150$ (all mine 24/7)
1 I share with other bands 24$ (have keys but can't go when I want)
1 I share with my Main Band 40$ (Can only go with my Band)
The main idea to keep is how easy it is to access it
for yourself (Distance/ Is it 24-7)
So establish your needs and evaluate if 300$ is worth your investment.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:00 PM   #7
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Split it with another band or two also. Three bands = $100/ea. Work out a schedule for who uses it when.

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