soundproofing for a teenage drummer
gmiller.nc at gmail.com
Thu Aug 28 09:48:29 EDT 2008
I think the key issue as it relates to cost is going to be the size of
the room. My answer to that would be to suggest that you frame out a
smaller "room within a room" and then pad the heck out of that sucker
I did this at my house in a bedroom. The room was 12x12. I built a
smaller "box" (6x6) within that room to house my drums. I spent maybe
$175 to $200 on lumber. I then got free carpet from craigslist and
completely covered the inside and out of that smaller
It's not "soundproof" per se. But, I can bash away, and my wife can
barely hear it if she walks 10 feet from the house.
p.s. After doing this, then go tell the neighbors to stop being such
2008/8/28 Jeffrey Herrick <herrickjeffrey at yahoo.com>:
> Hey All,
> My sister lives in Durham and asked if me or my friends know anything about soundproofing.. which I don't. I did an obligatory search of alt.music.chapel-hill to see if this has been addressed before.. My weak searching skillz didn't come up with much. So I throw out to the collective knowledge. Links or whatever are much appreciated.. The kid plays in a room above a garage. So I think there are some windows that may be
> the main problem, they have tried some sort of sound proofing to them
> but I don't know what... and the neighbors still called the cops.. seems the neighbors annoyed by the drums are not very willing compromise. My sister's query is below...
> Our neighbors across the street are having a terrible time with the
> neighbors behind them regarding their sons drumming. They have now called
> the cops twice. And the cops have basically said if anyone finds it
> disturbing then he can't play- Ever! (and the 15 yo will get the
> citation and have to go to juvenile court) It is certainly audible outside
> the house but we think reasonable for daytime noise. They have taken some
> efforts to sound proof the room and would like to do more but they think it
> will cost $3,000 with the materials they are researching. Any cheap
> solutions would be appreciated!***
> I'm a bit suspicious of durham's finest interpretation of the law.. but I really know nothing of the legalities of the situation either...
> Please help the kids to keep rock'n..
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