Re: New kit...parents say no.
Are they insured Karl?? An unfortunate accident could be arranged, sorry could just happen.....on a serious note; I read what you put about your Mum, that shes supportive but doesnt really understand your passion or abilities. Perhaps thats the problem; ppl like us approach art as artists, ppl who dont have our passions see the 'art' as a mere hobby, hence the preoccupation with losing/gaining money.
We would sell our last possession to buy our dream snare/cymbal etc and consider it fair trade; you just gotta keep on trying to educate your folks Karl OR be patient until the decision is yours alone!!
All the best my friend, jc
'I Wanna Be The Man With The 50lb Hammer'