The prototypes for device has ticked-off more soundmen in the last seven years...
"Make it sound like a combat boot to the chest!!!" I'd tell them during sound check. "100% bass. No mid or treble!"
"Make it LOUD!"
And they'd just shake their heads.
I was asking them to amplify strange, hackwired contraptions that I had built in my woodshop. I've made these Footstompers out of Coke crates, antique floor boards, license plates...you name it.
Here's a photo of an early one...my first with a 7Up crate:
Those poor soundmen.
...Some of these stompers have squealed with feedback
...Others have been so unresponsive that I've gotten charlie-horses from kicking them.
...Finally, the winning gumbo of found objects and electronics were found.
Today, C. B. Gitty just released the final version of Shane Speal Footstomper. Seven years of experiments and prototypes have resulted in the finest active-pickup foot percussion on the market. And they branded my name on them, too!
If you're a musician looking to add the thunder-clap of Shane Speal's Snake Oil Band to your show, I think you'll fall in love when you kick this.
The active-powered foot percussion units are in production. They have 10 available to ship right now. There's even a demo video in the listing:
The Shane Speal Footstomper is $165 with free shipping in the US. For a limited time, Gitty is throwing in a free Shane Speal poster, too.
Shane Speal Footstomper - $165.00 at CBGitty.com Stay primal and kick out the jams.
Also developed in the Shane Speal Woodshop, the brand new Tin Can Microphone Kit