When describing vibrations what does rumbly mean?

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When describing vibrations what does rumbly mean?

unfulfilled unfulfilled
I know that's a weird question, but I'm still new to this, and I've read a lot of reviews where they describe the vibrations as rumbly, and I don't know what that means. Could someone explain the different types of vibrations to me?
10/26/2011
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Jul!a Jul!a
I can give it my best shot at least!

Buzzy or whiny vibrations are usually lighter and often sound like a bug buzzing by your ear. The vibrations are usually closer to the surface and often result in itchy fingers if you're holding on to it.

Vibrations that are more deep and rumbly I would describe more like being near a classic car that's running. They feel like they have substance to them and come from the center of the toy rather than close to the surface and have a tendency to transmit vibrations deeper into you.

I know those aren't the best explanations ever, but I hope they're helpful. Or that somebody else comes along and explains it better lol.
10/26/2011
JessCee JessCee
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
I can give it my best shot at least!Buzzy or whiny vibrations are usually lighter and often sound like a bug buzzing by your ear. The vibrations are usually closer to the surface and often result in itchy fingers if you're holding on to it. ...
Nicely done! I know I couldn't have explained it any better, LOL
10/26/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Like a Harley with straight pipes idling. Or maybe a jack hammer...you can feel them all over the area they are being used on.
10/26/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Everyone has done a good job describing them so far.

When I speak, I use a lot of sound effects. (Yes, just one of my many irritating qualities.)

Rumbly BRROMMMUMUMUMBRMOOMMMM MMMMM

Buzzy zzzzz -tink tink tink tink -zzzzzz

I love the Harley comparison. Perfect.

Rumbly vibrations are picthed in a low register and you can feel them in your chest and your throat, in a good way. Buzzy vibrations are pitched in a high register like an electric toothbrush, just skating over the surface.
10/26/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
Ok, thanks everyone I honestly didn't have any idea. You all are great!
10/26/2011
Kkay Kkay
I generally think of it as motor strength. Frequency is how fast a motor is going, and pitch will be higher the faster it is, but that doesn't necessarily make for stronger vibration. A stronger motor at a lower rpm can give more vroom than a weaker one at higher RPM.

The Hitachi on Low is a good example of what I consider rumbly.
10/26/2011
Ghost Ghost
Lower frequency vibrations.
10/27/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
To me, rumbly is the opposite to buzzing vibes. Rumbly is deep and really penetrates into you. Buzzy is more surface vibrations and can make ya numb or even slightly itchy if used too long.
10/27/2011
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