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Old 12-27-2010, 05:24 AM
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Default Soundproofing an electronic drumset in an apartment?

I have a big problem. I just spent $1700 on a new roland electronic kit, and the thumping from my hi-hat pedal is driving the people below us crazy. I went and got a roll of 1/8 in. mass loaded vinyl, put 5 layers of it below the drumset, and it still makes a considerable boom audible even from the hallway. Obvious issues with stability aside, my next thought was to put something softer/lighter beneath the vinyl, such as a mattress, but I've been told that dense material is the only way to go.

So to anyone who has dealt with this issue in the past, your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:44 AM
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Default Re: Soundproofing an electronic drumset in an apartment?

Hi,

Go to vdrums.com and search their board.
The most effective method is to make a plywood/MDF board platform and place it on top of tennis balls. The boards have holes to keep the tennis balls in place, but not so big they can slip through.
Find drawings/photo's on www.vdrums.com

thx

jorn
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:30 PM
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Default Re: Soundproofing an electronic drumset in an apartment?

I use Roland TD-10 in my apartment..no problem due to the pedal design.
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Old 12-27-2010, 06:31 PM
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Default Re: Soundproofing an electronic drumset in an apartment?

You can read the previous discussions on this topic:
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...archid=6144867
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