Re: Product review: Axis Sonic Hammer (bass drum beater)
In my view, 90% of the time, raw simplicity is the best solution. I'm rarely a fan of complicated setups of anything so I'm not surprised that you found the Sonic Hammers lacking. If you need a very light feel (for triggering) or are under microphones, then there isn't an issue but acoustic volume is important for most of us. I've been using an old-fashioned round felt beater for about a year now and I'm very happy with it. Even the standard DW beater (which I own) is too complicated for me.
As for Edison inventing the lightbulb? That depends which side of the Atlantic you're on!