Thi-Hat Percussion

Woodland Park, New Jersey, US

Inventor. Hard working. Mechanical musician.
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About Thi-Hat

I've performed in many different venues as a drummer and it was particularly the small ones - radio stations and cafes - that drove me to make a device that suits such settings, which ironically I debuted playing Carnegie Hall, a large setting. It was a hit, so I've since patented it in the US and have filed a PCT to patent internationally, and started a company named after the invention: THI-HAT.

THI-HAT is a compact device that allows drummers, percussionists and musicians to play hi-hats on their thigh, fully actuated, without a hi-hat stand. I'm a mechanic and have been building them myself, and have financed the whole patent process and trademark as well as the materials and tools i need to make them. The response so far is very exciting, and I'm passionate about THI-HATS and driven to see them all over the world.

But in truth I am not a business mind, and have financially tapped myself out on my mechanic's salary. I really want to do right by this idea and am looking for someone either to partner with or to put me on the road THI-HATS deserve, especially regarding manufacturing, which is taking its toll on me building each one. Estimates from machine shops are far out of my range.

You can visit www.thihat.com or @thihatpercussion on instagram to see it in action. As of now interest is generated merely by word of mouth, because I know once I advertise, I will be flooded with orders I wouldn't be able to keep up with. It is a homemade product yet, and my goal is to find commercial manufacturing by summer. Then make a big push.

Advice and direction sincerely appreciated,
Nick