Originally Posted by mediocrefunkybeat
I hope all success to both of you. It's a very hard sector to make any kind of capital from, but if you're ultimately designing for yourself then at least some of the satisfaction will hopefully come from pride in your work. I do hope that new design concepts break through to the mainstream though, I think there's a lot of improvements to be made to drum hardware in general - it's such a conservative market.
Thanks MFB, & you're so right, concervative with a big "C".
I'm just building a very out there design for my own purposes. It may work, but it may fail miserably. That said, we've uncovered a lot of pretty unique approaches along the way. Even if the kit design fails, there's a lot of value in some of the elements.
Gary's deal is totally different. A simple, yet wonderfully conceived idea that's absolutely ripe for a business platform with multiple mass market appeal angles. He's on to a winner IMO. but, as always, business choices & a bucket of luck with dictate the outcome. I'm crossing my fingers for him!