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What's your million dollar idea?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by BigDaddyLH, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 5, 2006
    Sinatra's World
    Amazon (Createspace) beat you to it. Zazzle, too.

  2. memorex

    memorex Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 14, 2015
    If 1,000,000 of you each send me $1, I'll tell you my idea.

  3. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Sep 21, 2012
    I have a million brilliant ideas ... but none of them are worth a buck .

  4. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Heartstrings...a guitar nut/virtual string replacement, rendering the need for actual strings, strings attached!
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  5. radiocaster

    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2015
    Make a booteek pedal company and put out 30 fuzzes and one delay, all at high prices.
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  6. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    Snow shovel for us old guys...with an on-board defibrillator.
    Heart monitor goes on the arm, battery backpack, contacts on the shovel where the hand-holds are.
    Zap....and back to work on the driveway!

  7. archetype

    archetype More tone than talent Ad Free + Supporter

    Jun 4, 2005
    Williamsville NY
    A cat shaving machine. You shove a cat in one end, it comes out the other end as naked as a hot dog.

    It's just an idea I had while wasting time. For the record, I love cats.
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  8. Peregrino69

    Peregrino69 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Dec 12, 2016
    I'm planning a book about understanding women. That'll earn me not only the million times N, but the Nobel Peace price 5 years straight.
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  9. Nubs

    Nubs Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 16, 2014
    Houston, TX
    Ok here's an idea I've been kicking around for guitarists. Lemme know what you think of it.

    So it's a caddy-style thing that goes on your strap below your shoulder. It can hold your picks, slide, capo, tuner and you can access all of them very quickly.

    I got the idea when I was playing acoustic in the last band I was in. I needed a quicker way to attach a capo in between songs, so I clipped it on the strap in that area (below the shoulder but above where it attaches to the guitar). I was able to capo the guitar very quickly there vs. putting it on the headstock.


  10. TimothyC

    TimothyC Tele-Afflicted

    May 12, 2016
    What's the robot with legs the military is using to haul ammo and stuff around Afghanistan? Can we market that towards guitarist who have 4x12s? Though I doubt we can market it to a crowd that utilizes bartering for weed and tattoos and stolen shoes instead of cash. (Or is this just an LA thing?)
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  11. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    That sounds like a great idea!

  12. brobar

    brobar Tele-Holic

    May 30, 2017

    And since I hope one day my ship comes in... my lips are sealed! =)
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  13. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    String instruments that stay absolutely in tune, no matter what.
    My plan involves mini-vise grips, graphite C clamps, and solid brass strings.
    I'm still waiting for backers on this thing.
    I'll (continue to) stand by!
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  14. bottlenecker

    bottlenecker Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 6, 2015
    This is a million dollar idea for someone:
    Don't post your million dollar idea on the internet.
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  15. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    I don't know if anybody has made a million, but I definitely invented the "selfie stick" years before anybody ever heard of a selfie.
    My idea is still better, though...the existing one lacks features.

  16. trapdoor2

    trapdoor2 TDPRI Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Nawth Alabama
    My first banjo strap (1978?) had pockets in that area for exactly that stuff. Capo, picks, etc. Back then, tuners were too big to fit but problem. I got rid of it when 1) I started using a Paige-type capo (stays on the neck and "parks" behind the nut) and 2) stopped using finger-picks.

    Kyser sells straps with a "capo keeper"


  17. Rayf_Brogan

    Rayf_Brogan TDPRI Member

    Dec 14, 2017
    Well, it would be this mat that you would put on the floor, and it would have different conclusions written on it that you could jump to.
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  18. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 13, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    That is a horrible idea.

  19. Jack S

    Jack S Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Sep 25, 2008
    Berwyn, IL
    I have had similar incidents. In about 1979-80 time frame I worked in Houston and there was a foam manufacturing plant that I had to visit for work. It gave me an idea for children's furniture so I went and spoke to the owner about foam densities and costs, etc. He knew I was formulating an idea, so he kept asking me what I had in mind under the pretext of providing the foam per specification. I sketched out my idea on a piece of paper which was simple enough.

    However, I did not proceed with my plan because at the time I had previously broken up with a girlfriend and shortly after this visit we got back together and the relationship diverted my attention away from other matters.

    About 10 years later, the exact design including a little handle I had planned so the kids could drag it around appeared in some big box stores. I think anyone could have come up with the idea easily enough, but the handle was a special touch that leads me to believe that guy took the idea and ran with it.

    Another idea I had I won't go into specifically, because I may still pursue it, but I believe it influenced a whole new line of things that came out in a simplified format and I completely understand why the idea was modified, but I still like my original idea better.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2018

  20. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 26, 2017
    I used to think like this until I realised I am antisocial

    I now prefer the idea of 1 person paying me a million
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