I am doing some research for making my first purchase for a light saber. So far I looked at Obsidian Sabers and I was not too crazy about their hilt designs. I then looked at Saber Forge and found three hilts that I liked.
So far I was originally planning on purchasing just a Warrior level saber that had lighting but no sound. Then I decided to upgrade to the Champion level that has lights and sounds. Then I realized for roughly $100 more I could get the Hero level which has more features including a dual color blade that will switch both colors on when clash happens.
Thing is though I honestly cant justify $404 for the Hero level of the Consular hilt that I was looking at. So I am asking here if I were to purchase the Warrior level with lights how much would a sound board cost? Like wise how much work would it be to fit one?
I am honestly trying to keep the costs down as much as possible by doing as much as possible myself. If I can purchase the saber for $149 with 12w LED and quick disconnects and install my own sound board for less than $295 then I would go that route.
Like wise what kind of work could one expect if they just purchased an empty hilt and built one themselves?
I want to make sure I have as much information as possible before I pull the trigger on making a purchase especially if I can save some money by doing some of the work myself. It would also allow me to purchase some of the more expensive empty hilt and possibly come out cheaper cost wise.
So far to ensure I get the most accurate recommenations the three saber hilts I like that I am looking at purchasing is the Acolyte, the Consular, and the Prodigal Son.
If anyone can provide any advice or help someone out that is new to sabers both building them as well as purchasing a prebuilt one I would greatly appreciate it.