In other words, you'd start a noise war against a teenager with a drumset.
No. I would join the war . Subtle but important difference.
A little perspective may be in order. Maybe woodworking would be a nice new hobby. Running a router at 7AM, Saturday and Sunday morning might do the trick
In fairness, the username you're responding to should give an indication to the mind-set in play here. Someone incidentally and without trying to annoys him, and the first instinct is to annoy others in some weird sense of retribution for the minor slight.
You don't know any details of the case. I am speculating that it has been quite an ordeal (3 years worth). That is hardly incidental or without trying to.
It's no different than a dog that constantly barks.
What I don't understand is how this ever ended up in front of a judge.
If disputes can't be settled by the parties involved, this is how they are supposed to be settled.
No one here knows how it played out. Either side may have been the assholes. I just find it amusing that most people here seem to side with the drummer.
I'm a great neighbor but. if my neighbor, 15 feet away has no respect for me, I would make it my hobby to return the lack of respect, again, just to give them a different perspective.