#1
Hey recently my band has been rehearsing in my garage but we've been getting loads of complaints about the nose so i was thinking I could set the place up for a "Silent" band practice using headphones. We'd have the drummer use an electronic kit does anyone have any suggestions as to an electronic kit he could use? I know they're expensive but the cheaper the better. Also am I right in thinking we would need to run the guitar and bass through a mixer then plug a headphone amp into the mixer? If so could anyone recomend a good mixer and amp? (again the cheaper the better)

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#2
This might be a really silly thing to say, but I have no idea what the costs involve, so here goes.

Might it be cheaper to soundproof the garage to some extent, even if it's not professional, rather than buying an electric drumkit? Or even investing in a rehearsal space at a local studio, if you have one?


Just saying, if it turns out to be cheaper, I'd recommend that. If it's not, ignore anything I've ever said or will ever say, ever.
#3
awful, awful idea. just kill your neighbours.
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#4
To be honest, that's a bit of a retarded idea. The whole point of practice is to play together in one solid block of sound, and learn from any technical or timing mistakes made.

Defos look into soundproofing or rehersal space, imo, as Webbtje said.
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#5
I would suggest just doing soudproofing, but if that's not an option, isn't there something called Jamhub that came out recently? I think that may be what you're looking for if I recall correctly.
#6
uggh whats the point thats stupid really.
Might aswell go onstage and play along to a backing track in your headphones =/
#8
Find another place honestly. That won't work.
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#9
Quote by webbtje
This might be a really silly thing to say, but I have no idea what the costs involve, so here goes.

Might it be cheaper to soundproof the garage to some extent, even if it's not professional, rather than buying an electric drumkit? Or even investing in a rehearsal space at a local studio, if you have one?


Just saying, if it turns out to be cheaper, I'd recommend that. If it's not, ignore anything I've ever said or will ever say, ever.


I've thought about soundproofing and apparently it wont be very effective at all in this particular garage. I've just talked to the drummer and apparantly he knows someone who is selling a Session Pro DD505 kit anyone know if this would work for what we're trying to do?
Gear:

Fender Jaguar Bass
Ashdown MAG300H Head
Ashdown 410 T Deep Cab
Epiphone Thunderbird
Squier P/J Bass
SKAK20BA Practice Bass Amp
#12
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To be honest, that's a bit of a retarded idea. The whole point of practice is to play together in one solid block of sound, and learn from any technical or timing mistakes made.

Defos look into soundproofing or rehersal space, imo, as Webbtje said.


It still would be a solid block of sound? What im trying to do is set is up so that we plug everything into a mixer and we can hear everything in our headphones
Gear:

Fender Jaguar Bass
Ashdown MAG300H Head
Ashdown 410 T Deep Cab
Epiphone Thunderbird
Squier P/J Bass
SKAK20BA Practice Bass Amp
#13
Turn down low and have the drummer play on an electric kit on the down-low perhaps?
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#14
I'm liking the look of that jamhub anyone know any UK sites that sell it?
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Fender Jaguar Bass
Ashdown MAG300H Head
Ashdown 410 T Deep Cab
Epiphone Thunderbird
Squier P/J Bass
SKAK20BA Practice Bass Amp
#15
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I've thought about soundproofing and apparently it wont be very effective at all in this particular garage. I've just talked to the drummer and apparantly he knows someone who is selling a Session Pro DD505 kit anyone know if this would work for what we're trying to do?


Well, for a start I have that kit, it's not very good to be honest.

Anyway, playing through headphones is a really bad idea. Just turn down the guitar, bass and vocals and use an electronic kit, through a monitor/amp, and turn it down to an acceptable level. Pretty simple really.
#16
Play at a high volume. Just practice when nobody's home. Ask your neighbors to make some concessions. Or rent a practice space somewhere. Only do that if you're going to play gigs for dough, though.
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#17
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uggh whats the point thats stupid really.
Might aswell go onstage and play along to a backing track in your headphones =/


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Ashdown MAG300H Head
Ashdown 410 T Deep Cab
Epiphone Thunderbird
Squier P/J Bass
SKAK20BA Practice Bass Amp
#18
Wouldnt that JamHub be pretty much the same as getting a regular mixer? Or am i missing sometihng... Just get a couple of Line6 PODs and an electric drum kit, and patch all that trough a mixer. You can than just play that through a small PA system at low volume so you dont disturb the neighbours, you dont really need to use headphones.

P.S. it may sound like i know what im saying, but i actually have no idea how well this would work. But it seems completly possible.
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#19
If they're complaining about you're nose, they're being incredibly unreasonable.

Line the wall with egg boxes.
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#20
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If they're complaining about you're nose, they're being incredibly unreasonable.

Line the wall with egg boxes.



Yeah, I hate when people complain about my nose.

But I would suggest trying soundproofing first. Its probably the least expensive and if it doesn't work just go from there.
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#21
amps + attenuators (or just use modelers) + electronic drumkit + PA turned down lower = problem easily solved?
#22
Find a rehearsal/recording studio nearby and rent a room.

Split the cost over the members and it'll be cheap and you can play as loud as you need.

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awful, awful idea. just kill your neighbours.

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#24
If you have an electric drumset, you should be able to turn it (+the additional instruments) down to a reasonable level. I know im just restating what others have said, but i think its probably best.

Or go acoustic
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#25
have the police actually told you to stop?

I had some neighbors that were 3 streets over complaining about us a few years back. The police would come, sit at the end of the driveway and listen to us for a while. After a song or 2 they'd roll up and tell us we sounded good, and that we were getting complained about (yet again). The officer would then point out that our lyrics were not offensive and we weren't playing during quiet hours (i believe it starts at 8 or 9 pm). So legally they couldn't do anything.

And each time we were reported, we'd cut the blurb out of the police log and tape it to the wall. Needless to say we had a pretty filled wall.

Point is... unless the police are telling you to stop... **** you neighbors... you aren't breaking any law