Re: Played with a Throne Butt Kicker for the First Time
Keep in mind BUTTKICKER wasn't designed 'specifically' for the drum throne, its been adapted to it. It does what it does well, but its not totally practical for the drum stool by 2011 standards.
21 century technology can easily create an integrated seat/top unit, one with its own pre and power amp able to trigger off a mic signal, or better yet off a mechanical trigger on the pedal itself like the AXIS design. Under seat mounted adjustable gain/sensitivity controls, one (power) cord etc. Air conditioning, cup holder, maybe even a flip-out chromatic tuner display as available options, all doable.
So yeah, IMO the concept of mechanical feedback on the stool is still a work in progress.