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Old 05-28-2013, 04:41 PM   #21
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:41 PM   #22
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normally between mid 80s and mid 90s dB, i think.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:47 PM   #23
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:52 PM   #24
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i run my amp a little above normal conversation volume when i play at home. loud enough to fill the room without being painfully loud or rattling the windows.

never had any problems with neighbours and noise complaints *fingers crossed* - most of them seem unaware that a drummer lives across the road, too.


Same here. I might cut it up a little louder when I get off work before everyone else gets home.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:48 PM   #25
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heres how I play at home

my computer connected to a Line 6 floor pod plus and head phones ..... when no one is home I use the peavey Classic 30 (under the table with the cover on)

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Old 05-28-2013, 11:55 PM   #26
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Usually as loud as an unplugged Tele goes (because I don't often play through my rig).
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:25 AM   #27
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I was curious how loud i've been playing at home so I bough an app on my phone and I was shocked to see I was around 95-100db. No wonder my wife is pissed when I play. From what I understand this could really do damage to my ears. Do you guys all play this loud at home without ear plugs?
A violinist gets about 100 decibels in the left ear during practice and play assuming that musician is right handed. And yes, it can cause you (and your wife) long term hearing loss. You don't want that, trust me. You especially don't want the tinnitus that goes along with the hearing loss. If I focus on my case of tinnitus too long it makes me think really bad thoughts.

Beethoven apparently had tinnitus as was depicted in a movie I saw on the man. The movie portrayed his case of tinnitus as something that drove him mad. I can readily understand where this would be the case. Fortunately I think of other things and not the constant ringing in my ears. I also take medication that helps me cope with the tinnitus although it has no affect on the ringing itself. That's nerve damage from gun shots, mortars, etc., while with the Marine Corps. It's never going away in my lifetime.

Do yourself a favor now. Turn down the volume and when you gig, if you gig, get a pair of professional ear plugs that can be run through the mixing board and that will protect your hearing.

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Old 05-29-2013, 12:27 AM   #28
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heres how I play at home

Do you always have someone in fuzzy purple house shoes sitting on the couch when you practice? If so, does this seem to help you any? I might have to hire someone if it does and buy her some fuzzy purple house shoes.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:38 AM   #29
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Head Phones that I plug into my Digitech pedal or a MG50FX and crank it. Even my 5 watt tube amp is too loud for the wife and kids! I don't like playing with the amp turned way down, so I use headphones.

100 decibels is really loud if your not entertaining. And for a long period of time you will get hearing loss.

Maybe a power soak/attenuator might be useful?
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:43 AM   #30
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I live in an apartment.
On my 5150 combo I would only get to 2 at the most during the day when I'm confidant all the neighbors are gone. During the evenings I would play just loud enough to have a quiet conversation.
On my 5150 iii mini I haven't really checked but I imagine the threshold is similar.

I never like playing too loud. It's a confidence/consideration thing. I never play when other people are in the house either.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:28 PM   #31
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I use a br600 studio with headphones or on occasions through a stereo. Once had a neighbour complain my accoustic was too loud, and wrote a letter of complaint to the authorities lol.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:34 PM   #32
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An acoustic CAN be too loud...

There was a moron who lived on the second floor- as I did- in the building facing mine. He was one apartment over from the one that faced me directly. Every once in a while, he'd go out and play on his balcony.

At 2:30 AM.

Now, I'm a night owl- i was ysually still up at that time- but that was a bit much.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:35 PM   #33
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In my house I normally set my TH30 to 15 watts and play the clean channel at around the second notch and dirty around 4th notch with the gain at about 12 o'clock. This is still probably too loud.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:50 PM   #34
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An acoustic CAN be too loud...

There was a moron who lived on the second floor- as I did- in the building facing mine. He was one apartment over from the one that faced me directly. Every once in a while, he'd go out and play on his balcony.

At 2:30 AM.

Now, I'm a night owl- i was ysually still up at that time- but that was a bit much.


I can understand if I was playing outside their window at a ridiculous hour like your example, but I was inside the next building and it wasn't half 2 in the morning lol.
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:25 PM   #35
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:32 PM   #36
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Redecorating badly won't solve the issue, they need to redecorate well.

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Old 05-29-2013, 02:33 PM   #37
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I can understand if I was playing outside their window at a ridiculous hour like your example, but I was inside the next building and it wasn't half 2 in the morning lol.

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Old 05-30-2013, 02:37 AM   #38
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:42 AM   #39
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Thanks to the THR10X pretty damn quietly.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:10 AM   #40
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I just play on little wimpy amps, usually fairly quietly for me, which is loud enough to carry one floor but probably not two. I don't use headphones with the guitar because the master volume is super finicky and I don't want to go deaf this young. I have so many great swear words left to hear!
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