FuzzBoxGirl wrote:Middleearth, it's cool if you aren't into the demos and thankfully, there are a bunch of others out there that you can watch. Someone posted about me in a forum and one of the guys from Premier Guitar asked me to do an interview.... he thought it was interesting what I was doing.
I am a stay at home girl, but not by choice. I was laid off from work due to budget cuts. I had always had this idea and the situation with work just kind of presented this as something to keep me occupied. If I can make a little bit while doing this, then so be it. I'm sure people in here know how hard it is to really make something of yourself as any sort of musician. With the shirts and mugs.... I thought it would be cool to see people wearing them and I got the idea from GMD's website. You want to know the only person who bought one? It's me and so be it if it remains that way. And I only get about 2 dollars for any shirt that sells, so by no means is that setting the world on fire. Is it upsetting to you that GMD sells his own pedals and T-shirts on his site?
And sure, I may be able to one day sell ads on the channel, but again, how many ad links have to be up to make a decent living? If I wanted to be internet famous, I would autotune a news cast or make prank videos or film cats doing cute things. I absolutely love music and guitar gear and I just wanted to share that love and become kind of a part of the community. I think I've received about 3 free pedals.... all the rest I paid money for and that is not to mention any of the vintage gear that I am also going to demo. I am just putting up demos that perhaps show another side of what a pedal can do, because if you are like me, then you watch a couple of demos of a pedal before you buy one.
I understand that no matter what I do, there will be people that dislike it.... the lighting, my playing, my equipment, my voice, etc and in the end, that is totally cool. I'm not a person that everyone likes and I'm not Eddie Van Halen on the guitar... I'm just a girl with a cramped basement, some gear, my little sony camcorder and imovie on my laptop. And that's it..... nothing fancy. I'm giving you an additional reference point for potential gear you may want to buy or maybe some gear you haven't heard about.
And to be honest, I've had some stores contact me to see if I wanted to do demos for them and what they carry. They offered to pay me and for someone out of work, that is enticing. But I turned them all down.... I'm demoing what I want to demo, I'm not trying to sell you something because there is a financial gain for me, it's a sellout... I'm just an independent person providing a bit of a service I guess. If I wanted to get rich doing this, then yeah, I would have taken a store's offer and would have been demoing amps, guitars, pedals, etc. I would have all of that at my fingertips, but I said no...... I'm going to do what I please with it and at my own pace, etc. Should I just be demoing Boss pedals? Is that how I can get super "famous" and make money? If I wanted to be famous and make money, of all things, why would I choose to put up demos of fuzz boxes on Youtube?
Alright, I've said my piece
Thanks again to everyone that his given me their support and encouragement.
MiddleEarthCrisis wrote:sonidero wrote:This is the Internet, it's barely real. - Holy Schnikes
sniffin corks waiting for the new Klon. - Black335
Two Sig's from one thread FTW!
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