#1
Not sure if this is the right thread to ask such a random question, but let's see...

What would happen if I set up a wall of fully cranked, hi-gain 100W tube amps – say 4 full stacks – pointing N/S/W/E, on a 100ft apartment block rooftop in the middle of a small town at 3AM, and played a D5 followed by a Dimebag squeal.

Would everyone wake up?


(Honest question, actually! I got the idea from a Simpsons episode. )
#2
power outage + arrested for disturbing the peace

EDIT:
wait, you're in the UK.

disturbing the peace is an Anti-Social Behavior Order or something, right?
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#3
watch wat marty does in back to the future and add death from falling from a roof and i think ud get a good idea watd happen
#5
Well, disregarding for a moment the being-arrested and falling-off-the-roof part, what I'd like to know is how far the sound would travel for it to be heard if I sustained that chord – if, let's assume, there was no traffic noise or wind, would people hear it a kilometre away?

(And why a power outage, btw?)
#7
It'll only work if you turn it to 11. :P
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If you were in the US of A, it would make for a dandy episode of COPS.
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#10
If you do this you're gonna wanna wear earmuffs.
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he would neither fall off the building, nor really need ear muffs if he stood in the middle of the 4....

and i'm thinking 16 stacks....4 at each compass point.
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#12
You might want to mic up your amps for playing a gig that big
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#13
But I want to know how far the amps themselves would push a D5 over a town, heh. Surely someone with a bit of scientific knowledge would be able to predict the effects?
#15
I'm not sure how much of the sound would actually reach street level.
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#16
Well it greatly depends on the environment. If its in open space (like a kilometer of open space) It really wouldn't travel that far i think. Come to think of it it would probably make as much noise as a plane does. And they do sound a bit loud from up there :P
#18
If I had the money for 4 full stacks, I'd do it. But I'm kinda concerned about the valves, since it's very cold and moist at 3AM, especially on that height.
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#20
If someone decides to do this, please don't play a D5 followed by a "Dimebag squeal" (can't people just call them pinch harmonics, ffs). If you're gonna disturb the peace, at least you should try to be original.


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#21
i'm sorry...
just a harmless joke...

what does this mean anyway am i banned or something
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I dunno - I guess it depends if you get a Japanese mod...
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i don't understand any of this. what is a mod. what do they do
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#24
If you made a complete circle of cabs pointing down a bit people might be able to hear it.

I dunno really but +1 on turning it to 11.
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If someone decides to do this, please don't play a D5 followed by a "Dimebag squeal" (can't people just call them pinch harmonics, ffs).


A 'Dimebag Squeal' is a whammy'd natural harmonicc
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A 'Dimebag Squeal' is a whammy'd natural harmonicc

People will use words like "dImebag squeal" or "teh brewtal zack wiled screech" to describe any kind of high pitched harmonic that is somehow vibratoed.
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If you were in the US of A, it would make for a dandy episode of COPS.


its U.S. anda A!!! dumbass! (lol borat haha)
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its U.S. anda A!!! dumbass! (lol borat haha)


Is that a joke? Because U.S. of A is totally valid (you know, United States _of_ America).
#29
Dont get 4 full stacks on the roof of a building, get a small tube combo, about 15-30w!

In all seriousness this is a pretty interesting thread! I want you to actually do it, get a mesa pointing north, a diezel pointing south, a framus poining west and an engl pointing east, I want to hear some motherfucking tonal difference!
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Dont get 4 full stacks on the roof of a building, get a small tube combo, about 15-30w!

In all seriousness this is a pretty interesting thread! I want you to actually do it, get a mesa pointing north, a diezel pointing south, a framus poining west and an engl pointing east, I want to hear some motherfucking tonal difference!

Honestly, he's right, you don't need more than 15-30 watts.

If you get different stacks, you'll have to tell me where you are so I can walk around your building and compare.

And I like the idea of making one of the stacks a high wattage Spider II, and pointing it at the 'bad' part of town. Might fix the overpopulation issue.
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Is that a joke? Because U.S. of A is totally valid (you know, United States _of_ America).

You might not have heard about this movie called "Borat". The comment was a reference to that movie, hence the "lol borat haha".
#32
The beatles had the police come to the top of the building when they did it (to an extent... not quite as daft as your idea) in 1969. you're a few years too late.
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You might not have heard about this movie called "Borat". The comment was a reference to that movie, hence the "lol borat haha".


I thought it might be, hence the "Is that a joke.". I have seen Borat, tho I don't remember much of it (I have pretty bad memory when it comes to some things). However, the punctuation and etc. made me guess the poster was just stupid. My bad.
#34
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If someone decides to do this, please don't play a D5 followed by a "Dimebag squeal" (can't people just call them pinch harmonics, ffs). If you're gonna disturb the peace, at least you should try to be original.


Aww. Not even bad-ass ones like this: http://youtube.com/watch?v=w9Mzq3LcL9I ?

In all seriousness, though (even though it is a rather "daft" idea, admittedly), I'd love to do it when I'm about to leave town permanently or something – have a getaway car on the ground, or a heli to pick me up from the roof for a fast escape! Ohh, the ideas... the masterplans...
#35
no, it would cause everyone to orgasm.... YOUTUBE THAT ****!
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#36
(Speed of sound = 331.4 m/s at 0›C and increases 0.6 m/s for each degree above zero.)

Distance = speed x time taken to hear echo

assuming you could hear the echo, which would give you your overall distance

Theres a start, I'm not in the mood to completely solve this
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