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Author:  kreely [ Wed Apr 14, 2004 9:00 am ]
Post subject:  Remedy for Bass Blasters

My neighbors have a habit of baring bass based "music" when I'm trying to work on a project, or sleep. Now, if you try to play loud music in retaliation, it may or may not work. Reason being, there's not much that can cut through bass.

Well, have you tried bagpipes?

Cuts through that bass music like there's no tomorrow, and it got my neighbors to behave.

Just a thought.

Author:  Maveric [ Wed Apr 14, 2004 9:52 am ]
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wow really? That's cool! I've never had to worry about that problem, but I'll certainly remember the solution should the need arise :D

Author:  gyoza [ Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:32 am ]
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Hmm... I might have an old tuba around here someplace... :D

Author:  gwalla [ Wed Apr 14, 2004 5:16 pm ]
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Merzbow.

It'll clear anyone out. Including you. Use with caution.

Author:  Ogredude [ Thu Apr 15, 2004 4:15 am ]
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Eh, I just play Bach or Mozart at full volume. Especially Bach's cello concertos. Seems to work a treat.

Author:  DarthBaboon [ Thu Apr 15, 2004 4:52 pm ]
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Hehe. Blasting Bach. :lol:

Author:  Vorn the Unspeakable [ Thu Apr 15, 2004 7:12 pm ]
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Usually that's when I get out the Holst, the Wagner, or the Dvorak.

Vorn

Author:  Maveric [ Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:06 pm ]
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Vorn the Unspeakable wrote:
Usually that's when I get out the Holst, the Wagner, or the Dvorak.

Vorn

hehehehe... Flight of the Valkyries eh? Between Apocalipse Now and "Kill da Wabbit," that would freak anybody out into turning down the stereo. :D

Author:  Simon Jester [ Fri Apr 16, 2004 6:14 pm ]
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I use similar tactics in my car.

I live a block from the local high school, right on the main drag - the perfect place to encounter window-rattling automotive sound systems. Since I have any number of better things to do with my money than buy one of the damn things myself, I rigged up a homebrew countermeasure. The main components are a 250-watt power inverter ($30 at Wal-Mart and useful for any number of things), a couple of RCA adapters ($6 at Radio Shack), a 15-foot instrument cable (already had it), and a Peavy PA with onboard amp and EQ (already had it). I also put together a mix of my favorite "thunder" music - "Flight of the Valkyries," "Hall of the Mountain King," Williams' "Imperial March," that sort of stuff.

When one of these little punks pulls up beside me, bass blasting so loud that I can hear it through two layers of glass, I just reach down and turn the inverter on. "Toccata and Fugue" sounds amazing through a 200-watt, 12-inch woofer. :)

The system has also come in handy a couple other times - I used it to play music in last year's Old Settlers' Days parade, and it's been called into service for live sound at a couple outdoor shows. And when I need any of the components for another purpose, it can be taken apart in a matter of seconds - nothing's hardwired.

Author:  theguy23 [ Sat Jan 07, 2006 3:42 am ]
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Maveric wrote:
Vorn the Unspeakable wrote:
Usually that's when I get out the Holst, the Wagner, or the Dvorak.

Vorn

hehehehe... Flight of the Valkyries eh? Between Apocalipse Now and "Kill da Wabbit," that would freak anybody out into turning down the stereo. :D


Eh, I dunno. Blasting Wagner kinda makes it sound like you're getting ready for some anschluss.

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