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SonofDestiny
post Oct 24 2008, 01:22 PM
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Hey guys,

I want to use my amp to the full extent when I record, but when I put it up loud, it's TOO loud. My neighbours won't like that. A long time ago I heard about some sort of blanket that you could put over your amp to reduce the noise. Does anyone know what this is and where I can get it?

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post Oct 24 2008, 02:37 PM
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Not sure about the blanket method..
Check the Hot plates.. They are designed for that purpose, they attenuate the power of the amp so that you can crank it up, get the benefits of loud recording without the loud sound.
There is a controversy about them though.. Some people think that they could damage your tubes...
It's worth checking it out though.




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Hey guys,

I want to use my amp to the full extent when I record, but when I put it up loud, it's TOO loud. My neighbours won't like that. A long time ago I heard about some sort of blanket that you could put over your amp to reduce the noise. Does anyone know what this is and where I can get it?

Thanks!



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post Oct 24 2008, 03:05 PM
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QUOTE (SonofDestiny @ Oct 24 2008, 02:22 PM) *
Hey guys,

I want to use my amp to the full extent when I record, but when I put it up loud, it's TOO loud. My neighbours won't like that. A long time ago I heard about some sort of blanket that you could put over your amp to reduce the noise. Does anyone know what this is and where I can get it?

Thanks!

If you got a closet that would help or better if you have the the possibility to build a soundproof box to put the amp inside.
I've seen people hang a carpet over their cab, I guess that would cut out some of the sound. I wouldn't cover a combo's ventilation plate up though.

Like David says, mayve an attenuator is the best way to go.
This another brand, I've got the Weber mass lite 50 myself.


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post Oct 24 2008, 03:17 PM
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If the problem is that you want to isolate the room you could make that with matress, egg boxes, and of course Sonex (http://www.sonex.com.ar/WEBAcustecIncEng/MusicAudio/ForMusicians.htm). You could invent a system where you can remove the materials when you are not recording.
Also you can record in this way: put your amplifier against the corner of the walls and the mic put it aside (could be any side of the amplifier). That technique "concentrates" the sound in that spot don't letting spread. So if it still too loud you could put in the corner wall something like I've said: matress, egg boxes, or some material like Sonex.

I hope it was useful.

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post Oct 24 2008, 03:36 PM
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Hmm I found this on some other forum can't remember which - ...It seems pretty doable and nice idea of building soundproof box..


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post Oct 24 2008, 04:32 PM
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AS everybody said, using and attenuator is a good way to push the tubes all the way. They cannot damage the tubes, but they naturally shorten their life since you are using your amp full throttle.


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1 - Doing an isolation, only of your cabinet, will change the sound of your amp.

2 - Sonex or egg boxes doesn´t have an enough density to isolate decibels; only absorb, reducing the RT-60 ( Reverb ).

3 - Placing your amp at the corner: When you place your amp togheter of a surface ( wall ) you win 3 dB. In corner you win 9dB ( Floor + wall left + wall right )

4 - You can place some Gypsum and wood 3 to 6 inches from the wall

5 - You can place some rubber at the floor to reduce any vibration from the cabinet


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