What's the big idea?
The KBrake is a device that is made specifically for drummers to keep their kick drum from sliding forward. The KBrake attaches onto the ends of both right and left kick drum spurs and provides 256 gripping points per side. This keeps the kick drum firmly in place in front of the drummer as they play. The KBrake also has a pivot point that allows the base plate to fold freely inward toward the drum, making it convenient for storage and loading in and out of drum cases. This is perfect for seasoned touring drummer as well as the average basement rock star.
Describe the nearest player in your field.
Gibraltar is a drum hardware company that makes percussion hardware of all kinds. They make a kick drum “anchor” that attaches to the front of a kick drum hoop. Gibraltar makes a number of percussion stands and mounts but does not focus on one particular piece of hardware.
How are you different from that player?
The KBrake is different because it adds 512 gripping points (256 per side) and attaches to the existing kick drum spurs on every kick drum. The Gibraltar “anchor” only provides 2 points of contact and clamps onto the front of the kick drum, which causes dents and scratches to the hoop.
How does this idea scale into a big business?
Currently on the market there is not another product that has the features and benefits that the KBrake has to offer drummers. The KBrake will be the first of it’s kind and will be a game changer in the market.
Why are you the one to run with this idea?
As a 20 year veteran in the music industry, touring the world over I have experienced my kick drum sliding in over 30 countries. I created the KBrake and its “Kick Drum Slide Prevention Technology” (Patent Pending :61/758,480) because every other “solution” simply does not work.
What is a $5,000 experiment you can do to move your idea forward?
I will utilize the opportunity to further develop the KBrake. First by sourcing local manufacturer in W. MI. Working with W. Mi companies to get KBrakes out to drummers to experience the KBrakes. KBrakes have been tested on multiple variety drums and they do the job that they were designed to do.