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By Jason Truda
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BACK STORY

I have been a drummer for 20 years. Four years ago I released my first patented product Tru Tuner: Rapid Drum Head Replacement System.  I have learned a lot from being in the music industry and attending many trade shows with this product.  I began to think, what can I create that can add some extra flavor easily to any drummers sound that currently doesn't exist.  I looked over and saw a drumstick sitting on a tambourine and thought "aha!"  So I went home and screwed a tambourine into the back of a stick and played, I was instantly hooked.  I could play the same way I was before, but it instantly added texture without hurting my ability to play.

I did my research and saw existing products, but they did not meet my standards or vision.  The existing products are bulky and in the center of the stick, which affects your ability to play.  I wanted to make something universal that you could instantly take on and off, adding different options on anything you were playing.  I designed an interchangeable base that could add different effects, like a shaker and a tambourine.  

 

 

   I showed the products to my friend Chris, from ZBB and he said "I need that for my bass drum pedal."  So I created an attachment for that.  I couldn't believe how cool it sounded. It was also easy to switch on or off and from a stick to a bass drum pedal. From that point on, I extended the patent on this product from sticks, pedals, drum heads and hardware, so that we can make any easy attachment for almost any instrument, while being all interchangeable with each other! I finally created the solution and tested it at multiple trade shows, the overwhelming response was, "we need this now!"

 

 

This product is useful in many different ways:

  • Instantly adds texture while playing to either your drum stick or bass drum pedal

  • Perfect for quiet writing sessions to get more feel than tapping on your knees

  • Good for teachers to help students learn rudiment patterns, produces different sounds to hear the patterns better

  • Makes practicing rudiments and stickwork more exciting

  • Easy to put on and take off within a second or two

  • Works with any stick 7A to 2B and any bass drum pedal post

  • And many more...

So here we are, and we need your help for us to reach our goal! Your help will finish the expensive tooling and manufacturing costs to bring this amazing product to drummers everywhere!  Thank you for help by backing this project and by sharing with your drummer friends!

Risks and challenges

RISKS and CHALLENGES: No one wants something this awesome to 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 complete manufacturing and fulfillment Tru Tuner: FX Series. Risks and challenges are a part this process, but you can count on our team to resolve any issue that could arise.

MANUFACTURING: We have fine tuned and tested this product for the past two years. We are working with the same high quality factory and engineers as our previous product. The molds to create a high quality product are very expensive, but necessary. We need your help with the final funds to start manufacturing. The lead time is 30 days on this first run. We do not expect any delays, as we have tested this product with hundreds of drummers. We have refined this product many times, in hopes to help eliminate any delays in the manufacturing process.

FULFILLMENT: Although we do not anticipate any delays, things can happen; ie manufacturing issues, quality control, shipping issues and etc. We have worked in this industry for years and have great supply partners and knowledge of the process.

YOUR PLEDGE brings us one step closer to our goal, which is to make great innovative products to help all drummers. Please consider this innovative new product and help us reach our goal. There are two ways that you can help: 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 drummer friends!

Thank you for your support! We have worked hard for years developing this, now all we need is YOUR support!

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    Stick FX: Tambourine

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    Ultimate FX Combo Pack

    What gets better than this...big savings and all the FX? Mix and match your hands and feet...dual tambourines on sticks and dual shakers on kicks or mix and match as you please. All because you can with this combo!

    Thank you for being the most awesome person that ever existed!

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    Everything we got Combo

    You get it all.... both Stick FX, both Kick FX and our Flagship product Tru Tuner: Rapid Drum Head Replacement System (99.99 MSRP)!!!

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    The Ultimate Inventor Experience

    You get the Ultimate FX combo plus a 1 hour consult with the inventor of this and other products to ask any question you want about inventing, bringing a product to market, patents or becoming an entreprenuer. This will give you everythign you need to know on how to bring ideas to market and start your own business.

    This valuable session will save you lots of time and expensive mistakes if you are looking to pursue any of these areas in your future!

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    Ultimate Music Industry NAMM Experience

    Receive a all access exhibitor pass to NAMM 2018 for all 4 days of the show. Where you can check out all the latest gear coming out, meet the people who make them and be side by side with some of your musical heroes. You will also get an exclusive dinner with the Tru Tuner and Big Fat Snare Drum Crew. You will also receive the Everything we got combo as well!

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