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    Been awhile since I've been around these parts



    So I get back from my deployment in May and I am thinking of picking up a nice 5 piece starter kit. I live in an apartment in Southern California and have played guitar there for a while with a rockerverb and DSL100 turned up a quarter of the way with no complaints thus far. Is it possible to get an acoustic set with dampening pads and play in an apartment without bring the super on my back?
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    <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>exafro</strong>
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    <div class="message"> I can alternate pick like a mofo, and it has nothing to do with practice.</div>

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    <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>carlstretch</strong>
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    <div class="message">My kids are older now and have all shot hundreds of rounds thru my shotguns and handguns. They know how to use them and I'm not worried about them playing cowboys and indians with them. </div>

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    No. It's possible with electronics if you live on the first floor, but otherwise the constant kick pedal action will have your neighbors knocking in no time.

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    • #3
      kinda want to try this, not sure if it works though and its kinda expensive



      http://www.audimutesoundproofing.com...-blankets.aspx



      anyone think it works? i know it wont 100% soundproof but a 40-60% reduction would sure be nice
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      • #4
        My first thought is not unless it's an electronic kit.



        Can your DSL turned up 1/4 way keep up with a drummer?
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        <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>BrendanO</strong>
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          Quote Originally Posted by this is paul
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          No. It's possible with electronics if you live on the first floor, but otherwise the constant kick pedal action will have your neighbors knocking in no time.




          I do live on the first floor
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          <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>exafro</strong>
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          <div class="message"> I can alternate pick like a mofo, and it has nothing to do with practice.</div>

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          <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>carlstretch</strong>
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          <div class="message">My kids are older now and have all shot hundreds of rounds thru my shotguns and handguns. They know how to use them and I'm not worried about them playing cowboys and indians with them. </div>

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          <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>redeye5</strong>
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          • #6
            Buy a decent used kit. Get a good brand like Yamaha or something used because those starter kits from CB and whatnot are crap.



            Instead of the muted, I find that Hot Rods are the best for quiet practice. You'll till have to mute your bass drum somehow, but hot rods quiet everything down and still retain feel.
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            • #7
              These are what I'm talking about.
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              • #8
                The sound of the stick on the cymbal pads might still be too much...

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                  **************** man, I just might get a storage unit or something
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                  <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>exafro</strong>
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                  <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>carlstretch</strong>
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                  <div class="message">My kids are older now and have all shot hundreds of rounds thru my shotguns and handguns. They know how to use them and I'm not worried about them playing cowboys and indians with them. </div>

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                  <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>redeye5</strong>
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                  • #10
                    Get a Roland V-drum set.

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                    • #11
                      My buddy in college used to use an acoustic set with pads on the 3rd floor in his apartment. Never really had problems.
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                      • #12
                        Even playing on an e-kit will put out a surprising amount of noise. Really depends on how insulated your apartment is and how cool your neighbors are.
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                          Quote Originally Posted by peavey_impact
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                          Even playing on an e-kit will put out a surprising amount of noise. Really depends on how insulated your apartment is and how cool your neighbors are.




                          If he's on the 1st floor it should be doable though. YOu're right though, the sticks do still make noise, especially on the rubber cymbals and so does the bass drum pedal.

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                            Quote Originally Posted by Thurston
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                            If he's on the 1st floor it should be doable though. YOu're right though, the sticks do still make noise, especially on the rubber cymbals and so does the bass drum pedal.




                            Roland has a mesh bass drum. that would help.



                            But still, the cymbals...

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                              Quote Originally Posted by Thurston
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                              If he's on the 1st floor it should be doable though. YOu're right though, the sticks do still make noise, especially on the rubber cymbals and so does the bass drum pedal.




                              Roland has a mesh bass drum. that would help.



                              But still, the cymbals...

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