Fully working "Golden Sample"
"Golden Sample #1"
for hand sample.
shown to Gene for
review and approval.
Prototype hand sample
Gene Simmons "Punisher"
Legacy Engineering was contacted in Mid December 2007 by
I2G asking Legacy for a line of gaming based products
for Gene Simmons.
Engineering choose the Axe bass controller for its
signature uniqueness and outlined, designed and
engineered an upscale - yet affordable - guitar game
controller that would be larger then the competing
products, have a multi-coat sprayed finish, quality
accents and to address complaints about failures and
lack of longevity of the controlling components of other
guitars, this new design would have a far superior
strummer, and whammy bar.
engineered was tighter timing and responsiveness of the
fret keys for optimal play performance.
After 5+ months of engineering design and fine tuning
the end result is the Gene Simmons Axe controller - a
product that Legacy Engineering and specifically Curt
Vendel - its chief designer are extremely pleased with.
receiving emails and phone calls from buyers complaining
about flimsy plastics and broken whammy bars.
We are a design consultancy firm - our Axe controller design
called for much more durable components and thicker and more
durable plastics. We have no connection to the
manufacturer of the knock-offs of our designs, please take
your complaints to them, we can not assist anyone who buys
these from the current manufacturer as their version is not
up the high design standards we called for in the original
concepts and designs.
settlement of payment has been received from I2G for the
work done designing and creating this product, we are
considering putting the design reference prototype shown in
the photo's up onto Ebay. This is a
fully working unit and additional photo's will be posted
showing the internal prototype mechanicals and assemblies.
For collectors, this would be a once in a lifetime
opportunity to own the very prototype reference sample for
this incredible product.
few people have wrongly
accused Gene as being a direct part of us not being paid
for our Design Consultancy Services and we want it
publicly known that Gene is in fact NOT directly or
indirectly a part of this issue. We hold Gene in the
highest of regards - he is an upstanding man and knew
nothing about what I2G/Fred Chesnais is doing to us.
developed was a guitar game controller based on Gene
Simmons Punisher guitar. Based on
technologies developed for a new and upcoming Wii Arcade
controller - the IC chip was used to develop Wii
versions of both the Axe Controller as well as the