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Old 12-15-2008, 03:12 AM
Sky Sky is offline
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Default sound proofing

I know electronic kits are not the preferred way to go, but I'm in an apartment and need something I can jump on whenever I have a few minutes to practice. So I just got a set of Roland V drums (TD20), hoping I would get by playing them in my apartment. I've been practicing them mostly with head phones or even not on at all, just using them like a practice kit and with all windows and doors closed. But I have a 'touchy' downstairs neighbor who is complaining. I think it's the kick that's the issue as I can't imagine the rest of the kit making enough noise to hear outside the apartment.

So my question is;
Does anyone have any ideas about designs for a short riser or some way to pad or somehow to reduce the "thump" from the kick and the rest of the kit?
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:28 PM
capncrunch capncrunch is offline
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Default Re: sound proofing

Try getting some antifatigue mats they are inexpensive, closed cell foam squares that interlock. Usually can be found at auto stores like pep boys. You can put a rug over them and they will absorb vibration from going ino the floor below.
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