I'm currently balancing two bands at once at the moment, along with the other common things of a junior in high school, and I've reached the conclusion that I NEED NEW GEAR. Well, at least a new guitar; my amp is a Mesa, so I'm fine there. My main problem is that I need a new guitar, actually two, since I cover songs mainly in Eb, Drop Db, and Drop B (Chevelle, Alice in Chains, Disturbed, 10 Years, Soundgarden, the like), and the two guitars I have are just not what I'd use onstage (Squier and an Epiphone Les Paul Standard). Oh, and I need a decent mic; the lead guitarist in my band owns one, but I need at least two mics for me and the backing vocalist. If I sell all of my old gear (2 guitars + 1 intermediate amp + 1 beginner amp) I can get at least $450. Originally I was going to customize a black Fender HSS Strat, and I still hope to do that. But then I also found a used PRS Custom 22 Goldtop guitar for $1100, which is a really good deal as PRS goes. So now, I need money, because I love the PRS, and I don't really wanna settle for a Student Edition PRS.

The total I need: $1600.
The problem? I have no clue how to get there. I can't work a job because I simply don't have time for it, and I don't want to wait until summer. I WAS a lifeguard over this past summer, but I saved half of my income for college, and the other half I spent on my Mesa. I don't know when I'm going to be able to start playing gigs, but at best it'll prolly be March of next year, and even then I don't know how much I'll be making per show.
What can I do to earn money? I really have hit a wall. Does anyone have suggestions?

Oh and please be nice, don't be a dick by giving idiotic suggestions, or just completely flaming me. The lead guitarist in my band already suggested I become a male stripper. Yeah right.

wen i ask they say that they fall into the habit smhw ........but nyways i think there is a connection smwhere. Now i being a teetollar will not give into this habit nyhw

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I didn't read anything you wrote except for the title, so I'm going to tell you this: Make a blog and make money off it.
Why not sell some of your guitar gear you've got?

I mean I need some new gear, but don't have the money for it, I would love to have a Mesa Boogie and motherf*cking 8 string Ibanez, but I ain't getting that in a hurry.

If you don't want to sell your stuff, you won't get no money, especially if you can't find a job, which is getting harder and harder these days.
You got two options: Suck up your to parents or suck up some dude for money.
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Not a bad idea

I made 150 bucks from a 40 dollar carton. Underage kids can be so desperate for smokes it's almost sad.
a lone skark.............or not

you're gonna have to find time for a job really aren't you? work after school or something...

alternatively sell blood and sper-........scratch that
They made me do push ups in drag

I'm gonna have a really hard time if we're both cannibals and racists.

Don't dress as a whore, he'll thump you.

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The lead guitarist in my band already suggested I become a male stripper. Yeah right.

You know your first customer then right?

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Holy. ****ing. Shit.

Ask yourself this: how did you afford all the amazing stuff you already have? Couldn't you do the same to afford a new guitar?

He said he used to have a job but he can no longer have one as he's balancing two bands at the moment.

I say drop one of the bands, you're never gonna get anywhere in two bands and no job.
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I'm in need of a guy
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Ok, rich white kid whose parents cut him off, GET A JOB.

If not, start a business. Get some money, go to Sam's, buy stuff like snickers in bulk, and sell !!!!!
I lifeguarded, that's how I got the Mesa (a complete nightmare too, but it was worth it). I can only do that in the summer. Sadly it is winter, and I really don't wanna wait. So I've got a great amp, but bad guitars. I know it's not gonna be handed to me, I just need suggestions on what I could do.
I'll sell everything BUT the Mesa. That's that. It's my pride-on-****ing-joy.
I know a college guy who sells blood though. I have no idea how old I'd have to be for that though, I'm 17.
A job'd be difficult....like, I'm in the school band, but that's actually time-consuming, we were 7th in the nation this year....I can try though.
If I managed to juggle a part time job with two bands and university, and currently manage to juggle a touring/recording band with a full time job, you can manage it as well- it's just a case of time management, prioritising, and not being lazy about it.
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Ok, rich white kid whose parents cut him off, GET A JOB.

If not, start a business. Get some money, go to Sam's, buy stuff like snickers in bulk, and sell !!!!!

How often must I point out that I already did have a job? Summer only.

Now, rudeness aside, that's a decent idea.

Besides selling everything you own that you don't have a use for then there's nothing you can do besides work... Seriously. The pit has been through this millions of times.
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I'm in need of a guy
sperm donor? I don't kid you.
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'Practice amp' = amp you practice with? In my case, Peavey 6505+ and 4x12
I don't do things small

Except children.
In Junior High I bought boxes and boxes of gum for like $7 a box and made $40 a box off them. Yep. You didnt read that wrong. Kids are just stupid.

I was a little entrepreneur as a kid though. Whenever someone tried to compete against me with their lower prices, id buy them out and sell.

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selling drugs= win

That too. You say selling your gear will get you 450 bucks? Get a half pound, sell o's for 100-120 and there 800-1000 bucks in your pocket. It is as easy as it sounds.
Step 1 - get template of Jesus's face
Step 2 - get a loaf of bread
Step 3 - buy a Zippo lighter
Step 4 - burn Jesus's face on each slice of bread
Step 5 - open eBay account
Step 6 - sell on eBay say
Step 7 - ??????????????
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You can buy whatever guitar you want, you don't have to be at a certain skill level to buy one. This is real life, not some guitar-playing RPG where you have to unlock new guitars.
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