What they need is a dealer presence, so that prospective customers can play and hear the drums. You have to know what you're buying, and things that make a sound must be (at least) heard first. A few exceptions would be a Supra, a 2002 crash, and the like, where if you've heard one, you've pretty much heard them all, and can order by mail with a high level of confidence and satisfaction.They need to become more known and in the mainstream or at least reduce that crazy deposit.
Precisely. Pure visual delight. Kudos to the makers.I actually like and appreciate that, and as an engineer, it intrigues me. Nothing really looks "wrong" about them. It's just a different aesthetic. But my bottom line is: Do they sound good?
That's the other thing. Real differences and improvements in sound are few and far between these days, compared to the frequent and significant changes up to a few decades ago. Cymbal companies seem to have made the most obvious changes compared to drum companies. And without being able to hear a drum, it's really hard to believe that a different/fresh/interesting design alone would make for a different, improved sound. All the more reason that these drums need to be heard before anyone sends them a nickel.Well, they certainly look... over-engineered. But that is part of the look/design, I suppose. Nothing I'm seeing here looks ground breaking in terms of "taking something that exists and making it better".