Author Topic: Too much drum, not enough guitar  (Read 2384 times)

Skinboots

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Too much drum, not enough guitar
« on: February 07, 2001, 07:04:57 PM »
Hi, I need help. We have a basement rehearsal space about 12'x30' with a 6'2" lay-in tile ceiling. We have no problem with noise leaking outside but the drums are so freakin' loud. We have wood paneling on the walls and residential grade carpet on the slab. Each of the three guitar players has a 4x12 and at least 120 watt amp. We cranked the guitars last night, but the drummer still can't here us right and he is overpowering everyone. Since we don't have a lot of space, we're trying to figure out a way of lowering the drum volume with maybe a half height wall and maybe some foam behind him, just as long as we're not blocking our guitar sound from him. Like a said, we don't have a lot of space so ingenuity is important. Will a half height wall with acoustic batt help this? We know that the reflective surface of the wood paneling is making a mess of the sound but we don't have a lot of space to lose and money, as always is tight. Any ideas? They'd be much appreciated. Thanks

bjnash

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Re: Too much drum, not enough guitar
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2001, 02:08:54 AM »
: Hi, I need help. We have a basement rehearsal space about 12'x30' with a 6'2" lay-in tile ceiling. We have no problem with noise leaking outside but the drums are so freakin' loud. We have wood paneling on the walls and residential grade carpet on the slab. Each of the three guitar players has a 4x12 and at least 120 watt amp. We cranked the guitars last night, but the drummer still can't here us right and he is overpowering everyone. Since we don't have a lot of space, we're trying to figure out a way of lowering the drum volume with maybe a half height wall and maybe some foam behind him, just as long as we're not blocking our guitar sound from him. Like a said, we don't have a lot of space so ingenuity is important. Will a half height wall with acoustic batt help this? We know that the reflective surface of the wood paneling is making a mess of the sound but we don't have a lot of space to lose and money, as always is tight. Any ideas? They'd be much appreciated. Thanks

A:  Ah-HA!  You didn't read the message below that asks about "Bass Drum Control"!  But  here's the answer we gave:
You may want to try a temporary sound barrier for the drums: Here's how to make one. Cut a sheet of 4'X8' soundboard or Homasote in half, creating 2 4' panels. Hinge them in the middle and cover with 1" soundproofing foam. (Use contact cement). lay this "V" on it's side facing the drums. The unit can be folded out of the way for storage. A couple may be required...