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The World's First Quick Release Bass Drum Beater System.
 
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The World's First Quick Release Bass Drum Beater System. [patent pending]
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SWITCH KICK™ Quick Release Bass Drum Beater

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Psalm 150: 5&6   Praise him with loud cymbals; Praise him with crashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!

When I was a young drummer growing up in the mid 1980's, I was into everything from Rush to Run-D M C. One day I went to the local music store and picked out a new round, fluffy bass drum beater and I was ready to ROCK. However, disappointment soon set in when I realized that changing the beater was such a hassle getting down on my knees using both hands and drum key to unbolt the beater was NOT COOL. As a result I never used that new beater again, I just kept my plain stock beater locked on for life! 

Fast forward 30 years: Drum Concepts has finally imagined a way to quickly switch out your beater with ONE hand and NO tools. We are proud to introduce you to Switch Kick the world's first quick release bass drum beater! 

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Photo of Switch Kicks
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REWARDS

 $250 ALL FOUR SWITCH KICKS! (plus free Adapter Shaft)

Photo: Floating Tube Machined 6061-T6 Aluminum
Photo: Floating Tube Machined 6061-T6 Aluminum
  • The Floating Tube: Is made from solid billet aluminum machined to our exact specifications and precise tolerances.
Photo: Adapter Shaft Machined 17-4 PH Stainless Steel, 950HT
Photo: Adapter Shaft Machined 17-4 PH Stainless Steel, 950HT
  • The Adapter Shaft: Made from high strength tempered stainless steel, it's the workhorse of the system! 
Photo of Switch Kick: The perfect balance and fit
Photo of Switch Kick: The perfect balance and fit

The combination of these two amazing materials is balanced and strong. It feels SOLID and SOUNDS amazing!

 

 

Sonic Kick: When we reach our first stretch goal of $25,000 we can make this beauty!

 
Actual Photo of Sonic Kick Prototype
Actual Photo of Sonic Kick Prototype
Actual Photo of Sonic Kick Prototype
Actual Photo of Sonic Kick Prototype

Use on other percussion instruments to add textures and dynamics!

Photo: Kick Rods, Two-Way Kick and Leather Kick
Photo: Kick Rods, Two-Way Kick and Leather Kick
Photo of Sonic Kick prototypes (two different heads shapes)
Photo of Sonic Kick prototypes (two different heads shapes)
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Photo of Double Brush Kicks

Drum Concepts asks you to join us in the creation of this revolutionary product. Support us in our pursuit of a new and exciting product for drummers everywhere. We believe that Switch Kick will change the percussion industry forever. OUR main goals are to produce a high quality product at an affordable price. This is why we need your help to make our first order and tooling costs. 

We thank you and are honored by your support. The Drum Concepts team: Kevin, Emilia, Cesar, Troy, Adam, Dan, David, Mike, Daniela, Jonathan, Trent, Josh and Regina

Risks and challenges

RISKS and CHALLENGES: No one wants to see a good product go to waste…especially when we have worked extremely hard to get this product ready to manufacture. This Kickstarter campaign will help us launch the full-scale manufacturing and fulfillment of Switch Kick, however risks and challenges are a part of life and we rise to the challenges with a positive outlook and will always look for the best solutions.

MANUFACTURING: Producing the tooling to manufacture a product of this caliber are costly and require professional knowledge to get it done right the first time. There is about a 60 day lead-time to make the injection molds and special tools for a product of this quality. This is where delays could possible occur, but to minimize this possibly we have been working with manufacturers for the past six months to ensure minimum delays. PRODUCT FINE-TUNING: As we gear up for production, there will likely be some minor modifications for improving the final design and product. Our proof-of-concept prototypes work incredibly well and have been beta tested by hundreds of drummers. Our pre-production prototypes will be made and refined to allow us to integrate any adjustments suggested by our competent manufacturing professionals. These changes will be made for the improvement of you, the drummer, and we will let you know how and why changes are made.

FULFILLMENT: Although we do not anticipate any delays from time to time things go awry… a supplier misses a deadline, a machine breaks, or a shipment goes missing To diminish the likelihood of delays we have multiple experts that have and will continue help ensure fulfillment from our suppliers and factories. There might be some surprises along the way, but we have and will handle any challenges that arise immediately

YOUR PLEDGE brings us one step closer to our goal. Our goal is to make the best product for the lowest price. Please consider making the Switch Kick your last Kick you’ll ever buy. There are two ways that you can help us: 1) Please click the “Back This Project” button at the top of the page and; 2) Help us spread the word by sharing our project with your fellow drummer friends!

Thank you for your support! We are already working FULL time on Switch Kick and all we need is... YOU

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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    BUY-A-BRICK

    Pledgers will receive:

    1) We will hand write your name in permanent BLACK ink on one of the bricks paneling in Drum Concepts Studio in honor of Your support....and our deepest thanks!

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    Pledge US$ 15 or more About US$ 15

    BUY-A-BRICK RED EDITION

    Pledgers will receive:

    1) Personal hand written Thank You note.
    2) One exclusive Switch Kick sticker.
    3) We will hand write your name in permanent RED ink on one of the bricks paneling in the Drum Concepts Studio in honor of Your support....and our deepest thanks!

    NOTE: We will write your name as soon as you pledge! Even if we miss our funding goal as a way to say THANKS-

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    Pledge US$ 75 or more About US$ 75

    One SWITCH KICK

    1) Two-way Kick $55
    1) Adapter Shaft $20

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    Pledge US$ 125 or more About US$ 125

    Two SWITCH KICKS

    1) Two-Way Kick $50
    1) Bomber Kick $60
    1) Adapter Shaft $15

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    Pledge US$ 135 or more About US$ 135

    Two SWITCH KICKS- Rock, Metal & Funk!

    1) Two-Way Kick $55
    1) Sonic Kick $65 a loud attack!
    1) Adapter Shaft $15

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    Pledge US$ 200 or more About US$ 200

    Three SWITCH KICKS

    1) Two-Way Kick $55
    1) Brush Kick $60
    1) Bomber Kick $65
    1) Adapter Shaft $20

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    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    ALL FOUR SWITCH KICKS!

    Pledgers will receive ALL FOUR of the Switch Kicks with a FREE Adapter Shaft included! ($20 savings)

    1) Two Way Kick
    2) Brush Kick
    3) Bomber Kick
    4) Sonic Kick

    NOTE: must purchase the *Mandatory Adapter Shaft, sold separately.

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    Pledge US$ 2,000 or more About US$ 2,000

    OWN THE FIRST PROTOTYPE!

    Pledgers will receive one of three first working prototype!
    1) Switch Kick: Two-Way with Adapter Shaft.

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    Pledge US$ 3,000 or more About US$ 3,000

    NAME A SWITCH KICK!

    Pledgers you can have your own Signature Beater! You can name if after your mom, goldfish or yourself FOREVER!

    Just no profanity or lewd words, Drum Concepts reserves the right to approve the name you choose and all names must end with the word Kick... i.e. "The Kevin Kick"

    *First come, first pick; here's the existing working names for Phase One:

    1) Two Way Kick
    2) Brush Kick
    3) Bomber Kick
    (Phase Two: if we reach our stretch goal of $25,000)
    4) Sonic Kick
    5) Leather Kick
    6) Kick Rods
    7) Maple Kick
    (Phase Three: if we make our stretch goal of $50,000)
    8) Jingle Kick
    9) Felt Kick
    10) Cowbell Kick
    NOTE: Drum Concepts reserves the right to add or subtract actual phase order of beaters we deem fit.

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    *ADAPTER SHAFT [Mandatory lower half of system]

    Pledgers will receive:

    1) Adapter Shaft: mounts to any 1/4" bass drum pedal. This is the lower half of the Switch Kick system and is MANDATORY for system to function.

    *MANDATORY! you will need just one per bass drum pedal, unless you have a double pedal then you need two (2).

    Machined 17-4 PH Stainless Steel, 950HT

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    SWITCH KICK' SPECIAL

    1) Two-way Kick $39
    1) Adapter Shaft $10
    The heart of Switch Kick lineup features a flip-able felt & plastic beater for a wide dynamic range of playing. This is your new Default Beater.

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    TWO-WAY KICK

    1) Two-Way Kick: The heart of Switch Kick lineup features a flip-able felt & plastic beater for a wide dynamic range of playing. This is your new Default Beater.

    NOTE: must purchase the *Mandatory Adapter Shaft, sold separately.

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Funding period

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