Drumsticks that play at the lowest volume possible yet retain authentic sound and feel for bands, churches, practice at lower volume!
My creation is the Ultra Tones, a drum stick allowing drumming at the lowest volume possible, without sacrificing the sound and feel of wooden sticks. I am dedicated to providing drummers with the best in low sound dynamics. With a lightweight hollow shaft and patented head design, Ultra tones give the drummer control over volume while giving a relaxed, natural feel in the hand. Drags, flams, ghost notes, five six stoke, even nine stoke rolls are as easy with Ultra Tones as they are with wooden sticks. I also make a kick beater that throws a mellow down beat giving your entire kit its lowest sound dynamic.
I am a man with one goal - to change the world of drumming; from a loud, obnoxious problem to a light toned, easy on the ears, acceptable musical instrument. This will benefit all drummers and those who support them: neighbors, families, churches and band mates. Drummers will directly benefit with more time on their kits, as opposed to practice pads or products that are too expensive such as shields or products that don’t sound or feel quite right.
In case you were wondering why on earth somebody would want quiet drum sticks, ask yourself if you've ever had a drummer for a neighbor, sat in the front at church or worship services when the drummer overwhelmed the service. Are you losing your hearing or just want to prevent damaging hearing loss? Does the drummer overwhelm others at band practice, small gigs and recording sessions?
I originally created this invention for myself, for my own reasons and was shocked to discover a world wide demand. I was clearly unprepared. I patented it and put up a web site - three year's later I have had modest success selling my product from my web shop to all parts of the globe. I have been using Craigslist, word of mouth and drum forums and am now ready to take it to the next level.
With your help I can show my product to drummers on a much larger and more professional scale. Drummer magazines have the capability to reach a larger market. The product I have developed is worthy and drummers are in desperate need of a product that allows them to fine-tune their craft at a lower volume. Ultra Tones are that product. While I offer a unique product for reducing the volume of drums, I lack the bells and whistles and marketing to let the rest of the world know it exists. I've had enormous encouragement from those drummers who use my patented drum sticks, but until I can start marketing effectively through the trade magazines, online media, print advertisements and web site updates, Ultra Tones will remain a really good thing that few have heard of.
The testimonials on my site show that Ultra Tones have completely changed the lives of the drummer's using them and I believe this is the essence of Kickstarter: helping the little guy with the big Idea make it with the help of those who are passionate for new Ideas and products that fill a need.
I need to raise enough to effectively market my sticks, streamline production and to build enough inventory to place my products in the US and international distributorships, specialty and music stores, and achieve faster customer shipping. Craigslist and drum forums are great, but that's not an effective marketing tool.
I have a very limited time to make my project goal and need your help. Thank you for considering backing this project to make the world a quieter place.
Version 2.0 Sticks and Kick Beater - for Church and Worship Services, Band Practice, small gigs and practice.
ULTRA TONES FOR SMALL GIGS
November, 2009, playing in a small sugar cane house, single ply walls with neighbors all around. The volume was low, the drums mixed great. I knew I was on to something. That something was going to allow me to use my drums in many situations that would otherwise be a no go.
Thank you again for helping to support my project! Every dollar is appreciated and helps me reach my funding goal! ALOHA!!
The shaft on the Classics is shorter, the tip is longer and is more for extreme volume problems, (at home for example)
The Version 2.0 drum sticks are for live play, small gigs, worship services and band practice when the drummer volume is an issue.
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