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 The Sound of Spurs

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Re: The Sound of Spurs
« Reply #30 on: Feb 05, 2009, 07:10 PM »
Yeah, it was actually mentioned earlier in this thread.

I think any of the "pocketed" ones won't work as well as the fabric tends to muffle the sound.

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Re: The Sound of Spurs
« Reply #31 on: Feb 16, 2009, 10:44 PM »
You could maybe do a trophy item that actually makes the sound for you.  For example, some sort of 'tool kit' or creature claws or something on a string that will clatter and click against itself as you walk.  That's what I'm doing for my v.2.  That way it's in the open so there's no fabric muffling the sound, and you can sort of pick and choose the sound you're going for.

...Have you actually considered wearing spurs?  I know Dohver is sort of old-west inspired.  And if you remember, Fett himself was riding a giant dragon beast in the holiday special cartoon.  Maybe Dohver rides some sort of creature and actually DOES wear spurs of some sort?

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Re: The Sound of Spurs
« Reply #32 on: Feb 16, 2009, 11:22 PM »
You could maybe do a trophy item that actually makes the sound for you.  For example, some sort of 'tool kit' or creature claws or something on a string that will clatter and click against itself as you walk.  That's what I'm doing for my v.2.  That way it's in the open so there's no fabric muffling the sound, and you can sort of pick and choose the sound you're going for.

...Have you actually considered wearing spurs?  I know Dohver is sort of old-west inspired.  And if you remember, Fett himself was riding a giant dragon beast in the holiday special cartoon.  Maybe Dohver rides some sort of creature and actually DOES wear spurs of some sort?

Interesting though, Arden.... I'll have to think about that one. :D

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Re: The Sound of Spurs
« Reply #33 on: Feb 19, 2009, 09:01 PM »
I went the taps route myself; when I was in the Air Force, our BMT Sergeants wore them...you knew the fecal matter was about to hit the proverbial fan when you heard that click-click click-click coming. You could even usually tell which sergeant it was; they all had a different walk, which makes different sounds with the taps. When I became a member of the drill and ceremony team on my first base we used to wear them too, so I had a few sets left over. Last con I was at I even had someone comment on them and liken them to Boba's spurs-sound ;D.

If you had enough keys the sound could well emulate the spurs sound, though as Taglar mentioned, the fabric might well muffle the sound. You'll have to try it out and let us know how it works :).

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Re: The Sound of Spurs
« Reply #34 on: Feb 21, 2009, 07:46 AM »
Something I actually suggested to Novall when he was talking about adding this same effect to his kit was to use snaps - specifically, just the female end. Probably a couple of packs worth, for a great enough effect. You could put them on the back of the thighs on your flightsuit where they'd be covered by the kama (assuming your new gear has such) so they'd not be seen, of you could line the outside trim of said kama with jingly metal studs.

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Re: The Sound of Spurs
« Reply #35 on: Feb 24, 2009, 12:11 AM »
Maybe,
              A smallish metal plate or two, curved to fit around the back of your heel, then loosely screwed or bolted on so they rattle with each step... sort of like cloggers plates, only on the back of the heel , not under it?

   I think adding two plates on each heel, one tight and the rattler or striker loose, would give you the sound you want.  Hope this helps.

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Re: The Sound of Spurs
« Reply #36 on: Mar 02, 2009, 03:05 PM »
Hadn't thought of that Chasbar.  I had tried two loose pieces of metal on the back of the boot...but one tight and one loose might give a better effect.

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Re: The Sound of Spurs
« Reply #37 on: Feb 20, 2010, 10:05 PM »
Sorry for bring this thread back from the dead. i have made two sets of curved metal peices that make sound when i walk.
I had a video but you cant hear the sound they make the cameras mic sucks. You need two pieces of metal so that there is somehing to hit the other with.  heres  a pic of what they look like with out  being mounted. On these i put treads on the piece of metal that sits on the boot and the then the other jigles when you walk. the bolts hold it together.


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Re: The Sound of Spurs
« Reply #38 on: Feb 20, 2010, 11:59 PM »
Niiice.

              Glad I could Help...;)

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Re: The Sound of Spurs
« Reply #39 on: Feb 21, 2010, 11:26 AM »
lol...guess I'm just odd. I actually attached a pair of spurs to my moto cross boots to make the sound. Of course, I was doing the whole "steampunk/western bounty hunter" idea, but I'm keeping them on my new set cuz I like the sound.

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Re: The Sound of Spurs
« Reply #40 on: Feb 21, 2010, 04:49 PM »
Thanks for the idea Chasbar.

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Re: The Sound of Spurs
« Reply #41 on: Feb 21, 2010, 05:30 PM »
I plan on just using a pair of combat spurs screwed onto my jungle boots.

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