Originally Posted by JohnnySomersett
These look really interesting - I like that you can have the post on the left side so you can go high on the board.
Is there anywhere in the south of the UK that stock these to try out? What's your returns policy?
Hi Johnny -
We are working on pricing for shop retail this month.
3-4 outlets in the north of England have already committed to our terms.
It's not easy, most retail outlets want at least 30%.
We'll drop our price to get them onto the highstreet, but we can't drop too much.
It's a tug of war - we need a certain margin. the seller needs margin but i wont have the pedal retail above a DW 9000.......and i wont have it retail anywhere near the axis or trick prices.
Our goal is to bring a fully machined pedal to market with a price tag to rival top line cast pedals.
Nobody in the midlands/south sells these from a shop front as yet.
July, that will change but i can't say who, what or why!
As you know, they are available from Highwood drums direct.
Gareth/Simon/Chris at highwood handle all sales/returns etc.
Highwood are currently doing a 10 day trial period for users in the UK.
email them - mention Mark from the drummerworld forum passed the details on etc.
If you are local (ish) to Cheltenham, you are more than welcome to visit the factory were these things are made. (I have a drum room upstairs :-)
If you like them, you can call Gareth at highwood, use a credit/debt card and I can then let you take pedals from the factory same day.
Hope that helps.