Author Topic: Is a Trailer a losing battle?  (Read 3791 times)

mikeroscope

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Is a Trailer a losing battle?
« on: January 07, 2012, 09:32:55 PM »
My dad's trailer got flooded out in the hurricane, and he had to move out. My buddies and I needed a jam room so we moved our stuff in. We did minimal soundproofing. It was just a lot of carpet and blankets, and ceiling tiles from an old hotel. We put a pillow in the base drum and elevated it off the ground with foam from a poker table I built. We didn't think it had to be super quiet since it was in a backwater trailer park. Standing outside it wasn't that bad, but the neighbor still complained. She said it was shaking her walls. There is a vacant trailer in between us, and when I stood in her yard I could hardly hear the drums. We assumed that being in a house would mean they would hear it even less than we could outside.  Either she was exaggerating or since the walls of the trailers are parallel they are transferring the bad drum hits to each other. So if you are inside a trailer you feel like you are in a drum.

My dad wants to fix the trailer now, and we have the opportunity to tear the floor and walls out and put in a new ones. I really want to play music again, and this was our only option. There is no where else to play. Is there a way to insulate a trailer well enough to keep the neighbors from getting pissed or is it a losing battle?

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Re: Is a Trailer a losing battle?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 11:11:36 PM »
you can pull it off, it would come down to budget... keep in mind that your neighbor is most likely telling you the truth  depending on how far away she is from you...EXAMPLE : IF YOUR PLAYING THE BASS GUITAR AND YOU HIT A LOW e THAN YOU ARE GENERATING A 47.5HZ SOUND WAVE WHICH IS A 23.7 FOOT WAVE PER CYCLE THEREFORE IF YOU ARE IN THE WAVE YOU DONT EXPERIENCE THE SAME BASS VALUE AS SOMEONE STANDING 23.7' AWAY ..THIS WOULD BE THE TE VALUE.
feel free to give me a call when your ready to do this project and I will be happy to help you out .

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Re: Is a Trailer a losing battle?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2012, 11:23:48 PM »
sorry for the typos and such, I am currently experiencing a problem with our forum. please bare with us until we fix it.
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bjnash

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Re: Is a Trailer a losing battle?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2012, 04:54:22 AM »
The only "Trailer" suitable for Jamming is the ones found at:

http://soundproofing.org/infopages/mobile_sound_studio.htm

You can make one yourself for less that trying to make mobile home into one!  (And rent it out, too)

mikeroscope

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Re: Is a Trailer a losing battle?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2012, 10:40:55 PM »
So how do I build one of those? I live in NC so getting one delivered or renting one is not an option.

whatismisophonia

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Re: Is a Trailer a losing battle?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2012, 09:40:40 AM »
It's not a loosing battle, though, you may have to build a soundproof shack to park your trailer in...

seriously, with what you'd have to invest, you might as well raise a small free-standing building, in which case, you wouldnt need your awesome flood damaged jammin trailer anymore; unless you were wantin to take your crew on a tour, or crank up the amps on a beer run.  buy some lumber and a carpentry book.  buy the book first  ;)