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Isolation problem, any thoughts?

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  • Isolation problem, any thoughts?

    Hello
    I have a V-Custom drum set. I live in the second floor of an apartment complex. My neighbors downstairs comment that they can listen to the pounding/vibrations produced when I play. They say it's not too bad, but it's enough to keep me from playing late at night. Any suggestions on how I can minimize the pounding/vibration effects?
    I've looked at some pro solutions like using "Platfoam" from Auralex. That seems to be a little expensive for what I need. Any ideas on something that might work and is not that expensive.

    Thanks
    Mazacote

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    First of all: use a thick carpet. Helps a lot
    Also let the curtains in the room.

    Have you ever tried making a bass drum beater from a tennis ball? I have. It plays a little bouncy but makes less noise than all hard felt, plastic and wood beaters.
    Robert

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    • #3
      I had the same problem, here is my solution. (It may or may not work depending on the floors already in your apartment)

      I bougt 4 panels of foam from Home Depot used for weightroom/workshop floors. They intercomnnect and do a great job of diffusing the vibrations on the V-Custom.

      I hope this helps!
      V-Custom w Roland TD-8 and and Alesis DM5, DIY edrums

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      • #4
        I think a "Platfoam" is the only thing that works
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        rejje - Sweden

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        • #5
          Do you use a KD-7 or a KD-120?
          Music was my first love...

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          • #6
            I use the KD-120.
            Thanks

            Mazacote

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            • #7
              I had the same problem and asked for a solution on this board. The solution which came back was to construct a floor on old car tires. Quite an enterprise to build.

              I tried the following a few weeks ago. In the Netherlands in the playgrounds there are placed a kind of soft tiles under the climbing frames and other stuf for the kids. I got such a tile, sawed it in two (they are quit large) and placed it under the hi-hat and bass pedals. My neighbours are happy with it.

              Ronald

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