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Old 2nd May 2005, 09:26 AM   #1
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Default How do I make a system where I can rattle windows at resturants?

I am thinking about buying a Kicker Solo-Baric L7 15. I am wondering what amp would be good for this sub. And I was also wondering how I can make the windows rattle on buildings with my bass. Like what kid of system would I need to do that?
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Old 2nd May 2005, 05:32 PM   #2
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Restaurant window rattling is a tough job but somebody has to do it.

The best thing to do, in my experience, is to use, rather than music, an oscillator with which you can find the resonant frequency of any given window. It is much more efficient to use 'single tone rattling.' Programmed tone bursts are also effective. Another advantage of single tone rattling is that it's hard to locate the source.

Keep a log of the resonant frequency of restaurant windows in your area. It's an easy matter then to pull up in front, set the oscillator to the proper frequency and rattle away.

In my rattling days, I used a horn bass system in a pickup. I built a cloth and wood cover for the horn which looked exactly like a shipping crate.

It's an easy matter to turn this into a career. Rattle some select windows off and on for a week or so. Mail flyers to the restaurants explaining that some recent road or sewer construction activity has been causing rattling problems when large trucks drive over it. You, of course, can fix the problem by analyzing the window and then attaching an 'anti vibration' weight to the corner of the window. You actually do this and collect $250.

After a time you will start to ask yourself, 'why confine myself to restaurant windows?' I knew a guy who drove across the country rattling town after town. He averaged about $6000/mo. and he wasn't even trying.
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Lol

This tempts me into thinking up some wicked experiements I might try with my neighbours .

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Restaurant window rattling is a tough job but somebody has to do it.
You get my prize for 'Post Of The Month'. Nothing material, that would be too dangerous in your hands.

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I will be laughing all day from this one.
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I have to say that I was finding many of Bill's recent posts a bit cranky and not useful. But this post is so full of practical information and tips that it makes up for a lot.
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...and please remember that rattle quality is just as important as magnitude.

Please check with the WRSA (Window Rattle Standards Association) for information about the accepted objective and subjective standards involved.

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I agree with bill.



Perhaps this forum would suit you better http://www.termpro.com/

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