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 Post subject: The RATTLER
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:59 pm 
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Many years ago I read a story (old wives tale)? that some people put a Rattle Snake's tail inside their guitar body for the purpose of producing extra tone. It's amazing what will play tricks on someone's ears.

I just happen to have a rattle that I obtained decades ago while visiting a friend in a trailer park in San Diego. I've decided to put it to good use rather than just languishing in a hobby display cabinet. Anyone else have a guitar that rattles?


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 Post subject: Re: The RATTLER
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:32 am 
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Love it!
Never heard of it but it makes for an interesting story.

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 Post subject: Re: The RATTLER
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:21 pm 
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Here you go. Came in an old D18.
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 Post subject: Re: The RATTLER
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:47 pm 
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So, there is some truth to the story. I guess my snake was a youngster compared to yours.


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 Post subject: Re: The RATTLER
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:58 pm 
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Some old timers put rattles in their guitars. I live in WV where a man who lives down in the mountains told me that his Dad put one in his guitar to keep mice from nesting in it when stored.

I read that they're rumored to improve tone by controlling humidity (or something like that).


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 Post subject: Re: The RATTLER
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:40 pm 
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I used to have a shop in El Paso, and it was very common there. The rattles were a little too easy to get there for my liking!


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