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    Jun 26, 2014, 10:32 AM - Boba Fett Spurs sound? #1

    I was just musing how cool it would be if you were able to duplicate the sound of spurs as you were walking in your costume.

    The movies had the jingling sound edited in, but I was wondering if there was a way to create the sound IRL without adding.. you know.. spurs

    I was thinking about maybe small bells hidden somewhere or something else that would rattle to make the noise hidden somewhere in the fabric in the jumpsuit around the lower calf.

    Thoughts?
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    Jun 26, 2014, 10:50 AM - Re: Boba Fett Spurs sound? #2

    I've actually thought about this in passing. If you really wanted to over-complicate things and go for a techie solution, you could potentially set up some piezo triggers in your boots and wire them to small flat speakers. This is the technology that drives electronic drums. basically when you "hit" it, it sends a signal to trigger a particular sound. You would need a small computer brain to store the audio sample and send a signal to a speaker when triggered. As I said way overcomplicated
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    Jun 26, 2014, 11:18 AM - Re: Boba Fett Spurs sound? #3

    There was someone on here that was talking about making a spur sound setup for your shin tool pouches...but I haven't seen it in a long while.

    The bell option has been done, although I haven't heard samples. Low pitch jingle bells from a craft store seem to be ideal. I know some that just have keys in their thigh pouches. It's really personal preference.

    I had thought about doing this but then decided against it. I think in tandem with the badass sound of the spurs was the slow, calculated walk that Fett has. This may sound a bit silly, but I'm naturally a fast walker, so I tried to slow it down to Fett speed, matching my walk with the sound of the spurs. A bit too slow for me to do consistently. And when you speed up, it doesn't sound like spurs anymore, more like jingle bells on a sleigh. Lol.
  4. Jun 26, 2014, 11:43 AM - #4

    I have a pair of side zip combat boots that when I wear under a pair of jeans will make that kind of spur sound as your heal strikes the ground.

    Was thinking of rigging something like a metal zipper with a big metal pull under my flightsuit as low on my legg as possable. Maybe even fabricate something custom from scratch.
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    Jun 26, 2014, 12:27 PM - Re: Boba Fett Spurs sound? #5

    Quote DeathProof said: View Post
    more like jingle bells on a sleigh. Lol.
    Ha! Boba Claus.

    Actually, I bet that two or three heavy washers would sound pretty close if you could find a way to have them free enough to be consistent. I agree that the pace of the walk is really what made this work in the film. Can you imagine the ruckus if spurs were clanking when he was chasing Vader down the hallway? Force choked for sure.
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    Jun 26, 2014, 1:10 PM - Re: Boba Fett Spurs sound? #6

    I just purchased some 0.5" 'jingle bells' from my local fabric store. I'll throw my jumpsuit on really quick and take a video of the sound. Not sure how well it will come out though. In person it sounds pretty damn cool.
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    Jun 26, 2014, 1:24 PM - Re: Boba Fett Spurs sound? #7

    Here ya go. It's a short clip, but you can get the idea.

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    Jun 26, 2014, 1:41 PM - Re: Boba Fett Spurs sound? #8

    That's IS pretty damn cool bcurtis

    Where did you put them in your jupsuit? Do they jingle a lot when you're not walking?
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    Jun 26, 2014, 1:44 PM - Re: Boba Fett Spurs sound? #9

    Thanks! I put them in the pouches where the shin tools go. I currently have 8 or 9 in each, but am considering taking it down to 6 or 7. It doesn't jingle at all when I'm not walking. Not bad for a 99 investment. lol
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    Jun 26, 2014, 1:48 PM - Re: Boba Fett Spurs sound? #10

    Sounds pretty awesome and it's really a bit that I love about the character. Being able to add this to the suit is going to make it that much more fun.
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    Jun 26, 2014, 1:59 PM - Re: Boba Fett Spurs sound? #11

    That's a great solution......
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    Jun 26, 2014, 2:11 PM - Re: Boba Fett Spurs sound? #12

    Sounds great!! Might have to try it again

    0.5" bells eh? Did you try other sizes?
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    Jun 26, 2014, 2:20 PM - Re: Boba Fett Spurs sound? #13

    I tried 0.375" and 0.25" but the 0.5" were the best imo. I stood there in the aisle jingling bells for 15 minutes. lol
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    Jun 26, 2014, 2:46 PM - Re: Boba Fett Spurs sound? #14

    Quote bcurtis said: View Post
    Here ya go. It's a short clip, but you can get the idea.

    excellent dude...lol..I've been looking at maybe buying actual spurs and putting them in pockets,has any one here got spurs to test this theory?
  15. Jul 3, 2014, 4:37 PM - Re: Boba Fett Spurs sound? #15

    To produce the sound, I know they attached the spurs some how behind the knees connected to the knee pads.
    But bcurtis's bell trick is pretty sick; I might give that a try.
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    Jul 3, 2014, 4:43 PM - Re: Boba Fett Spurs sound? #16

    Quote RepubliC0mmando said: View Post
    To produce the sound, I know they attached the spurs some how behind the knees connected to the knee pads.
    But bcurtis's bell trick is pretty sick; I might give that a try.
    if you mean ILAM the spurs affect was just added in later.... :-)
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    Jul 3, 2014, 9:52 PM - Re: Boba Fett Spurs sound? #17

    I the ILM video that shows the white super trooper suit, Ben Burtt talks about the spurs. I assumed the sound was added later. But is the super trooper suit in that video emitting a space ship interior type sound? Burtt mentions "telemetry and feedback", but it sound like a sound effect that is not mic feed back.
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    Jul 3, 2014, 11:09 PM - Re: Boba Fett Spurs sound? #18

    Yes, there is a 'space ship' or 'computer related feedback' noise that is in the background. I thought it would be another cool environmental feature to have this repeating on a small iPod and make use of the mp3 input on my aker. If you need the file, PM your email and I will send it to you.
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    Jul 6, 2014, 5:24 PM - Re: Boba Fett Spurs sound? #19

    Bcurtis, dude, that is ridiculously BADASS...I have been wondering about the spur sound for my ESB Boba as well with a friend of mine. I think your method works really effectively. Isn't it funny what the simplest things can do? lol...
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    Jul 10, 2014, 1:35 PM - Re: Boba Fett Spurs sound? #20

    I've long thought a possibility might be to make something a bit like the heel on a flamenco boot. A metal cap with space behind it so it chimes rather than just being a metallic 'clack'. Tybalt's boots in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet are a nice example of this. His entrance gives a lovely close-up:

    (at about 0:45...)


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