It is with great sadness that I have to tell the Boomboxery family that there will be no TRUE classic boombox coming from Bumpboxx and my future involvement, if any will be greatly diminished.
Due to a set of unfortunate circumstances that I will explain at a much later date, the plans to build a REAL classic boombox has been changed to a much more “cost effective” product.
This product will be pretty much what Bumpboxx already offers in a much smaller package. Particle board construction, off the shelf parts and no cassette deck.
This all came as a shock to me a short time ago. While in China on this last trip it was a done deal that I would be making reoccurring month long trips to China, starting in January. All aspects of that deal were sealed with a hand shake. But a week or so later, it was all pulled back. I will explain those details to you later.
I have no idea what my future involvement could possibly be since they will be making the same product as they do now, void of any real classic ques, like a cassette deck, real handle or tuning dial.
The only real question I have, that has not been answered by them is if they will be using any of my design elements or if I will be reimbursed for all of the technical details and information I provided them in terms of product dimensions, frequency response and other details that will probably find it's way into their new product..
It’s a real disappointment for sure. Like you I really thought that we had a chance to see a true classic be reborn. But it appears as of the writing of this that that will not be happening.
Up until just a week or so ago, I was still working on technical drawings and detailed manufacturing process documents. So much for a year’s worth of hard work.
As I said, I will try to explain at a later date what took place and why this snap decision was made. But as of right now, I have family flying into town that will be staying through the holidays and I will be occupied with them.