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I just tried Bass Shakers on my humble rig for the first time.

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  1. SwaggerJacker

    SwaggerJacker Active Member Reiza Backer

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    Sweet Mother of Chicken!! I don't think I could go back now. To get tactile input from something other than my wheel was mind blowing. Late to the party, but worth the bus fare!
     
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    Great to hear, possible to get how you set yours up? Thanks!
     
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    SwaggerJacker Active Member Reiza Backer

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    Sure. It was pretty simple. I went the DIY route with help from Jimmy's tutorial. Going to expand on it when times get better. Pandemic and all.:(
     
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    SwaggerJacker Active Member Reiza Backer

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    I have two left/right on the lower back of my chair. I was quite surprised by the strength of the small transducers. But then, my rig a modified lawn chair! Even so, last night I had to lower the amp to mid power else I'd have had my daughter staring daggers at me.:eek:

    Also, I used the same amp and transducers that Jimmy used. The amp has it's own sound card.
     
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    I have been using shakers for around 4 years now, recently upgraded to one on each corner and the improvement is awesome. I have tried racing without them a couple of times and just can't do it now, it is just lifeless without them
     
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  6. Elcid43

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    Thanks for the video, seems simple enough and worth doing bud ;)
     
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  7. Elcid43

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    Possible to share your setup bud?
     
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    It makes an even bigger difference in VR having that rumble under your butt, I'd also recommend adding a USB fan in your face especially for VR, makes open wheelers and the Caterhams even more immersive for almost no cash.
     
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    SwaggerJacker Active Member Reiza Backer

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    It really does make a difference. Feeling the gear shifts and the rumble strips is amazing. So much more immersive. I set the shakers to vibrate at 95% brake pressure to warn me of an imminent lock-up. Worked a treat! And I spend way too much time in the pits just sitting there feeling the engine rumble. Money well spent. In fact, if anyone is upgrading their rig, shakers are a must, IMO.
     
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    No great setup for AMS 2 yet, just the standard Sim commander one, it does seem that it is missing some effects ATM or I just haven't found a good setting yet. But it works great on Rf2, F1 2019, AC, ACC and Raceroom.
    I have got two Behringer nx3000d amps but I am only running 4 Dayton BST1'S at the moment. The plan was to get the amps when they were on special and in stock and then get some higher powered transducers or buttkickers at a later stage. IMG_20200227_213015145_copy_2080x1560.jpg
     
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    And when it is lumpy V8 at idle, you just sit there and rock from it, is superb. I really like the gear shift kick as well but in simvibe it is much more subtle than simhub. The feeling over kerbs is great too. I find the hardest thing to get right is road feel, some tracks feel billiard table smooth, some rough as guts, is hard to get a good consistent feel.
     
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    SwaggerJacker Active Member Reiza Backer

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    I'm using it mainly in AMS2 ATM. Also using SimHub's Overlays.
    I agree that road feel is a bit of a challenge. But man, that jolt from shifting is crazy! I'm just using 2 Dayton TT25-8's 8 ohms, but I still turn down the overall gain; especially at night. I plan to undo the ghetto like setup later on and add a few more speakers and another amp. I'm really digging the overlays.
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  13. Elcid43

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    Borrowed some stuff from an audio friend and I am hooked to the point that I am going to build another rig to try and maximize the output of these shakers. 4 dayton shakers with a car amp and simhub has really upped the feel of this sim racing stuff. You my boy Swagger ;)
     
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    I was thinking about the bass shaker route and ended up here. Whatever route you take having that tactile feedback takes it to another level

     
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    So do they make a lot of noise or is it subsonic? I play almost exclusively when the baby is sleeping
     
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    They are mostly quiet. It also depends on where you mount them as far as causing vibrations from resonating and humming. And, if they are turned up too high you will get some unappealing sounding clatter :mad:;)
     
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  17. SwaggerJacker

    SwaggerJacker Active Member Reiza Backer

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    Yup. Takes it to another level!
     
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