#1
Okay so basically, my band is currently going to a pay-by-the-hour place, and its really hurting out wallets.

Our singer lives in a townhouse structure, and has two half stacks, a bass amp, and an acoustic drum set in his basement.

We can't play there now, because the drums cause the neighbors to make a huge fuss, so we were rolling around the idea of chipping in for an electric set if it would prevent the neighbors from complaining.

The only thing is, we aren't 100% sure that an electric set would make that much of a difference.

What do you guys think?
#2
wrong forum ..
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2 stacks, a bass amp and a drumkit? How fucking rich is he?
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#4
yeah, it can make a huge difference, just make sure you get a halfway decent one.

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2 stacks, a bass amp and a drumkit? How fucking rich is he?


you can get all of that combined for less than $1000 if you know where to look (and get really crappy stuff)
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#5
Alright thanks, and he isn't really rich... most of it was purchased used from friends or stuff that hes had for a few years.
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electric drums can be turned down
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Why don't you sound proof?
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yeah, it can make a huge difference, just make sure you get a halfway decent one.


you can get all of that combined for less than $1000 if you know where to look (and get really crappy stuff)



He has two line 6 cabs, a peavey head, and a new hartke tube head that he bought a few days ago... idk what the bass amp is

he also has 2 telecasters, a gibson sg and les paul, a jazz bass, a p. bass, and an ibanez bass...

just stuff he's gathered up over the past few years haha
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Why don't you sound proof?



That's been rolled around as well, can you suggest a good method of soundproofing that wouldn't be too expensive?

I don't really know anything about soundproofing, personally.
#10
Well I've heard that empty eggshell cartons work well. Also make sure that windows and doors are covered with like thick blankets. This is what my friend did.
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That's been rolled around as well, can you suggest a good method of soundproofing that wouldn't be too expensive?

I don't really know anything about soundproofing, personally.


there's a type of foam that you just wrap around the walls of the room, they usually look like this:



or this




it can't be too expensive. it's just foam.
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#12
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The only thing is, we aren't 100% sure that an electric set would make that much of a difference.

What do you guys think?


Surely this is just common sense. As mentioned before, you can turn down an electric drum kit.

The foam soundproofing stuff won't do an awful lot, just make the acoustic of the room a lot more 'dead' because it's absorbing the reflections. It's still gonna sound pretty loud outside.

If you're just using it for rehearsal purposes, get him to spend some more of his cash on an electric kit and use one.
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#13

try one of these at guitar center. They're cheap (like 200 bucks) and are ideal for just practicing. The two pads are pedals to use for a hi-hat or double bass. It actually works really good
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just buy the entry level roland or yamahas. get your singler to pitch in since hes the richest.
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try one of these at guitar center. They're cheap (like 200 bucks) and are ideal for just practicing. The two pads are pedals to use for a hi-hat or double bass. It actually works really good

these suck hard compared to full size electric kits. good electric kits are a lot of fun to play and can be better than regular drums for recording and practice as well.
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there's a type of foam that you just wrap around the walls of the room, they usually look like this:


it can't be too expensive. it's just foam.



That's for acoustic dampening, not soundproofing, huge difference.


Soundproofing costs a large amount of money and usually requires major renovation to do properly.
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