Author Topic: GreenGlue - whats the catch? Need bass-proofing  (Read 2922 times)


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GreenGlue - whats the catch? Need bass-proofing
« on: July 26, 2015, 06:22:07 AM »
Here's the scenario - I got a studio built in a garage, room within a room (all walls painted except the 2 exterior walls), isolated structure (except floor). Soundproofing is great, EXCEPT bass. The walls are regular 1/2" drywall with roxul batting for two walls and cellulose for the garage side wall, ceiling and side wall (facing the neighbor).

The room performs great, and even at 100-110 dBA inside the room, it is barely noticeable a few feet outside the garage/sides and more noticeable in the adjacent bedrooms. Not bad. EXCEPT BASS. That stuff seems to carry on till the end of the street! Did I mention there's a DRUM KIT in the room, and the kick can be heard blocks away and the goal is to NOT bother my neighbors. And this is all with regular studio monitors (6" drivers, no sub woofer yet). The sub will be arriving in a few days. God help me.

I got some QuietRock+OSB Plywood boards on craigslist and a few sheets of 1/2" drywall. I'm planning on putting GG + QuietRock on the neighbors side drywall, GG + 5/8" on garage side drywall, GG + 1/2" on one bedroom side and GG + 5/8" on the other. It seems GG outperforms MLV, and even QuietRock - what's the catch? Is it just regular drywall installation, but just with GG added to the drywall? No waiting time? Any complexity/problem for the contractor? 

Randy S

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Re: GreenGlue - whats the catch? Need bass-proofing
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2015, 03:51:23 PM »
For bass there is no such thing as overkill as you can see it very difficult to reduce.
You should try to double or triple the mass of the walls and use 3 tube per 4'x 8 sheet of green glue.
Once this is done you will need to corner trap the room and add absorption panels on the walls to get a few more decibels of reduction.

Feel free to contact me direct.

Randy S.
760-752-3030 ext 3095