First noise complaint

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by trxx, Mar 25, 2020 at 3:08 PM.

  1. trxx

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    I guess 50 watts can be too loud for some people. :lol:

    Definitely time to revisit the attenuator.
     
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    50 watts is fine for a bedroom amp until you need to share the bedroom.

    :D :D :D
     
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    I love me a big ol’ amp (power wise)!
    I had my brains and ears rattled by a 45 watt Super Reverb when I was a pup.
    50 watts can be deafening.
    I still prefer at least 30 watts (RMS), and all my working electric guitar amps are 80 watts.
    My acoustic amp is 180.
     
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    50 watts for a bedroom amp until someone else is in the apartment complex!
     
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    I've never had a complaint about the amps, but that's probably because my neighbors know that the alternative is me opening the garage door and running the planer for an hour.
     
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    My DSL20CR at HALF power with gain at 3 oclock and volume at noon can be heard 20 meters outside of my house through double pane glass quite clearly. Bedroom amp my ass!
     
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    Just buy your neighbors a bottle of wine and some earplugs. I doubt if they’ll complain again. :D
     
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    Or open your garage door and run the planer for an hour.
     
  9. trxx

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    A guy down the street came to the fence and said that he could hear it in his house. Just when I really got the thing dialed in too. Boost the crap out the front end on a DSL-50 with an eq and a clean boost and cut alot of bass. Glorious classic Marshall tone. But yea, it is a little loud, I guess. Ain't no way to get that sound down low. It has to be fully cranked up. Too bad IR's sound like flattened crap.
     
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    15 (tube) watts is plenty...and still too much for Mr. Rogers next door.
     
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    Ask them if they have any song requests ?
     
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    I got one a week or so ago. Anything by Aerosmith, preferably Dream On. The guy said that he had been listening to me playing for a while now and it sounded real good. That was encouraging to keep the amp cranked up. I thought he was coming to complain.
     
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    When I experiment with pedals and listen to them, so do my neighbors.

    Noooo...I'm kidding. I'm way more considerate than that.
     
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    I had a DSL-50 a few years ago and they do sound great when you can wind them up. It was too much amp for my needs so it ended up for sale to generate funds for whatever I was having G.A.S. for at that time.
     
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    A few years back I was playing my first homebuilt amp, a lowly 12 watt 5e3 clone, in the garage with the door open. We lived on 2.5 acres in the woods with no neighbors for several hundred yards on the garage side of the house. I played for about a half an hour when this guy came riding up our driveway on a bicycle. He was in his 40's or 50's and obviously mentally delayed. He came from over a mile away and said he had to find where the "beautiful guitar music was coming from" I played some riffs and hooks for him and off he went. 12 watts is more than half as loud as 50 watts, and can be heard a long ways off. The dude redefined the term "tone chaser" for me. ;)
     
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    I don't blast my neighbors, I go to other people's houses and annoy their neighbors with a full band.
     
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    With all the options switched off, diming it, and boosting alot, it sounds real good. I have JJ EL34L's in it at the moment, which definitely aren't my favorite output tubes. They are very bass heavy. With the old Svetlana's in, it really has some classic Marshall mids and better overall balance.
     
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    Sounds like the best way to go.

    I met an old rocker a few years back who built himself a good size shop to use as a live studio in his retirement, looking for other people to jam with. I might need to get back in touch with him. He was rocking an old JCM800.
     
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    Old deaf neighbour's are great. Didn't know I played let alone have an AC30. Though only occasionally play without an attenuator.

    Have some die grinding to do soon. Bet they'll hear that.
     
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    Reeves Custom 50 with 2x12. Staying true to the Hiwatt classic tone. Massive headroom, monster sound. Bigger is better in this case :) IMG_20190603_173806.jpg
     
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