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Seek sound containing material

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Mike, Apr 25, 2003.

  1. Mike

    Mike TDPRI Member

    9
    Mar 30, 2003
    Santa Cruz, CA
    I have a question. Why isn't there a cheap, effective sound
    containing material? So all the guitar players could
    turn their amps up and not disturb the neighbors or the
    family. I am using soundboard but it isn't very effective. There is
    lead-lined sheet rock but it is pricey . I heard it contain a concert
    grand piano in a double garage. But I don't know how it would do
    with an electric guitar. Adobe covered hay bales? Rammed earth? I will appreciate any thoughts or answers. Mike.[/b]
     

  2. Geo

    Geo Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    68
    Mar 17, 2003
    Hendersonville, TN
    FWW, Here are some things I've used over the years.
    Larger sections of wall to wall carpet and pads beneath.
    Older heavy curtains.
    Square acoustic ceiling tiles attached to the walls.
    A parachute attached from the ceiling.
    Burlap (as used in the original Muscle Shoals Sound)
    Roll or sheet Insulation covered with fabric such as Burlap
    or similar fabric.

    One quick deal is to get some good absorbing floor covering,
    then put 2 x 4 boards like a chair rail around the room.
    From there hang the carpet, rugs, fabric or anything like that all around
    the room. from the rail. Then get something to cover the windows
    that is removeable without much trouble.

    Check with a Floor and carpet place for scrap from new jobs.
    Usually it is brand new and very clean.
    Ask around for old Living Room type curtains.
     

  3. Mike

    Mike TDPRI Member

    9
    Mar 30, 2003
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Geo. Sound containment.

    Thanks for the reply. I wil very soon try your ideas.
     

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