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A somewhat off topic question...

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by danieldroukas, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. danieldroukas

    danieldroukas Member

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    For halloween we were thinking we would make an apparatus like the one in the link below:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8etoZveTix4

    Our idea was to just hook up my signal generator to a an amp and subsequent speaker. The speaker would be mounted to a metal bowl to produce the effect seen in the video.

    However, we listened to what 80 and 120Hz sound like and it would prove quite annoying for a party environment. So here's my question: Is there anyway to produce a mechanical vibration using my signal generator that would not produce much if any sound? Could I still use a speaker somehow?
     
  2. vibroverbus

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    cool. looks like it would work fine from this video where they use an actual speaker to replicate the effect. and where it is also annoying loud per your point.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKxKVpHZe5Q

    how about a heavily insulated box with the driver at the bottom, and a hole in the top that the bowl / container rests in. keep most of the sound in the box. might even be able to use some old speaker box but use the hole for the bowl/container, and leave the speaker down inside. also i'm wondering if a bowl is the best or if a flat bottom container might propagate the waves better...? the lowest freq that works will be less annoying - a low hum is more spooky/weird instead of a whining buzz. and what if the container is glass or plastic and you have a colored lightbulb down in the box as well? OK I'm getting carried away...
     
  3. teleamp

    teleamp Senior Member

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    Might try to see how recorded music would work, have an ext speaker set-up with the metal plate. If it works, cool, also, not annoying for the party.
     
  4. teleamp

    teleamp Senior Member

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    Dropped D, my guess.
     
  5. slhguitar

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    Would the frequency not have an effect on how it would work? I really want to try this, does anybody have any suggestions on how it could be done practically?
     

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