Meet the Guitar Triller, a new hand-held accessory for guitar and bass players, carefully designed for striking strings in a powerful and expressive way. With three different playing positions and dozens of useful techniques, the Guitar Triller goes beyond picks and fingers to introduce entirely new sounds to your music. The Guitar Triller is built on the foundation of control, comfort, and functionality to give you a world of new creative possibilities.
If you’re like us, you’ve probably tried to get new sounds out of your guitar by hitting your strings with whatever was lying around -- a screwdriver, a pen, maybe a drumstick. Most likely the things you’ve tried haven’t worked well!
We made the Guitar Triller to show you how awesome string striking can be when you use something that’s perfectly designed for the job. We considered everything from ergonomics to string tension and guitar mechanics to put these amazing sounds at your fingertips with one innovative accessory. Add a Guitar Triller to your creative toolbox and discover a brand new set of sounds.
We didn’t invent string striking: in fact, it’s played a huge part in the history of stringed instruments for hundreds of years. Many early harps, zithers, and dulcimers could be played with any combination of fingers, picks or striking hammers. Somewhere along the way, guitars lost this important way of playing, leaving us with just picks and fingers and leaving out a whole category of amazing sounds!
To introduce striking back into the mix, we’ve completely reimagined traditional striking hammers in every aspect of the design to make them perfect for playing modern guitar or bass.
See some first time reactions
Most guitarists find it easy to produce basic trills, tremolos, and harmonic effects with the Guitar Triller after just a few minutes. However, really mastering the techniques -- and letting the new textures permeate your creative process -- will take some time. Just like when you were learning to play with fingers or a pick, practice makes perfect!
We’ve identified tons of distinct effects and sounds that can be created using the Guitar Triller, and we’re sure that you’ll discover even more. The most exciting part of introducing a new accessory to the guitar and bass community is hearing the exciting new music that that you will create with it! Be a part of the movement!
We are a team of two childhood friends, both with a passion for music, innovation, and design.
This is a movement towards a third way to interact with your strings, to play in a different method, and get different sounds than fingers and picks. The reactions from our first round of testers have reaffirmed the need and excitement for this product. By backing our campaign, you’ll become part of our story in helping us manufacture our very first production run.
With your help, we will cut a P20 steel mold for injection molding, use high grade durable ABS with added filler material, and most importantly unleash a new sound to the guitar and bass community. Join us on this epic creative journey! Together, we can make a great product and forever change the way the guitar is played.
Risks and challenges
Our main manufacturing challenge is to get the Guitar Triller to weigh over 18 grams. Considering our volume, the density of standard ABS plastic comes out to weigh a few grams less than we need. The manufacturing company that we have vetted has experience with solving this problem by combining ABS plastic with a filler material that is heavier. This mixture will give us the heavier weight that we need, and also durability.
Another crucial point is that we need the final product to be produced with the highest precision to our design. The mold will need to be cut with a super fine cutting tool to get all the angles and curves just right. The company we vetted has the capabilities to cut molds with the finest of precision and detail. This will ensure that the final product will be exactly as we designed it to be.
We will not settle for anything less than perfect when it comes to manufacturing the Guitar Triller so that it will have the perfect shape, weight and durability.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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