Greetings friends! Pirate Pete Asarisi reporting in from beautiful Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Been banging on these drums professionally for 30 years and have had the privilege of studying and gigging with everyone from NBC late night gigs to world famous musicians to top award winning Broadway actors.
TRIPSTICK represents my life's work as a drummer and engineer to create a simple tool that adds an entirely new sonic element to all things percussion.
This will double, triple quadruple your drum vocabulary instantly and its analog! I've worked years to engineer the perfect TRIPSTICK. This production line represents the 15th prototype I have created.
My distributor ( Astra Tool ) is based in Hawthorne, New York and I've been working with them creating custom hardware for over 25 years. http://www.astratool.net/
I am raising funds to help pay for the manufacturing costs and the international demonstration and promotion of TRIPSTICK. After years of toiling and engineering in the studio, the TRIPSTICK PRO is ready for mass production.
My goal is to first sell internationally directly to customers as well as domestically including all United States Schools, College Universities, United States Military Drum lines and Drum Corporations.
When the TRIPSTICK idea catches on and sells, my long term personal goals are to donate a portion of all TRIPSTICK proceeds to charities involving United States Veterans wounded in combat, as well as the Center for Women and Children in Crisis. I firmly believe in giving back to community and hope TRIPSTICK might be able to actually change someone's life one day through our charitable donations.
Thanks for reading! Please let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to respond without hitting my keyboard with a drum stick!
Risks and challenges
One of the biggest challenges in designing this performance class hardware instrument has been iterating on the design and finding a quality production channel.
The TRIPSTICK PRO represents the 15th hardware design iteration of the TRIPSTICK instrument expansion line.
I've spent years building and designing the perfect instrument expansion to ensure it will always be responsive, work with all existing drums and sticks, and will not break with intended usage.
I've secured a good manufacturing deal with an American distributor who I've been working with since the first TRIPSTICK prototype.
As with any type of hardware production, there is always a challenge with shipping, quality, and hitting production dates. I've just tested several prototype TRIPSTICK PROs from the latest factory batch and I have full confidence that our manufacturing plant will be able to deliver as many TRIPSTICK PROs as we can order.
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