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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:00 am    Post subject: Effects Information..... in UK and Worldwide Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to ask for your help. I'm currently working on the last year of my degree and I have to setup a business. I'm interested in starting an electronic repair and modifications business here in the UK. I want to improve other manufactures signal processors, as well as offering circuit bent devices to create quirky musical instruments. I'm also designing a range of effects (not clones) for year two of operation.

I have constructed an online survey to form part of my market research and I'm looking for people to undertake a twenty question survey. The form does not require any personal information, I'm just trying to establish buying habits and potential interest in a new UK company offering a repair and modification service. I would like to thank anyone willing to help in advance!

Here's the link to the survey:

https://houghosaurus.typeform.com/to/rixxZl
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done'd!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacchus wrote:
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Thanks for taking it. I really appreciate it! At the moment, I'm checking to see if there's a market for a repair and modification company and the main competitors (with regards to effects pedals), when I get the custom effects side of the business up and running in year two. I'll post my designs on here in a few months time, with some video demos.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest, I'm not sure how much money there would be in modifications, with the preponderance of builders on the internet who will custom build anything you want. Like, if I had a pedal, say a boss overdrive pedal, and I wished to have it true bypass and a bit bassier, I think I would sooner sell it and use that money to spec one from a custom builder.

Might just be me, though, I can appreciate that some people would rather hold on to their own/older pedals.

Excited to see what your own designs are, though.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also done'd.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently doing it. I would point out that one thing I generally do is check the pedal out in a bricks-and-mortar shop (Anderton's, Guitar Village, Dawson's). This is not one of the options re the decision-making process in your questionnaire.

Your list of manufacturers doesn't include a number of manufacturers, and perhaps most obviously missing is Behringer. Though "cheap", an awful lot of people find them very cost-effective. I used the Behringer rotary speaker effect pedal until I blew it up.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, no offence to Aenstein, who's doing a grand job, but mentioning Devi pedals (HI DEVI, btw) as some paragon of pedalness skewed some of my answers.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Completed. You only list about half of the countries in Europe in the survey.
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