08-29-2012 05:26 AM
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08-29-2012 06:11 AM
Start with BYOC for your skills, then onto FSB, you'll be learning as you go.
08-29-2012 06:12 AM
Ask Madebymike for work experience :idea:
i need a career change, and pedal building seems to be a decent business to get into.. so where do i start? books, equipment, tutorials, any parttime courses particularly useful for a complete novice?
08-29-2012 06:15 AM
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08-29-2012 06:41 AM
"Decent business" is an interesting choice of words. From a microeconomics point of view, it is a small, niche industry where competition has exploded in the past five years. You would be competing with many businesses/designers with impressive skill sets and tertiary educated expertise. Most of the larger boutique brands will tell you that making a go of a pedal business requires a lot of personal sacrifice to stay above water, let alone succeed. There are hundreds of business models that are more decent than building pedals for a living. Start it as a hobby, learn as you go and strive to build/design things that are new and unique. Focus on the knowledge first, and if a business comes from it one day - success! But moving into it as a career change puts a lot of pressure on a line of work already fraught with hurdles and hard roads. I moved from a chemistry research background to a builder at MI Audio as a career change. I now have a managerial role and was very fortunate to find a job at an established pedal business. But starting a business from scratch is definitely one that takes a lot of consideration, regardless of the industry. Good luck!
i need a career change, and pedal building seems to be a decent business to get into...
08-29-2012 06:54 AM
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08-29-2012 07:10 AM
Clearly you know nothing about pedals.
oh yeah, this would definitely be a side project alongside my day job, but i'd like to get into it enough to supplement my income. i've got no delusions of grandeur about where i'm starting from. i just want to do it right from the get go and think some form of study/learning alongside the poking around with an soldering iron would be the way to go. also not bothered about building a company out of this.. or competing with Strymon :lol: if i can make a few cool pedals that aren't a rip-off, and that people want to buy i'll be happy.
08-29-2012 07:13 AM
i'm backed up with the stuff.
You need spunk
08-29-2012 07:16 AM
Make a delay based on your favorite dano, and I'll buy it.
08-29-2012 07:19 AM
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08-29-2012 07:21 AM
Do you have a couple thousand bucks saved up?
Because that's what my overhead is looking like right now if I really want to get into it and start up.
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