#1
Hey folks, ever since i got my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe (40w tube), I have only been able to crank it a few times. I have it set up on my first floor in a side room, so when other people are home I cant put it very loud at all. We have a garage that connects to our house, but its cold as F*** rite now so I'm not sure that will work. Does anybody know where I can use this with people home at a moderate volume? Soundproofing isn't out of the question, but my space is limited. Bedroom, basement, and attic are not the best spots for it, but any advice is appreciated.
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#2
make a sound proof box... its the best for your kind of situation...

make o box of really thick wood... cover the insides with sound proof material... stick your amp inside...


edit: i think i saw a video of dave weiner on youtube... it was about how he made and used his soundproof box
#5
you probably won't be able to crank it all the way, but, if you cover the walls, ceiling and floor with shag carpet, you'll be able to turn it up alot more
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#6
This is by far pretty inconvenient but any colleges neaby? They usually will have open practice rooms and most times of the day you should just be able to walk in and nobody should question you. Again, its a pain, but I've gotten used to it.
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#7
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make a sound proof box... its the best for your kind of situation...

make o box of really thick wood... cover the insides with sound proof material... stick your amp inside...


edit: i think i saw a video of dave weiner on youtube... it was about how he made and used his soundproof box


Wouldn't that be kind of pointless? I mean he wants to be able to hear a cranked amp without bugging others, but if it's in a box, then the sound is all muffled and it doesn't really matter if it's cranked or not.

You could buy foam insulation and cover the walls with it, but that's quite spendy. There's the egg carton trick, but that's a crapload of egg cartons, and I've heard people say that it doesn't really work that well.

Another idea, buy a space heater for your garage.
#9
if i did decide to get a space heater, is it bad to leave an amp in the cold. Im pretty sure that the cold would F up the guitar so i'd bring that inside, but would i have to lug the amp back and fourth too?
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#10
tell your neighbors to f off or maybee use headphones or turn up the volume on the tv like
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#11
Tubes don't like going straight from the cold to being scorching hot
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#12
An attenuator is always a possibility..
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