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Hey GG&A!I've got a "this or that" question for you guys this time.

Now, I'm looking to move my amp into a more spacious area where I can have more room to play, and more room to crank my amp, but I'm presented two potential problems...

My Dad told me I could move it into the garage and I could play out there. The only problem is, it can get VERY hot and humid in there. I'm talking upwards of 90F, and I'm not exactly sure on the humidity, but it can get pretty bad.

Now, this is where moving my amp into my Mom's basement would seem like the obvious choice because it stays just about the same temperature just about all the time, and it's not too humid, but Mom doesn't want to listen to it, and wants me to Sound Proof the basement ceiling.

Now, this is where I need help. I don't know if the heat and humidity will hurt the amo or not, but Sound Proofing is expensive... So, if anyone know what would be better, or where I could get sound proofing for a somewhat cheap price, let me know.

P.S. - The basement is somewhere around 1,564 square feet, since that's something that needs to be known.

Thanks guys!!!
#2
Try some foam, my drummer picked up a little bit of it and it seems to help.

I'm talking like a 2 inch thick piece of foam and just stick it up all over the ceiling.
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Try some foam, my drummer picked up a little bit of it and it seems to help.

I'm talking like a 2 inch thick piece of foam and just stick it up all over the ceiling.


Does he happen to remember how much it cost? And will it stop the Mother from her nagging?
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The heat shouldn't be too much of a problem, but humidity will. You could get a dehumidifier, for example.
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Does he happen to remember how much it cost? And will it stop the Mother from her nagging?


I know that actual soundproofing is better, and I don't know how he got the foam, I could ask him. Its really worth a shot, no guarantees but I don't think it could be too expensive too try it.
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the best way to soundproof anywhere is the use of empty egg cartons.

the uneven bumpy surface absorbs most of the sound wave/sound energy profiding an immense sound muffling effect.

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The heat shouldn't be too much of a problem, but humidity will. You could get a dehumidifier, for example.


I shall look into this. The heat will be a problem for me though, but I guess that's what (See below posting) is for

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I know that actual soundproofing is better, and I don't know how he got the foam, I could ask him. Its really worth a shot, no guarantees but I don't think it could be too expensive too try it.


Yeah, I'm gonna give it shot. Hell, foam shouldn't be THAT expensive. The only hard part is where to find that much foam.
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Regular foam or fiberglass insulation would probably work just as well. Check out Lowes or Home Depot.
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Youre gonna have limited results trying to sound "proof" a basement. Youre mother is gonna hear it if you crank it up. Egg packaging, foam, insulation etc might dampen things a bit. But dont expect it to be like an isolation booth. An example is I had my epi vjr in a family room with the door closed and my wife on the other side of the house in a bedroom with that door closed and its was still plenty loud to her, and I wasnt at half volume on a 5w.
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Youre gonna have limited results trying to sound "proof" a basement. Youre mother is gonna hear it if you crank it up. Egg packaging, foam, insulation etc might dampen things a bit. But dont expect it to be like an isolation booth. An example is I had my epi vjr in a family room with the door closed and my wife on the other side of the house in a bedroom with that door closed and its was still plenty loud to her, and I wasnt at half volume on a 5w.


Plenty loud is very subjective.
#13
If you can, building a "room inside a room" will help a lot. If there is some space between the walls, a lot less vibration is transferred... which equals less noise.
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If you can, building a "room inside a room" will help a lot. If there is some space between the walls, a lot less vibration is transferred... which equals less noise.


This could work... The place where I would be putting my gear in the basement is technically where our "Bar was supposed to be, but then my step dad got laid off...

I think I found what it's gonna be used for now! lol
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Only in the 90s? You lucky bastard. It's been 107 outside here for the last few weeks and even hotter in the garage. Luckily I don't play out there though.
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#17
The drink holders you get from fast food places will work too. But no matter how much soundproofing you put up, the amp will still get heard up stairs if you crank it.
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Foam does cut down on a little noise, but it'll still be loud.

Egg cartons don't really work.

The really sound-proof a room, you pretty much have to build a room-inside-of-a-room. It's expensive.
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I also put my amp (just a combo) on a little rack thats got wheels, it was my bros nightstand. This helps take care of the bass. Thats what causes the vibrations.
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Foam does cut down on a little noise, but it'll still be loud.

Egg cartons don't really work.

The really sound-proof a room, you pretty much have to build a room-inside-of-a-room. It's expensive.


What if I just put up some kind of plywood or something in this little enclosure like thing in my basement? Three of the four walls are already up, I just need a fourth