So, how does your practise room look alike?

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  1. Sotakoira Musti

    Sotakoira Musti Tele-Meister

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    Hello everybody!

    You sophisticated people surely know how to appreciate a good, spacey, acoustically perfect room to play your fantastic Teles, which I see daily here at TDPRI. And no irony at all!

    This is ours. 340€/month. Two bands playing, fortunately not at the same time :D But when we were having christmas party, we had ten people here playing, eating cookies and drinking proper beverages. Nice atmosphere we had!

    Back to the band room. At least 8 amps, 2-3 floor monitors, 3-4 mic stands and same amount what are called, note stands? And of course couple of pedal boards which are at least Nimitz class in size. Fridge filled with cold beverages. And that comes handy, as playing here can sometimes make you swet. But this tight and intimate space really brings the band closer and bonds each other.

    How about you?

    Br, Musti

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  2. Mike Eskimo

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    My buddy is half Finnish, half Swedish , and currently lives north of Copenhagen in Denmark.

    He would laugh at your curtains for reasons I can’t discuss here.

    That is all...o_O
     
  3. ConsiderMeMiles

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    That r̶u̶g̶ flag really ties the room togethor.
     
  4. Sotakoira Musti

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    When SU collapsed, my uncle was among the first westeners to go work in former SU. Casino business. I asked him to bring me a USSR flag. It wasn’t easy. People were either burning them or hiding them. After couple of months, he got one. And if one looks closely, there seems to be blood stains in it.

    Well anyways, that’s not the point of this thred. But nice side plot anyways.

    Br, Musti
     
  5. Sotakoira Musti

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    And this is not political thread! Please ignore the flag, it’s just a decoration and just for laughs. Just stick to the real agenda, please.

    Br, Musti

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  6. Sotakoira Musti

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    And the big question is, where do you practise? Photos would be more than nice! I’ll rip off the flag if it bothers all you good people :lol:
     
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    made bandroom out back, reversed insulation made absorber ,sounds killer in there. Its set up way dif now, with side monitors fro drummer & floor monitors coming back at us. In the 12x14 contained area the sound is so clear & then in front of it is not as loud. Put blankets on the walls, sound doesn't bounce,,its very balanced PA1.jpg
     
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    Out in my garage. I actually have a back bedroom where my amps and guitars are normally. I can keep a bedroom humidified in the winter. The bedroom stays kind of a mess but works for me.
     
  9. kelnet

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    Pandora's Box Rehearsal Studios. About $65 per 3-hour session, split between four of us. PA, drums, bass amp all provided.

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    This is an older picture. The bass amps have been upgraded since then.
     
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    Right now, I am trying to get my upstairs in some kind of shape to do serious practise. It looks like some giant puked up a huge pile of books and guitar magazines on the floor.
     
  11. Sotakoira Musti

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    How on earth do you guys get so nice pictures? I tried to do panorama, but failed miserably. You truly are professionals! And great looking caves you all have!

    Br, Musti
     
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    My " loud " room where I can play at stage volume or more....
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    You all who have dedicated spaces are lucky!
    I used to put my "rehearsal space" first and fit the rest of life around it.
    These days not so much, but I move around and use different rooms so always have a place to play.
    My drum kit hasn't been set up in maybe 7-8 years, but I've had hi hats, ride and snare set up in the basement. Just an attempt at keeping up, but not a success.
    I do have a Marshall half stack in the living room, open plan home so it's a big space.
    Then there's gear kept in a photo darkroom including guitar workbench, and more gear set up in a large bathroom where we never use the tub.
    Still more gear in the garage and sometimes the drums have been set up there, but it's hot in summer and cold in winter.
    A bit of gear in the unfinished second floor, but that became a construction site.
    That was a great space to play, used to have lots of gear setup there and it was the last place I had other musicians come in to play.

    My wife is a painter, and at this point IMO she has a better shot at "making it" in the art business than I have in the music business.
    So I gracefully leave her more year round climate controlled space for her painting studio, and make do with various corners of the home.
    The good part is I can play loud pretty much any time I want, and she actually likes loud guitar, because it fits her life need for a creative environment.

    Which is also partly why I married her, can't imagine being married to someone who wasn't genuinely supportive of my music.
     
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    You’ve got a lot of space! How I envy you! All those CD’s and everything... I assume you don’t play with a band over there? Here is mine (home practise):

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    A little difference? That’s our master bedroom, The Wife allowed me to have this tiny spot right beside the bed.

    But anyways, the most important thing is to have fun with the music you love, no matter where you do it.

    Br, Musti
     
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    I copied the photo from the rehearsal studio's website. They do have some very nice rooms, and it's nice not to have to bring our own PA or drums. They even have a room with a proper stage setup, with an area in front for friends to come and listen and even dance.
     
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    Mine looks just like a corner of my living room, when it's not in use, it all disappears, or my life is worthless.
     
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    Hot in summer and cold in winter is a bummer... my music room is in the basement, with drums, PA, amps, recording gear, etc. In the summer it's hot as blazes unless I get a bunch of fans going, and in the winter it keeps my beer at a comfortable drinking temp but nobody wants to go hang out down there and jam unless I turn on the space heater.

    My wife tried setting up her darkroom on the other side of the basement where the laundry is, since the utility sink is handy for that, but the dang dryer puts out so much dust it's not conducive to developing negatives. I need to figure out a better darkroom location for her.

    It's definitely nice having a wife who appreciates live music!
     
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    I currently have 2 (cased) guitars and peavey c30(with cables and my Maxon ad999 in it) stuck in a corner of my dining room, a bugera v5 under computer desk, and Fender 75 +bag of cables and pedals in my living room closet. My wife works nights, so not having to drag an amp from my bedroom is optimal. Last time I had "dedicated " space was a rental house 5ish years back when my 5 year old was just born. Tricky having the space and time and opportunity. So I gave up on the first one.
    But, I remember being like 12 years old and going to my grandfather's band practice (he plays steel) and the people shifted the whole dining room contents into living room and had band practice. Always a way. ;)
     
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  20. SolidSteak

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    Palatial! And I even like the rug.
    The Marshall half-stack fridge and the actual Marshall half-stack kind of threw me off for a sec... "wait, where'd that other Marshall amp go?" :D
     
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